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Damascus vs Chenmai
Dam vs Che

Average net salary (After tax)

Chenmai
Damascus

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Che
Dam
Outside city centre
Che
Dam

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Che
Dam
Outside city centre
Che
Dam

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Che
Dam
Outside city centre
Che
Dam

Mortgage rates

Chenmai
4.5%
Damascus
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Chenmai
Damascus

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Che
Dam

Mobile phone data

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

Che
Dam

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Che
Dam

Monthly pass

Regular price

Che
Dam

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Chenmai
Damascus

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Che
Dam
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Chenmai
Damascus

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Che
Dam
Lettuce 1 head
Che
Dam
Tomatoes 1kg
Che
Dam

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Che
Dam
Oranges 1 head
Che
Dam
Bananas 1kg
Che
Dam

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Chenmai
4.5%
Damascus
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Chenmai are 17.14% higher than in Damascus

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Che
Dam
Market 0.5L bottle
Che
Dam

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Che
Dam
Market 0.33L bottle
Che
Dam

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Chenmai
5
Damascus

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Che
Dam

Summer dress

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

Che
Dam

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Chenmai
$15.33
Damascus
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Che $4,070.74/mth
Dam $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Che $4,070.74/mth
Dam $4,070.74/mth