Cost of living in Lahore, Pakistan

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨430
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨593
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨179
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨115
12 eggs, large ₨116
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨69
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨489
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨182
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨45
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨227
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨1,601
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨119
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨45
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨61,437
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨35,247
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨9,873
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨58,366
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₨21,632
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₨6,264
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ₨3,236
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.) ₨572
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨519
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨4,072
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) ₨7,765
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨5,782
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨2,681,900
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) ₨277
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ₨1,551
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨335
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨317
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨314
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨141
Tube of toothpaste ₨99
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨454
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨1,553
2 tickets to the movies ₨960
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨2,183
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨3,081
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨472
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨350
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨295
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB ₨53,776
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨3.04
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨4,677
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨166
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 703 prices entered by 109 different people.
Latest price update: November 18, 2017.

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