Samoa vs Suriname - Cost of Living Comparison

Samoa Suriname
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1014
$679
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2104
$1743
🏠 One person rent
$575
$264
🏘️ Family rent
$882
$524
🍽️ Food expenses
$330
$317
🚐 Transport expenses
$35.8
$35.8
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$392
$206
💸 GDP per capita
$4068
$4917
😃 Human freedom index
6.2
7.64
❤️ Life expectancy
73.5
71.8
👮 Corruption perceptions index
48
39
🌐 English speaking %
49.9%
87.1%
🎓 Higher education
18
27
😀 Quality of life
34
37
🏙️ Population
196K
563K

The average cost of living in Samoa ($1014) is 49% more expensive than in Suriname ($679). Samoa ranked 61st 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 0.4 months in Samoa compared to 0.3 months in Suriname. Ranked 147th and 134th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Samoa vs Suriname

We calculate prices for Samoa and Suriname as a population-weighted mean of 2 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.

Samoa Suriname
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.18
$4.26
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$33.2
$56.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9.6
$5.96
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.77
$1.93
 Cappuccino
$3.67
$2.86
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.42
$0.98
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$989
$272
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$285
$194
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$931
$579
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$658
$416
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$39.5
$38.1
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$60.4
$58.9
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$109
$15.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
11.8%
14.18%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1077
$767
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$693
$456
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.2
$0.45
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$19.8
$5.96
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$12.9
$13.3
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.03
$0.85
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.12
$1.08
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.22
$0.98
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.11
$0.83
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.74
$2.5
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$16.4
$12
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.95
$4.8
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.86
$7.82
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.46
$4.8
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.44
$1.73
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.42
$2.3
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.18
$2.55
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.7
$1.12
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.84
$0.87
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.98
$0.46
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.33
$1.5
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$9.14
$11.3
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.13
$1.23
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.48
$2.85
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4
$7.02
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.93
$6.02
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.42
$1.18
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.2
$2.81
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$49.6
$9.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.51
$4.96
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$21.3
$9.96
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.49
$1.97
👖 Brand Jeans
$50.3
$56.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$74.5
$89
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$76.1
$81.1
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$2205
$4077

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Samoa

City Cost of living Population
Apia
$1014
37.7K
Manase
$1013
161

In Suriname

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