Numbeo ranks Pakistan among least expensive countries in world

Pakistan least expensive

Numbeo, the world’s largest cost of living database, has ranked Pakistan as the least expensive among the 139 countries of the world.

Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin shared the news on Twitter stating that Pakistan is the cheapest country in the world.

The minister took to Twitter to provide screenshots of the most recent cost of living index on his official account. He claimed that among the 139 countries in the world, Pakistan was the cheapest.

According to the finance minister, Numbeo’s — the world’s largest cost of living database — has ranked Pakistan as the least costly country out of 139, and this is not the “government claims.”

Read more: Karachi, Islamabad among world’s cheapest cities to live in 2021

A family of four in Pakistan spends over Rs171,783.24 per month (without rent), while a single person spends around Rs51,798.76 per month, according to the Numbeo index (without rent).

The cost of living in Pakistan is 71.52 percent lower on average than in the United States, according to the database. In Pakistan, the rent for a residence is claimed to be 90.64 percent lower than in the United States.

Milk costs Rs 122.56 per litre in Pakistan, rice costs Rs 159.07 per kg, and eggs cost Rs 175.04 per dozen, according to the Numbeo database.

Chicken meat costs Rs 393.45 per kilogramme in Pakistan, beef costs Rs 645.1 per kilogramme, apples cost Rs 170 per kilogramme, oranges cost Rs 115.29 per kilogramme, tomatoes cost Rs 77.86 per kilogramme, potatoes cost Rs 55.16 per kilogramme, onions cost Rs 52 per kilogramme, and water (1.5-litre bottle) costs Rs 61.01 on average.

Taxis start at Rs 150, taxi per kilometre costs around Rs 36.61, and a new Toyota Corolla automobile costs around Rs 3.24 million, according to the Numbeo database.

Likewise, basic utility services (electricity, heating, cooling, water, garbage) for an 85 m2 apartment cost around Rs 11,425,43 per month, one minute of prepaid mobile tariff local costs Rs 2.67, the internet (unlimited monthly data) costs Rs 3,596.98, one pair of jeans (Levis or similar) costs Rs 2,527, a summer dress in a chain store costs Rs 3,980, and a pair of Nike mid-range running shoes costs Rs 8,412.

As per the Numbeo database, a one-bedroom apartment in Pakistan’s city centre costs Rs 20,341, a one-bedroom apartment outside of the city centre costs Rs 12,999.81, a three-bedroom apartment in the city centre costs Rs 45,441, and a three-bedroom apartment outside of the city centre costs Rs 28,861. A one-bedroom apartment in the city centre costs around Rs 131,744 per square metre, whereas a one-bedroom apartment outside the city centre costs around Rs 73,749 per square metre.

In the previous year, 794 different contributors provided 1,0285 entries, according to the Numbeo website. The data was also updated this month, according to the statement.

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