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Damascus vs Seoul
Dam vs Sel

Average net salary (After tax)

Seoul
Damascus

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Sel
Dam
Outside city centre
Sel
Dam

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Sel
Dam
Outside city centre
Sel
Dam

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Sel
Dam
Outside city centre
Sel
Dam

Mortgage rates

Seoul
4.5%
Damascus
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Seoul
Damascus

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Sel
Dam

Mobile phone data

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

Sel
Dam

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Sel
Dam

Monthly pass

Regular price

Sel
Dam

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Seoul
Damascus

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Sel
Dam
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Seoul
Damascus

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Sel
Dam
Lettuce 1 head
Sel
Dam
Tomatoes 1kg
Sel
Dam

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Sel
Dam
Oranges 1 head
Sel
Dam
Bananas 1kg
Sel
Dam

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Seoul
4.5%
Damascus
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Seoul are 17.14% higher than in Damascus

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Sel
Dam
Market 0.5L bottle
Sel
Dam

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Sel
Dam
Market 0.33L bottle
Sel
Dam

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Seoul
5
Damascus

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Sel
Dam

Summer dress

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

Sel
Dam

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Seoul
$15.33
Damascus
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Sel $4,070.74/mth
Dam $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Sel $4,070.74/mth
Dam $4,070.74/mth