Cost of living in Kathmandu, Nepal

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨ 407
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨ 473
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨ 252
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨ 88
12 eggs, large ₨ 189
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨ 71
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨ 486
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨ 188
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨ 50
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨ 233
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨ 1,408
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨ 182
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨ 59
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨ 58,909
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨ 33,806
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨ 6,851
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨ 61,467
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₨ 31,545
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₨ 7,331
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ₨ 1,551
40” flat screen TV ₨ 63,023
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨ 24,328
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨ 526
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨ 373
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨ 2,987
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨ 4,078
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨ 6,295
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨ 5,041
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨ 3,867,080
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨ 104
Monthly ticket public transport ₨ 1,365
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨ 1,113
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨ 174
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨ 602
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ₨ 5,000
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨ 390
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨ 351
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨ 444
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨ 160
Tube of toothpaste ₨ 175
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨ 669
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨ 1,641
2 tickets to the movies ₨ 835
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨ 7,324
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨ 3,400
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨ 700
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨ 218
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨ 379
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB ₨ 87,380
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨ 13
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨ 3,222
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨ 405
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 899 prices entered by 135 different people.
Latest price update: August 17, 2018.

Kathmandu position in our World Ranking

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305th
out of 343
asia
19th
out of 33

Cheapest and most expensive products in Kathmandu compared to other cities:

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