Budget Direct Insurance Money Magazine's Insurer of the Year 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021

Money magazine
Insurer of the
Year 2017-21

prices shown in
Kathmandu vs Chenmai
Ktm vs Che

Average net salary (After tax)

Chenmai
Kathmandu

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Che
Ktm
Outside city centre
Che
Ktm

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Che
Ktm
Outside city centre
Che
Ktm

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Che
Ktm
Outside city centre
Che
Ktm

Mortgage rates

Chenmai
4.5%
Kathmandu
5.5%
Compare our
home insurance prices

Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Chenmai
Kathmandu

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Che
Ktm

Mobile phone data

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

Che
Ktm

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Che
Ktm

Monthly pass

Regular price

Che
Ktm

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Chenmai
Kathmandu

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Che
Ktm
Compare our
car insurance prices

Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

Milk 1L
Che
Ktm
White bread 500g
Che
Ktm
Eggs 12
Che
Ktm
White rice 1kg
Che
Ktm

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Chenmai
Kathmandu

Meat & cheese

Chicken breasts 1kg
Che
Ktm
Beef round 1kg
Che
Ktm
Local cheese 1kg
Che
Ktm

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Che
Ktm
Lettuce 1 head
Che
Ktm
Tomatoes 1kg
Che
Ktm

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Che
Ktm
Oranges 1 head
Che
Ktm
Bananas 1kg
Che
Ktm

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Chenmai
4.5%
Kathmandu
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Chenmai are 17.14% higher than in Kathmandu

Drinks

Coke/Pepsi 0.33L
bottle
Che $4,070.74/mth
Ktm $4,070.74/mth
Water 0.33L
bottle
Che $4,070.74/mth
Ktm $4,070.74/mth
Cappuccino regular
Che $4,070.74/mth
Ktm $4,070.74/mth

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Che
Ktm
Market 0.5L bottle
Che
Ktm

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Che
Ktm
Market 0.33L bottle
Che
Ktm

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Chenmai
5
Kathmandu

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Che
Ktm

Summer dress

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

Che
Ktm

Shoes

1 pair Nike shoes
Che
Ktm
1 pair men's leather shoes
Che
Ktm

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Chenmai
$15.33
Kathmandu
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Che $4,070.74/mth
Ktm $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Che $4,070.74/mth
Ktm $4,070.74/mth