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Pretoria vs Damascus
Pre vs Dam

Average net salary (After tax)

Damascus
Pretoria

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Dam
Pre
Outside city centre
Dam
Pre

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Dam
Pre
Outside city centre
Dam
Pre

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Dam
Pre
Outside city centre
Dam
Pre

Mortgage rates

Damascus
4.5%
Pretoria
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Damascus
Pretoria

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Dam
Pre

Mobile phone data

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

Dam
Pre

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Dam
Pre

Monthly pass

Regular price

Dam
Pre

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Damascus
Pretoria

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Dam
Pre
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Damascus
Pretoria

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Dam
Pre
Lettuce 1 head
Dam
Pre
Tomatoes 1kg
Dam
Pre

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Dam
Pre
Oranges 1 head
Dam
Pre
Bananas 1kg
Dam
Pre

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Damascus
4.5%
Pretoria
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Damascus are 17.14% higher than in Pretoria

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Dam
Pre
Market 0.5L bottle
Dam
Pre

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Dam
Pre
Market 0.33L bottle
Dam
Pre

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Damascus
5
Pretoria

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Dam
Pre

Summer dress

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

Dam
Pre

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Damascus
$15.33
Pretoria
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Dam $4,070.74/mth
Pre $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Dam $4,070.74/mth
Pre $4,070.74/mth