Cost of Living in Karachi

Cost of Living Index (Excl.Rent): 27.92
Rent Index: 6.85
Groceries Index: 26.58
Restaurants Index: 21.71
Cost of Living Plus Rent Index: 17.63
Local Purchasing Power: 40.96
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 200.00 Rs. 200.00-300.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 1,000.00 Rs. 700.00-1,500.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 550.00 Rs. 450.00-700.00
Domestic Non-Alcoholic Beer (1 pint draught) 250.00 Rs. 250.00-400.00
Imported Non-Alcoholic Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 500.00 Rs. 350.00-750.00
Cappuccino (regular) 191.43 Rs. 120.00-300.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 42.14 Rs. 30.00-50.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 30.00 Rs. 25.00-50.00
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 324.65 Rs. 302.83-416.40
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 49.35 Rs. 40.82-72.57
Rice (white), (1 lb) 52.62 Rs. 36.29-68.04
Eggs (12) 101.38 Rs. 75.00-130.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 298.01 Rs. 181.44-453.59
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 151.44 Rs. 113.40-192.78
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 211.57 Rs. 181.44-249.48
Apples (1 lb) 63.51 Rs. 45.36-90.72
Banana (1 lb) 38.95 Rs. 27.22-54.43
Oranges (1 lb) 44.81 Rs. 27.22-54.43
Tomato (1 lb) 23.35 Rs. 13.61-36.29
Potato (1 lb) 14.09 Rs. 9.07-20.00
Onion (1 lb) 13.34 Rs. 9.07-18.14
Lettuce (1 head) 35.83 Rs. 20.00-70.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 51.81 Rs. 40.00-70.00
Bottle of Non-Alcoholic Wine (Mid-Range) 500.00 Rs. 500.00-500.00
Domestic Non-Alcoholic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 260.00 Rs. 150.00-800.00
Imported Non-Alcoholic Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 376.88 Rs. 165.00-500.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 150.00 Rs. 130.00-200.00
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 20.00 Rs. 17.00-30.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 1,000.00 Rs. 700.00-1,200.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 100.00 Rs. 80.00-160.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 40.23 Rs. 27.36-64.37
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 200.00 Rs. 100.00-350.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 266.59 Rs. 242.38-299.05
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,500,000.00 Rs. 1,000,000.00-2,000,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,882,380.95 Rs. 1,700,000.00-2,100,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 6,546.01 Rs. 3,750.00-10,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 2.38 Rs. 1.50-3.00
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 3,171.74 Rs. 1,500.00-5,000.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,395.65 Rs. 500.00-4,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 620.26 Rs. 300.00-1,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 600.00 Rs. 500.00-700.00
Childcare [ Edit ] Avg.
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 13,055.56 Rs. 6,500.00-28,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 211,800.00 Rs. 120,000.00-429,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 2,892.59 Rs. 1,400.00-5,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 4,166.67 Rs. 3,000.00-5,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 6,428.57 Rs. 5,000.00-8,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 4,620.00 Rs. 2,700.00-6,500.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 20,058.82 Rs. 10,000.00-30,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 10,647.06 Rs. 8,000.00-15,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 44,000.00 Rs. 25,000.00-60,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 27,294.12 Rs. 15,000.00-40,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 7,439.78 Rs. 5,999.95-9,290.23
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 4,324.36 Rs. 2,999.98-7,432.18
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 32,500.00 Rs.
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 12.12 8.00-18.00

Prices in Karachi, Pakistan

These data are based on 1662 entries in the past 18 months from 158 different contributors.
Last update: April, 2017
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Cost of living in Karachi is 72.08% lower than in New York (Info)Our estimator (with default settings) estimate monthly expenses for a single person at 325.85$ (34,075.77Rs.) and for four person family at 1,106.82$ (115,744.46Rs.) (without rent).
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29 Comments so far

#Anas on Jan 10, 2017 :
Well I eat my lunch in 50 rs which is not that expensive :)
#lp on Jan 01, 2017 :
prices has fallen in international market. Karachi has fallen much more. a family of 5 can easily live on
a budget of 5000 Rps per a month. the poor people in Karachi have been saved. check out hyper star web
site for food and commodities prices. Or go on to imtiaz web site to compare with hyper star.
#lp on May 08, 2016 :
Karachi is the cheapest in the world. beat any india city by been cheaper than any India city. the poor
people of Karachi can easily live on a income of pkr 5000 a month. potato at hyper star is at 11 pkr a
#H.Mohamed ahmed on Apr 04, 2016 :
Assalamu alaikum, my brothers and sisters in Pakistan. As for informs u iam from Chennai(Madras) I read paks high life style and living conditions.Chennai is 100% cheaper in every aspect. Muslims here alhumdulillah safe in every angle.worldly education Muslims here in South 80% educated.religious,respectable,soft,helping tendencies in all lines of message to u all is change urs bogus system of following West.develop confidence and learn to respect. Come out of education system of pre partition.that only for past 65 years only gave elite class of photo copy of Western made mental slaves.that is the reason what Pakistan today is. Come here to India and how people here are out class mindset.respects each other. Even a poor who has nothing can meet easily president,PM,cm,all berucrates and talk to them.system is public oriented.not money cities every class people lives in apartments and same life style.govt run medical,eng,colleges seats easy for merits and 1litre is 40 inr.vehicle charge per kmtrs is 12 inr.metro govt bus charge per kmtrs is 1 inr.come out of bogus preindepent system of British.learn to leave by respecting all class of people.
#Inam on Feb 12, 2016 :
How much a Driver salary for home driving for 8 hours job. Also a house maid will cost to take of two kids for 8 hrs along home cleaning and washing cloths.
#M-Abid on Jan 31, 2016 :
Pakistan is world poorest country.

No Gas, No Electricity, No Road, No Water, No Job,

Gov't of paskistan has not interested to develop the pakistan...

ALLAH has given the every thing to paskitan.But our politician has not to interested to serve pakistani peoples.

Now pakistan has destroyed in the world..

Our country is very very good but it's peoples & politician has not good..
#Rashid on Jan 04, 2016 :
People who are saying got snatched is depend on luck. I am working in karahci since 12 year in different areas but alhamdulillah never got snatched
#Rasheed on Jan 01, 2016 :
All are telling a lie. Though karachi is cheaper than other cities of Pakistan but it is not as cheap as everyone is saying.
#Raheel on Dec 22, 2015 :
I earn 80,000 but still cannot save. Because every third month i got snatched. Bikes Mobiles and Laptops.
#Matthias S. on Dec 05, 2015 :
I was just checking, because I have an associate there. It may be cheap, but it's not a safe place. If you wanna live in a cheap AND safe place, there is no better option than Bulgaria. Actually, I relocated there from Austria and it is pretty awesome, although a bit boring off the summer season.
#Abdul rammeza on Nov 26, 2015 :
chepest city ever, 130$ is enough for single person with rent, I am also from Somalia study in preston uni main campus
#sohail on Nov 26, 2015 :
my salery is 142.8$= 15000PKR, i am living very happy life in karachi, I drink milk daily, going jym, making fun with my friend every weekend, eating fast food, BBQ with my friend, and i saved 5000 each month :), depand on you life style
#Junaid on Nov 26, 2015 :
my brother salery is 180$ means 19000 PKR , he have married means living 2 person at rent appartment, belive me, they are living happily with no crises, My brother wife teach in ordinary school earn just 1500
#Usman on Jul 24, 2015 :
I'm single and earning 18000 PKR/ month. it's decent amount to live for a single person
#Anonymous on Nov 16, 2014 :
I want to visit pakinstan but my problem now that i don't know how much it will cost me from Nigeria to pakinstan...friends any help?
#Kaloo on Nov 11, 2014 :
Before you go to Karachi.. Don't forget to check the law and order situation there otherwise you might regret going there
#Anonymous on Sep 08, 2014 :
i am an American. i have a life pension. i am looking for couple of young wives to marry in Pakistan. anyone can help me. i am ready to move to Pakistan and live there.
#edward bedrosian on Aug 15, 2014 :
i really hope the living is accurate, i am retired living in Florida, best hospital but tired of here want to move where it is less expensive, this sounds great
#saad on Apr 22, 2014 :
want to know what is the cost of per kg row cloth for readyment garments
#sajid ali on Mar 29, 2014 :
Good Work, in your next statical report please not to forget to add health and education, although the Government Schools and Hospitals are free, but are not sufficient to full fill the needs of every one. nice work for the first time. Keep it up.
#Anonymous on Jan 12, 2014 :
gr8 work although a education and health are missing but superver , Keep it up
#Atique Syed on Nov 17, 2013 :
Awesome work, keep it up, would appreciate if you add petroleum prices and Forex rates as well so that we can find out the cause of inflated prices? I would be oblidge if you send me report at my address as well.
#syed on Nov 03, 2013 :
awesome work
#younus khan on Sep 09, 2013 :
salam, could u please send me this page on my email address
very need ful and very importent web site , i appricate you for this ,
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#Alee on Jul 26, 2013 :
This is Average Income by earning for a single person... Though, for a single person to live a decent life in Karachi requires at least Rs.50,000/month/per person. Honestly, with this money you still can't lease a car. For a family of five requires at least 1lac, which mean shared bills, and pooled expenses, reducing cost per person..However, many many poor people living in Karachi makes average income very less, which is unfair due to the hiking prices..
#Raheel Ahmed on Jul 20, 2013 :
These all are the figures by which lower middle class can easily live here. #LOve Karachi
#salman on Jun 23, 2013 :
with the passage of time cost of living food and utilities increasing so 50000PKR is less amount it should me 60000pkr for 5 member family
#Yameen on Jun 17, 2013 :
Two very important elements are missing...Health & Education
#Haris Ahmed on Jun 06, 2013 :
Normaly 5 person's family can live a good life style in only 500/= US $ almost 50,000/= PKR which is the best thing we have in karachi. it's a complicated for more than 2.5 million's population by job's.