Cost of living in Syria

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 5,203 £
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 2,482 £
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 969 £
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 367 £
12 eggs, large 709 £
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 325 £
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 779 £
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 317 £
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 220 £
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 725 £
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 2,356 £
2 liters of Coca-Cola 546 £
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 104 £
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 232,725 £
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 100,000 £
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 9,120 £
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 158,768 £
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 64,275 £
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 7,455 £
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 7,728 £
40” flat screen TV 225,590 £
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 88,176 £
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) -
Hourly rate for cleaning help 1,252 £
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 14,619 £
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 29,802 £
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 22,032 £
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 29,722 £
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 3,609,290 £
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 221 £
Monthly ticket public transport 7,753 £
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 624 £
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 1,593 £
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 1,995 £
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 860 £
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 1,642 £
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 1,411 £
4 rolls of toilet paper 564 £
Tube of toothpaste 1,043 £
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 1,359 £
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 8,695 £
2 tickets to the movies 4,029 £
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 6,943 £
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 16,404 £
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 2,682 £
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 1,064 £
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 1,202 £
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 13 £
1 month of gym membership in business district 5,086 £
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 1,071 £

Map of Cost of Living in Syria

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This map shows only the top cities in Syria. We also have on this page a list of all the cities available in Expatistan.

The color of each marker corresponds with the Cost of Living in the city. Red markers show more expensive cities, green ones show cheaper cities.
Moving the mouse on top of a city will show its name and the Cost of Living Index of that city.

What is the Cost of Living Index? To calculate each city's Price Index value, we start by assigning a value of 100 to a central reference city (that happens to be Prague). Once the reference point has been established, the Price Index value of every other city in the database is calculated by comparing their cost of living to the cost of living in Prague.
Therefore, if a city has a Price Index of 134, that means that living there is 34% more expensive than living in Prague.

Recent Prices Added

  • 1 kg of rice in Damascus costs 550 £ (3 days ago)
  • 2 liters of coca-cola in Damascus costs 750 £ (3 days ago)
  • 1 kg of potatoes in Damascus costs 200 £ (3 days ago)
  • 250 g of local cheese in Damascus costs 500 £ (3 days ago)
  • 10 eggs, large in Damascus costs 480 £ (3 days ago)
  • 1 liter of whole fat milk in Damascus costs 250 £ (3 days ago)
  • 1 kg of boneless chicken breast in Damascus costs 750 £ (3 days ago)
  • Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) in Damascus costs 1,500 £ (3 days ago)
  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in Damascus costs 2,000 £ (3 days ago)