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Bucharest vs Damascus
Buh vs Dam

Average net salary (After tax)

Damascus
Bucharest

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Dam
Buh
Outside city centre
Dam
Buh

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Dam
Buh
Outside city centre
Dam
Buh

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Dam
Buh
Outside city centre
Dam
Buh

Mortgage rates

Damascus
4.5%
Bucharest
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Damascus
Bucharest

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Dam
Buh

Mobile phone data

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

Dam
Buh

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Dam
Buh

Monthly pass

Regular price

Dam
Buh

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Damascus
Bucharest

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Dam
Buh
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Damascus
Bucharest

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Dam
Buh
Lettuce 1 head
Dam
Buh
Tomatoes 1kg
Dam
Buh

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Dam
Buh
Oranges 1 head
Dam
Buh
Bananas 1kg
Dam
Buh

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Damascus
4.5%
Bucharest
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Damascus are 17.14% higher than in Bucharest

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Dam
Buh
Market 0.5L bottle
Dam
Buh

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Dam
Buh
Market 0.33L bottle
Dam
Buh

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Damascus
5
Bucharest

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Dam
Buh

Summer dress

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

Dam
Buh

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Damascus
$15.33
Bucharest
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Dam $4,070.74/mth
Buh $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Dam $4,070.74/mth
Buh $4,070.74/mth