Colombia vs Suriname - Cost of Living Comparison

Colombia Suriname
🚶 Cost of living one person
$548
$679
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1340
$1743
🏠 One person rent
$239
$264
🏘️ Family rent
$409
$524
🍽️ Food expenses
$177
$317
🚐 Transport expenses
$78
$35.8
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$312
$206
💸 GDP per capita
$5335
$4917
😃 Human freedom index
7.01
7.64
❤️ Life expectancy
77.5
71.8
👮 Corruption perceptions index
39
39
🌐 English speaking %
4.2%
87.1%
🎓 Higher education
78
27
😀 Quality of life
50
37
🏙️ Population
49.1M
563K

The average cost of living in Colombia ($548) is 19% less expensive than in Suriname ($679). Colombia ranked 158th vs 123rd for Suriname in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.6 months in Colombia compared to 0.3 months in Suriname. Ranked 91st and 134th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Colombia vs Suriname

We calculate prices for Colombia and Suriname as a population-weighted mean of 50 and 2 cities, respectively. Since large cities tend to have a higher cost of living, it's better to visit specific city pages below for more relevant information.

Colombia Suriname
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.41
$4.26
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$14.1
$56.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.78
$5.96
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.05
$1.93
 Cappuccino
$1.45
$2.86
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.61
$0.98
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$242
$272
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$167
$194
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$441
$579
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$304
$416
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$37.2
$38.1
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$57.3
$58.9
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$20.2
$15.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
11.56%
14.18%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1510
$767
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$896
$456
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.57
$0.45
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$27.9
$5.96
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$10.1
$13.3
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.6
$0.85
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.81
$1.08
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.74
$0.98
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.72
$0.83
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.65
$2.5
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.68
$12
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.49
$4.8
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.85
$7.82
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.73
$4.8
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.7
$1.73
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.94
$2.3
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.85
$2.55
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.71
$1.12
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.72
$0.87
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.39
$0.46
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.13
$1.5
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$8.2
$11.3
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.76
$1.23
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.73
$2.85
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.21
$7.02
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.47
$6.02
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.51
$1.18
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.19
$2.81
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$19.6
$9.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$3.11
$4.96
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$20.1
$9.96
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.26
$1.97
👖 Brand Jeans
$40.9
$56.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$60.1
$89
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$155
$81.1
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3736
$4077

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Cities Comparison in Colombia vs Suriname

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Colombia

City Cost of living Population
Bogota
$679
7.74M
Medellin
$648
2.53M
Cali
$555
2.47M
Barranquilla
$577
1.27M
Cartagena
$799
1.04M
Valledupar
$471
544K
Villavicencio
$411
664K
Soacha
$466
660K
Cucuta
$384
750K
Pereira
$414
591K
Monteria
$486
505K
Bucaramanga
$480
581K
Soledad
$440
456K
Buenaventura
$433
424K
Santa Marta
$537
516K
Ibague
$363
541K
Manizales
$474
434K
Palmira
$391
349K
Armenia
$421
301K
Neiva
$390
353K
Pasto
$405
393K
Popayan
$400
301K
Envigado
$500
229K
Floridablanca
$404
267K
Bello
$402
372K
Sincelejo
$421
287K
Tulua
$393
219K
Duitama
$444
127K
Cartago
$392
211K
Tumaco
$432
213K

In Suriname

City Cost of living Population
Paramaribo
$675
224K
Nieuw Nickerie
$736
12.8K