Cost of living in Kathmandu, Nepal

List of prices in Kathmandu, Nepal. Current as of Dec 2018.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨ 430
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨ 532
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨ 260
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨ 85
12 eggs, large ₨ 185
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨ 70
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨ 581
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨ 187
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨ 49
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨ 256
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨ 1,499
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨ 183
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨ 71
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨ 67,945
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨ 34,644
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨ 6,110
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨ 74,342
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₨ 34,937
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₨ 8,779
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ₨ 1,207
40” flat screen TV ₨ 54,529
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨ 22,177
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨ 556
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨ 399
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨ 3,191
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨ 2,700
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨ 8,153
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨ 5,388
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨ 3,875,590
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨ 110
Monthly ticket public transport ₨ 1,953
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨ 1,484
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨ 221
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨ 664
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ₨ 3,018
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨ 389
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨ 385
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨ 448
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨ 193
Tube of toothpaste ₨ 147
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨ 505
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨ 1,821
2 tickets to the movies ₨ 808
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨ 7,238
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨ 3,551
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨ 714
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨ 210
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨ 384
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB ₨ 84,467
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨ 18
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨ 3,414
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨ 331
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 844 prices entered by 142 different people.
Latest price update: December 12, 2018.

Kathmandu position in our World Ranking

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293rd
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19th
out of 33

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