Quality of Life in Karachi, Pakistan

Purchasing Power Index 27.54   Very Low
Safety Index 45.52   Moderate
Health Care Index 57.59   Moderate
Climate Index 71.32   High
Cost of Living Index 22.20   Very Low
Property Price to Income Ratio 13.18   High
Traffic Commute Time Index 41.96   Moderate
Pollution Index 89.68   Very High
ƒ Quality of Life Index: 84.42   Moderate

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Last update: January 2021

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3 Comments so far
Alex on Feb 13, 2019:
Karachi is very congested, polluted, noisy with very bad traffic. It's a huge city without decent infrastructure. Most roads are full of pot holes, no parking spots to be found, motorcycles running around like crazy everywhere. So quite unlivable for the most part. The electric, internet and other utilities do work but there are always power outages and slow service. Healthcare is way blow average. You should not trust any doctor or hospital as most are only good for basic care. Food is good but again you can not trust the hygiene. Overall it's not a bad place if you visit for few days and have couple of thousands dollars. As it's not really expensive. But longer stays and moving is not recommended for some one who is not Pakistani. As for entertainment and fun, don't bother. There is not much to see, a few restaurants and very crowded beaches, few malls and you are done. It's also very religious so drinking and dancing are not allowed. Drugs are easily available.
Now the good part, it's still a cheap place to live. People are nice. Women are respected. Food is quite good. The weather is always bright and sunny. Clothing is very cheap. Pakistan has a true feeling of freedom as hardly anyone follow any rules. No cops around, no tickets etc. Time is not valued and socializing is an everyday thing.
I was born and raised here and still travel to Karachi a few times every year. I know it very well.
Aaliya on Jul 06, 2018:
Great resilient, bustling city ! Born and bred here :) Recipient of incredibly bad, bad domestic and foreign media-bashing to create sensational news that sells. Gateway to the Arabian Sea, fantastic beaches, up North Swat and Kaghan Valleys - Longest walled fort in the world Ranikot Sindh which is spectacular !! Fantastic food and last of all the infamous Pakistani hospitality, kept alive through the centuries !
Arslan arshad on Aug 20, 2017:
I'm born and raise in Karachi.
I'm in love with this city. I'm so habitual of Karachi's fast life that I can't tolerate to stay in any other city more then week. Karachi is city full of multicultural people belonging to different part of country. So I would say Karachi represents colours of Pakistan under one roof. Long Live Pakistan