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Damascus vs Kathmandu
Dam vs Ktm

Average net salary (After tax)

Kathmandu
Damascus

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Ktm
Dam
Outside city centre
Ktm
Dam

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Ktm
Dam
Outside city centre
Ktm
Dam

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Ktm
Dam
Outside city centre
Ktm
Dam

Mortgage rates

Kathmandu
4.5%
Damascus
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Kathmandu
Damascus

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Ktm
Dam

Mobile phone data

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

Ktm
Dam

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Ktm
Dam

Monthly pass

Regular price

Ktm
Dam

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Kathmandu
Damascus

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Ktm
Dam
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Kathmandu
Damascus

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Ktm
Dam
Lettuce 1 head
Ktm
Dam
Tomatoes 1kg
Ktm
Dam

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Ktm
Dam
Oranges 1 head
Ktm
Dam
Bananas 1kg
Ktm
Dam

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Kathmandu
4.5%
Damascus
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Kathmandu are 17.14% higher than in Damascus

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Ktm
Dam
Market 0.5L bottle
Ktm
Dam

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Ktm
Dam
Market 0.33L bottle
Ktm
Dam

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Kathmandu
5
Damascus

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Ktm
Dam

Summer dress

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

Ktm
Dam

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Kathmandu
$15.33
Damascus
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Ktm $4,070.74/mth
Dam $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Ktm $4,070.74/mth
Dam $4,070.74/mth