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Damascus vs Bangkok
Dam vs Bkk

Average net salary (After tax)

Bangkok
Damascus

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Bkk
Dam
Outside city centre
Bkk
Dam

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Bkk
Dam
Outside city centre
Bkk
Dam

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Bkk
Dam
Outside city centre
Bkk
Dam

Mortgage rates

Bangkok
4.5%
Damascus
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Bangkok
Damascus

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Bkk
Dam

Mobile phone data

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

Bkk
Dam

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Bkk
Dam

Monthly pass

Regular price

Bkk
Dam

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Bangkok
Damascus

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Bkk
Dam
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Bangkok
Damascus

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Bkk
Dam
Lettuce 1 head
Bkk
Dam
Tomatoes 1kg
Bkk
Dam

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Bkk
Dam
Oranges 1 head
Bkk
Dam
Bananas 1kg
Bkk
Dam

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Bangkok
4.5%
Damascus
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Bangkok are 17.14% higher than in Damascus

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Bkk
Dam
Market 0.5L bottle
Bkk
Dam

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Bkk
Dam
Market 0.33L bottle
Bkk
Dam

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Bangkok
5
Damascus

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Bkk
Dam

Summer dress

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

Bkk
Dam

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Bangkok
$15.33
Damascus
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Bkk $4,070.74/mth
Dam $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Bkk $4,070.74/mth
Dam $4,070.74/mth