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Damascus vs Pretoria
Dam vs Pre

Average net salary (After tax)

Pretoria
Damascus

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Pre
Dam
Outside city centre
Pre
Dam

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Pre
Dam
Outside city centre
Pre
Dam

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Pre
Dam
Outside city centre
Pre
Dam

Mortgage rates

Pretoria
4.5%
Damascus
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Pretoria
Damascus

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Pre
Dam

Mobile phone data

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

Pre
Dam

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Pre
Dam

Monthly pass

Regular price

Pre
Dam

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Pretoria
Damascus

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Pre
Dam
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Pretoria
Damascus

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Pre
Dam
Lettuce 1 head
Pre
Dam
Tomatoes 1kg
Pre
Dam

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Pre
Dam
Oranges 1 head
Pre
Dam
Bananas 1kg
Pre
Dam

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Pretoria
4.5%
Damascus
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Pretoria are 17.14% higher than in Damascus

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Pre
Dam
Market 0.5L bottle
Pre
Dam

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Pre
Dam
Market 0.33L bottle
Pre
Dam

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Pretoria
5
Damascus

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Pre
Dam

Summer dress

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

Pre
Dam

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Pretoria
$15.33
Damascus
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Pre $4,070.74/mth
Dam $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Pre $4,070.74/mth
Dam $4,070.74/mth