Cost of living in Rawalpindi, Pakistan

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨1,444
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨347
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨300
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨104
12 eggs, large ₨110
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨62
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨200
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨103
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨62
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨10
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨98
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨96
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨45
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨55,000
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨25,000
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨10,900
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨12,500
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area -
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₨20,000
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ₨1,630
40” flat screen TV ₨43,750
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨16,667
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨177
Hourly rate for cleaning help -
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨2,000
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨5,375
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨4,750
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨6,333
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new -
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨39
Monthly ticket public transport ₨800
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) ₨150
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨280
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ₨750
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨983
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨64
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨317
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨90
Tube of toothpaste ₨100
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city -
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨1,000
2 tickets to the movies ₨1,533
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨2,500
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨1,990
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨300
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨142
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨50
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB ₨50,000
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨3.00
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨3,000
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨93
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 43 prices entered by 8 different people.
Latest price update: October 01, 2017.

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