THE LEGATUM PROSPERITY INDEX™ 2016

Bringing Prosperity to Life

Suriname

Ranked 51st of 149

At a glance

Ranks

51 st on the Legatum
Prosperity Index™

89th
137th
58th
74th
54th
56th
30th
61st
23rd

SUB-INDEX RANKINGS

In the Prosperity Sub-Index rankings, Suriname performs best on Natural Environment and Personal Freedom and scores lowest on the Business Environment sub-index.

Visit our Rankings table to see how Suriname compares to other countries.

Prosperity Gap

The ‘Prosperity Gap’ takes a country's GDP and uses it as the yardstick to measure a nation's expected Prosperity Index ranking.

Suriname is an upper-middle income country that is delivering prosperity as expected given its wealth. However, this does not mean Suriname performs equally across the nine sub-indices: in fact, it has a huge prosperity deficit in Business Environment, and a substantial surplus in Personal Freedom and Natural Environment sub-indices.

Note:
In the chart above, each dot represents a country. The curve shows the general tendency with which prosperity increases as GDP per capita increases. If a country falls below the curve, then we can say that compared to all other countries, it is under-delivering prosperity for its citizens. Likewise, if a country rises above the curve, then we can say that it is over-delivering prosperity for its citizens. Learn more about the Prosperity Gap here.

Alternatively, have a look at the Prosperity Gap view on our Rankings table for a full list of countries and to see how each of them are performing on the various sub-indices.

Data

How to read this graph:
When comparing multiple countries on a spider chart, data points that appear
further away from the center represent a better performance to the points that are closer to the center.