Cost of Living Comparison Between London and Kathmandu 

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Consumer Prices in Kathmandu are 65.9% lower than in London (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Kathmandu are 78.0% lower than in London
Rent Prices in Kathmandu are 93.3% lower than in London
Restaurant Prices in Kathmandu are 77.6% lower than in London
Groceries Prices in Kathmandu are 60.4% lower than in London
Local Purchasing Power in Kathmandu is 73.7% lower than in London
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Restaurants
London Edit Kathmandu Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 18.00 £
(3,017.01 N₨)
1.49 £
(250.00 N₨)
     -91.7 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 £
(13,408.95 N₨)
17.90 £
(3,000.00 N₨)
     -77.6 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 £
(1,340.90 N₨)
5.96 £
(999.00 N₨)
     -25.5 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.45 £
(1,081.10 N₨)
2.09 £
(350.00 N₨)
     -67.6 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.00 £
(838.06 N₨)
2.68 £
(450.00 N₨)
     -46.3 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.59 £
(602.33 N₨)
1.25 £
(208.70 N₨)
     -65.4 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.99 £
(333.17 N₨)
0.39 £
(65.21 N₨)
     -80.4 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.59 £
(267.32 N₨)
0.14 £
(23.85 N₨)
     -91.1 %
Markets
London Edit Kathmandu Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.95 £
(829.29 N₨)
2.55 £
(427.21 N₨)
     -48.5 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.36 £
(227.98 N₨)
0.41 £
(68.67 N₨)
     -69.9 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.90 £
(151.52 N₨)
0.30 £
(49.60 N₨)
     -67.3 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.31 £
(554.38 N₨)
1.21 £
(203.10 N₨)
     -63.4 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.42 £
(574.02 N₨)
3.01 £
(505.14 N₨)
     -12.0 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.48 £
(583.87 N₨)
1.10 £
(185.09 N₨)
     -68.3 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.56 £
(931.53 N₨)
1.99 £
(333.39 N₨)
     -64.2 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.11 £
(186.02 N₨)
0.90 £
(150.51 N₨)
     -19.1 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.56 £
(93.32 N₨)
0.39 £
(64.73 N₨)
     -30.6 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.17 £
(196.59 N₨)
0.45 £
(75.81 N₨)
     -61.4 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.51 £
(253.10 N₨)
0.25 £
(42.24 N₨)
     -83.3 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.55 £
(92.28 N₨)
0.17 £
(28.29 N₨)
     -69.3 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.55 £
(92.04 N₨)
0.22 £
(37.67 N₨)
     -59.1 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.95 £
(159.74 N₨)
0.27 £
(45.53 N₨)
     -71.5 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.28 £
(214.64 N₨)
0.20 £
(33.04 N₨)
     -84.6 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 9.00 £
(1,508.51 N₨)
4.77 £
(800.00 N₨)
     -47.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.04 £
(342.58 N₨)
1.77 £
(295.97 N₨)
     -13.6 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.43 £
(407.22 N₨)
2.64 £
(442.50 N₨)
     +8.7 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.00 £
(2,514.18 N₨)
2.39 £
(400.00 N₨)
     -84.1 %
Transportation
London Edit Kathmandu Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.80 £
(469.31 N₨)
0.18 £
(30.00 N₨)
     -93.6 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 200.00 £
(33,522.39 N₨)
7.16 £
(1,200.00 N₨)
     -96.4 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 £
(670.45 N₨)
1.79 £
(300.00 N₨)
     -55.3 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.13 £
(525.35 N₨)
1.25 £
(209.21 N₨)
     -60.2 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 £
(5,028.36 N₨)
2.98 £
(500.00 N₨)
     -90.1 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.71 £
(956.52 N₨)
3.97 £
(665.32 N₨)
     -30.4 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,280.00 £
(4,404,841.43 N₨)
25,356.19 £
(4,250,000.00 N₨)
     -3.5 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,251.33 £
(4,400,036.55 N₨)
38,052.29 £
(6,378,017.69 N₨)
     +45.0 %
Utilities (Monthly)
London Edit Kathmandu Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 280.60 £
(47,032.09 N₨)
30.40 £
(5,095.31 N₨)
     -89.2 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 14.98 £
(2,510.03 N₨)
3.98 £
(667.18 N₨)
     -73.4 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 31.76 £
(5,324.11 N₨)
8.41 £
(1,410.42 N₨)
     -73.5 %
Sports And Leisure
London Edit Kathmandu Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 47.98 £
(8,042.02 N₨)
19.86 £
(3,329.17 N₨)
     -58.6 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 13.53 £
(2,267.60 N₨)
7.95 £
(1,333.33 N₨)
     -41.2 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 £
(2,514.18 N₨)
2.68 £
(450.00 N₨)
     -82.1 %
Childcare
London Edit Kathmandu Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,829.08 £
(306,576.32 N₨)
76.07 £
(12,750.45 N₨)
     -95.8 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 20,054.76 £
(3,361,417.28 N₨)
2,539.88 £
(425,715.00 N₨)
     -87.3 %
Clothing And Shoes
London Edit Kathmandu Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 84.14 £
(14,102.68 N₨)
20.65 £
(3,460.87 N₨)
     -75.5 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 40.31 £
(6,756.49 N₨)
27.95 £
(4,684.21 N₨)
     -30.7 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 88.22 £
(14,786.46 N₨)
42.62 £
(7,142.86 N₨)
     -51.7 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 97.00 £
(16,258.36 N₨)
31.15 £
(5,220.83 N₨)
     -67.9 %
Rent Per Month
London Edit Kathmandu Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,204.17 £
(369,444.62 N₨)
163.71 £
(27,440.00 N₨)
     -92.6 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,623.50 £
(272,117.96 N₨)
95.82 £
(16,060.00 N₨)
     -94.1 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,165.38 £
(698,168.14 N₨)
291.49 £
(48,857.14 N₨)
     -93.0 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,759.76 £
(462,568.04 N₨)
170.18 £
(28,523.81 N₨)
     -93.8 %
Buy Apartment Price
London Edit Kathmandu Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,261.22 £
(211,395.42 N₨)
152.35 £
(25,535.93 N₨)
     -87.9 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 689.88 £
(115,632.77 N₨)
87.22 £
(14,619.53 N₨)
     -87.4 %
Salaries And Financing
London Edit Kathmandu Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,219.84 £
(539,683.18 N₨)
186.33 £
(31,231.81 N₨)
     -94.2 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.60 13.65      +143.8 %
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