Cost of living in Kathmandu, Nepal

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨ 484
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨ 482
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨ 285
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨ 79
12 eggs, large ₨ 202
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨ 68
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨ 523
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨ 191
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨ 53
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨ 232
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨ 1,162
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨ 184
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨ 63
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨ 37,236
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨ 24,643
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨ 3,967
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨ 33,966
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₨ 22,755
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₨ 7,207
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ₨ 2,517
40” flat screen TV ₨ 58,740
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨ 14,243
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨ 455
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨ 370
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨ 3,706
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨ 3,559
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨ 5,079
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨ 5,268
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨ 5,025,870
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨ 101
Monthly ticket public transport ₨ 1,338
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨ 727
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨ 268
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨ 440
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ₨ 530
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨ 603
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨ 340
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨ 300
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨ 161
Tube of toothpaste ₨ 130
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨ 309
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨ 1,312
2 tickets to the movies ₨ 634
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨ 1,285
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨ 3,745
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨ 890
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨ 190
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨ 433
iPod nano 16GB ₨ 16,339
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨ 3.62
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨ 3,546
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨ 242
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 784 prices entered by 84 different people.
Latest price update: February 21, 2017.

Kathmandu position in our World Ranking

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15th
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