Cost of living in Kathmandu, Nepal

Summary of cost of living in Kathmandu

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: ₨ 197,071
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: ₨ 73,095
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.

List of prices in Kathmandu
Current as of Aug 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨ 450
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) ₨ 593
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨ 338
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨ 90
12 eggs, large ₨ 248
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨ 71
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨ 519
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨ 264
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨ 62
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨ 283
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨ 1,554
2 liters of coca-cola ₨ 213
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨ 56
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area ₨ 40,174
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area ₨ 23,292
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨ 5,362
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area ₨ 45,392
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area ₨ 30,074
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio ₨ 5,166
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) ₨ 784
40” flat screen tv ₨ 38,261
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨ 18,868
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨ 1,009
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨ 460
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) ₨ 3,159
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) ₨ 4,060
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨ 6,494
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨ 5,181
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨ 3,793,270
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨ 128
Monthly ticket public transport ₨ 1,462
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨ 828
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨ 218
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨ 407
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) ₨ 2,137
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) ₨ 324
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨ 272
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨ 321
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨ 133
Tube of toothpaste ₨ 78
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨ 309
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨ 1,832
2 tickets to the movies ₨ 758
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨ 2,345
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨ 3,179
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨ 1,083
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨ 232
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨ 525
Ipad wi-fi 128gb ₨ 87,461
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨ 3.51
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨ 1,686
1 package of marlboro cigarettes ₨ 307
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 185 prices entered by 40 different people.
Latest price update: August 14, 2022

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