Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Suriname instead of Anguilla, you would:

Health

live 9.0 years less


In Anguilla, the average life expectancy is 82 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women). In Suriname, that number is 72 years (70 years for men, 75 years for women).

Economy

make 19.7% more money


Anguilla has a GDP per capita of $12,200, while in Suriname, the GDP per capita is $14,600.

be 13.7% more likely to be unemployed


In Anguilla, 8.0% of adults are unemployed. In Suriname, that number is 9.1%.

be 3.0 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Anguilla, 23.0% live below the poverty line. In Suriname, however, that number is 70.0%.

Life

have 26.4% more children


In Anguilla, there are approximately 12.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Suriname, there are 15.8 babies per 1,000 people.

be 7.4 times more likely to die during infancy


In Anguilla, approximately 3.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Suriname, on the other hand, 24.5 children do.

Basic Needs

be 44.4% less likely to have internet access


In Anguilla, approximately 81.6% of the population has internet access. In Suriname, about 45.4% do.

Geography

see 6.3 times more coastline


Anguilla has a total of 61 km of coastline. In Suriname, that number is 386 km.

Suriname: At a glance

Suriname is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 156,000 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.

How big is Suriname compared to Anguilla? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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