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Tehran vs Damascus
Thr vs Dam

Average net salary (After tax)

Damascus
Tehran

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Dam
Thr
Outside city centre
Dam
Thr

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Dam
Thr
Outside city centre
Dam
Thr

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Dam
Thr
Outside city centre
Dam
Thr

Mortgage rates

Damascus
4.5%
Tehran
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Damascus
Tehran

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Dam
Thr

Mobile phone data

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

Dam
Thr

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Dam
Thr

Monthly pass

Regular price

Dam
Thr

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Damascus
Tehran

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Dam
Thr
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Damascus
Tehran

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Dam
Thr
Lettuce 1 head
Dam
Thr
Tomatoes 1kg
Dam
Thr

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Dam
Thr
Oranges 1 head
Dam
Thr
Bananas 1kg
Dam
Thr

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Damascus
4.5%
Tehran
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Damascus are 17.14% higher than in Tehran

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Dam
Thr
Market 0.5L bottle
Dam
Thr

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Dam
Thr
Market 0.33L bottle
Dam
Thr

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Damascus
5
Tehran

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Dam
Thr

Summer dress

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

Dam
Thr

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Damascus
$15.33
Tehran
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Dam $4,070.74/mth
Thr $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Dam $4,070.74/mth
Thr $4,070.74/mth