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Karachi vs Houston
Khi vs Hou

Average net salary (After tax)

Houston
Karachi

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Hou
Khi
Outside city centre
Hou
Khi

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Hou
Khi
Outside city centre
Hou
Khi

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Hou
Khi
Outside city centre
Hou
Khi

Mortgage rates

Houston
4.5%
Karachi
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Houston
Karachi

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Hou
Khi

Mobile phone data

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

Hou
Khi

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Hou
Khi

Monthly pass

Regular price

Hou
Khi

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Houston
Karachi

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Hou
Khi
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Houston
Karachi

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

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

Fruit

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

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Houston
4.5%
Karachi
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Houston are 17.14% higher than in Karachi

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

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

Imported beer

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

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Houston
5
Karachi

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Hou
Khi

Summer dress

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

Hou
Khi

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Houston
$15.33
Karachi
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

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

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

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