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:

  • $ 66 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 3.3 per person
  • $ 1 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1032* (9025870 UZS)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 92 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 7.7 per person
  • $ 2.3 per person
  • $ 4.7 per person

Total budget:

$ 1691* (14789418 UZS)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 140 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 7.9 per person
  • $ 4.5 per person
  • $ 9.3 per person

Total budget:

$ 2565* (22436596 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 2020

Cost of living: Pakistan VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Pakistan in 2020 is essentially the same as in the United States (USA)

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices United States in in the United States (USA) 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 11% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Islamabad
Karachi 8% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Karachi
Faisalabad 4% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Faisalabad
Quetta 0% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Quetta
Mirpur Khas 1% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Mirpur Khas
Rawalpindi 2% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Rawalpindi

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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 76% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 2/person
($ 0.8 to $ 28)

88% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 5/person
($ 3.3 to $ 57)

84% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 32
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 4.3/person
($ 3.3 to $ 12)

51% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.8
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 1.6/cup
($ 0.7 to $ 5.7)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.7
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.4/can
($ 0.2 to $ 2.7)

85% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.1
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.2/bottle
($ 0.2 to $ 2.6)

86% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7

Pakistan: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Pakistan costs 19% less than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 89/night
($ 84 to $ 95)

18% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 109
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 77/night
($ 54 to $ 107)

39% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 107/night
($ 77 to $ 159)

42% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 185
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 174/night
($ 145 to $ 210)

34% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 263
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 322/night
($ 322 to $ 322)

37% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 512
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 125/month
($ 118 to $ 132)

27% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 173
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 167/month
($ 143 to $ 199)

0% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 168
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 89/month
($ 61 to $ 121)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 224
Family room
Family room
$ 326/month
($ 260 to $ 420)

84% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 177

Pakistan: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Pakistan costs 72% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 0.7/litre
($ 0.5 to $ 1.8)

23% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 0.5/500g
($ 0.4 to $ 4.4)

85% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Rice
Rice
$ 1/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 7.3)

77% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Eggs
Eggs
$ 0.8/12 eggs
($ 0.6 to $ 4.9)

70% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.6
Cheese
Cheese
$ 6.2/kg
($ 3 to $ 20)

47% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 2.5/kg
($ 1.8 to $ 3.5)

72% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.1
Apples
Apples
$ 1.2/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 6.7)

77% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Oranges
Oranges
$ 0.8/kg
($ 0.4 to $ 6.8)

82% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 0.7/kg
($ 0.2 to $ 6.5)

85% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.7
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 0.2/kg
($ 0.1 to $ 4.8)

90% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Salad
Salad
$ 0.4/salad
($ 0.1 to $ 2.5)

82% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.4
($ 0.4 to $ 2.7)

80% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.1
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 3.9/kg
($ 2.6 to $ 20)

69% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14

Pakistan: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Pakistan costs 51% less than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.2/ticket
($ 0.1 to $ 3.8)

92% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 6.6/month
($ 3.3 to $ 141)

92% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 84
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.2/km
($ 0.1 to $ 3.5)

89% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Petrol
Petrol
$ 0.7/litre
($ 0.6 to $ 1.2)

4% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 0.8
($ 0.5 to $ 5.5)

77% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.5
Car hire
Car hire
$ 58/24hrs
($ 51 to $ 70)

46% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Pakistan: Budget for living and housing

On average, the cost of housing in Pakistan costs 82% less than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 73/month
($ 41 to $ 352)

58% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 176
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0/min.
($ 0 to $ 0.2)

91% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 22/month
($ 9.9 to $ 146)

71% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 73
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 147/month
($ 81 to $ 3902)

90% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1501
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 95/month
($ 54 to $ 3123)

92% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1204
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 309/month
($ 167 to $ 7282)

87% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2433
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 204/month
($ 120 to $ 5473)

89% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1912
Gym
Gym
$ 21/month
($ 6.6 to $ 106)

54% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 44
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 53/month
($ 21 to $ 2590)

95% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1054
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 1175/yr
($ 556 to $ 43229)

93% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 18546

Pakistan: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Pakistan costs 60% less than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 4.7/ticket
($ 3.3 to $ 18)

65% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14
Tennis
Tennis
$ 7.8/hr
($ 3.3 to $ 45)

54% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 18

Pakistan: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Pakistan costs 56% less than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 1.4/pack
($ 1.1 to $ 17)

83% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.8
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 20
($ 6.6 to $ 72)

62% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 51
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 30
($ 14 to $ 58)

29% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 41
Trainers
Trainers
$ 49
($ 21 to $ 101)

42% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 84
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 38
($ 21 to $ 176)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 108

Plane ticket budget

London → Karachi
London → Karachi
London → Karachi
$ 710
(fair price: $ 615)
London → Islamabad
London → Islamabad
London → Islamabad
$ 771
(fair price: $ 668)
Manchester → Islamabad
Manchester → Islamabad
Manchester → Islamabad
$ 823
(fair price: $ 685)
Manchester → Karachi
Manchester → Karachi
Manchester → Karachi
$ 772
(fair price: $ 660)
Toronto (Ontario) → Karachi
Toronto (Ontario) → Karachi
Toronto (Ontario) → Karachi
$ 1485
(fair price: $ 1299)
New York City → Islamabad
New York City → Islamabad
New York City → Islamabad
$ 1150
(fair price: $ 916)
New York City → Karachi
New York City → Karachi
New York City → Karachi
$ 1089
(fair price: $ 913)
Edinburgh → Islamabad
Edinburgh → Islamabad
Edinburgh → Islamabad
$ 830
(fair price: $ 722)
Toronto (Ontario) → Islamabad
Toronto (Ontario) → Islamabad
Toronto (Ontario) → Islamabad
$ 1495
(fair price: $ 1253)
Dublin → Islamabad
Dublin → Islamabad
Dublin → Islamabad
$ 898
(fair price: $ 787)
Melbourne → Karachi
Melbourne → Karachi
Melbourne → Karachi
$ 1352
(fair price: $ 1108)
Sydney → Karachi
Sydney → Karachi
Sydney → Karachi
$ 1210
(fair price: $ 976)
Dublin → Karachi
Dublin → Karachi
Dublin → Karachi
$ 891
(fair price: $ 790)
Sydney → Islamabad
Sydney → Islamabad
Sydney → Islamabad
$ 1252
(fair price: $ 996)
Los Angeles → Karachi
Los Angeles  → Karachi
Los Angeles  → Karachi
$ 1209
(fair price: $ 1007)
Melbourne → Islamabad
Melbourne → Islamabad
Melbourne → Islamabad
$ 1403
(fair price: $ 1089)
Edinburgh → Karachi
Edinburgh → Karachi
Edinburgh → Karachi
$ 790
(fair price: $ 694)
Montreal → Islamabad
Montreal → Islamabad
Montreal → Islamabad
$ 1350
(fair price: $ 1085)

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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 07-04-2020.

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