Cost of living in Karachi, Pakistan

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨421
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨553
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨223
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨99
12 eggs, large ₨121
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨78
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨523
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨150
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨34
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨324
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨2,108
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨121
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨52
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨60,957
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨33,470
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨8,400
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨43,143
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₨29,741
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₨6,802
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ₨2,605
40” flat screen TV ₨39,901
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨11,250
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨568
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨1,309
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨2,568
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨5,337
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨6,695
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨5,776
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨1,869,600
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨82
Monthly ticket public transport ₨2,382
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) ₨237
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨495
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ₨2,503
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨361
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨174
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨311
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨133
Tube of toothpaste ₨108
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨412
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨1,299
2 tickets to the movies ₨1,204
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨5,822
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨3,415
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨538
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨305
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨394
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 ₨3,262
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨184
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,637 prices entered by 213 different people.
Latest price update: August 15, 2018.

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