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Damascus vs Moscow
Dam vs Mow

Average net salary (After tax)

Moscow
Damascus

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Mow
Dam
Outside city centre
Mow
Dam

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Mow
Dam
Outside city centre
Mow
Dam

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Mow
Dam
Outside city centre
Mow
Dam

Mortgage rates

Moscow
4.5%
Damascus
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Moscow
Damascus

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Mow
Dam

Mobile phone data

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

Mow
Dam

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Mow
Dam

Monthly pass

Regular price

Mow
Dam

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Moscow
Damascus

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Mow
Dam
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Moscow
Damascus

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Mow
Dam
Lettuce 1 head
Mow
Dam
Tomatoes 1kg
Mow
Dam

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Mow
Dam
Oranges 1 head
Mow
Dam
Bananas 1kg
Mow
Dam

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Moscow
4.5%
Damascus
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Moscow are 17.14% higher than in Damascus

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Mow
Dam
Market 0.5L bottle
Mow
Dam

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Mow
Dam
Market 0.33L bottle
Mow
Dam

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Moscow
5
Damascus

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Mow
Dam

Summer dress

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

Mow
Dam

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Moscow
$15.33
Damascus
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Mow $4,070.74/mth
Dam $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Mow $4,070.74/mth
Dam $4,070.74/mth