Cost of living in Karachi, Pakistan

Summary of cost of living in Karachi

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: ₨419,183
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: ₨191,508
  • WARNING!  These estimates are currently based on just a small amount of data. They provide a decent starting assumption, but they are not yet completely reliable.

List of prices in Karachi
Current as of Feb 2024.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨787
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) ₨1,180
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨502
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨213
12 eggs, large ₨307
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨170
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨997
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨299
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨89
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨390
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨2,460
2 liters of coca-cola ₨212
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨140
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area ₨156,513
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area ₨80,236
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨37,770
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area ₨79,996
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area ₨54,988
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio ₨20,483
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) ₨2,330
40” flat screen tv ₨72,863
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨26,669
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨1,285
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨1,645
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) ₨4,246
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) ₨9,192
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨17,554
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨9,515
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨3,604,340
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨278
Monthly ticket public transport ₨3,751
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨1,036
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨461
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨818
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) ₨3,026
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) ₨604
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨534
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨664
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨285
Tube of toothpaste ₨299
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨928
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨3,485
2 tickets to the movies ₨1,853
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨5,042
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨6,987
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨1,170
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨696
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨768
Ipad wi-fi 128gb ₨105,685
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨3.55
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨7,238
1 package of marlboro cigarettes ₨473
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 610 prices entered by 197 different people.
Latest price update: February 25, 2024

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