Cost of living in Karachi, Pakistan

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨357
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨567
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨241
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨102
12 eggs, large ₨110
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨55
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨333
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨142
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨35
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨225
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨1,484
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨119
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨42
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨40,198
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨26,270
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨9,206
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨49,094
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₨28,187
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₨6,593
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ₨2,680
40” flat screen TV ₨38,523
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨9,678
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨490
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨455
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨2,979
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨4,812
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨7,324
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨4,159
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨1,745,630
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨72
Monthly ticket public transport ₨1,936
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨393
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨203
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨322
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ₨744
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨382
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨254
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨351
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨126
Tube of toothpaste ₨112
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨347
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨1,850
2 tickets to the movies ₨1,192
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨1,909
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨3,438
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨463
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨312
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨472
iPad Air 2, 64GB ₨61,270
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨3.49
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨3,547
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨185
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,423 prices entered by 111 different people.
Latest price update: September 19, 2017.

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