Cost of living in Kathmandu, Nepal

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨ 579
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨ 447
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨ 278
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨ 88
12 eggs, large ₨ 188
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨ 64
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨ 578
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨ 203
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨ 49
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨ 221
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨ 966
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨ 170
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨ 52
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨ 38,834
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨ 24,203
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨ 15,789
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨ 36,138
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₨ 23,251
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₨ 7,616
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ₨ 2,145
40” flat screen TV ₨ 61,291
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨ 21,116
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨ 470
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨ 347
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨ 2,954
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨ 4,233
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨ 5,084
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨ 4,340
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨ 4,058,680
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨ 104
Monthly ticket public transport ₨ 1,526
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨ 1,197
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨ 189
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨ 566
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ₨ 526
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨ 581
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨ 338
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨ 363
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨ 203
Tube of toothpaste ₨ 169
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨ 477
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨ 1,447
2 tickets to the movies ₨ 630
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨ 1,139
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨ 3,089
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨ 1,090
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨ 251
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨ 445
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB ₨ 92,048
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨ 4.27
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨ 2,665
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨ 237
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 766 prices entered by 105 different people.
Latest price update: February 17, 2018.

Kathmandu position in our World Ranking

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