Cost of living in Karachi, Pakistan

Summary of cost of living in Karachi

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: ₨228,060
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: ₨97,507
  • WARNING!  These estimates are currently based on just a small amount of data. They provide a decent starting assumption, but they are not yet completely reliable.

List of prices in Karachi
Current as of Dec 2021.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨499
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) ₨704
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨275
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨130
12 eggs, large ₨169
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨102
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨691
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨150
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨47
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨310
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨1,690
2 liters of coca-cola ₨146
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨72
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area ₨68,581
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area ₨41,146
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨15,027
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area ₨44,544
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area ₨36,804
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio ₨8,982
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) ₨2,776
40” flat screen tv ₨50,737
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨15,665
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨671
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨843
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) ₨3,486
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) ₨5,230
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨9,213
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨7,138
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨2,518,870
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨123
Monthly ticket public transport ₨1,746
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨414
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨253
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨532
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) ₨2,028
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) ₨528
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨282
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨363
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨158
Tube of toothpaste ₨142
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨494
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨1,523
2 tickets to the movies ₨1,540
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨3,774
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨4,178
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨617
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨366
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨511
Ipad wi-fi 128gb ₨69,999
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨4.36
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨5,087
1 package of marlboro cigarettes ₨276
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 439 prices entered by 164 different people.
Latest price update: December 05, 2021

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