International Cost of Living Calculators

We provide international cost of living and hardship data so that you can create reports online (24X7) using any of the calculators:

Expat Salary: Detailed international cost of living and salary comparison.

Cost of Living Comparison: Determines allowance based on cost of living difference.

International Cost of Living Index: COLI's for multiple locations using home base.

International Assignment: Global Mobility using build-up approach.

Hypothetical Tax: Effective tax rate for any country in the world.

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Cost of Living Articles and Rankings

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Cost of Living Reviews

Cost of Living Reviews by City and Country for 780 International Locations

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Pakistan, All Areas

Pakistan, All AreasPakistan is in Southern Asia, bordering the Arabian Sea, between India on the east and Iran and Afghanistan on the west and China in the north. The climate is mostly hot and dry desert, temperate in the northwest, and arctic in the north.

The official language is Urdu. English is also widely spoken in business and government circles and by many staff at hotels, airports and railway stations. The main religion is Islam.

The economy of Pakistan is a semi-industrialized economy, which mainly encompasses textiles, chemicals, food processing, agriculture and other industries. The structure of the Pakistani economy has changed from a mainly agricultural base to a strong service base. Agriculture now only accounts for roughly 20% of the GDP, while the service sector accounts for 53% of the GDP.

Pakistan is a very conservative Islamic country and local Islamic sensibilities should be respected. Expatriate business dress is conservative and respectful of Muslim cultural sensitivities. Expatriate business dress is typically a suit for men, conservative clothing covering the arms and legs for women.

The security risk for expatriates in Pakistan is extremely high. Risks include terrorism (targeting expatriates), militant attacks against government and security force targets, fighting between tribal militias, crime, banditry, sporadic bomb attacks and rioting.

The currency of Pakistan is the Pakistan Rupee (PKR).

Medical facilities are generally below international standards. Dengue fever is common.

The population of Pakistan is 212.7 Million (2019 est.), while the inflation rate (CPI) is 10.3% for Pakistan as at July 2019.

Xpatulator Hypothetical Tax for Pakistan is based on the current personal income tax rates which are progressive up to 25%.

Cost Of Living

The cost of living for expatriates / professional migrants in Pakistan as at 1 July 2019 is very low in comparison to other places in the world.

In Pakistan, the cost of each basket, based on local prices, compared to the international average, is categorized follows (Exact cost of living percentages only available in personalised reports):
1) Alcohol (where available) & Tobacco: Very Low
2) Clothing: Very Low
3) Communication: Very Low
4) Education: Very Low
5) Furniture & Appliances: Average
6) Groceries: Very Low
7) Healthcare: Very Low
8) Household Accommodation: Low
9) Miscellaneous: Very Low
10) Personal Care: Very Low
11) Recreation & Culture: Very Low
12) Restaurants Meals Out and Hotels: Very Low
13) Transport: Very Low

Pakistan is for example -51% cheaper than USA for groceries, -23.6% cheaper for household costs than UK, and -9.7% cheaper for transport costs than India.

Pakistan is ranked as a extreme hardship location.

The hardship premium for Pakistan for an expat from Australia, is for example 30%, i.e. host location (Pakistan) premium of 40% minus home (Australia) location premium of 10%.

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