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SCB’s Cost-of-Living Index for Middle Income Families in the Damascus Area (2018 & June 2019)

The Syrian Consulting Bureau for Development and Investment (SCB), has completed its Cost of Living Index report for the year 2018 and for the first half of 2019. The Index measures the cost of living for typical middle-income families in the Damascus Area. It covers prices of 144 products and services, grouped in 12 categories. 

By the end of December 2018, the index registered (109.9) relative to December 2017, indicating a 9.9% average increase in the prices of goods and services. For the first half of 2019, the index recorded (115.0) relative to December 2018, indicating an average increase of 15.0% in the prices of essential goods and services during this period.

If your organization wishes to purchase the report, please email us at any of our two email addresses ( or or have your secretary call us at any of our telephone numbers (3340710 or 0933/866375, attention Ms. Nancy).