Cost of living in Lahore, Pakistan

List of prices in Lahore, Pakistan. Current as of Mar 2019.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨547
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨664
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨201
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨116
12 eggs, large ₨126
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨104
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨351
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨199
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨40
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨337
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨1,888
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨121
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨53
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨57,038
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨33,029
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨8,032
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨45,373
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₨47,824
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₨8,847
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ₨3,105
40” flat screen TV ₨40,873
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨15,923
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨473
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨592
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨3,235
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨4,312
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨6,866
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨5,845
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨1,945,440
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨93
Monthly ticket public transport ₨2,930
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨468
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨198
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨971
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ₨3,791
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨348
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨336
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨329
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨139
Tube of toothpaste ₨98
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨629
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨2,080
2 tickets to the movies ₨1,211
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨4,536
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨3,485
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨580
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨424
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨296
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB ₨76,861
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨32
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨6,990
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨196
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 836 prices entered by 125 different people.
Latest price update: March 23, 2019

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