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Damascus vs Almaty
Dam vs Ala

Average net salary (After tax)

Almaty
Damascus

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Ala
Dam
Outside city centre
Ala
Dam

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Ala
Dam
Outside city centre
Ala
Dam

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Ala
Dam
Outside city centre
Ala
Dam

Mortgage rates

Almaty
4.5%
Damascus
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Almaty
Damascus

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Ala
Dam

Mobile phone data

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

Ala
Dam

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Ala
Dam

Monthly pass

Regular price

Ala
Dam

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Almaty
Damascus

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Ala
Dam
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Almaty
Damascus

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Ala
Dam
Lettuce 1 head
Ala
Dam
Tomatoes 1kg
Ala
Dam

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Ala
Dam
Oranges 1 head
Ala
Dam
Bananas 1kg
Ala
Dam

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Almaty
4.5%
Damascus
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Almaty are 17.14% higher than in Damascus

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Ala
Dam
Market 0.5L bottle
Ala
Dam

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Ala
Dam
Market 0.33L bottle
Ala
Dam

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Almaty
5
Damascus

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Ala
Dam

Summer dress

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

Ala
Dam

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Almaty
$15.33
Damascus
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Ala $4,070.74/mth
Dam $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Ala $4,070.74/mth
Dam $4,070.74/mth