Cost of living in Damascus, Syria

Summary of cost of living in Damascus

Family of four estimated monthly costs: 556,571 £
Single person estimated monthly costs: 252,234 £
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List of prices in Damascus, Syria. Current as of Dec 2019.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 3,202 £
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 1,987 £
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 1,041 £
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 377 £
12 eggs, large 525 £
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 235 £
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 771 £
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 343 £
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 218 £
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 636 £
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 2,604 £
2 liters of Coca-Cola 561 £
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 139 £
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 202,784 £
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 101,415 £
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 12,663 £
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 117,040 £
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 66,716 £
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 8,623 £
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 7,049 £
40” flat screen TV 139,872 £
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 52,530 £
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 1,340 £
Hourly rate for cleaning help 1,329 £
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 8,763 £
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 18,378 £
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 20,431 £
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 15,218 £
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 4,639,570 £
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 220 £
Monthly ticket public transport 5,695 £
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 2,142 £
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 511 £
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 1,501 £
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 6,976 £
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 487 £
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 671 £
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 801 £
4 rolls of toilet paper 446 £
Tube of toothpaste 392 £
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 1,732 £
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 6,378 £
2 tickets to the movies 4,171 £
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 9,045 £
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 14,971 £
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 1,213 £
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 1,019 £
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 797 £
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 23,456 £
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 12 £
1 month of gym membership in business district 5,978 £
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 1,060 £
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 258 prices entered by 16 different people.
Latest price update: December 08, 2019

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