Cost of living in Kathmandu, Nepal

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨ 387
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨ 400
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨ 252
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨ 86
12 eggs, large ₨ 194
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨ 74
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨ 487
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨ 189
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨ 51
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨ 216
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨ 1,361
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨ 180
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨ 61
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨ 53,791
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨ 31,498
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨ 10,566
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨ 54,177
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₨ 28,372
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₨ 5,766
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ₨ 1,807
40” flat screen TV ₨ 56,172
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨ 21,996
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨ 524
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨ 373
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨ 2,979
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨ 4,515
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨ 6,737
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨ 5,389
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨ 3,976,660
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨ 104
Monthly ticket public transport ₨ 1,442
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨ 1,034
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨ 177
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨ 607
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ₨ 5,000
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨ 275
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨ 335
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨ 392
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨ 153
Tube of toothpaste ₨ 177
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨ 462
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨ 1,523
2 tickets to the movies ₨ 704
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨ 11,851
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨ 3,140
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨ 743
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨ 255
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨ 368
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB ₨ 83,812
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨ 13
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨ 2,997
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨ 245
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 854 prices entered by 126 different people.
Latest price update: June 19, 2018.

Kathmandu position in our World Ranking

the world
299th
out of 332
asia
21st
out of 29

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the world
5th
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5th
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