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Houston vs Kathmandu
Hou vs Ktm

Average net salary (After tax)

Kathmandu
Houston

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Ktm
Hou
Outside city centre
Ktm
Hou

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Ktm
Hou
Outside city centre
Ktm
Hou

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Ktm
Hou
Outside city centre
Ktm
Hou

Mortgage rates

Kathmandu
4.5%
Houston
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Kathmandu
Houston

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Ktm
Hou

Mobile phone data

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

Ktm
Hou

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Ktm
Hou

Monthly pass

Regular price

Ktm
Hou

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Kathmandu
Houston

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Ktm
Hou
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Kathmandu
Houston

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Ktm
Hou
Lettuce 1 head
Ktm
Hou
Tomatoes 1kg
Ktm
Hou

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Ktm
Hou
Oranges 1 head
Ktm
Hou
Bananas 1kg
Ktm
Hou

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Kathmandu
4.5%
Houston
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Kathmandu are 17.14% higher than in Houston

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Ktm
Hou
Market 0.5L bottle
Ktm
Hou

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Ktm
Hou
Market 0.33L bottle
Ktm
Hou

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Kathmandu
5
Houston

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Ktm
Hou

Summer dress

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

Ktm
Hou

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Kathmandu
$15.33
Houston
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Ktm $4,070.74/mth
Hou $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Ktm $4,070.74/mth
Hou $4,070.74/mth