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Los Angeles vs Kathmandu
Lax vs Ktm

Average net salary (After tax)

Kathmandu
Los Angeles

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Ktm
Lax
Outside city centre
Ktm
Lax

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Ktm
Lax
Outside city centre
Ktm
Lax

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Ktm
Lax
Outside city centre
Ktm
Lax

Mortgage rates

Kathmandu
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

Kathmandu
Los Angeles

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Ktm
Lax

Mobile phone data

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

Ktm
Lax

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Ktm
Lax

Monthly pass

Regular price

Ktm
Lax

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Kathmandu
Los Angeles

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Ktm
Lax
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Kathmandu
Los Angeles

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

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

Fruit

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

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Kathmandu
4.5%
Los Angeles
5.5%

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

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

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

Imported beer

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

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Kathmandu
5
Los Angeles

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Ktm
Lax

Summer dress

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

Ktm
Lax

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Kathmandu
$15.33
Los Angeles
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

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

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

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