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Damascus vs Reykjavik
Dam vs Rkv

Average net salary (After tax)

Reykjavik
Damascus

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Rkv
Dam
Outside city centre
Rkv
Dam

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Rkv
Dam
Outside city centre
Rkv
Dam

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Rkv
Dam
Outside city centre
Rkv
Dam

Mortgage rates

Reykjavik
4.5%
Damascus
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Reykjavik
Damascus

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Rkv
Dam

Mobile phone data

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

Rkv
Dam

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Rkv
Dam

Monthly pass

Regular price

Rkv
Dam

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Reykjavik
Damascus

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Rkv
Dam
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Reykjavik
Damascus

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Rkv
Dam
Lettuce 1 head
Rkv
Dam
Tomatoes 1kg
Rkv
Dam

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Rkv
Dam
Oranges 1 head
Rkv
Dam
Bananas 1kg
Rkv
Dam

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Reykjavik
4.5%
Damascus
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Reykjavik are 17.14% higher than in Damascus

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Rkv
Dam
Market 0.5L bottle
Rkv
Dam

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Rkv
Dam
Market 0.33L bottle
Rkv
Dam

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Reykjavik
5
Damascus

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Rkv
Dam

Summer dress

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

Rkv
Dam

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Reykjavik
$15.33
Damascus
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Rkv $4,070.74/mth
Dam $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Rkv $4,070.74/mth
Dam $4,070.74/mth