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St Petersberg vs Damascus
Spg vs Dam

Average net salary (After tax)

Damascus
St Petersberg

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Dam
Spg
Outside city centre
Dam
Spg

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Dam
Spg
Outside city centre
Dam
Spg

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Dam
Spg
Outside city centre
Dam
Spg

Mortgage rates

Damascus
4.5%
St Petersberg
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Damascus
St Petersberg

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Dam
Spg

Mobile phone data

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

Dam
Spg

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Dam
Spg

Monthly pass

Regular price

Dam
Spg

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Damascus
St Petersberg

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Dam
Spg
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Damascus
St Petersberg

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Dam
Spg
Lettuce 1 head
Dam
Spg
Tomatoes 1kg
Dam
Spg

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Dam
Spg
Oranges 1 head
Dam
Spg
Bananas 1kg
Dam
Spg

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Damascus
4.5%
St Petersberg
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Damascus are 17.14% higher than in St Petersberg

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Dam
Spg
Market 0.5L bottle
Dam
Spg

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Dam
Spg
Market 0.33L bottle
Dam
Spg

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Damascus
5
St Petersberg

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Dam
Spg

Summer dress

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

Dam
Spg

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Damascus
$15.33
St Petersberg
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Dam $4,070.74/mth
Spg $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Dam $4,070.74/mth
Spg $4,070.74/mth