Paramaribo travel budget

Paramaribo: calculate your travel budget

Sample budgets for a trip to Paramaribo

These example budgets assume a 2-week holiday in Paramaribo for 2 people.

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 27 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 7.7 per person
  • $ 1 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 612* (8764 $)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 76 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 19 per person
  • $ 8.6 per person
  • $ 4.3 per person

Total budget:

$ 1931* (27650 $)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 112 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 33 per person
  • $ 23 per person
  • $ 8.6 per person

Total budget:

$ 3343* (47852 $)

* estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks (excluding plane tickets).


Cost of living in Paramaribo compared to Suriname in 2021

On average, the cost of living in Paramaribo in 2021 is 37% less than the average cost of living in the United States (USA).

See the graphic below for the price variation percentage by type of expense in Paramaribo in 2021 compared to average prices in the United States (USA):



Local prices in Paramaribo by expense type

Restaurant budget in Paramaribo

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Paramaribo is 45% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 4.1/person
($ 2.2 to $ 7.2)

72% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 15
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 24/person
($ 23 to $ 44)

21% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 30
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 6.5/person
($ 5.7 to $ 10)

18% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 7.9
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1.4 for 500ml
($ 1.4 to $ 1.8)

71% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2.3 for 330ml
($ 1.4 to $ 3.6)

20% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 2.5/cup
($ 2.2 to $ 2.9)

41% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1/can
($ 0.7 to $ 1.2)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.5/bottle
($ 0.5 to $ 0.6)

67% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.5

Hotel and accommodation budget in Paramaribo

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Paramaribo is 48% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 27/night
( $ 27)

75% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 109
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 53/night
($ 34 to $ 88)

58% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 100/night
($ 55 to $ 157)

44% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 144/night
($ 119 to $ 168)

45% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 66/month
($ 40 to $ 106)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 169
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 112/month
($ 57 to $ 173)

32% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 165
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 64/month
($ 53 to $ 73)

71% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 180/month
($ 112 to $ 269)

3% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 175

Supermarket food budget in Paramaribo

On average, the price of supermarket food in Paramaribo is 12% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.3/litre
($ 0.7 to $ 1.6)

55% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.8
Bread
Bread
$ 1.3/500g
($ 0.7 to $ 1.6)

50% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Rice
Rice
$ 1.3/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 1.8)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2.4/12 eggs
($ 1.3 to $ 3.6)

3% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.3
Cheese
Cheese
$ 12/kg
($ 1.4 to $ 23)

6% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 11
Chicken
Chicken
$ 4.9/kg
($ 2.9 to $ 9.7)

45% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9
Apples
Apples
$ 5/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 7.2)

11% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Oranges
Oranges
$ 3/kg
($ 2.2 to $ 3.2)

24% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 3.3/kg
($ 2.9 to $ 4.3)

22% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 2.2/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 2.9)

16% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.6
Salad
Salad
$ 2.6/salad
($ 1.4 to $ 3.6)

60% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.7
($ 0.6 to $ 1.3)

57% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 10.5/kg
($ 5.7 to $ 13)

15% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Paramaribo

On average, the price of transport in Paramaribo is 39% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.2/ticket
($ 0.2 to $ 0.5)

87% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.2
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 7.5/month
($ 2.9 to $ 8.6)

88% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 66
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.4/km
($ 0.8 to $ 2.2)

14% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1/litre
($ 1 to $ 1.1)

49% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.7
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 1.4
($ 1.2 to $ 2.9)

55% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.2

Budget for living and housing in Paramaribo

On average, the cost of housing in Paramaribo is 55% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 59/month
($ 45 to $ 88)

64% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 164
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.2/min.
($ 0 to $ 0.2)

46% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 33/month
($ 23 to $ 45)

51% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 66
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 263/month
($ 145 to $ 576)

80% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1333
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 185/month
($ 116 to $ 328)

82% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1075
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 526/month
($ 361 to $ 1075)

75% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2141
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 363/month
($ 288 to $ 576)

78% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1714
Gym
Gym
$ 21/month
($ 13 to $ 38)

45% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 38
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 96/month
($ 73 to $ 116)

89% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 931
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 10075/yr
( $ 10075)

36% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 15741

Leisure activity budget in Paramaribo

On average, budget for leisure activities in Paramaribo is 53% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 4.3/ticket
($ 3.6 to $ 5.7)

63% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Tennis
Tennis
$ 9.1/hr
($ 3.6 to $ 15)

42% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Paramaribo

On average, shopping budget in Paramaribo is 6% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 4.5/pack
($ 3.9 to $ 5.7)

42% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 7.9
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 52
($ 23 to $ 76)

15% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 45
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 38
($ 15 to $ 65)

3% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 36
Trainers
Trainers
$ 72
($ 45 to $ 103)

6% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 77
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 97
($ 45 to $ 185)

1% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 96

Plane ticket budget

London → Paramaribo
London → Paramaribo
London → Paramaribo
$ 1390
(fair price: $ 1177)
New York City → Paramaribo
New York City → Paramaribo
New York City → Paramaribo
$ 1087
(fair price: $ 870)
Toronto (Ontario) → Paramaribo
Toronto (Ontario) → Paramaribo
Toronto (Ontario) → Paramaribo
$ 1231
(fair price: $ 901)


About this information on the cost of living in Paramaribo

The information about the cost of living in Paramaribo shown on this page comes from multiple sources, including: Numbeo, Easyvoyage and Hotels.com.

The information about the cost of living in Paramaribo was updated on 01-03-2021.

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