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Kathmandu vs Los Angeles
Ktm vs Lax

Average net salary (After tax)

Los Angeles
Kathmandu

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Lax
Ktm
Outside city centre
Lax
Ktm

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Lax
Ktm
Outside city centre
Lax
Ktm

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Lax
Ktm
Outside city centre
Lax
Ktm

Mortgage rates

Los Angeles
4.5%
Kathmandu
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Los Angeles
Kathmandu

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Lax
Ktm

Mobile phone data

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

Lax
Ktm

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Lax
Ktm

Monthly pass

Regular price

Lax
Ktm

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Los Angeles
Kathmandu

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Lax
Ktm
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Los Angeles
Kathmandu

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Lax
Ktm
Lettuce 1 head
Lax
Ktm
Tomatoes 1kg
Lax
Ktm

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Lax
Ktm
Oranges 1 head
Lax
Ktm
Bananas 1kg
Lax
Ktm

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Los Angeles
4.5%
Kathmandu
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Los Angeles are 17.14% higher than in Kathmandu

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Lax
Ktm
Market 0.5L bottle
Lax
Ktm

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Lax
Ktm
Market 0.33L bottle
Lax
Ktm

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Los Angeles
5
Kathmandu

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Lax
Ktm

Summer dress

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

Lax
Ktm

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Los Angeles
$15.33
Kathmandu
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Lax $4,070.74/mth
Ktm $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Lax $4,070.74/mth
Ktm $4,070.74/mth