Cost of living in Syria

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 3,142 £
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 1,685 £
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 1,011 £
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 369 £
12 eggs, large 444 £
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 267 £
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 717 £
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 508 £
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 231 £
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 538 £
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 2,600 £
2 liters of Coca-Cola 574 £
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 400 £
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 240,000 £
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 137,500 £
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 17,500 £
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 120,714 £
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 77,500 £
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 14,000 £
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 8,698 £
40” flat screen TV 250,143 £
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 135,000 £
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 2,518 £
Hourly rate for cleaning help 1,500 £
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 17,073 £
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 22,500 £
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 30,833 £
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 26,667 £
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 7,000,000 £
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 318 £
Monthly ticket public transport -
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 500 £
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 1,350 £
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) -
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 500 £
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 1,171 £
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 1,029 £
4 rolls of toilet paper 600 £
Tube of toothpaste 1,375 £
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 1,500 £
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 7,000 £
2 tickets to the movies 4,653 £
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) -
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 12,914 £
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 3,000 £
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 1,000 £
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 800 £
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 15 £
1 month of gym membership in business district 7,350 £
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 950 £

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.

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