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Kathmandu vs Houston
Ktm vs Hou

Average net salary (After tax)

Houston
Kathmandu

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Hou
Ktm
Outside city centre
Hou
Ktm

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Hou
Ktm
Outside city centre
Hou
Ktm

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Hou
Ktm
Outside city centre
Hou
Ktm

Mortgage rates

Houston
4.5%
Kathmandu
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Houston
Kathmandu

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Hou
Ktm

Mobile phone data

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

Hou
Ktm

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Hou
Ktm

Monthly pass

Regular price

Hou
Ktm

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Houston
Kathmandu

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Hou
Ktm
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Houston
Kathmandu

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Hou
Ktm
Lettuce 1 head
Hou
Ktm
Tomatoes 1kg
Hou
Ktm

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Hou
Ktm
Oranges 1 head
Hou
Ktm
Bananas 1kg
Hou
Ktm

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Houston
4.5%
Kathmandu
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Houston are 17.14% higher than in Kathmandu

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Hou
Ktm
Market 0.5L bottle
Hou
Ktm

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Hou
Ktm
Market 0.33L bottle
Hou
Ktm

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Houston
5
Kathmandu

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Hou
Ktm

Summer dress

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

Hou
Ktm

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Houston
$15.33
Kathmandu
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Hou $4,070.74/mth
Ktm $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Hou $4,070.74/mth
Ktm $4,070.74/mth