Cost of Living in Damascus

Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$647
$1530
🛋️ Without rent
$375
$1126
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$272
$404
🍽️ Food
$206
$543
🚐 Transport
$95.1
$273
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$53.5
😀 Quality of life
39
🏙️ Population
1.75M

The average cost of living in Damascus is $647, which is in the top 23% of the least expensive cities in the world, ranked 7157th out of 9294 in our global list and 1st out of 10 in Syria.

The median after-tax salary is $53.5, which is enough to cover living expenses for 0.1 months. Ranked 7274th (TOP 78%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 1st best city to live in Syria. With an estimated population of 1.75M, Damascus is the 2nd largest city in Syria.

Why living in Damascus costs 12.1 times more than the average salary? Because we have a developed country lifestyle as a reference and in some least developed countries maintaining such a standard of living is hard and expensive. Thus, living costs in Damascus for locals and expats differ significantly.

✈️ Closest airport 24 km Damascus International Airport
😷 Air quality Moderate 18.9 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank 3571 Damascus University
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Prices in Damascus

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

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