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prices shown in
Mumbai vs Karachi
Mum vs Khi

Average net salary (After tax)

Karachi
Mumbai

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Khi
Mum
Outside city centre
Khi
Mum

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Khi
Mum
Outside city centre
Khi
Mum

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Khi
Mum
Outside city centre
Khi
Mum

Mortgage rates

Karachi
4.5%
Mumbai
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Karachi
Mumbai

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Khi
Mum

Mobile phone data

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

Khi
Mum

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Khi
Mum

Monthly pass

Regular price

Khi
Mum

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Karachi
Mumbai

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Khi
Mum
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Karachi
Mumbai

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Khi
Mum
Lettuce 1 head
Khi
Mum
Tomatoes 1kg
Khi
Mum

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Khi
Mum
Oranges 1 head
Khi
Mum
Bananas 1kg
Khi
Mum

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Karachi
4.5%
Mumbai
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Karachi are 17.14% higher than in Mumbai

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Khi
Mum
Market 0.5L bottle
Khi
Mum

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Khi
Mum
Market 0.33L bottle
Khi
Mum

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Karachi
5
Mumbai

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Khi
Mum

Summer dress

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

Khi
Mum

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Karachi
$15.33
Mumbai
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Khi $4,070.74/mth
Mum $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Khi $4,070.74/mth
Mum $4,070.74/mth