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Damascus vs Lusaka
Dam vs Lus

Average net salary (After tax)

Lusaka
Damascus

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Lus
Dam
Outside city centre
Lus
Dam

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Lus
Dam
Outside city centre
Lus
Dam

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Lus
Dam
Outside city centre
Lus
Dam

Mortgage rates

Lusaka
4.5%
Damascus
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Lusaka
Damascus

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Lus
Dam

Mobile phone data

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

Lus
Dam

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Lus
Dam

Monthly pass

Regular price

Lus
Dam

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Lusaka
Damascus

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Lus
Dam
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Lusaka
Damascus

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Lus
Dam
Lettuce 1 head
Lus
Dam
Tomatoes 1kg
Lus
Dam

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Lus
Dam
Oranges 1 head
Lus
Dam
Bananas 1kg
Lus
Dam

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Lusaka
4.5%
Damascus
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Lusaka are 17.14% higher than in Damascus

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Lus
Dam
Market 0.5L bottle
Lus
Dam

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Lus
Dam
Market 0.33L bottle
Lus
Dam

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Lusaka
5
Damascus

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Lus
Dam

Summer dress

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

Lus
Dam

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Lusaka
$15.33
Damascus
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Lus $4,070.74/mth
Dam $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Lus $4,070.74/mth
Dam $4,070.74/mth