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Houston vs Karachi
Hou vs Khi

Average net salary (After tax)

Karachi
Houston

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Khi
Hou
Outside city centre
Khi
Hou

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Khi
Hou
Outside city centre
Khi
Hou

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Khi
Hou
Outside city centre
Khi
Hou

Mortgage rates

Karachi
4.5%
Houston
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Karachi
Houston

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Khi
Hou

Mobile phone data

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

Khi
Hou

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Khi
Hou

Monthly pass

Regular price

Khi
Hou

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Karachi
Houston

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Khi
Hou
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Karachi
Houston

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Khi
Hou
Lettuce 1 head
Khi
Hou
Tomatoes 1kg
Khi
Hou

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Khi
Hou
Oranges 1 head
Khi
Hou
Bananas 1kg
Khi
Hou

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Karachi
4.5%
Houston
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Karachi are 17.14% higher than in Houston

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Khi
Hou
Market 0.5L bottle
Khi
Hou

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Khi
Hou
Market 0.33L bottle
Khi
Hou

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Karachi
5
Houston

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Khi
Hou

Summer dress

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

Khi
Hou

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Karachi
$15.33
Houston
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Khi $4,070.74/mth
Hou $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Khi $4,070.74/mth
Hou $4,070.74/mth