Cost of living in Damascus, Syria

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 2,918 £
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 1,399 £
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 939 £
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 358 £
12 eggs, large 597 £
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 257 £
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 742 £
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 330 £
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 199 £
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 610 £
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 2,812 £
2 liters of Coca-Cola 564 £
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 228 £
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 205,698 £
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 10,413 £
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 99,392 £
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 39,139 £
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 5,367 £
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 6,087 £
40” flat screen TV 83,659 £
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 34,566 £
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 1,063 £
Hourly rate for cleaning help 709 £
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 6,230 £
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 8,083 £
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 14,540 £
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 17,705 £
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 3,167,600 £
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 205 £
Monthly ticket public transport 6,582 £
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 1,908 £
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 366 £
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 1,073 £
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) -
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 416 £
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 488 £
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 609 £
4 rolls of toilet paper 342 £
Tube of toothpaste 345 £
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 1,564 £
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 4,423 £
2 tickets to the movies 4,196 £
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 10,000 £
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 8,906 £
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 758 £
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 799 £
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 550 £
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 9 £
1 month of gym membership in business district 4,975 £
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 635 £
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 278 prices entered by 15 different people.
Latest price update: August 17, 2018.

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