Cost of living in Pakistan

Summary of cost of living in Pakistan

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: ₨230,913
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: ₨97,193
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.
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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨477
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) ₨617
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨254
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨111
12 eggs, large ₨146
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨85
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨736
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨147
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨52
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨285
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨1,607
2 liters of coca-cola ₨133
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨80
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area ₨65,208
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area ₨40,675
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨11,662
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area ₨44,902
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area ₨32,659
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio ₨8,932
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) ₨2,572
40” flat screen tv ₨44,098
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨23,617
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨667
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨516
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) ₨3,054
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) ₨5,408
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨8,399
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨5,912
Transportation
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨2,463,580
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨107
Monthly ticket public transport ₨2,108
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨260
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨616
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) ₨1,831
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) ₨463
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨350
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨441
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨189
Tube of toothpaste ₨169
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨480
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨1,849
2 tickets to the movies ₨1,458
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨2,679
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨3,680
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨850
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨437
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨435
Ipad wi-fi 128gb ₨58,894
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨39
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨4,106
1 package of marlboro cigarettes ₨267

Map of Cost of Living in Pakistan

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This map shows only the top cities in Pakistan. We also have on this page a list of all the cities available in Expatistan:
List of all the cities available in Expatistan

The color of each marker corresponds with the cost of living in the city red markers show more expensive cities green ones show cheaper cities
Moving the mouse on top of a city will show its name and the Cost of Living Index of that city.

What is the Cost of Living Index? To calculate each city's Price Index value, we start by assigning a value of 100 to a central reference city (that happens to be Prague). Once the reference point has been established, the Price Index value of every other city in the database is calculated by comparing their cost of living to the cost of living in Prague.
Therefore, if a city has a Price Index of 134, that means that living there is 34% more expensive than living in Prague.

Prices recently added

  • Internet connection 300 mbps, 1 month in Peshawar costs ₨1,000 (about 7 hours ago)
  • Laundry detergent, 3 liters in Peshawar costs ₨500 (about 7 hours ago)
  • 40′ flat screen tv in Peshawar costs ₨10,000 (about 7 hours ago)
  • Internet 8 mbps, 1 month in Peshawar costs ₨2,500 (about 7 hours ago)
  • Utilities, monthly for 2 people in 85 m2 in Peshawar costs ₨8,000 (about 7 hours ago)
  • Furnished accommodation in normal area, monthly rent - 85 m2 in Peshawar costs ₨25,000 (about 7 hours ago)
  • Monthly rent - 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area in Peshawar costs ₨25,000 (about 7 hours ago)
  • 1 kg of rice in Peshawar costs ₨180 (about 7 hours ago)
  • Bread for 2 people for 1 day (250 g) in Peshawar costs ₨100 (about 7 hours ago)
  • 2 liters of coca-cola in Peshawar costs ₨175 (about 7 hours ago)