United States compared to Suriname

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If you moved to Suriname from United States, you would..


make 73.5% less money


United States United States ($57,300 per capita)
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Suriname Suriname ($15,200 per capita)
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United States has a GDP per capita of $57,300, while in Suriname, the GDP per capita is $15,200.
Category: United States vs. Suriname - GDP Per Capita

live 7.6 years less


United States United States (79.8 years)
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Suriname Suriname (72.2 years)
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In United States, the life expectancy is (on average) 79.8 years. In Suriname, the average life expectancy is 72.2 years.
Category: United States vs. Suriname - Life Expectancy

consume 73.1% less electricty


United States United States (12,077 kWh per capita)
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Suriname Suriname (3,243 kWh per capita)
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United States consumes around 12,077 kWh per capita of electricity per year. In Suriname, that number is 3,243 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Suriname - Electricity Consumption

have 28% more babies


United States United States (12.5 babies per 1,000 people)
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Suriname Suriname (16 babies per 1,000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 12.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Suriname, that number is 16 babies per 1,000 people.
Category: United States vs. Suriname - Birth Rate

be 4.6 times more likely to live below the poverty line


United States United States (15.1% of people)
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Suriname Suriname (70% of people)
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In United States, approximately 15.1% of people live below the poverty line. In Suriname, that number is 70% of people.
Category: United States vs. Suriname - Poverty Line

be 4.4 times more likely to die in your infancy


United States United States (5.8 per 1,000 infants)
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Suriname Suriname (25.3 per 1,000 infants)
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In United States, approximately 5.8 per 1,000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Suriname, on the other hand, 25.3 per 1,000 infants do.
Category: United States vs. Suriname - Infant Mortality

be 89.4% more likely to be unemployed


United States United States (4.7% of people)
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Suriname Suriname (8.9% of people)
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In United States, approximately 4.7% of people are unemployed. In Suriname, that number is 8.9% of people.
Category: United States vs. Suriname - Unemployment

see 98.1% less coastline


United States United States (19,924 km)
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Suriname Suriname (386 km)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline. In Suriname, that number is 386 km.
Category: United States vs. Suriname - Coastline

The statistics on this page are calculated using data sourced from The World Factbook (2017 data).


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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.

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