Cost of living in Rawalpindi, Pakistan

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨858
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨385
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨295
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨110
12 eggs, large ₨116
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨78
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨317
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨122
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨40
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨48
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨1,049
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨97
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨50
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨72,712
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨33,636
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨11,525
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨55,000
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₨30,000
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₨12,667
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ₨1,778
40” flat screen TV ₨36,629
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨16,081
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨533
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨3,000
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨2,816
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨5,331
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨4,527
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨5,635
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new -
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨75
Monthly ticket public transport ₨1,667
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) ₨175
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨392
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ₨1,500
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨485
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨313
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨370
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨142
Tube of toothpaste ₨130
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨800
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨2,000
2 tickets to the movies ₨1,319
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨2,150
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨2,500
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨2,650
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨258
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨275
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB ₨50,000
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨14
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨2,875
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨162
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 136 prices entered by 9 different people.
Latest price update: February 16, 2018.

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