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Seoul vs Karachi
Sel vs Khi

Average net salary (After tax)

Karachi
Seoul

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Khi
Sel
Outside city centre
Khi
Sel

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Khi
Sel
Outside city centre
Khi
Sel

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Khi
Sel
Outside city centre
Khi
Sel

Mortgage rates

Karachi
4.5%
Seoul
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Karachi
Seoul

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Khi
Sel

Mobile phone data

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

Khi
Sel

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Khi
Sel

Monthly pass

Regular price

Khi
Sel

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Karachi
Seoul

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Khi
Sel
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Karachi
Seoul

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Khi
Sel
Lettuce 1 head
Khi
Sel
Tomatoes 1kg
Khi
Sel

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Khi
Sel
Oranges 1 head
Khi
Sel
Bananas 1kg
Khi
Sel

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Karachi
4.5%
Seoul
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Karachi are 17.14% higher than in Seoul

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Khi
Sel
Market 0.5L bottle
Khi
Sel

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Khi
Sel
Market 0.33L bottle
Khi
Sel

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Karachi
5
Seoul

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Khi
Sel

Summer dress

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

Khi
Sel

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Karachi
$15.33
Seoul
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Khi $4,070.74/mth
Sel $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Khi $4,070.74/mth
Sel $4,070.74/mth