Comparing United States to Suriname

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If you moved to Suriname from the United States, you would:


MAKE 75.6% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Suriname  SURINAME ($12,900.00 per capita)
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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  UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
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Suriname  SURINAME (71.69 years life expectancy)
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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  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Suriname  SURINAME (2,482 kWh per capita)
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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  UNITED STATES (0.6% of people)
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Suriname  SURINAME (1.1% of people)
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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  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Suriname  SURINAME (27.07 per 1000 infants)
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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  UNITED STATES (7.3% of people)
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Suriname  SURINAME (9% of people)
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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  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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Suriname  SURINAME (16.73 babies per 1000 people)
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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  UNITED STATES (15.1% of people)
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Suriname  SURINAME (70% of people)
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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  UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
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Suriname  SURINAME (386km of coastline)
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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).