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Berlin vs Damascus
Ber vs Dam

Average net salary (After tax)

Damascus
Berlin

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Dam
Ber
Outside city centre
Dam
Ber

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Dam
Ber
Outside city centre
Dam
Ber

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Dam
Ber
Outside city centre
Dam
Ber

Mortgage rates

Damascus
4.5%
Berlin
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

Electricity, heating, water, Garbage for a 85m2 Apartment

Damascus
Berlin

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Dam
Ber

Mobile phone data

One-minute local prepaid call (no plan or discount)

Dam
Ber

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Dam
Ber

Monthly pass

Regular price

Dam
Ber

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Damascus
Berlin

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Dam
Ber
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

Milk 1L
Dam
Ber
White bread 500g
Dam
Ber
Eggs 12
Dam
Ber
White rice 1kg
Dam
Ber

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Damascus
Berlin

Meat & cheese

Chicken breasts 1kg
Dam
Ber
Beef round 1kg
Dam
Ber
Local cheese 1kg
Dam
Ber

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Dam
Ber
Lettuce 1 head
Dam
Ber
Tomatoes 1kg
Dam
Ber

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Dam
Ber
Oranges 1 head
Dam
Ber
Bananas 1kg
Dam
Ber

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

Inexpensive restaurant 2 meals
Dam $4,070.74/mth
Ber $4,070.74/mth
Mid-range restaurant Three-course meal for two people
Dam $4,070.74/mth
Ber $4,070.74/mth

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Damascus
4.5%
Berlin
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Damascus are 17.14% higher than in Berlin

Drinks

Coke/Pepsi 0.33L
bottle
Dam $4,070.74/mth
Ber $4,070.74/mth
Water 0.33L
bottle
Dam $4,070.74/mth
Ber $4,070.74/mth
Cappuccino regular
Dam $4,070.74/mth
Ber $4,070.74/mth

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Dam
Ber
Market 0.5L bottle
Dam
Ber

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Dam
Ber
Market 0.33L bottle
Dam
Ber

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Damascus
5
Berlin

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Dam
Ber

Summer dress

From a chain store (e.g. Zara, H&M)

Dam
Ber

Shoes

1 pair Nike shoes
Dam
Ber
1 pair men's leather shoes
Dam
Ber

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Damascus
$15.33
Berlin
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Dam $4,070.74/mth
Ber $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Dam $4,070.74/mth
Ber $4,070.74/mth