Senegal vs Suriname - Cost of Living Comparison

Senegal Suriname
🚶 Cost of living one person
$969
$679
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2381
$1743
🏠 One person rent
$520
$264
🏘️ Family rent
$1007
$524
🍽️ Food expenses
$293
$317
🚐 Transport expenses
$64.7
$35.8
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$414
$206
💸 GDP per capita
$1472
$4917
😃 Human freedom index
7.07
7.64
❤️ Life expectancy
68.2
71.8
👮 Corruption perceptions index
43
39
🌐 English speaking %
2%
87.1%
🎓 Higher education
57
27
😀 Quality of life
42
37
🏙️ Population
15.9M
563K

The average cost of living in Senegal ($969) is 43% more expensive than in Suriname ($679). Senegal ranked 71st 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 Senegal compared to 0.3 months in Suriname. Ranked 118th and 134th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Senegal vs Suriname

We calculate prices for Senegal and Suriname as a population-weighted mean of 9 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.

Senegal Suriname
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$6.42
$4.26
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$32
$56.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.89
$5.96
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.17
$1.93
 Cappuccino
$2.81
$2.86
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.86
$0.98
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$460
$272
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$391
$194
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1224
$579
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$762
$416
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$68.7
$38.1
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$106
$58.9
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$47
$15.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
8.74%
14.18%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$10694
$767
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$10382
$456
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.48
$0.45
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$22.2
$5.96
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$13.4
$13.3
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.22
$0.85
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.76
$1.08
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.45
$0.98
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.74
$0.83
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.89
$2.5
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.2
$12
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.52
$4.8
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8
$7.82
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.99
$4.8
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.25
$1.73
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.58
$2.3
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.22
$2.55
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.99
$1.12
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.76
$0.87
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.54
$0.46
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.97
$1.5
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.78
$11.3
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.05
$1.23
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.33
$2.85
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.99
$7.02
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.4
$6.02
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.45
$1.18
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.88
$2.81
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$52
$9.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$6.66
$4.96
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$37.4
$9.96
💇 Haircut, simple
$9.49
$1.97
👖 Brand Jeans
$52.8
$56.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$78.6
$89
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$164
$81.1
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$9253
$4077

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Cities Comparison in Senegal vs Suriname

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Senegal

City Cost of living Population
Dakar
$1047
1.15M
Thies
$871
318K
Rufisque
$921
221K
Ziguinchor
$916
205K
Saint-Louis
$853
176K
Kaolack
$930
172K
Louga
$921
82.9K
Kolda
$903
62.3K
Fatick
$921
24.2K

In Suriname

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