Cost of living in Pokhara, Nepal

Summary of cost of living in Pokhara

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: ₨ 190,532
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: ₨ 67,550
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List of prices in Pokhara, Nepal. Current as of Jul 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨ 515
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) ₨ 439
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨ 243
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨ 73
12 eggs, large ₨ 187
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨ 70
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨ 521
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨ 203
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨ 48
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨ 230
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨ 913
2 liters of coca-cola ₨ 177
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨ 68
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area ₨ 33,246
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area ₨ 20,000
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨ 3,329
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area ₨ 30,000
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area ₨ 18,000
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio -
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) ₨ 1,709
40” flat screen tv ₨ 33,027
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨ 18,241
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨ 198
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨ 500
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) ₨ 3,062
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) ₨ 2,699
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨ 3,518
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨ 3,434
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨ 4,587,460
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨ 110
Monthly ticket public transport ₨ 2,733
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨ 1,000
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨ 367
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) -
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) ₨ 367
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨ 285
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨ 287
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨ 152
Tube of toothpaste ₨ 112
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨ 282
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨ 1,743
2 tickets to the movies ₨ 579
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 ₨ 2,315
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨ 664
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨ 183
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨ 330
Ipad wi-fi 128gb ₨ 45,000
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨ 6
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨ 2,286
1 package of marlboro cigarettes ₨ 227
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 65 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: July 03, 2020

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