Cost of living in Karachi, Pakistan

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨350
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨540
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨198
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨94
12 eggs, large ₨115
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨61
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨528
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨138
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨37
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨257
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨1,545
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨120
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨44
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨45,017
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨28,108
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨9,956
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨37,655
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₨21,819
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₨5,638
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ₨2,872
40” flat screen TV ₨42,194
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨9,697
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨434
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨465
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨3,623
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨4,559
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨7,695
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨5,119
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨1,826,520
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨71
Monthly ticket public transport ₨1,542
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨344
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨203
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨413
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ₨814
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨468
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨257
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨316
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨113
Tube of toothpaste ₨111
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨445
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨1,429
2 tickets to the movies ₨1,086
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨1,988
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨3,932
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨575
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨311
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨445
iPod nano 16GB ₨19,578
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨3.24
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨6,732
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨163
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,356 prices entered by 108 different people.
Latest price update: May 25, 2017.

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