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Caracas vs Damascus
Car vs Dam

Average net salary (After tax)

Damascus
Caracas

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Dam
Car
Outside city centre
Dam
Car

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Dam
Car
Outside city centre
Dam
Car

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Dam
Car
Outside city centre
Dam
Car

Mortgage rates

Damascus
4.5%
Caracas
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Damascus
Caracas

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Dam
Car

Mobile phone data

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

Dam
Car

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Dam
Car

Monthly pass

Regular price

Dam
Car

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Damascus
Caracas

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Dam
Car
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Damascus
Caracas

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Dam
Car
Lettuce 1 head
Dam
Car
Tomatoes 1kg
Dam
Car

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Dam
Car
Oranges 1 head
Dam
Car
Bananas 1kg
Dam
Car

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Damascus
4.5%
Caracas
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Damascus are 17.14% higher than in Caracas

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Dam
Car
Market 0.5L bottle
Dam
Car

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Dam
Car
Market 0.33L bottle
Dam
Car

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Damascus
5
Caracas

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Dam
Car

Summer dress

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

Dam
Car

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Damascus
$15.33
Caracas
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Dam $4,070.74/mth
Car $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Dam $4,070.74/mth
Car $4,070.74/mth