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Damascus vs New York
Dam vs Nyc

Average net salary (After tax)

New York
Damascus

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Nyc
Dam
Outside city centre
Nyc
Dam

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Nyc
Dam
Outside city centre
Nyc
Dam

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Nyc
Dam
Outside city centre
Nyc
Dam

Mortgage rates

New York
4.5%
Damascus
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

New York
Damascus

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Nyc
Dam

Mobile phone data

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

Nyc
Dam

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Nyc
Dam

Monthly pass

Regular price

Nyc
Dam

Fuel prices

Per Litre

New York
Damascus

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Nyc
Dam
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

New York
Damascus

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Nyc
Dam
Lettuce 1 head
Nyc
Dam
Tomatoes 1kg
Nyc
Dam

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Nyc
Dam
Oranges 1 head
Nyc
Dam
Bananas 1kg
Nyc
Dam

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

New York
4.5%
Damascus
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in New York are 17.14% higher than in Damascus

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Nyc
Dam
Market 0.5L bottle
Nyc
Dam

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Nyc
Dam
Market 0.33L bottle
Nyc
Dam

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

New York
5
Damascus

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Nyc
Dam

Summer dress

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

Nyc
Dam

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

New York
$15.33
Damascus
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Nyc $4,070.74/mth
Dam $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Nyc $4,070.74/mth
Dam $4,070.74/mth