Cost of living in Islamabad, Pakistan

List of prices in Islamabad, Pakistan. Current as of Mar 2019.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨934
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨646
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨233
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨122
12 eggs, large ₨119
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨91
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨495
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨151
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨46
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨310
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨2,294
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨115
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨74
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨66,938
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨43,140
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨9,204
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨58,030
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₨38,714
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₨6,852
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ₨2,186
40” flat screen TV ₨35,858
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨10,163
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨466
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨581
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨2,458
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨4,391
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨7,896
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨6,279
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨1,937,090
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨96
Monthly ticket public transport ₨2,262
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨618
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨168
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨414
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ₨2,176
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨473
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨272
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨415
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨147
Tube of toothpaste ₨115
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨602
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨1,345
2 tickets to the movies ₨1,180
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨4,093
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨3,150
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨495
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨421
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨479
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB ₨55,007
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨123
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨6,081
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨154
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 982 prices entered by 80 different people.
Latest price update: March 25, 2019

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