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Tokyo vs Karachi
Tyo vs Khi

Average net salary (After tax)

Karachi
Tokyo

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Khi
Tyo
Outside city centre
Khi
Tyo

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Khi
Tyo
Outside city centre
Khi
Tyo

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Khi
Tyo
Outside city centre
Khi
Tyo

Mortgage rates

Karachi
4.5%
Tokyo
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Karachi
Tokyo

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Khi
Tyo

Mobile phone data

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

Khi
Tyo

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Khi
Tyo

Monthly pass

Regular price

Khi
Tyo

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Karachi
Tokyo

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Khi
Tyo
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Karachi
Tokyo

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Khi
Tyo
Lettuce 1 head
Khi
Tyo
Tomatoes 1kg
Khi
Tyo

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Khi
Tyo
Oranges 1 head
Khi
Tyo
Bananas 1kg
Khi
Tyo

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Karachi
4.5%
Tokyo
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Karachi are 17.14% higher than in Tokyo

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Khi
Tyo
Market 0.5L bottle
Khi
Tyo

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Khi
Tyo
Market 0.33L bottle
Khi
Tyo

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Karachi
5
Tokyo

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Khi
Tyo

Summer dress

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

Khi
Tyo

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Karachi
$15.33
Tokyo
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Khi $4,070.74/mth
Tyo $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Khi $4,070.74/mth
Tyo $4,070.74/mth