Cost of living in Kathmandu, Nepal

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨ 438
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨ 558
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨ 250
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨ 88
12 eggs, large ₨ 185
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨ 75
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨ 523
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨ 182
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨ 48
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨ 256
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨ 1,451
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨ 182
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨ 62
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨ 58,799
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨ 33,726
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 ₨ 69,413
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₨ 35,608
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₨ 8,779
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ₨ 1,342
40” flat screen TV ₨ 55,432
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨ 24,731
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨ 550
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨ 373
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨ 3,537
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨ 2,647
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨ 8,122
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨ 5,605
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 ₨ 2,406
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) ₨ 3,540
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 ₨ 812
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 ₨ 212
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 944 prices entered by 135 different people.
Latest price update: October 19, 2018.

Kathmandu position in our World Ranking

the world
298th
out of 342
asia
19th
out of 35

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

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3rd
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4th
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5th
asia
2nd
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2nd
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