Cost of living in Peshawar, Pakistan

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨790
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨407
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨178
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨109
12 eggs, large ₨126
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨130
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨442
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨177
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨38
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 ₨109
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨62
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨89,681
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨40,335
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨8,756
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨33,203
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₨33,951
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₨17,242
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ₨2,911
40” flat screen TV ₨22,123
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨12,465
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨653
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨666
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨2,717
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨3,931
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨6,341
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨6,405
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨1,598,770
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨78
Monthly ticket public transport ₨3,250
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) ₨234
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨469
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ₨1,500
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) -
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨301
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨369
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨170
Tube of toothpaste ₨168
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨374
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨929
2 tickets to the movies ₨1,114
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 ₨3,179
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨160
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 225 prices entered by 15 different people.
Latest price update: April 26, 2018.

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