Cost of Living Comparison Between London and Kathmandu 

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in Kathmandu are 63.2% lower than in London (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Kathmandu are 76.1% lower than in London
Rent Prices in Kathmandu are 92.0% lower than in London
Restaurant Prices in Kathmandu are 71.8% lower than in London
Groceries Prices in Kathmandu are 54.5% lower than in London
Local Purchasing Power in Kathmandu is 77.5% lower than in London
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Restaurants
London Edit Kathmandu Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 £
(2,395.25 N₨)
2.19 £
(350.00 N₨)
     -85.4 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 70.00 £
(11,177.85 N₨)
18.79 £
(3,000.00 N₨)
     -73.2 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.00 £
(1,117.78 N₨)
6.26 £
(1,000.00 N₨)
     -10.5 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 £
(958.10 N₨)
2.07 £
(330.00 N₨)
     -65.6 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.00 £
(798.42 N₨)
2.50 £
(400.00 N₨)
     -49.9 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.44 £
(549.86 N₨)
1.27 £
(202.04 N₨)
     -63.3 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.78 £
(283.56 N₨)
0.38 £
(61.44 N₨)
     -78.3 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.37 £
(218.68 N₨)
0.15 £
(24.15 N₨)
     -89.0 %
Markets
London Edit Kathmandu Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.37 £
(698.27 N₨)
2.42 £
(386.94 N₨)
     -44.6 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.02 £
(163.17 N₨)
0.38 £
(61.47 N₨)
     -62.3 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.83 £
(133.12 N₨)
0.31 £
(50.02 N₨)
     -62.4 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.56 £
(408.42 N₨)
1.27 £
(203.42 N₨)
     -50.2 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.87 £
(457.71 N₨)
2.98 £
(476.27 N₨)
     +4.1 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.09 £
(492.97 N₨)
1.21 £
(193.08 N₨)
     -60.8 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.80 £
(767.22 N₨)
1.47 £
(234.67 N₨)
     -69.4 %
Apples (1 lb) 0.94 £
(150.27 N₨)
0.84 £
(133.37 N₨)
     -11.2 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.57 £
(91.12 N₨)
0.37 £
(58.53 N₨)
     -35.8 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.90 £
(144.22 N₨)
0.49 £
(77.94 N₨)
     -46.0 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.12 £
(179.15 N₨)
0.25 £
(40.49 N₨)
     -77.4 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.49 £
(78.32 N₨)
0.19 £
(29.64 N₨)
     -62.2 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.52 £
(82.48 N₨)
0.23 £
(37.02 N₨)
     -55.1 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.87 £
(138.22 N₨)
0.26 £
(41.18 N₨)
     -70.2 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.15 £
(184.34 N₨)
0.20 £
(32.67 N₨)
     -82.3 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 9.00 £
(1,437.15 N₨)
6.26 £
(1,000.00 N₨)
     -30.4 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.02 £
(322.60 N₨)
1.82 £
(290.30 N₨)
     -10.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.48 £
(396.26 N₨)
2.64 £
(421.04 N₨)
     +6.3 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 13.00 £
(2,075.89 N₨)
2.50 £
(400.00 N₨)
     -80.7 %
Transportation
London Edit Kathmandu Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.60 £
(415.18 N₨)
0.16 £
(25.00 N₨)
     -94.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 156.00 £
(24,910.63 N₨)
6.42 £
(1,025.00 N₨)
     -95.9 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 £
(638.73 N₨)
1.57 £
(250.00 N₨)
     -60.9 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.74 £
(436.88 N₨)
1.01 £
(160.93 N₨)
     -63.2 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 28.80 £
(4,598.89 N₨)
3.13 £
(500.00 N₨)
     -89.1 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.75 £
(1,077.18 N₨)
3.80 £
(606.29 N₨)
     -43.7 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 £
(3,992,088.76 N₨)
25,049.54 £
(4,000,000.00 N₨)
     +0.2 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,485.25 £
(3,909,891.66 N₨)
39,260.34 £
(6,269,230.77 N₨)
     +60.3 %
Utilities (Monthly)
London Edit Kathmandu Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 268.41 £
(42,861.13 N₨)
23.72 £
(3,787.50 N₨)
     -91.2 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.12 £
(18.80 N₨)
0.01 £
(2.15 N₨)
     -88.5 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 28.96 £
(4,625.10 N₨)
9.97 £
(1,592.69 N₨)
     -65.6 %
Sports And Leisure
London Edit Kathmandu Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 42.98 £
(6,863.48 N₨)
23.31 £
(3,722.73 N₨)
     -45.8 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 11.76 £
(1,878.14 N₨)
6.55 £
(1,046.15 N₨)
     -44.3 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 £
(1,916.20 N₨)
3.13 £
(500.00 N₨)
     -73.9 %
Childcare
London Edit Kathmandu Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,533.49 £
(244,873.25 N₨)
69.46 £
(11,091.36 N₨)
     -95.5 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 17,933.33 £
(2,863,658.34 N₨)
2,541.80 £
(405,882.94 N₨)
     -85.8 %
Clothing And Shoes
London Edit Kathmandu Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 74.96 £
(11,969.32 N₨)
20.07 £
(3,204.55 N₨)
     -73.2 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 33.92 £
(5,416.92 N₨)
26.86 £
(4,289.47 N₨)
     -20.8 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 72.78 £
(11,620.97 N₨)
40.85 £
(6,522.73 N₨)
     -43.9 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 91.69 £
(14,640.70 N₨)
35.30 £
(5,636.36 N₨)
     -61.5 %
Rent Per Month
London Edit Kathmandu Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,035.71 £
(325,068.91 N₨)
150.30 £
(24,000.00 N₨)
     -92.6 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,453.53 £
(232,104.10 N₨)
96.22 £
(15,365.38 N₨)
     -93.4 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,618.22 £
(577,770.22 N₨)
324.68 £
(51,846.15 N₨)
     -91.0 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,455.55 £
(392,111.22 N₨)
190.63 £
(30,440.00 N₨)
     -92.2 %
Buy Apartment Price
London Edit Kathmandu Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,117.17 £
(178,393.58 N₨)
143.64 £
(22,936.83 N₨)
     -87.1 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 681.98 £
(108,901.24 N₨)
70.44 £
(11,248.44 N₨)
     -89.7 %
Salaries And Financing
London Edit Kathmandu Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,048.52 £
(486,798.52 N₨)
164.07 £
(26,200.00 N₨)
     -94.6 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.58 12.49      +249.3 %
Last update: February 2023February 2023
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