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Damascus vs Algiers
Dam vs Alg

Average net salary (After tax)

Algiers
Damascus

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Alg
Dam
Outside city centre
Alg
Dam

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Alg
Dam
Outside city centre
Alg
Dam

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Alg
Dam
Outside city centre
Alg
Dam

Mortgage rates

Algiers
4.5%
Damascus
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Algiers
Damascus

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Alg
Dam

Mobile phone data

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

Alg
Dam

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Alg
Dam

Monthly pass

Regular price

Alg
Dam

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Algiers
Damascus

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Alg
Dam
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Algiers
Damascus

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Alg
Dam
Lettuce 1 head
Alg
Dam
Tomatoes 1kg
Alg
Dam

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Alg
Dam
Oranges 1 head
Alg
Dam
Bananas 1kg
Alg
Dam

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Algiers
4.5%
Damascus
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Algiers are 17.14% higher than in Damascus

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Alg
Dam
Market 0.5L bottle
Alg
Dam

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Alg
Dam
Market 0.33L bottle
Alg
Dam

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Algiers
5
Damascus

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Alg
Dam

Summer dress

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

Alg
Dam

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Algiers
$15.33
Damascus
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Alg $4,070.74/mth
Dam $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Alg $4,070.74/mth
Dam $4,070.74/mth