Cost of living in Kathmandu, Nepal

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨ 370
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨ 380
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨ 246
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨ 87
12 eggs, large ₨ 195
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨ 76
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨ 477
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨ 186
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨ 53
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨ 213
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨ 1,280
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨ 170
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨ 67
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨ 58,469
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨ 32,892
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨ 13,947
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨ 50,690
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₨ 25,882
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₨ 3,008
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ₨ 2,009
40” flat screen TV ₨ 60,613
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨ 21,294
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨ 524
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨ 373
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨ 2,680
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨ 4,717
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨ 5,574
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨ 4,367
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨ 4,158,470
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨ 103
Monthly ticket public transport ₨ 1,501
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨ 1,198
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨ 177
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨ 577
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) -
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨ 275
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨ 342
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨ 392
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨ 165
Tube of toothpaste ₨ 177
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨ 595
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨ 1,471
2 tickets to the movies ₨ 677
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨ 11,851
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨ 2,953
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨ 806
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨ 252
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨ 400
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB ₨ 83,812
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨ 75
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨ 2,746
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨ 238
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 772 prices entered by 107 different people.
Latest price update: April 20, 2018.

Kathmandu position in our World Ranking

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18th
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