Cost of living in Peshawar, Pakistan

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨776
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨464
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨194
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨109
12 eggs, large ₨120
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨102
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨449
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨180
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨39
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨25
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨250
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨106
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨70
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨53,808
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨34,208
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨9,024
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨41,966
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₨34,051
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₨14,040
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ₨2,722
40” flat screen TV ₨28,822
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨12,184
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨583
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨666
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨2,360
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨4,190
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨6,414
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨6,123
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨1,628,170
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨77
Monthly ticket public transport ₨3,965
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨1,020
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨203
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨441
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ₨1,500
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨621
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨301
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨357
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨177
Tube of toothpaste ₨156
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨390
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨929
2 tickets to the movies ₨997
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) -
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨2,736
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨2,531
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨299
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨65
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB ₨12,000
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨2,591
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨143
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 276 prices entered by 16 different people.
Latest price update: July 17, 2018.

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