Cost of living in Karachi, Pakistan

Summary of cost of living in Karachi

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: ₨367,406
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: ₨140,064
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.

List of prices in Karachi
Current as of Sep 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨692
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) ₨778
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨358
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨176
12 eggs, large ₨238
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨203
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨1,223
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨223
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨89
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨384
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨1,768
2 liters of coca-cola ₨174
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨110
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area ₨82,293
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area ₨46,334
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨21,822
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area ₨67,755
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area ₨73,532
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio ₨17,154
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) ₨2,172
40” flat screen tv ₨59,814
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨26,964
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨985
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨947
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) ₨4,278
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) ₨5,729
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨8,818
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨8,021
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨4,489,800
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨229
Monthly ticket public transport ₨8,521
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨1,538
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨882
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨613
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) ₨1,686
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) ₨1,065
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨394
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨848
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨285
Tube of toothpaste ₨334
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨786
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨2,589
2 tickets to the movies ₨1,790
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨2,972
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨8,837
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨2,678
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨1,170
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨2,564
Ipad wi-fi 128gb ₨107,367
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨12
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨10,321
1 package of marlboro cigarettes ₨794
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 661 prices entered by 132 different people.
Latest price update: September 27, 2022

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