Cost of living in Karachi, Pakistan

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨348
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨527
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨225
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨99
12 eggs, large ₨111
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨58
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨400
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨138
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨36
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨240
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨1,688
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨121
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨43
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨40,982
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨25,039
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨8,965
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨36,122
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₨20,304
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₨6,200
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ₨2,782
40” flat screen TV ₨38,437
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨9,176
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨458
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨455
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨3,010
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨4,752
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨7,092
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨4,620
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨1,758,700
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨72
Monthly ticket public transport ₨1,652
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨348
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨215
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨410
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ₨718
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨427
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨279
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨303
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨124
Tube of toothpaste ₨109
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨440
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨1,641
2 tickets to the movies ₨1,081
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨1,807
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨3,483
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨345
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨328
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨463
iPod nano 16GB ₨21,767
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨3.53
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨3,915
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨180
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,520 prices entered by 115 different people.
Latest price update: July 22, 2017.

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