Cost of living in Karachi, Pakistan

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Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district ₨240
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨128
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨51
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨11
12 eggs, large ₨17
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨76
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨73
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨36
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 ₨380
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨33
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨15
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨31,000
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨1,417
Internet 8MB (1 month) ₨644
40” flat screen TV ₨39,873
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt ₨1,827
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨405
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨300
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨3,407
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) ₨538
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) ₨1,012
1 pair of leather business shoes ₨1,398
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨700,797
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨10
Monthly ticket public transport ₨1,551
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) ₨110
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨71
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨43
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨46
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨28
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 ₨455
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨1,000
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant including wine and dessert ₨779
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨221
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨43
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨84
iPod nano 16GB ₨2,109
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨16
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨1,402
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨500
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 2,292 prices entered by 259 different people.
Latest price update: April 30, 2015.

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