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Damascus vs Johannesburg
Dam vs Jnb

Average net salary (After tax)

Johannesburg
Damascus

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Jnb
Dam
Outside city centre
Jnb
Dam

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Jnb
Dam
Outside city centre
Jnb
Dam

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Jnb
Dam
Outside city centre
Jnb
Dam

Mortgage rates

Johannesburg
4.5%
Damascus
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Johannesburg
Damascus

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Jnb
Dam

Mobile phone data

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

Jnb
Dam

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Jnb
Dam

Monthly pass

Regular price

Jnb
Dam

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Johannesburg
Damascus

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Jnb
Dam
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Johannesburg
Damascus

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Jnb
Dam
Lettuce 1 head
Jnb
Dam
Tomatoes 1kg
Jnb
Dam

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Jnb
Dam
Oranges 1 head
Jnb
Dam
Bananas 1kg
Jnb
Dam

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Johannesburg
4.5%
Damascus
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Johannesburg are 17.14% higher than in Damascus

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Jnb
Dam
Market 0.5L bottle
Jnb
Dam

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Jnb
Dam
Market 0.33L bottle
Jnb
Dam

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Johannesburg
5
Damascus

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Jnb
Dam

Summer dress

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

Jnb
Dam

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Johannesburg
$15.33
Damascus
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Jnb $4,070.74/mth
Dam $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Jnb $4,070.74/mth
Dam $4,070.74/mth