Cost of living in Lahore, Pakistan

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨574
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨611
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨192
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨114
12 eggs, large ₨117
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨104
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨494
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨167
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨44
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨239
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨1,682
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨122
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨52
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨59,137
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨40,387
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨8,951
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨42,884
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₨22,613
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₨8,644
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ₨3,434
40” flat screen TV ₨43,331
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨9,827
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨666
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨800
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨3,767
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨4,129
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨7,339
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨7,212
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨2,162,370
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨78
Monthly ticket public transport ₨2,948
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨425
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨154
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨485
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ₨1,700
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨403
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨287
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨342
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨141
Tube of toothpaste ₨103
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨676
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨1,837
2 tickets to the movies ₨1,050
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨3,166
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨3,115
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨485
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨414
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨305
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB ₨57,630
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨9
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨6,312
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨179
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 922 prices entered by 124 different people.
Latest price update: June 25, 2018.

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