Cost of living in Karachi, Pakistan

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨364
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨550
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨236
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨98
12 eggs, large ₨112
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨59
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨445
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨136
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨35
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨246
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨931
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨121
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨46
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨45,341
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨26,737
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨8,635
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨31,973
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₨22,544
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₨6,026
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ₨2,773
40” flat screen TV ₨39,729
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨9,360
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨474
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨489
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨2,931
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨5,448
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨6,823
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨4,573
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨1,800,770
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨74
Monthly ticket public transport ₨1,526
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨340
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨220
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨280
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ₨759
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨382
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨225
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨322
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨113
Tube of toothpaste ₨112
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨374
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨1,693
2 tickets to the movies ₨1,151
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨1,943
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨3,356
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨373
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨295
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨363
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB ₨58,159
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨3.69
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨3,544
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨183
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,749 prices entered by 131 different people.
Latest price update: November 21, 2017.

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