Cost of living in Damascus, Syria

Summary of cost of living in Damascus

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 602,034 £
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 276,058 £
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.
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List of prices in Damascus, Syria. Current as of Aug 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 3,895 £
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 2,451 £
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 1,089 £
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 419 £
12 eggs, large 538 £
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 254 £
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 771 £
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 457 £
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 234 £
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 602 £
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 200 £
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 222,511 £
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 116,351 £
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) -
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) 9,108 £
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.) 934 £
4 rolls of toilet paper 446 £
Tube of toothpaste 392 £
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 1,774 £
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 6,794 £
2 tickets to the movies 4,282 £
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 27 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: August 07, 2020

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