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Lagos vs Karachi
Los vs Khi

Average net salary (After tax)

Karachi
Lagos

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Khi
Los
Outside city centre
Khi
Los

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Khi
Los
Outside city centre
Khi
Los

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Khi
Los
Outside city centre
Khi
Los

Mortgage rates

Karachi
4.5%
Lagos
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Karachi
Lagos

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Khi
Los

Mobile phone data

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

Khi
Los

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Khi
Los

Monthly pass

Regular price

Khi
Los

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Karachi
Lagos

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Khi
Los
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Karachi
Lagos

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Khi
Los
Lettuce 1 head
Khi
Los
Tomatoes 1kg
Khi
Los

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Khi
Los
Oranges 1 head
Khi
Los
Bananas 1kg
Khi
Los

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Karachi
4.5%
Lagos
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Karachi are 17.14% higher than in Lagos

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Khi
Los
Market 0.5L bottle
Khi
Los

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Khi
Los
Market 0.33L bottle
Khi
Los

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Karachi
5
Lagos

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Khi
Los

Summer dress

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

Khi
Los

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Karachi
$15.33
Lagos
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Khi $4,070.74/mth
Los $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Khi $4,070.74/mth
Los $4,070.74/mth