Cairo vs Damascus - Cost of Living Comparison

Cairo Damascus
🚶 Cost of living one person
$422
$590
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1110
$1477
🏠 One person rent
$138
$214
🏘️ Family rent
$279
$387
🍽️ Food expenses
$186
$212
🚐 Transport expenses
$34.2
$105
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$175
$53.9
😷 Air quality
Bad
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
13 km
24 km
🎓 Higher education
83
28
😀 Quality of life
57
39
🏙️ Population
9.61M
2.5M

The cost of living in Cairo is 28% less expensive than in Damascus. Cities ranked 8781st and 7657th ($422 vs $590) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 1st in Egypt and Syria, respectively. Check Egypt vs Syria comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.4 months in Cairo compared to 0.1 months in Damascus. Cairo ranked 1st best city to live in Egypt vs Damascus ranked 1st in Syria, while ranked 5792nd and 7383rd among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Cairo vs Damascus

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Cairo Damascus
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.57
$3.97
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$20.8
$26.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.89
$4.21
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.63
$1.24
 Cappuccino
$1.79
$1.16
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.27
$0.87
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$164
$249
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$95.8
$117
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$350
$484
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$216
$262
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$16.3
$19.9
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$24.6
$30.2
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$12
$50.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
12.57%
11.73%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$527
$1985
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$336
$1207
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.26
$0.1
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$11.4
$16.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$1.59
$13.5
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.33
$1.24
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.92
$1
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.65
$1.25
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.96
$1.32
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.64
$1.5
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.71
$3.67
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.07
$6.03
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.7
$8.78
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.23
$1.02
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.52
$2.09
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.36
$0.65
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.3
$0.86
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.31
$0.58
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.41
$0.35
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.15
$0.38
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.73
$2.18
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$8.05
$5.97
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.26
$1.01
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.77
$3
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$1.99
$1.97
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.92
$4.46
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.17
$2.45
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.32
$3.01
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$20.5
$14.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$3.84
$2.98
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$15.1
$19.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.47
$14.4
👖 Brand Jeans
$38.8
$34
👟 Brand Sneakers
$97.3
$50.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$114
$112
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$2578
$1851

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Distance City Cost of living
5.9 km or 3.6 mi Giza
$323
8.1 km or 5 mi Shubra El Kheima
$364
26 km or 16 mi Helwan
$332
46 km or 28 mi Benha
$246
60 km or 37 mi Shibin El Kom
$296
62 km or 39 mi Zagazig
$292
84 km or 52 mi Tanta
$306
93 km or 58 mi Faiyum
$288
101 km or 63 mi El Mahalla El Kubra
$284
111 km or 69 mi Beni Suef
$247
111 km or 69 mi Mansoura
$279
115 km or 71 mi Ismailia
$324
125 km or 78 mi Suez
$283
133 km or 83 mi Damanhur
$297
161 km or 100 mi Kafr El Dawwar
$300
161 km or 100 mi Damietta
$303
166 km or 103 mi Port Said
$313
179 km or 111 mi Alexandria
$322
224 km or 139 mi Minya
$291
319 km or 198 mi Asyut
$298
347 km or 216 mi Gaza
$642
351 km or 218 mi Ofakim
$1530
354 km or 220 mi Netivot
$1583
360 km or 223 mi Sderot
$1588
361 km or 224 mi Dahab
$419
362 km or 225 mi Eilat
$1454
365 km or 226 mi Ashkelon
$1461
366 km or 227 mi Beersheba
$1390
367 km or 228 mi Rahat
$1535
368 km or 229 mi Aqaba
$751
379 km or 235 mi Ashdod
$1682
379 km or 235 mi Kiryat Gat
$1575
380 km or 236 mi Dimona
$1565
381 km or 236 mi El Gouna
$302
383 km or 238 mi Kiryat Malakhi
$1642
384 km or 239 mi Sharm El Sheikh
$433
390 km or 242 mi Yavne
$1689
391 km or 243 mi Sohag
$280
396 km or 246 mi Dura
$662
397 km or 246 mi Rehovot
$1699

Cities near Damascus

Distance City Cost of living
51 km or 32 mi Zahle
$1027
75 km or 47 mi Kiryat Shmona
$1567
81 km or 50 mi Jounieh
$1126
83 km or 52 mi Sidon
$874
83 km or 52 mi Beirut
$1336
96 km or 59 mi Safed
$1545
105 km or 65 mi Tyre
$747
108 km or 67 mi Tiberias
$1537
110 km or 68 mi Ma'alot-Tarshiha
$1546
111 km or 69 mi Tripoli
$899
114 km or 71 mi Irbid
$638
115 km or 72 mi Arraba
$1558
116 km or 72 mi Karmiel
$1622
117 km or 73 mi Sakhnin
$1583
125 km or 78 mi Tamra
$1523
125 km or 78 mi Nahariya
$1489
126 km or 78 mi Nof HaGalil
$1417
129 km or 80 mi Nazareth
$1365
130 km or 81 mi Acre
$1399
131 km or 81 mi Shefa-'Amr
$1482
135 km or 84 mi Migdal HaEmek
$1409
136 km or 84 mi Kiryat Motzkin
$1500
136 km or 85 mi Kiryat Ata
$1381
137 km or 85 mi Kiryat Bialik
$1565
137 km or 85 mi Kiryat Yam
$1542
137 km or 85 mi Afula
$1173
141 km or 88 mi Homs
$578
142 km or 88 mi Nesher
$1378
143 km or 89 mi Jerash
$586
145 km or 90 mi Haifa
$1448
145 km or 90 mi Yokneam Illit
$1462
154 km or 95 mi Umm al-Fahm
$1537
163 km or 101 mi Zikhron Ya'akov
$1552
168 km or 105 mi Baqa-Jatt
$1614
169 km or 105 mi Pardes Hanna-Karkur
$1667
173 km or 107 mi Al-Salt
$612
173 km or 108 mi Nablus
$815
174 km or 108 mi Hadera
$1480
177 km or 110 mi Amman
$940
184 km or 114 mi Tayibe
$1715