Cost of living in Karachi, Pakistan

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Latest price update: September 14, 2014.
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Food
Daily menu in the business district ₨150
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨117
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨69
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨11
12 eggs, large ₨20
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨76
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨78
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨40
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes ₨55
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨29
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨173
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨38
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨15
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨38,357
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨1,781
Internet 8MB (1 month) ₨472
40” flat screen TV ₨47,278
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt ₨1,926
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨115
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨300
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨4,062
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) ₨475
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) ₨864
1 pair of leather business shoes ₨1,478
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨832,500
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨11
Monthly ticket public transport ₨1,513
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) ₨205
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) ₨110
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨77
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨45
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨56
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨32
Tube of toothpaste ₨78
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨900
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨320
2 tickets to the movies ₨504
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨1,000
Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert ₨830
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨187
Capuccino in expat area of the city ₨41
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨67
iPod nano 16GB ₨3,499
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨19
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨1,498
1 package of Marlboro cigarretes ₨500

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