Cost of living in Karachi, Pakistan

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨437
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨549
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨207
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨103
12 eggs, large ₨122
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨72
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨438
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨147
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨35
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨331
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨2,644
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨118
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨49
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨57,625
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨31,701
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨7,541
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨41,363
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₨22,970
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₨6,968
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ₨2,512
40” flat screen TV ₨40,646
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨10,758
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨509
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨947
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨2,563
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨4,077
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨5,862
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨5,827
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨1,994,510
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨84
Monthly ticket public transport ₨2,303
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨476
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨243
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨532
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ₨2,588
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨361
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨180
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨282
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨140
Tube of toothpaste ₨107
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨443
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨1,250
2 tickets to the movies ₨1,156
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨3,953
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨3,228
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨538
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨321
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨393
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB ₨56,664
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨51
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨4,244
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨181
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,494 prices entered by 219 different people.
Latest price update: October 16, 2018.

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