Cost of living in Lahore, Pakistan

Summary of cost of living in Lahore

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: ₨222,372
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: ₨98,387
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.
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List of prices in Lahore, Pakistan. Current as of May 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨795
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) ₨705
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨235
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨107
12 eggs, large ₨154
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨101
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨673
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨159
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨67
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨356
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨2,150
2 liters of coca-cola ₨149
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨78
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area ₨74,927
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area ₨37,464
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨13,380
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area ₨62,029
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area ₨34,783
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio ₨9,753
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) ₨2,879
40” flat screen tv ₨44,157
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨18,410
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨636
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨380
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) ₨2,182
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) ₨3,704
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨8,257
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨5,646
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨2,231,500
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨114
Monthly ticket public transport ₨2,146
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨561
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨185
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨599
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) ₨1,930
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) ₨469
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨354
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨418
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨172
Tube of toothpaste ₨160
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨480
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨2,197
2 tickets to the movies ₨1,387
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨3,576
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨4,492
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨623
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨464
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨466
Ipad wi-fi 128gb ₨44,650
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨9
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨3,907
1 package of marlboro cigarettes ₨274
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 359 prices entered by 90 different people.
Latest price update: May 05, 2021

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