Cost of Living in Rawalpindi

Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$319
$673
🛋️ Without rent
$172
$481
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$147
$193
🍽️ Food
$107
$273
🚐 Transport
$38.6
$108
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$161
😀 Quality of life
49
🏙️ Population
2.1M

The average cost of living in Rawalpindi is $319, which is in the top 2% of the least expensive cities in the world, ranked 9106th out of 9294 in our global list and 4th out of 36 in Pakistan.

The median after-tax salary is $161, which is enough to cover living expenses for 0.5 months. Ranked 6275th (TOP 68%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 3rd best city to live in Pakistan. With an estimated population of 2.1M, Rawalpindi is the 4th largest city in Pakistan.

✈️ Closest airport 3 km Benazir Bhutto International Airport
😷 Air quality Bad 51.4 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank 2014 Quaid-i-Azam University
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Prices in Rawalpindi

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Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$1.23
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$8.19
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.34
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.85
 Cappuccino
$1.48
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.22
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$123
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$107
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$194
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$130
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$23.9
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$36.5
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$13.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
15.78%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$541
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$539
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.13
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$8.82
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.28
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.56
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.57
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.36
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.51
🥚 Eggs, x12
$0.76
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.59
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.19
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.04
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.72
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.56
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.68
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.38
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.23
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.24
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.19
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.66
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.27
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.55
🚬 Cigarette pack
$0.9
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$1.27
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$1.91
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$0.73
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$0.57
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$11.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$2.66
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$5.95
💇 Haircut, simple
$1.75
👖 Brand Jeans
$13.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$31.5
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$26.5
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1234

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