Cost of living in Pokhara, Nepal

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨ 660
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨ 488
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨ 247
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨ 71
12 eggs, large ₨ 180
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨ 63
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨ 525
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨ 202
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨ 48
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨ 210
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨ 870
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨ 174
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨ 70
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨ 36,250
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 ₨ 3,667
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) ₨ 2,000
40” flat screen TV ₨ 36,667
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨ 16,000
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨ 200
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨ 500
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨ 4,000
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨ 2,833
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨ 3,833
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨ 3,833
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨ 3,500,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨ 109
Monthly ticket public transport ₨ 4,000
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) -
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) -
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) -
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨ 238
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨ 275
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨ 175
Tube of toothpaste ₨ 140
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨ 300
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨ 1,875
2 tickets to the movies ₨ 700
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 ₨ 2,333
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨ 400
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨ 225
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨ 300
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB ₨ 45,000
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨ 2,333
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨ 183
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 78 prices entered by 6 different people.
Latest price update: May 22, 2018.

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