Cost of living in Lahore, Pakistan

Summary of cost of living in Lahore

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: ₨208,417
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: ₨91,431
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List of prices in Lahore, Pakistan. Current as of Jul 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨599
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) ₨687
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨202
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨112
12 eggs, large ₨128
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨87
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨720
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨189
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨47
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨407
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨2,361
2 liters of coca-cola ₨123
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨50
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area ₨65,275
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area ₨36,957
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨14,487
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area ₨64,501
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area ₨37,691
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio ₨10,416
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) ₨2,972
40” flat screen tv ₨43,951
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨16,730
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨741
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨406
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) ₨2,228
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) ₨3,214
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨6,482
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨5,951
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨1,983,310
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨114
Monthly ticket public transport ₨2,267
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨496
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨282
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨377
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) ₨3,223
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) ₨390
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨347
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨312
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨210
Tube of toothpaste ₨152
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨573
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨2,124
2 tickets to the movies ₨1,259
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨3,562
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨4,602
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨646
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨439
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨388
Ipad wi-fi 128gb ₨43,370
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨2.69
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨3,690
1 package of marlboro cigarettes ₨234
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 935 prices entered by 137 different people.
Latest price update: July 03, 2020

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