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Shanghai vs Kathmandu
Sha vs Ktm

Average net salary (After tax)

Kathmandu
Shanghai

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Ktm
Sha
Outside city centre
Ktm
Sha

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Ktm
Sha
Outside city centre
Ktm
Sha

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Ktm
Sha
Outside city centre
Ktm
Sha

Mortgage rates

Kathmandu
4.5%
Shanghai
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Kathmandu
Shanghai

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Ktm
Sha

Mobile phone data

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

Ktm
Sha

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Ktm
Sha

Monthly pass

Regular price

Ktm
Sha

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Kathmandu
Shanghai

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Ktm
Sha
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Kathmandu
Shanghai

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Ktm
Sha
Lettuce 1 head
Ktm
Sha
Tomatoes 1kg
Ktm
Sha

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Ktm
Sha
Oranges 1 head
Ktm
Sha
Bananas 1kg
Ktm
Sha

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Kathmandu
4.5%
Shanghai
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Kathmandu are 17.14% higher than in Shanghai

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Ktm
Sha
Market 0.5L bottle
Ktm
Sha

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Ktm
Sha
Market 0.33L bottle
Ktm
Sha

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Kathmandu
5
Shanghai

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Ktm
Sha

Summer dress

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

Ktm
Sha

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Kathmandu
$15.33
Shanghai
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Ktm $4,070.74/mth
Sha $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Ktm $4,070.74/mth
Sha $4,070.74/mth