Abuja vs Damascus - Cost of Living Comparison

Abuja Damascus
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1305
$647
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2703
$1530
🏠 One person rent
$926
$272
🏘️ Family rent
$1615
$404
🍽️ Food expenses
$260
$206
🚐 Transport expenses
$66.1
$95.1
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$176
$53.5
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
26 km
24 km
🎓 Higher education
36
33
😀 Quality of life
35
39
🏙️ Population
1.24M
1.75M

The cost of living in Abuja is 102% more expensive than in Damascus. Cities ranked 3158th and 7157th ($1305 vs $647) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 3rd and 1st in Nigeria and Syria, respectively. Check Nigeria vs Syria comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.1 months in Abuja compared to 0.1 months in Damascus. Abuja ranked 2nd best city to live in Nigeria vs Damascus ranked 1st in Syria, while ranked 7941st and 7274th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abuja vs Damascus

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Abuja Damascus
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.51
$3.99
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$32.1
$22.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.77
$4.03
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.23
$1.22
 Cappuccino
$2.57
$0.88
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.5
$0.67
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1569
$271
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$693
$205
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1093
$484
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1655
$310
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$26
$8.51
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$40.3
$13
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$31.8
$46
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
17.77%
12.01%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$12600
$1764
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$11900
$1072
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.82
$0.09
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$28.4
$14.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.67
$13.9
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.41
$1.29
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.37
$1.33
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.24
$1.17
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.96
$1.46
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.97
$1.76
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.54
$4.12
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.06
$4.94
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.49
$12.1
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.9
$1.01
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.84
$2.37
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.55
$0.59
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.81
$0.95
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.81
$0.58
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$0.38
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.29
$0.47
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.76
$2.18
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.63
$4.73
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.97
$0.9
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1
$1.99
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.51
$1.96
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.89
$4.49
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.08
$2.45
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.07
$3.04
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$41.3
$14.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.72
$4.01
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$15.1
$19.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.49
$14.5
👖 Brand Jeans
$19.8
$35
👟 Brand Sneakers
$58.8
$92.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$182
$199
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1986
$2387

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Distance City Cost of living
120 km or 74 mi Minna
$669
163 km or 101 mi Kaduna
$649
181 km or 113 mi Jos
$780
225 km or 140 mi Zaria
$543
291 km or 181 mi Enugu
$938
293 km or 182 mi Bauchi
$567
296 km or 184 mi Owo
$745
297 km or 185 mi Ado Ekiti
$848
321 km or 199 mi Awka
$748
323 km or 201 mi Akure
$662
329 km or 204 mi Ilorin
$753
331 km or 205 mi Onitsha
$501
346 km or 215 mi Kano
$550
352 km or 219 mi Osogbo
$548
357 km or 222 mi Gusau
$754
367 km or 228 mi Ife
$774
368 km or 229 mi Benin
$924
392 km or 243 mi Umuahia
$755
400 km or 249 mi Owerri
$1669
414 km or 257 mi Oyo
$646
434 km or 270 mi Ibadan
$941
438 km or 272 mi Katsina
$712
438 km or 272 mi Warri
$518
438 km or 272 mi Aba
$659
456 km or 283 mi Bamenda
$387
466 km or 289 mi Calabar
$655
482 km or 299 mi Port Harcourt
$854
496 km or 308 mi Maradi
$865
503 km or 312 mi Abeokuta
$1274
509 km or 316 mi Sokoto
$638
513 km or 319 mi Bafoussam
$488
536 km or 333 mi Lagos
$1417
537 km or 334 mi Kumba
$451
552 km or 343 mi Zinder
$867
562 km or 349 mi Save
$559
574 km or 357 mi Damaturu
$725
577 km or 358 mi Buea
$346
592 km or 368 mi Limbe
$370
606 km or 377 mi Malabo
$715
608 km or 378 mi Douala
$549

Cities near Damascus

Distance City Cost of living
51 km or 32 mi Zahle
$1189
75 km or 47 mi Kiryat Shmona
$1571
81 km or 50 mi Jounieh
$1187
83 km or 52 mi Sidon
$806
83 km or 52 mi Beirut
$1409
96 km or 59 mi Safed
$1641
105 km or 65 mi Tyre
$1679
108 km or 67 mi Tiberias
$1601
110 km or 68 mi Ma'alot-Tarshiha
$1647
111 km or 69 mi Tripoli
$926
114 km or 71 mi Irbid
$582
115 km or 72 mi Arraba
$1648
116 km or 72 mi Karmiel
$1669
117 km or 73 mi Sakhnin
$1646
125 km or 78 mi Tamra
$1648
125 km or 78 mi Nahariya
$1643
126 km or 78 mi Nof HaGalil
$1649
129 km or 80 mi Nazareth
$1372
130 km or 81 mi Acre
$1281
131 km or 81 mi Shefa-'Amr
$1645
135 km or 84 mi Migdal HaEmek
$1648
136 km or 84 mi Kiryat Motzkin
$1593
136 km or 85 mi Kiryat Ata
$1341
137 km or 85 mi Kiryat Bialik
$1666
137 km or 85 mi Kiryat Yam
$1644
137 km or 85 mi Afula
$1145
141 km or 88 mi Homs
$467
142 km or 88 mi Nesher
$1505
143 km or 89 mi Jerash
$572
145 km or 90 mi Haifa
$1568
145 km or 90 mi Yokneam Illit
$1586
154 km or 95 mi Umm al-Fahm
$1641
163 km or 101 mi Zikhron Ya'akov
$1633
168 km or 105 mi Baqa-Jatt
$1650
169 km or 105 mi Pardes Hanna-Karkur
$1734
173 km or 107 mi Al-Salt
$633
173 km or 108 mi Nablus
$868
174 km or 108 mi Hadera
$1548
177 km or 110 mi Amman
$968
184 km or 114 mi Tayibe
$1642