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Shanghai vs Karachi
Sha vs Khi

Average net salary (After tax)

Karachi
Shanghai

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Khi
Sha
Outside city centre
Khi
Sha

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Khi
Sha
Outside city centre
Khi
Sha

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Khi
Sha
Outside city centre
Khi
Sha

Mortgage rates

Karachi
4.5%
Shanghai
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Karachi
Shanghai

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Khi
Sha

Mobile phone data

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

Khi
Sha

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Khi
Sha

Monthly pass

Regular price

Khi
Sha

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Karachi
Shanghai

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Khi
Sha
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Karachi
Shanghai

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Khi
Sha
Lettuce 1 head
Khi
Sha
Tomatoes 1kg
Khi
Sha

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Khi
Sha
Oranges 1 head
Khi
Sha
Bananas 1kg
Khi
Sha

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Karachi
4.5%
Shanghai
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Karachi are 17.14% higher than in Shanghai

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Khi
Sha
Market 0.5L bottle
Khi
Sha

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Khi
Sha
Market 0.33L bottle
Khi
Sha

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Karachi
5
Shanghai

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Khi
Sha

Summer dress

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

Khi
Sha

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Karachi
$15.33
Shanghai
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Khi $4,070.74/mth
Sha $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Khi $4,070.74/mth
Sha $4,070.74/mth