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Karachi vs New York
Khi vs Nyc

Average net salary (After tax)

New York
Karachi

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Nyc
Khi
Outside city centre
Nyc
Khi

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Nyc
Khi
Outside city centre
Nyc
Khi

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Nyc
Khi
Outside city centre
Nyc
Khi

Mortgage rates

New York
4.5%
Karachi
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

New York
Karachi

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Nyc
Khi

Mobile phone data

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

Nyc
Khi

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Nyc
Khi

Monthly pass

Regular price

Nyc
Khi

Fuel prices

Per Litre

New York
Karachi

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Nyc
Khi
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

New York
Karachi

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Nyc
Khi
Lettuce 1 head
Nyc
Khi
Tomatoes 1kg
Nyc
Khi

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Nyc
Khi
Oranges 1 head
Nyc
Khi
Bananas 1kg
Nyc
Khi

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

New York
4.5%
Karachi
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in New York are 17.14% higher than in Karachi

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Nyc
Khi
Market 0.5L bottle
Nyc
Khi

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Nyc
Khi
Market 0.33L bottle
Nyc
Khi

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

New York
5
Karachi

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Nyc
Khi

Summer dress

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

Nyc
Khi

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

New York
$15.33
Karachi
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Nyc $4,070.74/mth
Khi $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Nyc $4,070.74/mth
Khi $4,070.74/mth