المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Economy | A gram of gold is sold for 183,000 SYL, while Syrian pound hits new record low against foreign currency

As chronic crises continue hitting regime-controlled areas, including electricity interruption, water and bread shortage, amid astronomically inflated prices, the Syrian pound has hit a new record low against foreign currency as follows:

 

  • In Damascus: the selling rate is 3,600 SYP and the buying rate is 3,560 SYP against the dollar, while 4,376 SYP for selling and 4,322 SYP for buying against the euro.

 

  • In Idlib and Aleppo countryside: the selling rate is 501 SYP and the buying rate is 493 SYP against Turkish lira.

 

On the other hand, the price of one gram of 21 carat gold has reached 183,000 SYP per gram in Damascus.

 

SOHR has also monitored that the prices of essential products have risen as follows:

 

Meat

 

  • Chicken: 4,700 SYL / $1.306 per kilo

 

  • Grilled chicken: 12,000 SYL / $3.333 per kilo

 

  • Broasted chicken: 14,000 SYL / $3.889 per kilo

 

  • Veal: 16,000 SYL / $4.444 per kilo

 

  • Lamb: 20,000 SYL / $5.556 per kilo

 

Food supplies

 

  • Short rice: 2,700 SYL / $0.75 per kilo

 

  • Long rice: 3,700 SYL /$1.058 per kilo

 

  • Bulgur: 1,700 SYL / $0.472 per kilo

 

  • Cooking oil: 7,000 SYL / $1.944 per litre

 

  • Ghee: 8,000 SYL / $ 2.222 per kilo

 

  • Eggs: 6,000 SYL / $1.667 per pack

 

  • Semolina: 2,700 SYL / $0.75 per kilo

 

  • Sugar: 2,200 SYL / $0.611 per kilo

 

Vegetables and fruit

 

  • Potatoes: 800 SYL / $0.222 per kilo

 

  • Cucumber: 1,300 SYL / $0.361 per kilo

 

  • Lemon: 1,000 SYL / $0.278 per kilo

 

  • Garlic: 11,000 SYL / $3.056 per kilo

 

  • Pepper: 2,000 SYL / $0.556 per kilo

 

  • Courgettes: 1,500 SYL / $0.417 per kilo

 

  • Oranges: : 1,500 SYL / $0.417 per kilo

 

  • Bananas: 2,000 SYL / $0.556 per kilo

 

  • Strawberry: 3,500 SYL / $0.927 per kilo

 

  • Broad beans: 2,500 SYL / $0.694 per kilo

 

  • Apples: 1,300 SYL / $0.361 per kilo

 

Fuel

 

Duty-free gas: 20,000 SYL / $5.556 per cylinder

 

Duty-free petrol: 1,250 SYL / 0.347 per litre

 

Duty-free oil: 1,250 SYL / 0.347 per litre

 

It is worth noting that the prices of these commodities always change because of the unstable exchange rate of the Syrian pound against foreign currency, as well as the lack of surveillance by regime authorities on markets and merchants.

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