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London vs Damascus
Lon vs Dam

Average net salary (After tax)

Damascus
London

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Dam
Lon
Outside city centre
Dam
Lon

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Dam
Lon
Outside city centre
Dam
Lon

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Dam
Lon
Outside city centre
Dam
Lon

Mortgage rates

Damascus
4.5%
London
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Damascus
London

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Dam
Lon

Mobile phone data

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

Dam
Lon

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Dam
Lon

Monthly pass

Regular price

Dam
Lon

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Damascus
London

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Dam
Lon
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Damascus
London

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Dam
Lon
Lettuce 1 head
Dam
Lon
Tomatoes 1kg
Dam
Lon

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Dam
Lon
Oranges 1 head
Dam
Lon
Bananas 1kg
Dam
Lon

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Damascus
4.5%
London
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Damascus are 17.14% higher than in London

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Dam
Lon
Market 0.5L bottle
Dam
Lon

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Dam
Lon
Market 0.33L bottle
Dam
Lon

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Damascus
5
London

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Dam
Lon

Summer dress

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

Dam
Lon

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Damascus
$15.33
London
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Dam $4,070.74/mth
Lon $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Dam $4,070.74/mth
Lon $4,070.74/mth