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Riyadh vs Karachi
Ruh vs Khi

Average net salary (After tax)

Karachi
Riyadh

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Khi
Ruh
Outside city centre
Khi
Ruh

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Khi
Ruh
Outside city centre
Khi
Ruh

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Khi
Ruh
Outside city centre
Khi
Ruh

Mortgage rates

Karachi
4.5%
Riyadh
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Karachi
Riyadh

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Khi
Ruh

Mobile phone data

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

Khi
Ruh

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Khi
Ruh

Monthly pass

Regular price

Khi
Ruh

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Karachi
Riyadh

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Khi
Ruh
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Karachi
Riyadh

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Khi
Ruh
Lettuce 1 head
Khi
Ruh
Tomatoes 1kg
Khi
Ruh

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Khi
Ruh
Oranges 1 head
Khi
Ruh
Bananas 1kg
Khi
Ruh

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Karachi
4.5%
Riyadh
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Karachi are 17.14% higher than in Riyadh

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Khi
Ruh
Market 0.5L bottle
Khi
Ruh

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Khi
Ruh
Market 0.33L bottle
Khi
Ruh

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Karachi
5
Riyadh

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Khi
Ruh

Summer dress

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

Khi
Ruh

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Karachi
$15.33
Riyadh
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Khi $4,070.74/mth
Ruh $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Khi $4,070.74/mth
Ruh $4,070.74/mth