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Damascus vs Mumbai
Dam vs Mum

Average net salary (After tax)

Mumbai
Damascus

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Mum
Dam
Outside city centre
Mum
Dam

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Mum
Dam
Outside city centre
Mum
Dam

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Mum
Dam
Outside city centre
Mum
Dam

Mortgage rates

Mumbai
4.5%
Damascus
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Mumbai
Damascus

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Mum
Dam

Mobile phone data

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

Mum
Dam

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Mum
Dam

Monthly pass

Regular price

Mum
Dam

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Mumbai
Damascus

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Mum
Dam
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Mumbai
Damascus

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Mum
Dam
Lettuce 1 head
Mum
Dam
Tomatoes 1kg
Mum
Dam

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Mum
Dam
Oranges 1 head
Mum
Dam
Bananas 1kg
Mum
Dam

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Mumbai
4.5%
Damascus
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Mumbai are 17.14% higher than in Damascus

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Mum
Dam
Market 0.5L bottle
Mum
Dam

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Mum
Dam
Market 0.33L bottle
Mum
Dam

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Mumbai
5
Damascus

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Mum
Dam

Summer dress

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

Mum
Dam

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Mumbai
$15.33
Damascus
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Mum $4,070.74/mth
Dam $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Mum $4,070.74/mth
Dam $4,070.74/mth