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Damascus vs Bucharest
Dam vs Buh

Average net salary (After tax)

Bucharest
Damascus

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Buh
Dam
Outside city centre
Buh
Dam

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Buh
Dam
Outside city centre
Buh
Dam

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Buh
Dam
Outside city centre
Buh
Dam

Mortgage rates

Bucharest
4.5%
Damascus
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Bucharest
Damascus

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Buh
Dam

Mobile phone data

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

Buh
Dam

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Buh
Dam

Monthly pass

Regular price

Buh
Dam

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Bucharest
Damascus

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Buh
Dam
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Bucharest
Damascus

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

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

Fruit

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

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Bucharest
4.5%
Damascus
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Bucharest are 17.14% higher than in Damascus

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

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

Imported beer

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

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Bucharest
5
Damascus

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Buh
Dam

Summer dress

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

Buh
Dam

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Bucharest
$15.33
Damascus
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

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

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

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