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Kathmandu vs Melbourne
Ktm vs Mel

Average net salary (After tax)

Melbourne
Kathmandu

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Mel
Ktm
Outside city centre
Mel
Ktm

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Mel
Ktm
Outside city centre
Mel
Ktm

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Mel
Ktm
Outside city centre
Mel
Ktm

Mortgage rates

Melbourne
4.5%
Kathmandu
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Melbourne
Kathmandu

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Mel
Ktm

Mobile phone data

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

Mel
Ktm

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Mel
Ktm

Monthly pass

Regular price

Mel
Ktm

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Melbourne
Kathmandu

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Mel
Ktm
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Melbourne
Kathmandu

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Mel
Ktm
Lettuce 1 head
Mel
Ktm
Tomatoes 1kg
Mel
Ktm

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Mel
Ktm
Oranges 1 head
Mel
Ktm
Bananas 1kg
Mel
Ktm

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Melbourne
4.5%
Kathmandu
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Melbourne are 17.14% higher than in Kathmandu

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Mel
Ktm
Market 0.5L bottle
Mel
Ktm

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Mel
Ktm
Market 0.33L bottle
Mel
Ktm

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Melbourne
5
Kathmandu

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Mel
Ktm

Summer dress

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

Mel
Ktm

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Melbourne
$15.33
Kathmandu
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Mel $4,070.74/mth
Ktm $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Mel $4,070.74/mth
Ktm $4,070.74/mth