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Reykjavik vs Karachi
Rkv vs Khi

Average net salary (After tax)

Karachi
Reykjavik

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Khi
Rkv
Outside city centre
Khi
Rkv

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Khi
Rkv
Outside city centre
Khi
Rkv

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Khi
Rkv
Outside city centre
Khi
Rkv

Mortgage rates

Karachi
4.5%
Reykjavik
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Karachi
Reykjavik

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Khi
Rkv

Mobile phone data

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

Khi
Rkv

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Khi
Rkv

Monthly pass

Regular price

Khi
Rkv

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Karachi
Reykjavik

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Khi
Rkv
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Karachi
Reykjavik

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Khi
Rkv
Lettuce 1 head
Khi
Rkv
Tomatoes 1kg
Khi
Rkv

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Khi
Rkv
Oranges 1 head
Khi
Rkv
Bananas 1kg
Khi
Rkv

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Karachi
4.5%
Reykjavik
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Karachi are 17.14% higher than in Reykjavik

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Khi
Rkv
Market 0.5L bottle
Khi
Rkv

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Khi
Rkv
Market 0.33L bottle
Khi
Rkv

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Karachi
5
Reykjavik

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Khi
Rkv

Summer dress

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

Khi
Rkv

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Karachi
$15.33
Reykjavik
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Khi $4,070.74/mth
Rkv $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Khi $4,070.74/mth
Rkv $4,070.74/mth