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Karachi vs Seoul
Khi vs Sel

Average net salary (After tax)

Seoul
Karachi

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Sel
Khi
Outside city centre
Sel
Khi

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Sel
Khi
Outside city centre
Sel
Khi

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Sel
Khi
Outside city centre
Sel
Khi

Mortgage rates

Seoul
4.5%
Karachi
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Seoul
Karachi

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Sel
Khi

Mobile phone data

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

Sel
Khi

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Sel
Khi

Monthly pass

Regular price

Sel
Khi

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Seoul
Karachi

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Sel
Khi
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Seoul
Karachi

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Sel
Khi
Lettuce 1 head
Sel
Khi
Tomatoes 1kg
Sel
Khi

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Sel
Khi
Oranges 1 head
Sel
Khi
Bananas 1kg
Sel
Khi

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Seoul
4.5%
Karachi
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Seoul are 17.14% higher than in Karachi

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Sel
Khi
Market 0.5L bottle
Sel
Khi

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Sel
Khi
Market 0.33L bottle
Sel
Khi

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Seoul
5
Karachi

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Sel
Khi

Summer dress

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

Sel
Khi

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Seoul
$15.33
Karachi
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Sel $4,070.74/mth
Khi $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Sel $4,070.74/mth
Khi $4,070.74/mth