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Los Angeles vs Karachi
Lax vs Khi

Average net salary (After tax)

Karachi
Los Angeles

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Khi
Lax
Outside city centre
Khi
Lax

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Khi
Lax
Outside city centre
Khi
Lax

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Khi
Lax
Outside city centre
Khi
Lax

Mortgage rates

Karachi
4.5%
Los Angeles
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Karachi
Los Angeles

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Khi
Lax

Mobile phone data

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

Khi
Lax

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Khi
Lax

Monthly pass

Regular price

Khi
Lax

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Karachi
Los Angeles

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Khi
Lax
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Karachi
Los Angeles

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Khi
Lax
Lettuce 1 head
Khi
Lax
Tomatoes 1kg
Khi
Lax

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Khi
Lax
Oranges 1 head
Khi
Lax
Bananas 1kg
Khi
Lax

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Karachi
4.5%
Los Angeles
5.5%

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

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Khi
Lax
Market 0.5L bottle
Khi
Lax

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Khi
Lax
Market 0.33L bottle
Khi
Lax

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Karachi
5
Los Angeles

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Khi
Lax

Summer dress

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

Khi
Lax

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Karachi
$15.33
Los Angeles
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Khi $4,070.74/mth
Lax $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Khi $4,070.74/mth
Lax $4,070.74/mth