Cost of living in Faisalabad, Pakistan

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨536
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨543
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨132
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨95
12 eggs, large ₨133
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨91
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨936
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨191
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨59
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨219
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨3,544
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨126
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨47
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨50,579
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨21,453
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨7,573
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨28,000
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₨28,549
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₨5,623
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ₨2,257
40” flat screen TV ₨37,218
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨16,710
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨661
Hourly rate for cleaning help -
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨5,290
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨5,366
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨7,033
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨7,380
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨2,233,320
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨53
Monthly ticket public transport ₨1,814
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨600
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨114
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨305
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ₨500
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨759
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨341
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨567
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨144
Tube of toothpaste ₨188
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨513
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨2,256
2 tickets to the movies ₨1,295
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨10,658
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨5,788
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨1,342
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨458
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨131
iPad Air 2, 64GB ₨10,690
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨10
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨4,886
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨189
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 147 prices entered by 10 different people.
Latest price update: September 19, 2017.

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