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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 above were calculated using The World Factbook.
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.Compare Suriname to another country