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Bangkok vs Karachi
Bkk vs Khi

Average net salary (After tax)

Karachi
Bangkok

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Khi
Bkk
Outside city centre
Khi
Bkk

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Khi
Bkk
Outside city centre
Khi
Bkk

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Khi
Bkk
Outside city centre
Khi
Bkk

Mortgage rates

Karachi
4.5%
Bangkok
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Karachi
Bangkok

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Khi
Bkk

Mobile phone data

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

Khi
Bkk

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Khi
Bkk

Monthly pass

Regular price

Khi
Bkk

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Karachi
Bangkok

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Khi
Bkk
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Karachi
Bangkok

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Khi
Bkk
Lettuce 1 head
Khi
Bkk
Tomatoes 1kg
Khi
Bkk

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Khi
Bkk
Oranges 1 head
Khi
Bkk
Bananas 1kg
Khi
Bkk

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Karachi
4.5%
Bangkok
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Karachi are 17.14% higher than in Bangkok

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Khi
Bkk
Market 0.5L bottle
Khi
Bkk

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Khi
Bkk
Market 0.33L bottle
Khi
Bkk

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Karachi
5
Bangkok

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Khi
Bkk

Summer dress

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

Khi
Bkk

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Karachi
$15.33
Bangkok
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Khi $4,070.74/mth
Bkk $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Khi $4,070.74/mth
Bkk $4,070.74/mth