Quality of Life Comparison


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


be 13.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Montenegro, 0.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Suriname, that number is 1.3% of people.

be 13.3% more likely to be obese

In Montenegro, 23.3% of adults are obese. In Suriname, that number is 26.4% of people.


be 43.5% less likely to be unemployed

In Montenegro, 16.1% of adults are unemployed. In Suriname, that number is 9.1%.

make 17.5% less money

Montenegro has a GDP per capita of $17,700, while in Suriname, the GDP per capita is $14,600.

be 8.1 times more likely to live below the poverty line

In Montenegro, 8.6% live below the poverty line. In Suriname, however, that number is 70.0%.

spend 4.2 times more on taxes

Montenegro has a top tax rate of 9.0%. In Suriname, the top tax rate is 38.0%.


have 58.0% more children

In Montenegro, there are approximately 10.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Suriname, there are 15.8 babies per 1,000 people.

be 22.1 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Montenegro, approximately 7.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Suriname, 155.0 women do.

Basic Needs

be 35.1% less likely to have internet access

In Montenegro, approximately 69.9% of the population has internet access. In Suriname, about 45.4% do.


spend 10.9% less on healthcare

Montenegro spends 6.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Suriname, that number is 5.7% of GDP.


see 31.5% more coastline

Montenegro has a total of 294 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 Montenegro? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance, Department of Public Revenues, Montenegro.


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