Cost of living in Lahore, Pakistan

Summary of cost of living in Lahore

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: ₨210,079
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: ₨91,171
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.
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List of prices in Lahore, Pakistan. Current as of Feb 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨629
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) ₨715
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨222
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨115
12 eggs, large ₨128
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨107
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨665
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨202
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨45
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨417
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨2,738
2 liters of coca-cola ₨120
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨52
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area ₨64,844
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area ₨36,338
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨13,634
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area ₨59,819
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area ₨38,118
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio ₨9,642
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) ₨2,816
40” flat screen tv ₨44,141
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨15,516
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨655
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨425
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) ₨2,226
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) ₨2,666
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨6,448
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨6,102
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨1,851,310
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨113
Monthly ticket public transport ₨2,340
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨445
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨259
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨654
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) ₨3,074
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) ₨347
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨352
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨313
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨178
Tube of toothpaste ₨152
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨494
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨1,990
2 tickets to the movies ₨1,192
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨3,562
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨4,426
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨602
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨409
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨381
Ipad wi-fi 128gb ₨49,869
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨10
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨4,297
1 package of marlboro cigarettes ₨208
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 1,034 prices entered by 134 different people.
Latest price update: February 26, 2020

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