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Damascus vs Los Angeles
Dam vs Lax

Average net salary (After tax)

Los Angeles
Damascus

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Lax
Dam
Outside city centre
Lax
Dam

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Lax
Dam
Outside city centre
Lax
Dam

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Lax
Dam
Outside city centre
Lax
Dam

Mortgage rates

Los Angeles
4.5%
Damascus
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Los Angeles
Damascus

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Lax
Dam

Mobile phone data

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

Lax
Dam

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Lax
Dam

Monthly pass

Regular price

Lax
Dam

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Los Angeles
Damascus

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Lax
Dam
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Los Angeles
Damascus

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Lax
Dam
Lettuce 1 head
Lax
Dam
Tomatoes 1kg
Lax
Dam

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Lax
Dam
Oranges 1 head
Lax
Dam
Bananas 1kg
Lax
Dam

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Los Angeles
4.5%
Damascus
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Los Angeles are 17.14% higher than in Damascus

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Lax
Dam
Market 0.5L bottle
Lax
Dam

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Lax
Dam
Market 0.33L bottle
Lax
Dam

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Los Angeles
5
Damascus

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Lax
Dam

Summer dress

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

Lax
Dam

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Los Angeles
$15.33
Damascus
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Lax $4,070.74/mth
Dam $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Lax $4,070.74/mth
Dam $4,070.74/mth