Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 3.2 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Belarus, 0.4% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Suriname, that number is 1.3% of people.

Economy

make 22.8% less money


Belarus has a GDP per capita of $18,900, while in Suriname, the GDP per capita is $14,600.

be 9.1 times more likely to be unemployed


In Belarus, 1.0% of adults are unemployed. In Suriname, that number is 9.1%.

be 12.3 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Belarus, 5.7% live below the poverty line. In Suriname, however, that number is 70.0%.

spend 2.9 times more on taxes


Belarus has a top tax rate of 13.0%. In Suriname, the top tax rate is 38.0%.

Life

have 53.4% more children


In Belarus, there are approximately 10.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Suriname, there are 15.8 babies per 1,000 people.

be 38.8 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Belarus, approximately 4.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Suriname, 155.0 women do.

be 6.8 times more likely to die during infancy


In Belarus, approximately 3.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Suriname, on the other hand, 24.5 children do.

Basic Needs

be 36.1% less likely to have internet access


In Belarus, approximately 71.1% of the population has internet access. In Suriname, about 45.4% do.

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 Belarus? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance, Ministry for Taxes and Levies of the Republic of Belarus.

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