Cost of living in Lahore, Pakistan

List of prices in Lahore, Pakistan. Current as of Aug 2019.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨703
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨721
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨198
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨103
12 eggs, large ₨119
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨146
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨551
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨181
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨47
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨435
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨1,613
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨124
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨57
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨60,369
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨38,313
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨8,453
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨44,909
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₨25,044
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₨9,193
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ₨2,870
40” flat screen TV ₨40,993
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨13,613
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨436
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨430
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨2,533
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨4,070
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨6,658
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨6,002
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨1,837,670
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨98
Monthly ticket public transport ₨3,625
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨379
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨325
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨875
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ₨3,811
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨348
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨317
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨331
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨178
Tube of toothpaste ₨104
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨631
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨1,953
2 tickets to the movies ₨1,102
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨4,670
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨4,165
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨580
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨448
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨296
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB ₨76,861
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨50
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨5,595
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨204
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 680 prices entered by 122 different people.
Latest price update: August 23, 2019

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