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.
  • $ 3.5 per person
  • $ 1 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1053* (9273250 UZS)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 91 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 8.1 per person
  • $ 2.3 per person
  • $ 4.2 per person

Total budget:

$ 1678* (14787080 UZS)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 141 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 8.2 per person
  • $ 4.4 per person
  • $ 8.4 per person

Total budget:

$ 2555* (22512322 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 essentially the same as in 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
Islamabad 10% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Islamabad
Karachi 6% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Karachi
Mirpur Khas 3% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Mirpur Khas
Peshawar 10% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Peshawar
Hyderabad 10% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Hyderabad
Quetta 11% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Quetta

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Local prices in Pakistan by expense type

Pakistan: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Pakistan costs 74% less than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 2.2/person
($ 1.1 to $ 3.5)

87% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 5.3/person
($ 3.5 to $ 8.7)

81% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 4.5/person
($ 3.5 to $ 5)

42% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.9
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 1.6/cup
($ 0.8 to $ 2.4)

64% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.5
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.4/can
($ 0.2 to $ 0.5)

84% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.2/bottle
($ 0.2 to $ 0.4)

85% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6

Pakistan: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Pakistan costs 18% less than in United States.
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 88/night
($ 83 to $ 95)

17% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 107
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 77/night
($ 57 to $ 103)

38% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 125
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 106/night
($ 81 to $ 145)

40% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 179
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 176/night
($ 147 to $ 213)

32% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 260
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 324/night
($ 324 to $ 324)

35% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 500
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 122/month
($ 115 to $ 130)

26% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 169/month
($ 145 to $ 201)

2% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 77/month
($ 64 to $ 93)

65% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 219
Family room
Family room
$ 337/month
($ 269 to $ 440)

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

Pakistan: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Pakistan costs 70% less than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 0.7/litre
($ 0.6 to $ 1)

14% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 0.5/500g
($ 0.4 to $ 0.6)

84% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 1.1/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 1.3)

75% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Eggs
Eggs
$ 0.7/12 eggs
($ 0.7 to $ 1)

68% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.5
Cheese
Cheese
$ 6/kg
($ 3.8 to $ 8.4)

47% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 2.5/kg
($ 1.8 to $ 3.8)

72% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 9.2
Apples
Apples
$ 1.3/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 2.4)

73% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.8
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1/kg
($ 0.5 to $ 1.4)

78% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 0.6/kg
($ 0.2 to $ 1.1)

86% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 0.2/kg
($ 0.2 to $ 0.5)

90% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Salad
Salad
$ 0.4/salad
($ 0.1 to $ 0.6)

81% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.7
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.4
($ 0.4 to $ 0.5)

79% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 4.2/kg
($ 3.1 to $ 5.6)

66% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13

Pakistan: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Pakistan costs 61% less than in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.2/ticket
($ 0.1 to $ 0.2)

91% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 6.3/month
($ 3.5 to $ 10.4)

91% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 77
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.2/km
($ 0.1 to $ 0.4)

89% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Petrol
Petrol
$ 0.8/litre
($ 0.7 to $ 0.8)

0% 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 $ 1.3)

81% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.8
Car hire
Car hire
$ 58/24hrs
($ 51 to $ 70)

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

Pakistan: Budget for living and housing

On average, the cost of housing in Pakistan costs 81% less than in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 71/month
($ 36 to $ 109)

57% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 165
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0/min.

90% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 22/month
($ 10.4 to $ 42)

69% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 70
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 150/month
($ 84 to $ 279)

89% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1396
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 101/month
($ 57 to $ 175)

90% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1109
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 316/month
($ 175 to $ 557)

86% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2268
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 210/month
($ 106 to $ 348)

88% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1776
Gym
Gym
$ 20/month
($ 6.9 to $ 36)

52% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 52/month
($ 22 to $ 106)

94% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 974
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 1096/yr
($ 419 to $ 2504)

93% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17419

Pakistan: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Pakistan costs 61% less than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 4.2/ticket
($ 3.5 to $ 5.6)

67% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 7.5/hr
($ 3.5 to $ 18)

54% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17

Pakistan: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Pakistan costs 54% less than in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 1.3/pack
($ 1.1 to $ 1.8)

83% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 8.1
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 20
($ 8.4 to $ 36)

61% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 48
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 30
($ 18 to $ 49)

24% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 39
Trainers
Trainers
$ 52
($ 29 to $ 84)

35% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 81
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 38
($ 22 to $ 57)

64% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 103

Plane ticket budget

London → Karachi
London → Karachi
London → Karachi
$ 710
(fair price: $ 615)
London → Islamabad
London → Islamabad
London → Islamabad
$ 771
(fair price: $ 667)
Manchester → Islamabad
Manchester → Islamabad
Manchester → Islamabad
$ 823
(fair price: $ 688)
Manchester → Karachi
Manchester → Karachi
Manchester → Karachi
$ 772
(fair price: $ 659)
Toronto (Ontario) → Karachi
Toronto (Ontario) → Karachi
Toronto (Ontario) → Karachi
$ 1485
(fair price: $ 1320)
New York City → Islamabad
New York City → Islamabad
New York City → Islamabad
$ 1150
(fair price: $ 919)
New York City → Karachi
New York City → Karachi
New York City → Karachi
$ 1089
(fair price: $ 925)
Edinburgh → Islamabad
Edinburgh → Islamabad
Edinburgh → Islamabad
$ 830
(fair price: $ 720)
Toronto (Ontario) → Islamabad
Toronto (Ontario) → Islamabad
Toronto (Ontario) → Islamabad
$ 1495
(fair price: $ 1283)
Dublin → Islamabad
Dublin → Islamabad
Dublin → Islamabad
$ 898
(fair price: $ 796)
Sydney → Karachi
Sydney → Karachi
Sydney → Karachi
$ 1210
(fair price: $ 1016)
Melbourne → Karachi
Melbourne → Karachi
Melbourne → Karachi
$ 1352
(fair price: $ 1140)
Dublin → Karachi
Dublin → Karachi
Dublin → Karachi
$ 891
(fair price: $ 794)
Sydney → Islamabad
Sydney → Islamabad
Sydney → Islamabad
$ 1252
(fair price: $ 1041)
Los Angeles → Karachi
Los Angeles  → Karachi
Los Angeles  → Karachi
$ 1209
(fair price: $ 1026)
Melbourne → Islamabad
Melbourne → Islamabad
Melbourne → Islamabad
$ 1403
(fair price: $ 1137)
Edinburgh → Karachi
Edinburgh → Karachi
Edinburgh → Karachi
$ 790
(fair price: $ 694)
Montreal → Islamabad
Montreal → Islamabad
Montreal → Islamabad
$ 1350
(fair price: $ 1083)

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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 16-11-2019.

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