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Damascus vs London
Dam vs Lon

Average net salary (After tax)

London
Damascus

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Lon
Dam
Outside city centre
Lon
Dam

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Lon
Dam
Outside city centre
Lon
Dam

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Lon
Dam
Outside city centre
Lon
Dam

Mortgage rates

London
4.5%
Damascus
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

London
Damascus

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Lon
Dam

Mobile phone data

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

Lon
Dam

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Lon
Dam

Monthly pass

Regular price

Lon
Dam

Fuel prices

Per Litre

London
Damascus

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Lon
Dam
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

London
Damascus

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Lon
Dam
Lettuce 1 head
Lon
Dam
Tomatoes 1kg
Lon
Dam

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Lon
Dam
Oranges 1 head
Lon
Dam
Bananas 1kg
Lon
Dam

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

London
4.5%
Damascus
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in London are 17.14% higher than in Damascus

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Lon
Dam
Market 0.5L bottle
Lon
Dam

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Lon
Dam
Market 0.33L bottle
Lon
Dam

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

London
5
Damascus

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Lon
Dam

Summer dress

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

Lon
Dam

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

London
$15.33
Damascus
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Lon $4,070.74/mth
Dam $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Lon $4,070.74/mth
Dam $4,070.74/mth