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Karachi vs Melbourne
Khi vs Mel

Average net salary (After tax)

Melbourne
Karachi

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Mel
Khi
Outside city centre
Mel
Khi

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Mel
Khi
Outside city centre
Mel
Khi

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Mel
Khi
Outside city centre
Mel
Khi

Mortgage rates

Melbourne
4.5%
Karachi
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Melbourne
Karachi

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Mel
Khi

Mobile phone data

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

Mel
Khi

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Mel
Khi

Monthly pass

Regular price

Mel
Khi

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Melbourne
Karachi

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Mel
Khi
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Melbourne
Karachi

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Mel
Khi
Lettuce 1 head
Mel
Khi
Tomatoes 1kg
Mel
Khi

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Mel
Khi
Oranges 1 head
Mel
Khi
Bananas 1kg
Mel
Khi

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Melbourne
4.5%
Karachi
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Melbourne are 17.14% higher than in Karachi

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Mel
Khi
Market 0.5L bottle
Mel
Khi

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Mel
Khi
Market 0.33L bottle
Mel
Khi

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Melbourne
5
Karachi

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Mel
Khi

Summer dress

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

Mel
Khi

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Melbourne
$15.33
Karachi
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Mel $4,070.74/mth
Khi $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Mel $4,070.74/mth
Khi $4,070.74/mth