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Karachi vs Mumbai
Khi vs Mum

Average net salary (After tax)

Mumbai
Karachi

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Mum
Khi
Outside city centre
Mum
Khi

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Mum
Khi
Outside city centre
Mum
Khi

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Mum
Khi
Outside city centre
Mum
Khi

Mortgage rates

Mumbai
4.5%
Karachi
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Mumbai
Karachi

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Mum
Khi

Mobile phone data

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

Mum
Khi

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Mum
Khi

Monthly pass

Regular price

Mum
Khi

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Mumbai
Karachi

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Mum
Khi
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Mumbai
Karachi

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Mum
Khi
Lettuce 1 head
Mum
Khi
Tomatoes 1kg
Mum
Khi

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Mum
Khi
Oranges 1 head
Mum
Khi
Bananas 1kg
Mum
Khi

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Mumbai
4.5%
Karachi
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Mumbai are 17.14% higher than in Karachi

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Mum
Khi
Market 0.5L bottle
Mum
Khi

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Mum
Khi
Market 0.33L bottle
Mum
Khi

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Mumbai
5
Karachi

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Mum
Khi

Summer dress

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

Mum
Khi

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Mumbai
$15.33
Karachi
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Mum $4,070.74/mth
Khi $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Mum $4,070.74/mth
Khi $4,070.74/mth