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Cost of Living in Karachi | Pakistan

Cost of livingOne personFamily of 4
💰 Total with rent
$388
$881
🛋️ Without rent
$218
$608
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$170
$273
🍽️ Food
$133
$337
🚐 Transport
$42.4
$115
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$214
🏙️ Population
14.9M

The average cost of living in Karachi is $388, which is in the top 5% of the least expensive cities in the world, ranked 8826th out of 9294 in our global list and 6th out of 36 in Pakistan.

The median after-tax salary is $214, which is enough to cover living expenses for 0.6 months. Ranked 8104th (TOP 88%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 2nd best city to live in Pakistan. With an estimated population of 14.9M, Karachi is the 1st largest city in Pakistan.

✈️ Closest airport8 kmMasroor Air Base
😷 Air qualityBad40.2 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank937Aga Khan University
Cost of living in Karachi infographic

Prices in Karachi

Eating Out

🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.02
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$10.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.76
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.32
☕ Cappuccino
$1.8
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.27

Groceries

🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.66
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.33
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.58
🥚 Eggs, x12
$0.73
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.07
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.9
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.01
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.03
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.54
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.74
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.48
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.27
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.32
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.25
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.75
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.38
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.52
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.47
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$1.43
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$1.76
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$0.9
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$0.91

Transportation

🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.18
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$10.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$2.25
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.67

Rent & Utilities

🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$175
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$105
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$291
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$182
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$34.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$53
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$16.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
14.61%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$650
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$441

Other

🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$22.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.36
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$12
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.82
👖 Brand Jeans
$17.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$50.5
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$48.8
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1087

Karachi Cost of Living comparison