Cost of living in Kathmandu, Nepal

List of prices in Kathmandu, Nepal. Current as of Apr 2019.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨ 475
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨ 608
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨ 271
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨ 86
12 eggs, large ₨ 179
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨ 71
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨ 550
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨ 193
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨ 51
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨ 271
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨ 1,241
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨ 186
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨ 70
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨ 78,047
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨ 37,928
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨ 5,653
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨ 87,727
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₨ 37,728
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₨ 4,046
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ₨ 1,211
40” flat screen TV ₨ 57,951
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨ 23,040
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨ 551
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨ 360
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨ 4,006
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨ 2,979
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨ 9,596
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨ 4,892
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨ 3,347,040
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨ 112
Monthly ticket public transport ₨ 1,667
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨ 1,221
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨ 203
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨ 626
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ₨ 3,847
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨ 291
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨ 466
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨ 509
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨ 200
Tube of toothpaste ₨ 154
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨ 466
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨ 1,563
2 tickets to the movies ₨ 752
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨ 5,850
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨ 4,081
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨ 1,532
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨ 232
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨ 384
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB ₨ 71,892
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨ 37
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨ 2,924
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨ 292
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 940 prices entered by 132 different people.
Latest price update: April 18, 2019

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