Cost of living in Kathmandu, Nepal

Summary of cost of living in Kathmandu

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: ₨ 214,215
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: ₨ 81,535
  • 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 Kathmandu
Current as of Mar 2024.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨ 386
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) ₨ 545
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨ 295
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨ 98
12 eggs, large ₨ 183
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨ 80
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨ 472
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨ 265
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨ 54
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨ 249
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨ 1,232
2 liters of coca-cola ₨ 274
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨ 57
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area ₨ 47,497
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area ₨ 30,385
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨ 5,919
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area ₨ 36,025
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area ₨ 24,766
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio ₨ 3,706
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) ₨ 1,223
40” flat screen tv ₨ 38,091
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨ 17,146
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨ 1,439
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨ 459
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) ₨ 3,096
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) ₨ 4,941
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨ 7,317
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨ 6,218
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨ 4,344,080
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨ 139
Monthly ticket public transport ₨ 1,405
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨ 808
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨ 150
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨ 670
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) ₨ 2,135
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) ₨ 231
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨ 277
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨ 353
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨ 129
Tube of toothpaste ₨ 98
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨ 541
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨ 1,874
2 tickets to the movies ₨ 769
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨ 5,431
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨ 3,033
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨ 1,060
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨ 296
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨ 482
Ipad wi-fi 128gb ₨ 86,365
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨ 3.08
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨ 2,414
1 package of marlboro cigarettes ₨ 364
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 179 prices entered by 63 different people.
Latest price update: March 01, 2024

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