Cost of living in Karachi, Pakistan

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨394
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨550
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨263
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨100
12 eggs, large ₨113
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨80
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨461
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨148
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨35
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨287
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨927
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨126
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨53
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨53,279
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨30,672
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨9,336
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨41,662
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₨33,583
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₨7,076
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ₨2,580
40” flat screen TV ₨39,903
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨10,300
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨505
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨650
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨2,728
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨5,646
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨6,870
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨5,340
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨1,909,550
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨76
Monthly ticket public transport ₨2,242
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨444
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨230
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨329
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ₨1,767
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨326
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨215
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨321
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨122
Tube of toothpaste ₨110
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨365
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨1,451
2 tickets to the movies ₨1,197
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨2,514
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨3,687
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨538
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨290
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨436
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB ₨56,664
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1 month of gym membership in business district ₨3,267
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨186
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,686 prices entered by 145 different people.
Latest price update: February 24, 2018.

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