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Kathmandu vs Damascus
Ktm vs Dam

Average net salary (After tax)

Damascus
Kathmandu

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Dam
Ktm
Outside city centre
Dam
Ktm

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Dam
Ktm
Outside city centre
Dam
Ktm

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Dam
Ktm
Outside city centre
Dam
Ktm

Mortgage rates

Damascus
4.5%
Kathmandu
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Damascus
Kathmandu

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Dam
Ktm

Mobile phone data

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

Dam
Ktm

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Dam
Ktm

Monthly pass

Regular price

Dam
Ktm

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Damascus
Kathmandu

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Dam
Ktm
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Damascus
Kathmandu

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Dam
Ktm
Lettuce 1 head
Dam
Ktm
Tomatoes 1kg
Dam
Ktm

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Dam
Ktm
Oranges 1 head
Dam
Ktm
Bananas 1kg
Dam
Ktm

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Damascus
4.5%
Kathmandu
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Damascus are 17.14% higher than in Kathmandu

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Dam
Ktm
Market 0.5L bottle
Dam
Ktm

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Dam
Ktm
Market 0.33L bottle
Dam
Ktm

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Damascus
5
Kathmandu

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Dam
Ktm

Summer dress

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

Dam
Ktm

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Damascus
$15.33
Kathmandu
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Dam $4,070.74/mth
Ktm $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Dam $4,070.74/mth
Ktm $4,070.74/mth