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Cost of Living in Lahore, Pakistan

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Consumer Price Index (Excl.Rent): 28.68
Rent Index: 5.14
Groceries Index: 26.45
Restaurants Index: 22.89
Consumer Price Plus Rent Index: 17.19
Local Purchasing Power: 50.07

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Restaurants [Edit] Avg.
Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 200.00 Rs.
150.00
300.00
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 1,000.00 Rs.
1,000.00
1,600.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 500.00 Rs.
450.00
600.00
Domestic Non-Alcoholic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 250.00 Rs.
200.00
375.00
Imported Non-Alcoholic Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 500.00 Rs.
400.00
600.00
Cappuccino (regular) 155.36 Rs.
100.00
250.00
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 34.00 Rs.
25.00
40.00
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 23.39 Rs.
20.00
25.00
Markets [Edit] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 77.85 Rs.
70.00
90.00
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 58.93 Rs.
45.00
70.00
Rice (white), (1kg) 137.14 Rs.
120.00
150.00
Eggs (12) 101.59 Rs.
86.00
120.00
Local Cheese (1kg) 408.33 Rs.
300.00
500.00
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 253.06 Rs.
200.00
340.00
Apples (1kg) 135.67 Rs.
100.00
190.00
Oranges (1kg) 61.75 Rs.
45.00
100.00
Tomato (1kg) 64.23 Rs.
50.00
80.00
Potato (1kg) 47.50 Rs.
30.00
80.00
Lettuce (1 head) 37.86 Rs.
20.00
60.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 45.29 Rs.
40.00
50.00
Bottle of Non-Alcoholic Wine (Mid-Range) 1,350.00 Rs.
1,000.00
1,500.00
Domestic Non-Alcoholic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 240.00 Rs.
180.00
300.00
Imported Non-Alcoholic Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 529.17 Rs.
400.00
675.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 120.00 Rs.
100.00
125.00
Transportation [Edit] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 20.00 Rs.
20.00
25.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 1,100.00 Rs.
800.00
1,500.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 200.00 Rs.
200.00
250.00
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 30.00 Rs.
20.00
50.00
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 200.00 Rs.
200.00
300.00
Gasoline (1 liter) 87.60 Rs.
78.70
106.00
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,500,000.00 Rs.
1,500,000.00
1,600,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 8,472.52 Rs.
7,000.00
10,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 2.00 Rs.
1.50
2.50
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 2,376.85 Rs.
2,000.00
3,000.00
Sports And Leisure [Edit] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 2,055.56 Rs.
1,500.00
2,500.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 791.67 Rs.
500.00
1,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 500.00 Rs.
400.00
500.00
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 2,580.00 Rs.
2,000.00
3,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 3,450.00 Rs.
2,500.00
4,500.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes 5,000.00 Rs.
3,500.00
6,500.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 3,843.33 Rs.
2,500.00
5,000.00
Rent Per Month [Edit] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 13,875.00 Rs.
10,000.00
20,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 9,200.00 Rs.
6,000.00
15,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 25,200.00 Rs.
20,000.00
35,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 23,583.33 Rs.
16,000.00
30,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] Avg.
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 97,164.41 Rs.
91,493.24
100,000.00
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 89,145.87 Rs.
80,000.00
100,000.00
Salaries And Financing [Edit] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 28,500.00 Rs.
25,000.00
38,000.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 12.56
8.00
16.00

These data are based on 1070 entries in the past 18 months from 97 different contributors.

Last update: April, 2015

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10 Comments so far

#Anonymous on Apr 01, 2015 :
Can anyone post here everything price in Pakistan?like grocery oil,suger,etc and also prices of normal restaurants lunch,dinner thanks
#neelam on Feb 22, 2015 :
Lahore is nice I am in gulberg our servant does not have a car lol.
#ejaz on Jan 25, 2015 :
Always love to your country .its not a good idea to leave the country for security. Have courage. More than 18 million people are living in this country .
##Nadeem Zafar on Nov 01, 2014 :
but friends here in pakistan mostly peoples have a 12000 to 25000 salary and if he have rent house and family responsibility then how they manage. if abroad things are expensive then there are many other facilities are available from government but Pakistani government is bullshit they always just full there pockets and run in other countries to live for politically living no any person is wellwisher of pakistan. from start to now every person is just eating and cheating. I see many peoples here near me they sleep with empty stomach without eat anything 00923008798272 its my number if you want to see these peoples just contact to me and then I will show you where and how life is destroying in front of our eyes
#Zeeshan on Aug 18, 2014 :
If you want the good life in Pakistan that is comprable to US/Canada, you need to make atleast 3.5 to 5 lakhs rupees per month. Most do not. But even if you do, you must take into account stability factor and security situation. Really depends on what you want out of life.
#Kamran on Feb 27, 2014 :
I love to live in pakistan but due to security danger i dont feel safe in pakistan i have 5 houses in uk & well establish busines but only one thing i am concern about my family dont feel safe if provide high security were i can feel free to live i can establish my busines in pakistan
#Faiq Ahmed Wyne on Nov 26, 2013 :
PLease guide me on how to evaluate my target income according to my these indexes and family's current consumption of food, services etc.
#sam on Dec 27, 2012 :
Of course we have the best jobs and the highest salary so therefore can afford luxuries. On top of which we bring pound sterling with us and get a lot more rupees for our money.. Even my servant and her family live a luxury lifestyle and have their own car!!
#sam on Dec 27, 2012 :
Er excuse me Babar but where did you get your statistics from? I live in the uk and own 4 homes in lahore. Cost of food and living are extremely high in Pakistan in comparison to the UK. With so much corruption and no law and order how can Pakistan be the best place in the world?? Is that why so many people are fleeing to the UK?
#Babar Bajwa on Nov 03, 2012 :
still food prices nd cost of living in pakistan is much cheaper than America,Canada and other European Countries.one and only bad thing is limited job opportunities.
otherwise Pakistan is the best place to live happily in the whole world.

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