Afghanistan vs Syria - Cost of Living Comparison

Afghanistan Syria
🚶 Cost of living one person
$397
$503
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$883
$1227
🏠 One person rent
$164
$196
🏘️ Family rent
$232
$312
🍽️ Food expenses
$144
$175
🚐 Transport expenses
$54.6
$56.2
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$169
$58.8
💸 GDP per capita
$517
$1334
😃 Human freedom index
4
3.66
❤️ Life expectancy
65.2
73.7
👮 Corruption perceptions index
16
13
🌐 English speaking %
6%
4%
🎓 Higher education
25
40
😀 Quality of life
17
23
🏙️ Population
37.5M
18.5M

The average cost of living in Afghanistan ($397) is 21% less expensive than in Syria ($503). Afghanistan ranked 193rd vs 178th for Syria in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.4 months in Afghanistan compared to 0.1 months in Syria. Ranked 188th and 179th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Afghanistan vs Syria

We calculate prices for Afghanistan and Syria as a population-weighted mean of 12 and 10 cities, respectively. Since large cities tend to have a higher cost of living, it's better to visit specific city pages below for more relevant information.

Afghanistan Syria
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.16
$3.43
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$11
$16.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.39
$3.62
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.82
$1.31
 Cappuccino
$1.44
$0.81
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.26
$0.61
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$124
$158
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$80.2
$105
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$218
$304
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$125
$191
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$25.9
$33.1
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$39.9
$51.2
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$48.8
$47.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
13.04%
12.04%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$770
$1228
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$313
$602
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.22
$0.11
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$17.6
$11.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$6.35
$8.84
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.72
$1.05
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.6
$0.86
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.28
$0.71
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.89
$1.29
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.21
$1.74
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.2
$3.7
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.03
$4.23
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.88
$9.09
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.7
$0.79
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.95
$1.94
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.05
$0.44
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.47
$0.69
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.32
$0.54
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.23
$0.38
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.2
$0.43
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.78
$2.18
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$11.4
$3.31
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.35
$0.8
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.63
$2.22
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.94
$1.98
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.72
$4.41
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$0.8
$2.44
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.36
$3.01
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$12.5
$14.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$2.44
$3.22
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$20.4
$19.6
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.36
$14.3
👖 Brand Jeans
$17.7
$23.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$32.9
$118
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$22.2
$92.4
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1250
$2505

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Cities Comparison in Afghanistan vs Syria

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Afghanistan

City Cost of living Population
Kabul
$422
4.27M
Mazar-i-Sharif
$355
469K
Kandahar
$373
614K
Herat
$383
556K
Kunduz
$363
357K
Jalalabad
$361
263K
Lashkargah
$355
202K
Sheberghan
$352
176K
Khost
$346
160K
Ghazni
$346
143K
Puli Khumri
$349
114K
Gardez
$353
70K

In Syria

City Cost of living Population
Aleppo
$445
1.92M
Damascus
$647
1.75M
Homs
$467
775K
Latakia
$395
700K
Hama
$481
697K
Raqqa
$520
300K
Deir ez-Zor
$470
272K
Al-Hasakah
$463
188K
Qamishli
$460
184K
Idlib
$467
165K