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Houston vs Damascus
Hou vs Dam

Average net salary (After tax)

Damascus
Houston

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Dam
Hou
Outside city centre
Dam
Hou

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Dam
Hou
Outside city centre
Dam
Hou

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Dam
Hou
Outside city centre
Dam
Hou

Mortgage rates

Damascus
4.5%
Houston
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Damascus
Houston

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Dam
Hou

Mobile phone data

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

Dam
Hou

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Dam
Hou

Monthly pass

Regular price

Dam
Hou

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Damascus
Houston

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Dam
Hou
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Damascus
Houston

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Dam
Hou
Lettuce 1 head
Dam
Hou
Tomatoes 1kg
Dam
Hou

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Dam
Hou
Oranges 1 head
Dam
Hou
Bananas 1kg
Dam
Hou

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Damascus
4.5%
Houston
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Damascus are 17.14% higher than in Houston

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Dam
Hou
Market 0.5L bottle
Dam
Hou

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Dam
Hou
Market 0.33L bottle
Dam
Hou

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Damascus
5
Houston

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Dam
Hou

Summer dress

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

Dam
Hou

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Damascus
$15.33
Houston
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Dam $4,070.74/mth
Hou $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Dam $4,070.74/mth
Hou $4,070.74/mth