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Hanoi vs Damascus
Han vs Dam

Average net salary (After tax)

Damascus
Hanoi

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Dam
Han
Outside city centre
Dam
Han

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Dam
Han
Outside city centre
Dam
Han

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Dam
Han
Outside city centre
Dam
Han

Mortgage rates

Damascus
4.5%
Hanoi
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Damascus
Hanoi

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Dam
Han

Mobile phone data

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

Dam
Han

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Dam
Han

Monthly pass

Regular price

Dam
Han

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Damascus
Hanoi

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Dam
Han
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Damascus
Hanoi

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Dam
Han
Lettuce 1 head
Dam
Han
Tomatoes 1kg
Dam
Han

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Dam
Han
Oranges 1 head
Dam
Han
Bananas 1kg
Dam
Han

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Damascus
4.5%
Hanoi
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Damascus are 17.14% higher than in Hanoi

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Dam
Han
Market 0.5L bottle
Dam
Han

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Dam
Han
Market 0.33L bottle
Dam
Han

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Damascus
5
Hanoi

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Dam
Han

Summer dress

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

Dam
Han

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Damascus
$15.33
Hanoi
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Dam $4,070.74/mth
Han $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Dam $4,070.74/mth
Han $4,070.74/mth