If you lived in Suriname instead of United States, you would:
MAKE 75.6% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR
UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
SURINAME ($12,900.00 per capita)
In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita,
while in Suriname, that number is $12,900.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Suriname GDP
LIVE 7.9 YEARS LESS
UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
SURINAME (71.69 years life expectancy)
In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56.
In Suriname, the average life expectancy is 71.69.
Category: United States vs. Suriname life expectancy
CONSUME 79.6% LESS ELECTRICITY
UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
SURINAME (2,482 kWh per capita)
In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita.
In Suriname, it is 2,482 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Suriname electricity consumption
BE 83.3% MORE LIKELY TO BE LIVING WITH AIDS
UNITED STATES (0.6% of people)
SURINAME (1.1% of people)
In United States, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV.
In Suriname, that number is 1.1%.
Category: United States vs. Suriname AIDS percentage
BE 4.39 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY
UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
SURINAME (27.07 per 1000 infants)
That's 338.7% more likely! In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one.
In Suriname, on the other hand, there are a total of 27.07 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Suriname infant mortality
BE 23.3% MORE LIKELY TO BE UNEMPLOYED
UNITED STATES (7.3% of people)
SURINAME (9% of people)
In United States, 7.3% of people are unemployed,
and in Suriname 9% are unemployed.
Category: United States vs. Suriname unemployment rate
HAVE 24.7% MORE BABIES
UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
SURINAME (16.73 babies per 1000 people)
In United States, there are approximately 13.42
babies per 1000 people. In Suriname, however, there are a total of 16.73 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Suriname birth rate
BE 4.64 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE
UNITED STATES (15.1% of people)
SURINAME (70% of people)
That's 363.6% more likely! In United States, 15.1% of people are below the poverty line.
In Suriname, 70% are.
Category: United States vs. Suriname poverty
SEE A 98.1% DECREASE IN COASTLINE
UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
SURINAME (386km of coastline)
United States has a total of 19,924
km of coastline, while Suriname has a total of 386 km.
Category: United States vs. Suriname coastline
At a Glance: Suriname
Land Area: ~164 thousand sq km (United States is ~60 times bigger than Suriname)
Population: ~573 thousand people (318 million more people live in United States)
How big is Suriname compared to United States? See an in-depth size comparison.
This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Suriname (163,820 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).
A brief history of Suriname
Suriname is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 163,820 sq km. First explored by the Spaniards in the 16th century and then settled by the English in the mid-17th century, Suriname became a Dutch colony in 1667. With the abolition of African slavery in 1863, workers were brought in from India and Java. Independence from the Netherlands was granted in 1975. Five years later the civilian government was replaced by a military regime that soon declared a socialist republic. It continued to exert control through a succession of nominally civilian administrations until 1987, when international pressure finally forced a democratic election. In 1990, the military overthrew the civilian leadership, but a democratically elected government - a four-party coalition - returned to power in 1991. The coalition expanded to eight parties in 2005 and ruled until August 2010, when voters returned former military leader Desire BOUTERSE and his opposition coalition to power.
The data on this page is calculated using data sourced from The World Factbook (2014 data).
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