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Damascus vs Singapore
Dam vs Sin

Average net salary (After tax)

Singapore
Damascus

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Sin
Dam
Outside city centre
Sin
Dam

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Sin
Dam
Outside city centre
Sin
Dam

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Sin
Dam
Outside city centre
Sin
Dam

Mortgage rates

Singapore
4.5%
Damascus
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Singapore
Damascus

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Sin
Dam

Mobile phone data

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

Sin
Dam

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Sin
Dam

Monthly pass

Regular price

Sin
Dam

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Singapore
Damascus

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Sin
Dam
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Singapore
Damascus

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Sin
Dam
Lettuce 1 head
Sin
Dam
Tomatoes 1kg
Sin
Dam

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Sin
Dam
Oranges 1 head
Sin
Dam
Bananas 1kg
Sin
Dam

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Singapore
4.5%
Damascus
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Singapore are 17.14% higher than in Damascus

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Sin
Dam
Market 0.5L bottle
Sin
Dam

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Sin
Dam
Market 0.33L bottle
Sin
Dam

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Singapore
5
Damascus

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Sin
Dam

Summer dress

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

Sin
Dam

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Singapore
$15.33
Damascus
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Sin $4,070.74/mth
Dam $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Sin $4,070.74/mth
Dam $4,070.74/mth