Cost of living in Kathmandu, Nepal

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨ 572
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨ 507
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨ 310
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨ 82
12 eggs, large ₨ 178
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨ 65
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨ 663
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨ 206
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨ 47
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨ 231
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨ 949
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨ 175
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨ 54
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨ 36,246
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨ 21,845
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨ 13,557
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨ 36,166
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₨ 23,301
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₨ 7,075
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ₨ 2,334
40” flat screen TV ₨ 57,625
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨ 19,694
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨ 493
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨ 375
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨ 2,806
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨ 4,518
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨ 4,579
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨ 3,739
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨ 4,152,040
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨ 105
Monthly ticket public transport ₨ 1,644
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨ 708
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨ 244
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨ 369
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ₨ 573
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨ 603
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨ 344
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨ 318
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨ 145
Tube of toothpaste ₨ 136
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨ 346
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨ 1,474
2 tickets to the movies ₨ 596
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨ 1,378
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨ 3,058
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨ 768
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨ 222
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨ 403
iPod nano 16GB ₨ 17,663
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨ 3.84
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨ 2,469
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨ 217
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 798 prices entered by 93 different people.
Latest price update: July 24, 2017.

Kathmandu position in our World Ranking

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258th
out of 289
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15th
out of 29

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