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Damascus vs Houston
Dam vs Hou

Average net salary (After tax)

Houston
Damascus

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Hou
Dam
Outside city centre
Hou
Dam

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Hou
Dam
Outside city centre
Hou
Dam

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Hou
Dam
Outside city centre
Hou
Dam

Mortgage rates

Houston
4.5%
Damascus
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Houston
Damascus

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Hou
Dam

Mobile phone data

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

Hou
Dam

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Hou
Dam

Monthly pass

Regular price

Hou
Dam

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Houston
Damascus

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Hou
Dam
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Houston
Damascus

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Hou
Dam
Lettuce 1 head
Hou
Dam
Tomatoes 1kg
Hou
Dam

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Hou
Dam
Oranges 1 head
Hou
Dam
Bananas 1kg
Hou
Dam

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Houston
4.5%
Damascus
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Houston are 17.14% higher than in Damascus

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Hou
Dam
Market 0.5L bottle
Hou
Dam

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Hou
Dam
Market 0.33L bottle
Hou
Dam

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Houston
5
Damascus

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Hou
Dam

Summer dress

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

Hou
Dam

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Houston
$15.33
Damascus
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Hou $4,070.74/mth
Dam $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Hou $4,070.74/mth
Dam $4,070.74/mth