Cost of living in Kathmandu, Nepal

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨ 596
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨ 458
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨ 311
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨ 85
12 eggs, large ₨ 185
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨ 60
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨ 630
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨ 216
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨ 47
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨ 222
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨ 1,066
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨ 182
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨ 54
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨ 39,586
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨ 22,904
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨ 14,439
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨ 39,414
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₨ 23,337
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₨ 6,944
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ₨ 2,295
40” flat screen TV ₨ 58,314
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨ 19,658
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨ 523
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨ 363
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨ 2,728
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨ 4,326
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨ 4,839
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨ 3,937
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨ 4,310,700
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨ 104
Monthly ticket public transport ₨ 1,644
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨ 782
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨ 244
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨ 406
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ₨ 500
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨ 603
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨ 292
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨ 328
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨ 154
Tube of toothpaste ₨ 145
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨ 435
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨ 1,469
2 tickets to the movies ₨ 597
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨ 1,142
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨ 3,108
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨ 844
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨ 237
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨ 414
iPad Air 2, 64GB ₨ 84,839
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨ 3.65
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨ 2,635
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨ 211
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 896 prices entered by 103 different people.
Latest price update: September 20, 2017.

Kathmandu position in our World Ranking

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279th
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14th
out of 30

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