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Damascus vs Karachi
Dam vs Khi

Average net salary (After tax)

Karachi
Damascus

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Khi
Dam
Outside city centre
Khi
Dam

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Khi
Dam
Outside city centre
Khi
Dam

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Khi
Dam
Outside city centre
Khi
Dam

Mortgage rates

Karachi
4.5%
Damascus
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Karachi
Damascus

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Khi
Dam

Mobile phone data

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

Khi
Dam

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Khi
Dam

Monthly pass

Regular price

Khi
Dam

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Karachi
Damascus

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Khi
Dam
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Karachi
Damascus

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Khi
Dam
Lettuce 1 head
Khi
Dam
Tomatoes 1kg
Khi
Dam

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Khi
Dam
Oranges 1 head
Khi
Dam
Bananas 1kg
Khi
Dam

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Karachi
4.5%
Damascus
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Karachi are 17.14% higher than in Damascus

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Khi
Dam
Market 0.5L bottle
Khi
Dam

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Khi
Dam
Market 0.33L bottle
Khi
Dam

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Karachi
5
Damascus

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Khi
Dam

Summer dress

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

Khi
Dam

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Karachi
$15.33
Damascus
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Khi $4,070.74/mth
Dam $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Khi $4,070.74/mth
Dam $4,070.74/mth