Cost of living in Lahore, Pakistan

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨603
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨602
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨193
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨114
12 eggs, large ₨116
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨121
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨533
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨161
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨44
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨227
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨1,673
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨126
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨56
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨62,197
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨36,252
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨9,191
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨50,024
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₨23,689
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₨7,944
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ₨3,625
40” flat screen TV ₨43,339
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨10,001
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨627
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨800
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨3,850
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨4,637
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨7,528
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨6,599
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 ₨76
Monthly ticket public transport ₨2,790
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨458
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨453
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨461
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ₨1,745
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨324
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨317
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨343
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨170
Tube of toothpaste ₨84
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨741
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨1,561
2 tickets to the movies ₨1,029
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 ₨3,554
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨501
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨389
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨305
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB ₨56,620
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨17
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨6,309
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨168
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 731 prices entered by 114 different people.
Latest price update: April 25, 2018.

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