Cost of living in Islamabad, Pakistan

Summary of cost of living in Islamabad

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: ₨242,207
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: ₨104,196
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.

List of prices in Islamabad
Current as of Aug 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨909
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) ₨872
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨209
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨149
12 eggs, large ₨203
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨96
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨621
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨189
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨52
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨358
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨2,684
2 liters of coca-cola ₨171
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨95
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area ₨69,110
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area ₨45,797
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨10,981
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area ₨58,150
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area ₨41,141
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio ₨8,990
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) ₨2,524
40” flat screen tv ₨44,825
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨10,418
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨824
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨647
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) ₨2,310
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) ₨5,243
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨9,125
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨7,015
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨2,499,020
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨163
Monthly ticket public transport ₨2,717
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨701
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨180
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨389
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) ₨1,929
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) ₨440
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨293
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨345
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨296
Tube of toothpaste ₨113
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨436
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨1,468
2 tickets to the movies ₨1,146
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨3,446
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨2,671
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨603
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨416
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨441
Ipad wi-fi 128gb ₨52,905
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨19
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨2,884
1 package of marlboro cigarettes ₨238
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 136 prices entered by 45 different people.
Latest price update: August 09, 2022

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