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Johannesburg vs Damascus
Jnb vs Dam

Average net salary (After tax)

Damascus
Johannesburg

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Dam
Jnb
Outside city centre
Dam
Jnb

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Dam
Jnb
Outside city centre
Dam
Jnb

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Dam
Jnb
Outside city centre
Dam
Jnb

Mortgage rates

Damascus
4.5%
Johannesburg
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Damascus
Johannesburg

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Dam
Jnb

Mobile phone data

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

Dam
Jnb

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Dam
Jnb

Monthly pass

Regular price

Dam
Jnb

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Damascus
Johannesburg

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Dam
Jnb
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Damascus
Johannesburg

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Dam
Jnb
Lettuce 1 head
Dam
Jnb
Tomatoes 1kg
Dam
Jnb

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Dam
Jnb
Oranges 1 head
Dam
Jnb
Bananas 1kg
Dam
Jnb

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Damascus
4.5%
Johannesburg
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Damascus are 17.14% higher than in Johannesburg

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Dam
Jnb
Market 0.5L bottle
Dam
Jnb

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Dam
Jnb
Market 0.33L bottle
Dam
Jnb

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Damascus
5
Johannesburg

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Dam
Jnb

Summer dress

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

Dam
Jnb

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Damascus
$15.33
Johannesburg
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Dam $4,070.74/mth
Jnb $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Dam $4,070.74/mth
Jnb $4,070.74/mth