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Paris vs Karachi
Par vs Khi

Average net salary (After tax)

Karachi
Paris

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Khi
Par
Outside city centre
Khi
Par

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Khi
Par
Outside city centre
Khi
Par

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Khi
Par
Outside city centre
Khi
Par

Mortgage rates

Karachi
4.5%
Paris
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Karachi
Paris

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Khi
Par

Mobile phone data

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

Khi
Par

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Khi
Par

Monthly pass

Regular price

Khi
Par

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Karachi
Paris

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Khi
Par
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Karachi
Paris

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Khi
Par
Lettuce 1 head
Khi
Par
Tomatoes 1kg
Khi
Par

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Khi
Par
Oranges 1 head
Khi
Par
Bananas 1kg
Khi
Par

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Karachi
4.5%
Paris
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Karachi are 17.14% higher than in Paris

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Khi
Par
Market 0.5L bottle
Khi
Par

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Khi
Par
Market 0.33L bottle
Khi
Par

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Karachi
5
Paris

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Khi
Par

Summer dress

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

Khi
Par

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Karachi
$15.33
Paris
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Khi $4,070.74/mth
Par $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Khi $4,070.74/mth
Par $4,070.74/mth