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Karachi vs Bangkok
Khi vs Bkk

Average net salary (After tax)

Bangkok
Karachi

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Bkk
Khi
Outside city centre
Bkk
Khi

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Bkk
Khi
Outside city centre
Bkk
Khi

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Bkk
Khi
Outside city centre
Bkk
Khi

Mortgage rates

Bangkok
4.5%
Karachi
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Bangkok
Karachi

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Bkk
Khi

Mobile phone data

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

Bkk
Khi

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Bkk
Khi

Monthly pass

Regular price

Bkk
Khi

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Bangkok
Karachi

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Bkk
Khi
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Bangkok
Karachi

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

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

Fruit

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

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Bangkok
4.5%
Karachi
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Bangkok are 17.14% higher than in Karachi

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

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

Imported beer

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

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Bangkok
5
Karachi

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Bkk
Khi

Summer dress

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

Bkk
Khi

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Bangkok
$15.33
Karachi
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

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

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

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