Cost of living in Karachi, Pakistan

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Latest price update: April 17, 2014.
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Food
Daily menu in the business district ₨150
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨130
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨75
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨10
12 eggs, large ₨21
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨76
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨75
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨38
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes ₨55
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨26
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨136
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨18
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨15
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨40,843
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨1,931
Internet 8MB (1 month) ₨475
40” flat screen TV ₨47,599
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt ₨2,188
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨114
Hourly rate for cleaning help -
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨4,062
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) ₨506
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) ₨838
1 pair of leather business shoes ₨1,548
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨1,016,670
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨11
Monthly ticket public transport ₨1,648
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) ₨216
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) ₨110
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨87
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨65
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨61
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨60
Tube of toothpaste ₨87
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 ₨579
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 ₨192
Capuccino in expat area of the city ₨39
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨67
iPod nano 16GB ₨5,020
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨19
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨1,398
1 package of Marlboro cigarretes -

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