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Karachi vs Lagos
Khi vs Los

Average net salary (After tax)

Lagos
Karachi

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Los
Khi
Outside city centre
Los
Khi

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Los
Khi
Outside city centre
Los
Khi

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Los
Khi
Outside city centre
Los
Khi

Mortgage rates

Lagos
4.5%
Karachi
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Lagos
Karachi

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Los
Khi

Mobile phone data

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

Los
Khi

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Los
Khi

Monthly pass

Regular price

Los
Khi

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Lagos
Karachi

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Los
Khi
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Lagos
Karachi

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Los
Khi
Lettuce 1 head
Los
Khi
Tomatoes 1kg
Los
Khi

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Los
Khi
Oranges 1 head
Los
Khi
Bananas 1kg
Los
Khi

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Lagos
4.5%
Karachi
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Lagos are 17.14% higher than in Karachi

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Los
Khi
Market 0.5L bottle
Los
Khi

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Los
Khi
Market 0.33L bottle
Los
Khi

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Lagos
5
Karachi

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Los
Khi

Summer dress

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

Los
Khi

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Lagos
$15.33
Karachi
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Los $4,070.74/mth
Khi $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Los $4,070.74/mth
Khi $4,070.74/mth