Cost of living in Rawalpindi, Pakistan

Summary of cost of living in Rawalpindi

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: ₨199,782
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: ₨85,703
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List of prices in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Current as of Aug 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨676
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) ₨747
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨277
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨112
12 eggs, large ₨133
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨72
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨344
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨163
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨41
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨322
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨1,909
2 liters of coca-cola ₨129
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨54
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area ₨59,216
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area ₨32,752
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨9,673
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area ₨43,057
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area ₨32,119
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio ₨11,549
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) ₨2,183
40” flat screen tv ₨38,123
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨13,426
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨534
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨1,809
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) ₨2,882
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) ₨4,230
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨4,968
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨5,110
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨2,252,360
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨82
Monthly ticket public transport ₨1,776
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨502
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨231
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨406
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) ₨1,234
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) ₨343
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨307
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨431
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨131
Tube of toothpaste ₨121
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨594
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨1,703
2 tickets to the movies ₨1,178
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨2,097
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨2,261
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨2,030
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨291
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨332
Ipad wi-fi 128gb ₨64,713
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨9
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨2,609
1 package of marlboro cigarettes ₨195
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 180 prices entered by 25 different people.
Latest price update: August 13, 2020

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