Cost of Living in Kathmandu

Cost of living in Kathmandu is 70.17% lower than in New York, NY Info
Our estimator (with default settings) estimate monthly expenses for a single person at 316.00$ (33,647.31N₨) and for four person family at 1,073.17$ (114,270.97N₨) (without rent).
Restaurants [Edit] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 150.00 N₨ 120.00-350.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 750.00 N₨ 500.00-1,500.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 600.00 N₨ 400.00-800.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 180.00 N₨ 140.00-250.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 275.00 N₨ 200.00-400.00
Cappuccino (regular) 100.50 N₨ 80.00-125.00
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 32.22 N₨ 25.00-40.00
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 23.33 N₨ 15.00-30.00
Markets [Edit] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 248.46 N₨ 189.27-264.98
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 39.17 N₨ 31.75-54.43
Rice (white), (1 lb) 34.23 N₨ 27.22-40.82
Eggs (12) 127.09 N₨ 120.00-144.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 409.93 N₨ 249.48-453.59
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 183.93 N₨ 136.08-226.80
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 154.98 N₨ 113.40-226.80
Apples (1 lb) 92.53 N₨ 68.04-113.40
Banana (1 lb) 43.09 N₨ 38.56-45.36
Oranges (1 lb) 46.21 N₨ 38.56-58.97
Tomato (1 lb) 28.92 N₨ 22.68-36.29
Potato (1 lb) 19.16 N₨ 15.88-22.68
Onion (1 lb) 31.75 N₨ 22.68-40.82
Lettuce (1 head) 25.50 N₨ 15.00-40.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 30.56 N₨ 25.00-35.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 700.00 N₨ 540.00-800.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 168.33 N₨ 140.00-300.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 312.50 N₨ 200.00-450.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 135.00 N₨ 105.00-190.00
Transportation [Edit] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 20.00 N₨ 16.00-20.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 950.00 N₨ 900.00-1,000.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 150.00 N₨ 45.00-200.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 80.47 N₨ 48.28-100.00
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 200.00 N₨ 150.00-250.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 419.28 N₨ 408.82-450.46
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 3,000,000.00 N₨ 2,500,000.00-3,300,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 4,523.81 N₨ 2,500.00-5,666.67
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 2.11 N₨ 2.00-2.50
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 6,055.56 N₨ 2,000.00-14,000.00
Sports And Leisure [Edit] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 2,625.00 N₨ 1,500.00-4,500.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 530.00 N₨ 500.00-600.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 340.00 N₨ 250.00-450.00
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 1,790.62 N₨ 1,000.00-2,500.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 2,528.57 N₨ 1,800.00-3,500.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 3,400.00 N₨ 2,500.00-5,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 2,793.75 N₨ 2,000.00-4,000.00
Rent Per Month [Edit] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 12,611.11 N₨ 8,000.00-15,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 7,111.11 N₨ 5,000.00-10,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 28,888.89 N₨ 15,000.00-40,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 15,600.00 N₨ 7,000.00-25,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 13,006.32 N₨ 7,432.18-18,580.45
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 4,645.11 N₨ 4,087.70-5,202.53
Salaries And Financing [Edit] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 15,625.00 N₨ 15,000.00-20,000.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 9.75 8.00-12.00

Prices in Kathmandu, Nepal

These data are based on 666 entries in the past 18 months from 72 different contributors.
Last update: November, 2015
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7 Comments so far
#ganesh on Sep 25, 2015 :
Kathmandu is way over priced... RS 5650 for gym? Crazy place for a poor country..

No control over wonder the whole country is the most corrupt in the world.
#katja on Dec 21, 2014 :
You can have a decent, big room with private bathroom right in the middle of Kathmandu (by Durbar Square/New Road) for just $95 a month this year. That's only 9,600 rupees, a lot less expensive than you mention.
#Suvesh Sharma on Jul 24, 2014 :
Average monthly salary is not enough to survive in Kathmandu. I'm working in abroad and sending money Nrs. 50000 is not enough for small family and mother. Even I have my own home no need to pay a rent. Everything being expensive including education and medical.
My family was here with me for past four months it was cheaper than keeping them in Nepal.
#manisha on Jul 24, 2014 :
Yes pratik is write. I lived here for 6 months. 3bhk apartment in Nepal,lalitpur, is 35000 npr excluding electricity nd water bill. Electricity nd other charges of building total was6000 npr.also zim per month fee was 5650 npr in flex fitness club .
#A Summers on Jun 16, 2014 :
The Kathmandu Valley is an excellent place to live. It's safe and really cheap to live here. For retired women you can live here in a western style group home for under $700 a month with plenty of spending money. A private car and driver, food prepared for you, a private room with bath, etc. and you will have a great time. If you need one root canal it will pay for your air fare with the savings. You can contact me or check it out by doing a search for Ye Ole Bitches Retreat Center in Changunarayan. You could also do it by yourself for around $1,000, but you'd have to ride the public bus, which means you'd probably end up living in Kathmandu City-very polluted. It's better to live a little higher up.
#Pratik on Jan 12, 2014 :
I don't think the apartment rate is correct. A three bed room apartment near the city center cost at least Rs.30,000 (excluding electricity and other costs).
#Ayan on Dec 27, 2013 :
This is the best place to live

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