Cost of living in Karachi, Pakistan

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨339
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨427
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨253
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨92
12 eggs, large ₨107
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨61
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨692
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨105
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨39
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨327
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨2,418
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨99
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨43
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨50,042
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨34,080
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨6,933
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨40,648
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₨28,109
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₨6,378
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ₨2,770
40” flat screen TV ₨49,159
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨11,199
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨524
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨1,560
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨4,033
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨5,663
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨8,265
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨6,339
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨1,849,520
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨68
Monthly ticket public transport ₨2,430
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨416
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨353
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨824
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ₨870
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨333
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨495
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨292
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨109
Tube of toothpaste ₨141
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨926
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨1,402
2 tickets to the movies ₨1,072
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨1,915
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨4,332
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨811
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨576
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨505
iPod nano 16GB ₨31,593
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨6
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨5,791
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨173
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 1,534 prices entered by 123 different people.
Latest price update: September 28, 2016.

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