Travel budget and cost of living in Pakistan how much does a trip cost?

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Travel budget in Pakistan

Pakistan: calculate your travel budget

Pakistan: sample budgets by traveller type

These example budgets assume a 2-week holiday in Pakistan for 2 people.

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 67 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 2.7 per person
  • $ 0.5 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1018* (8012942 UZS)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 94 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 7 per person
  • $ 1.9 per person
  • $ 3.9 per person

Total budget:

$ 1675* (13183674 UZS)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 145 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 6.6 per person
  • $ 4.2 per person
  • $ 7.9 per person

Total budget:

$ 2547* (20045508 UZS)

* Estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks. This represents an average across the country (budget may vary depending on the city or region visited).


Cost of living in Pakistan in 2019

Cost of living: Pakistan VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Pakistan in 2019 is 60% less than United States.

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices in Pakistan in 2019 and United States by types of expenses:

Cost of living in Pakistan by city

See the table below for the variation in the cost of living in different cities in Pakistan compared to the national average.

Cities /Pakistan View Details
Quetta 7% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Quetta
Islamabad 20% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Islamabad
Karachi 13% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Karachi
Peshawar 16% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Peshawar
Skardu 12% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Skardu
Abbottabad 13% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Abbottabad

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Local prices in Pakistan by expense type

Restaurant budget in Pakistan

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Pakistan costs 75% less than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 1.4/person
($ 1 to $ 2.5)

90% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 15
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 4.3/person
($ 2.9 to $ 7.3)

84% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 4.3/person
($ 3.6 to $ 5.4)

41% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.5
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 1.6/cup
($ 0.8 to $ 2.5)

63% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.2/can
($ 0.2 to $ 0.4)

85% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.2/bottle
($ 0.1 to $ 0.2)

86% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.5

Hotel and accommodation budget in Pakistan

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Pakistan costs 18% less than in United States.
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 88/night
($ 82 to $ 96)

17% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 107
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 76/night
($ 58 to $ 97)

39% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 125
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 113/night
($ 93 to $ 141)

36% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 177
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 177/night
($ 151 to $ 206)

31% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 259
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 306/night
($ 306 to $ 306)

39% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 502
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 110/month
($ 103 to $ 120)

32% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 163
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 171/month
($ 147 to $ 202)

3% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 70/month
($ 63 to $ 79)

67% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 213
Family room
Family room
$ 336/month
($ 288 to $ 396)

92% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 176

Supermarket food budget in Pakistan

On average, the price of supermarket food in Pakistan costs 72% less than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 0.7/litre
($ 0.6 to $ 0.8)

17% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 0.5/500g
($ 0.2 to $ 0.6)

83% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 1/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 1.1)

77% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 0.8/12 eggs
($ 0.6 to $ 1.1)

66% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 4.8/kg
($ 1.8 to $ 9.6)

57% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 2.4/kg
($ 1.6 to $ 3.2)

73% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 9
Apples
Apples
$ 1.2/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 1.8)

75% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.7
Oranges
Oranges
$ 0.7/kg
($ 0.4 to $ 1.2)

82% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 0.5/kg
($ 0.2 to $ 0.8)

87% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 0.2/kg
($ 0.1 to $ 0.4)

90% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.7
Salad
Salad
$ 0.4/salad
($ 0.1 to $ 0.6)

81% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.4
($ 0.4 to $ 0.6)

78% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 3.5/kg
($ 2.5 to $ 4.3)

72% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Pakistan

On average, the price of transport in Pakistan costs 53% less than in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.1/ticket
($ 0.1 to $ 0.2)

94% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 5.7/month
($ 3.6 to $ 11)

92% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 76
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.2/km
($ 0.1 to $ 0.4)

88% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 0.7/litre
($ 0.6 to $ 0.7)

10% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 0.7
($ 0.6 to $ 1.1)

79% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.5
Car hire
Car hire
$ 58/24hrs
($ 51 to $ 70)

46% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40

Budget for living and housing in Pakistan

On average, the cost of housing in Pakistan costs 82% less than in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 59/month
($ 30 to $ 109)

64% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 163
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0/min.

88% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 22/month
($ 11 to $ 45)

69% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 67
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 134/month
($ 73 to $ 218)

90% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1352
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 83/month
($ 38 to $ 145)

92% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1066
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 293/month
($ 161 to $ 507)

86% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2210
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 181/month
($ 109 to $ 290)

89% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1725
Gym
Gym
$ 17/month
($ 7.3 to $ 38)

55% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 39
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 49/month
($ 23 to $ 109)

94% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 944
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 1180/yr
($ 507 to $ 2602)

93% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 18299

Leisure activity budget in Pakistan

On average, budget for leisure activities in Pakistan costs 63% less than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 3.9/ticket
($ 3.6 to $ 5.4)

68% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 6.8/hr
($ 3.6 to $ 15)

57% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 16

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Pakistan

On average, shopping budget in Pakistan costs 58% less than in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 1.1/pack
($ 1 to $ 1.4)

85% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.5
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 18
($ 8.7 to $ 30)

62% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 47
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 27
($ 15 to $ 45)

30% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 42
($ 23 to $ 73)

47% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 79
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 34
($ 20 to $ 59)

68% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 102

Plane ticket budget

London → Karachi
London → Karachi
London → Karachi
$ 710
(fair price: $ 625)
Manchester → Karachi
Manchester → Karachi
Manchester → Karachi
$ 788
(fair price: $ 692)
London → Islamabad
London → Islamabad
London → Islamabad
$ 769
(fair price: $ 684)
Toronto (Ontario) → Karachi
Toronto (Ontario) → Karachi
Toronto (Ontario) → Karachi
$ 1457
(fair price: $ 1324)
Manchester → Islamabad
Manchester → Islamabad
Manchester → Islamabad
$ 813
(fair price: $ 702)
New York City → Islamabad
New York City → Islamabad
New York City → Islamabad
$ 1194
(fair price: $ 965)
Toronto (Ontario) → Islamabad
Toronto (Ontario) → Islamabad
Toronto (Ontario) → Islamabad
$ 1498
(fair price: $ 1285)
New York City → Karachi
New York City → Karachi
New York City → Karachi
$ 1063
(fair price: $ 974)
Edinburgh → Islamabad
Edinburgh → Islamabad
Edinburgh → Islamabad
$ 849
(fair price: $ 754)
Dublin → Karachi
Dublin → Karachi
Dublin → Karachi
$ 906
(fair price: $ 811)

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About the information on the cost of living in Pakistan

The information about the cost of living in Pakistan shown on this page comes from multiple sources, including : Numbeo, Easyvoyage and Hotels.com.

Information about cost of living in Pakistan updated on 21-05-2019.

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