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Asuncion vs Karachi
Asu vs Khi

Average net salary (After tax)

Karachi
Asuncion

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Khi
Asu
Outside city centre
Khi
Asu

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Khi
Asu
Outside city centre
Khi
Asu

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Khi
Asu
Outside city centre
Khi
Asu

Mortgage rates

Karachi
4.5%
Asuncion
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

Electricity, heating, water, Garbage for a 85m2 Apartment

Karachi
Asuncion

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Khi
Asu

Mobile phone data

One-minute local prepaid call (no plan or discount)

Khi
Asu

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Khi
Asu

Monthly pass

Regular price

Khi
Asu

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Karachi
Asuncion

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Khi
Asu
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

Milk 1L
Khi
Asu
White bread 500g
Khi
Asu
Eggs 12
Khi
Asu
White rice 1kg
Khi
Asu

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Karachi
Asuncion

Meat & cheese

Chicken breasts 1kg
Khi
Asu
Beef round 1kg
Khi
Asu
Local cheese 1kg
Khi
Asu

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Khi
Asu
Lettuce 1 head
Khi
Asu
Tomatoes 1kg
Khi
Asu

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Khi
Asu
Oranges 1 head
Khi
Asu
Bananas 1kg
Khi
Asu

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

Inexpensive restaurant 2 meals
Khi $4,070.74/mth
Asu $4,070.74/mth
Mid-range restaurant Three-course meal for two people
Khi $4,070.74/mth
Asu $4,070.74/mth

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Karachi
4.5%
Asuncion
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Karachi are 17.14% higher than in Asuncion

Drinks

Coke/Pepsi 0.33L
bottle
Khi $4,070.74/mth
Asu $4,070.74/mth
Water 0.33L
bottle
Khi $4,070.74/mth
Asu $4,070.74/mth
Cappuccino regular
Khi $4,070.74/mth
Asu $4,070.74/mth

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Khi
Asu
Market 0.5L bottle
Khi
Asu

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Khi
Asu
Market 0.33L bottle
Khi
Asu

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Karachi
5
Asuncion

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Khi
Asu

Summer dress

From a chain store (e.g. Zara, H&M)

Khi
Asu

Shoes

1 pair Nike shoes
Khi
Asu
1 pair men's leather shoes
Khi
Asu

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Karachi
$15.33
Asuncion
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Khi $4,070.74/mth
Asu $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Khi $4,070.74/mth
Asu $4,070.74/mth