Whether you're living in Syria or planning to move there, it is very important to know the cost of living and the prices of things. Here we list the average spending for the three main population groups.

All-inclusive

120,000 SYP

average per month

30,000 SYP

Range

250,000 SYP

220,000 SYP

average per month

45,000 SYP

Range

360,000 SYP

360,000 SYP

average per month

100,000 SYP

Range

540,000 SYP

89,000 SYP

average per month

15,000 SYP

Range

190,000 SYP

The figures displayed here are inclusive of everything: housing, travel, groceries, healthcare, etc.

The average monthly expenses for a single person living in Syria is 120,000 SYP. Expenses can range from 30,000 SYP at the minimum level to 250,000 SYP at the highest end.

The average monthly spending of couples in Syria is 220,000 SYP. Expenditure can range from 45,000 SYP to 360,000 SYP per month.

The average cost of living for families in Syria is 360,000 SYP per month. Families spend anywhere from 100,000 SYP to 540,000 SYP.

The average monthly expenditure for students in Syria is 89,000 SYP. Students spend from 15,000 SYP to 190,000 SYP per month.

Spending behavior can change drastically from one person to another. It is best to consider the minimum, average, and maximum spending together.

of water

30 SYP

30 SYP

30 SYP

combo meal

300 SYP

210 SYP

500 SYP

meal for one

990 SYP

780 SYP

1,200 SYP

meal for one

2,500 SYP

1,700 SYP

3,000 SYP

Soft Drink

25 SYP

25 SYP

25 SYP

or latte

200 SYP

120 SYP

300 SYP

large bottle

150 SYP

120 SYP

170 SYP

bread

21 SYP

19 SYP

25 SYP

eggs

150 SYP

120 SYP

190 SYP

chicken

350 SYP

270 SYP

430 SYP

1 kg or 1 lb

390 SYP

330 SYP

500 SYP

1 kg or 1 lb

210 SYP

190 SYP

250 SYP

1 kg or 1 lb

99 SYP

83 SYP

120 SYP

1 kg or 1 lb

110 SYP

93 SYP

110 SYP

1 kg or 1 lb

100 SYP

90 SYP

110 SYP

taxi ride

150 SYP

120 SYP

300 SYP

full tank

990 SYP

750 SYP

2,000 SYP

1-day rental

990 SYP

750 SYP

1,500 SYP

price

750,000 SYP

370,000 SYP

990,000 SYP

one way

37 SYP

25 SYP

75 SYP

Service

1,500 SYP

990 SYP

3,000 SYP

and water bill

7,200 SYP

1,800 SYP

15,000 SYP

and water bill

8,900 SYP

2,200 SYP

18,000 SYP

and water bill

14,000 SYP

3,100 SYP

16,000 SYP

and cable

1,500 SYP

750 SYP

2,000 SYP

charges

990 SYP

600 SYP

3,000 SYP

ticket

500 SYP

370 SYP

750 SYP

membership

1,500 SYP

1,200 SYP

3,000 SYP

or pants

1,200 SYP

880 SYP

1,900 SYP

dress

1,100 SYP

830 SYP

3,700 SYP

shoes

1,100 SYP

780 SYP

2,500 SYP

shoes

830 SYP

680 SYP

1,700 SYP

suit

930 SYP

750 SYP

5,000 SYP

t-shirt

500 SYP

370 SYP

1,500 SYP

apartment

19,000 SYP

12,000 SYP

50,000 SYP

apartment

30,000 SYP

19,000 SYP

75,000 SYP

apartment

37,000 SYP

25,000 SYP

99,000 SYP

apartment

3,700,000 SYP

2,500,000 SYP

7,500,000 SYP

apartment

5,000,000 SYP

3,000,000 SYP

19,000,000 SYP

apartment

15,000,000 SYP

5,000,000 SYP

30,000,000 SYP

Bed

19,000 SYP

15,000 SYP

25,000 SYP

Bed

15,000 SYP

9,900 SYP

19,000 SYP

Bed

11,000 SYP

8,800 SYP

15,000 SYP

Room

21,000 SYP

17,000 SYP

75,000 SYP

Table

9,900 SYP

7,500 SYP

19,000 SYP

or Couch

14,000 SYP

9,900 SYP

30,000 SYP

Set

15,000 SYP

9,900 SYP

30,000 SYP

or Freezer

14,000 SYP

8,800 SYP

19,000 SYP

Machine

17,000 SYP

11,000 SYP

30,000 SYP

or Cooker

14,000 SYP

11,000 SYP

19,000 SYP

Phone

15,000 SYP

12,000 SYP

21,000 SYP

or Computer

17,000 SYP

14,000 SYP

30,000 SYP

The percentage figures in this section are percentages of total spending not income. If you would like to see the percentage of expenses as related to income or salary, see additional sections below.

SingleSpending habits, consumption analysis, and expenditure patterns for a single person living in Syria

36% of total expenses on average (27% to 42%)

LOW | 11,000 SYP |

AVERAGE | 43,000 SYP |

HIGH | 91,000 SYP |

Per Month |

6% of total expenses on average (2% to 9%)

LOW | 1,800 SYP |

AVERAGE | 7,200 SYP |

HIGH | 15,000 SYP |

Per Month |

8% of total expenses on average (3% to 11%)

LOW | 2,400 SYP |

AVERAGE | 9,500 SYP |

HIGH | 20,000 SYP |

Per Month |

16% of total expenses on average (9% to 22%)

LOW | 4,800 SYP |

AVERAGE | 19,000 SYP |

HIGH | 41,000 SYP |

Per Month |

9% of total expenses on average (5% to 14%)

LOW | 2,700 SYP |

AVERAGE | 11,000 SYP |

HIGH | 23,000 SYP |

Per Month |

5% of total expenses on average (2% to 9%)

LOW | 1,500 SYP |

AVERAGE | 6,000 SYP |

HIGH | 13,000 SYP |

Per Month |

2% of total expenses on average (1% to 4%)

LOW | 600 SYP |

AVERAGE | 2,400 SYP |

HIGH | 5,100 SYP |

Per Month |

18% of total expenses on average (15% to 21%)

LOW | 5,400 SYP |

AVERAGE | 21,000 SYP |

HIGH | 46,000 SYP |

Per Month |

CoupleAverage monthly living expenditure breaks and spending patterns for couples in Syria

33% of total expenses on average (30% to 43%)

LOW | 15,000 SYP |

AVERAGE | 74,000 SYP |

HIGH | 120,000 SYP |

Per Month |

5% of total expenses on average (2% to 8%)

LOW | 2,200 SYP |

AVERAGE | 8,900 SYP |

HIGH | 18,000 SYP |

Per Month |

12% of total expenses on average (7% to 15%)

LOW | 5,400 SYP |

AVERAGE | 27,000 SYP |

HIGH | 43,000 SYP |

Per Month |

14% of total expenses on average (7% to 19%)

LOW | 6,300 SYP |

AVERAGE | 31,000 SYP |

HIGH | 50,000 SYP |

Per Month |

11% of total expenses on average (5% to 14%)

LOW | 4,900 SYP |

AVERAGE | 25,000 SYP |

HIGH | 39,000 SYP |

Per Month |

6% of total expenses on average (3% to 10%)

LOW | 2,700 SYP |

AVERAGE | 13,000 SYP |

HIGH | 21,000 SYP |

Per Month |

2% of total expenses on average (1% to 4%)

LOW | 890 SYP |

AVERAGE | 4,500 SYP |

HIGH | 7,200 SYP |

Per Month |

17% of total expenses on average (14% to 20%)

LOW | 7,600 SYP |

AVERAGE | 38,000 SYP |

HIGH | 61,000 SYP |

Per Month |

FamilyAverage monthly expenses and break out of spending for families living in Syria

32% of total expenses on average (27% to 38%)

LOW | 33,000 SYP |

AVERAGE | 110,000 SYP |

HIGH | 170,000 SYP |

Per Month |

3% of total expenses on average (2% to 7%)

LOW | 3,100 SYP |

AVERAGE | 14,000 SYP |

HIGH | 16,000 SYP |

Per Month |

8% of total expenses on average (5% to 10%)

LOW | 8,300 SYP |

AVERAGE | 29,000 SYP |

HIGH | 43,000 SYP |

Per Month |

18% of total expenses on average (12% to 23%)

LOW | 19,000 SYP |

AVERAGE | 64,000 SYP |

HIGH | 97,000 SYP |

Per Month |

8% of total expenses on average (6% to 12%)

LOW | 8,300 SYP |

AVERAGE | 29,000 SYP |

HIGH | 43,000 SYP |

Per Month |

5% of total expenses on average (2% to 9%)

LOW | 5,200 SYP |

AVERAGE | 18,000 SYP |

HIGH | 27,000 SYP |

Per Month |

14% of total expenses on average (11% to 18%)

LOW | 15,000 SYP |

AVERAGE | 50,000 SYP |

HIGH | 75,000 SYP |

Per Month |

12% of total expenses on average (8% to 15%)

LOW | 13,000 SYP |

AVERAGE | 43,000 SYP |

HIGH | 64,000 SYP |

Per Month |

StudentCost of living and expense breaks for students in Syria

24% of total expenses on average (18% to 31%)

LOW | 3,600 SYP |

AVERAGE | 21,000 SYP |

HIGH | 47,000 SYP |

Per Month |

4% of total expenses on average (3% to 7%)

LOW | 600 SYP |

AVERAGE | 3,600 SYP |

HIGH | 7,800 SYP |

Per Month |

7% of total expenses on average (5% to 9%)

LOW | 1,000 SYP |

AVERAGE | 6,300 SYP |

HIGH | 14,000 SYP |

Per Month |

20% of total expenses on average (16% to 24%)

LOW | 3,000 SYP |

AVERAGE | 18,000 SYP |

HIGH | 39,000 SYP |

Per Month |

6% of total expenses on average (3% to 9%)

LOW | 890 SYP |

AVERAGE | 5,400 SYP |

HIGH | 12,000 SYP |

Per Month |

5% of total expenses on average (2% to 9%)

LOW | 750 SYP |

AVERAGE | 4,500 SYP |

HIGH | 9,700 SYP |

Per Month |

19% of total expenses on average (17% to 24%)

LOW | 2,800 SYP |

AVERAGE | 17,000 SYP |

HIGH | 37,000 SYP |

Per Month |

15% of total expenses on average (12% to 17%)

LOW | 2,200 SYP |

AVERAGE | 13,000 SYP |

HIGH | 29,000 SYP |

Per Month |

This section breaks down and compares expenses for all population groups: singles, couples, students, and families. If you want to see details for a specific group, please see the previous section. We asked thousands of people about their spending habits and expenditure breaks. Below are the results.

People living in Syria typically spend from 26% to 39% of their total monthly expenditure on housing with 31% being the average. The average spend on housing is 63,000 SYP with expenditure ranging from 16,000 SYP and 110,000 SYP. This cost mainly goes for rent but it also includes other accommodation-related expenses. Housing costs are highest for families and lowest for students as expected.

On average, utility expenditure like electricity, water, and gas in Syria ranges from 2% to 8% of total expenses with 5% being the the average. The average monthly cost of utilities is 8,500 SYP with 1,900 SYP and 14,000 SYP being the upper and lower limits.

Fuel consumption and cost of transport depend heavily on whether you live near your work or school, but roughly speaking you would expect to spend from 4,300 SYP to 30,000 SYP on commuting with 18,000 SYP being the norm for most people in one month. This means that money spent on transport constitutes about 9% of total spending on average but can go as low as 5% or as high as 11%.

The average outlay on groceries in a month in Syria is 33,000 SYP. The cost of groceries can range between 8,200 SYP to 57,000 SYP. People spend on average about 17% on food and groceries with upper and lower bounds of 11% and 17% respectively.

People in Syria allocate 5% to 12% of their total monthly expenditure to healthcare including health insurance and out-of-pocket medical expenses. The average spending is around 9%. The range of medical expenses range from 4,200 SYP to 29,000 SYP with 17,000 SYP being the norm.

This category mostly contains discretionary or non-essential expenses but also some non-discretionary spending like furniture for example. The monthly expenses range from 2,500 SYP to 18,000 SYP with 10,000 SYP being the average. Speaking of percentages, that equates to 2% to 9% of total expenses with an average of 5% for most residents.

Spending on education can vary drastically between different people. While working singles can spend 0% on education, families and students' expenditure can reach up to 22%. On average, education constitutes 9% of the monthly expenditure with 8% and 13% being the lower and upper bounds respectively. The average reported education cost is 18,000 SYP per month with 4,700 SYP being the minimum spent amount and 31,000 SYP being the maximum.