Cost of living in Lahore, Pakistan

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨478
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨595
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨178
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨116
12 eggs, large ₨116
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨75
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨512
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨184
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨45
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨212
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨1,601
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨125
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨47
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨56,838
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨35,719
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨10,291
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨48,049
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₨23,189
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₨7,935
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ₨3,441
40” flat screen TV ₨44,211
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨11,335
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨598
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨381
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨4,301
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨5,798
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨8,178
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨6,094
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨2,470,850
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨73
Monthly ticket public transport ₨1,975
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨375
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨148
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨314
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ₨1,566
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨335
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨330
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨309
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨141
Tube of toothpaste ₨102
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨548
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨1,649
2 tickets to the movies ₨961
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨2,063
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨3,441
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨472
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨359
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨295
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB ₨57,718
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨3.14
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨5,320
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨165
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 642 prices entered by 112 different people.
Latest price update: January 22, 2018.

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