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Cost of Living in Kathmandu

Summary about cost of living in Kathmandu:

Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 250.00 N₨ 150.00-380.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 1,200.00 N₨ 750.00-2,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 600.00 N₨ 500.00-900.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 300.00 N₨ 250.00-400.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 400.00 N₨ 300.00-600.00
Cappuccino (regular) 179.07 N₨ 150.00-250.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 58.00 N₨ 40.00-90.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 24.57 N₨ 20.00-40.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 303.06 N₨ 264.98-454.25
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 52.25 N₨ 36.29-80.00
Rice (white), (1 lb) 44.98 N₨ 34.02-58.97
Eggs (regular) (12) 168.11 N₨ 144.00-200.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 402.50 N₨ 249.48-544.31
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 191.67 N₨ 136.08-250.00
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 256.58 N₨ 136.08-408.23
Apples (1 lb) 87.52 N₨ 68.04-136.08
Banana (1 lb) 50.87 N₨ 40.82-68.04
Oranges (1 lb) 54.01 N₨ 45.36-90.72
Tomato (1 lb) 34.45 N₨ 22.68-45.36
Potato (1 lb) 20.68 N₨ 13.61-31.75
Onion (1 lb) 26.13 N₨ 15.88-36.29
Lettuce (1 head) 33.33 N₨ 15.00-60.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 35.94 N₨ 30.00-50.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 800.00 N₨ 500.00-1,100.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 226.07 N₨ 170.00-280.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 350.00 N₨ 250.00-450.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 250.00 N₨ 200.00-280.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 20.00 N₨ 15.00-25.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 1,000.00 N₨ 550.00-1,500.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 300.00 N₨ 200.00-350.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 96.56 N₨ 64.37-160.93
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 300.00 N₨ 200.00-500.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 409.37 N₨ 386.11-431.54
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 4,000,000.00 N₨ 3,000,000.00-4,500,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 6,029,447.20 N₨ 4,000,000.00-8,000,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 3,755.20 N₨ 2,000.00-6,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 2.02 N₨ 1.00-3.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 1,936.60 N₨ 1,020.00-3,000.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 2,440.56 N₨ 1,000.00-5,500.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 1,381.48 N₨ 500.00-2,500.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 400.00 N₨ 300.00-500.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 7,552.78 N₨ 4,000.00-15,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 182,640.00 N₨ 80,000.00-500,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 3,003.65 N₨ 1,700.00-6,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 3,545.10 N₨ 1,800.00-6,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 5,692.00 N₨ 3,000.00-10,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 4,478.82 N₨ 2,400.00-8,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 19,380.95 N₨ 10,000.00-40,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 12,600.00 N₨ 6,000.00-20,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 34,956.52 N₨ 20,000.00-60,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 20,780.49 N₨ 12,000.00-37,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 18,254.38 N₨ 9,290.23-30,119.75
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 7,361.00 N₨ 4,180.60-14,999.88
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 23,950.00 N₨
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 11.64 10.00-15.00

Prices in Kathmandu

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Last update: November 2018
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7 Comments so far

#kobuslite on May 19, 2017 :
Alcohol is expensive in Nepal. 0,65 liter beer is usual around 500 Rupee
In budget+ restaurants always 23% tax (10% service and 13% VAT)
In simple restaurant only 10% service charge
Traffic (jam) is a nightmare in Kathmandu (and outside).
Mountain Overland is a reliable buscompany and (much) cheaper than Greenline
Many delays on Kathmadu to Chitwan route during road conditions. Sometimes it takes 14 hours!
Taxi 10-15 minutes drive around 500
Hotelrooms are good value
#AD. Ghimire on Jan 18, 2017 :
Firstly, the kathmandu city is heavy polluted & saturated with the local populous & the people from the rural areas. the rural, terai areas people migrate to the valley for jobs & better economic growth. Off late i have witnessed a lot of tourists getting scammed for money, tourism is a major source of income for the country. as the country heavily relies on foreign remittances the current economic scenario of the country is inflated. Residential property is highly inflated & so is the consumer products, if you looking to visit Nepal then it is my recommendation to visit pokhara & not kathmandu. A local residing in nepal would also be of very help as you would safe from being ripped off. (taxi rides will cost you nearly 300% more than your current country in nepal). Highly recommend to all do your research & then decide.
#T.Chandrashekara on Dec 22, 2016 :
I want to visit the country Nepal.So iam going to collect information to that country.pleace guide me.
#Brad L. on Mar 10, 2016 :
Won't to live their soon.need a one way ticket let my know.
#Rafiullah Marwat on Feb 22, 2016 :
Respected Sir ,
I want to give Trial for Nepal Cricket team and want to be a regular part of Nepal Cricket team.Please give me suggestion.
#ganesh on Sep 25, 2015 :
Kathmandu is way over priced... RS 5650 for gym? Crazy place for a poor country..

No govt...no control over anything...no 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.