Cost of living in Rawalpindi, Pakistan

Summary of cost of living in Rawalpindi

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: ₨203,801
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: ₨86,287
  • WARNING!  These estimates are currently based on just a small amount of data. They provide a decent starting assumption, but they are not yet completely reliable.

List of prices in Rawalpindi
Current as of Apr 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨416
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) ₨856
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨268
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨117
12 eggs, large ₨149
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨82
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨418
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨153
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨48
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨333
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨1,842
2 liters of coca-cola ₨133
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨59
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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 ₨9,584
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area ₨42,172
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area ₨30,776
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio ₨10,571
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) ₨2,369
40” flat screen tv ₨43,967
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨13,863
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨485
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨1,809
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) ₨3,115
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) ₨4,067
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨5,133
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨5,612
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) ₨225
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨495
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) ₨1,279
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) ₨471
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨280
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨414
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨147
Tube of toothpaste ₨118
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨506
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨1,703
2 tickets to the movies ₨1,185
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 ₨65,776
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨20
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨2,609
1 package of marlboro cigarettes ₨215
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 144 prices entered by 18 different people.
Latest price update: April 11, 2021

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