Cost of living in Peshawar, Pakistan

Summary of cost of living in Peshawar

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: ₨172,317
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: ₨73,461
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.
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List of prices in Peshawar, Pakistan. Current as of Aug 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨681
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) ₨459
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨176
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨109
12 eggs, large ₨119
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨69
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨436
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨164
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨39
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨25
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨250
2 liters of coca-cola ₨112
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨66
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area ₨43,196
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area ₨32,833
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨9,976
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area ₨28,496
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area ₨34,051
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio ₨14,310
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) ₨2,220
40” flat screen tv ₨30,206
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨12,436
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨583
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨666
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) ₨2,377
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) ₨4,190
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨7,245
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨6,123
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨1,325,810
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨80
Monthly ticket public transport ₨3,700
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨949
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨173
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨441
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) ₨1,311
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) ₨621
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨301
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨338
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨177
Tube of toothpaste ₨156
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨335
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨929
2 tickets to the movies ₨997
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) -
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨2,736
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨2,531
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨299
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨283
Ipad wi-fi 128gb ₨12,000
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨2,591
1 package of marlboro cigarettes ₨132
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 37 prices entered by 8 different people.
Latest price update: August 13, 2020

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