Cost of Living in Kathmandu

Summary about cost of living in Kathmandu:

Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 250.00 N₨ 150.00-400.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 1,500.00 N₨ 800.00-2,200.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 700.00 N₨ 500.00-1,000.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 300.00 N₨ 250.00-400.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 500.00 N₨ 350.00-600.00
Cappuccino (regular) 195.30 N₨ 150.00-250.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 57.00 N₨ 40.00-100.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 24.52 N₨ 20.00-40.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 309.32 N₨ 264.98-378.54
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 49.85 N₨ 36.29-80.00
Rice (white), (1 lb) 44.16 N₨ 34.02-56.70
Eggs (regular) (12) 164.38 N₨ 140.00-200.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 419.76 N₨ 294.84-644.10
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 198.90 N₨ 158.76-335.66
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 235.18 N₨ 136.08-453.59
Apples (1 lb) 91.79 N₨ 68.04-136.08
Banana (1 lb) 51.52 N₨ 40.82-68.04
Oranges (1 lb) 52.65 N₨ 38.56-68.04
Tomato (1 lb) 29.40 N₨ 22.68-45.36
Potato (1 lb) 18.63 N₨ 13.61-31.75
Onion (1 lb) 23.74 N₨ 13.61-36.29
Lettuce (1 head) 33.56 N₨ 15.00-50.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 35.67 N₨ 30.00-50.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 800.00 N₨ 500.00-1,200.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 227.86 N₨ 180.00-300.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 316.67 N₨ 200.00-400.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 250.00 N₨ 200.00-300.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 20.00 N₨ 15.00-25.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 900.00 N₨ 500.00-1,304.35
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 200.00 N₨ 150.00-350.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 120.70 N₨ 78.86-241.40
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 350.00 N₨ 200.00-500.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 418.86 N₨ 389.90-435.32
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 3,800,000.00 N₨ 3,000,000.00-4,300,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 6,041,017.00 N₨ 4,000,000.00-7,500,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 3,473.29 N₨ 2,000.00-6,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.96 N₨ 1.20-3.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 1,988.38 N₨ 1,000.00-3,000.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 2,729.80 N₨ 1,500.00-5,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 1,186.67 N₨ 500.00-2,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 400.00 N₨ 300.00-500.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 6,903.70 N₨ 3,000.00-15,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 159,692.31 N₨ 60,000.00-348,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 3,339.39 N₨ 1,800.00-7,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 3,637.04 N₨ 2,000.00-6,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 6,582.76 N₨ 2,500.00-12,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 5,266.67 N₨ 2,500.00-10,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 18,696.43 N₨ 10,000.00-35,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 12,712.50 N₨ 7,000.00-18,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 35,806.67 N₨ 20,000.00-80,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 23,068.97 N₨ 12,000.00-40,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 15,969.57 N₨ 8,516.04-24,999.79
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 7,132.75 N₨ 4,180.60-14,999.88
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 22,655.19 N₨
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 11.44 8.00-15.00

Prices in Kathmandu

These data are based on 2011 entries in the past 18 months from 225 different contributors.
Last update: October 2019
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9 Comments so far

#Anonymous on May 10, 2019 :
Nepal has nothing much to offer to the tourist (no convenient public transportation service like in tourist's hometown and etc) but tourist will be milked as much as possible by hiking the visa fee as much as 30% by the current Nepal government is a complete shameless ripoff in a beggar style.

Tourist should not support the shameless Nipal visa ripoff by not visiting Nepal until the visa hike has been removed.

Anyway, Nepal is not essential and there are many other more worthy destinations awaiting to be exploited for a lifetime
#Anonymous on Apr 08, 2019 :
The Nepalese government is so corrupt nothing matters to them not even they're own people.The tourist delegation is run by the Nepalese government to promote tourism in Nepal.Once in the country the Nepalese government does everything they can to extract money through illegal means,by threatening tourists.Its no secret the U S government is banning countries from even visiting and Nepal will be added to that list in the near future.Instead of relying on people giving prices for Nepal look at general prices through newspapers in Nepal.Numbeo is only as good as the people who give prices for things in Nepal.Normally the majority of people give inaccurate pricing to Numbeo.People around the world are worrying about their economies and want to live in the U S but things have changed for the better in the U S and that's rarely possible now if at all.The best thing any country could do is overthrow a corrupt government so people can live better.The U S is a prime example of people running the government, not the government running the people.Best country on the planet UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
#Pram on Mar 05, 2019 :
Its lol-able really these prices. Every cities in Nepal are rip off for tourists. Also the average salary do not make sense. More than 50% of Nepalese live in villages and dont even have an access to electricity for example, let alone the internet :D So I am pretty sure the average salary shown here are from those Nepalese who are educated enough to access Numbeo and 'Edit' these fields.
#Anwar Aftab on Jan 22, 2019 :
I visited kathmandu last march and again I have plan to go kathmandu in march. I made some friends there and if you made some friends there its much helpful. This local nepali guy show me kathmandu in budget and cheap. Not much expensive other than clubs and nightlife.
#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.