Pakistan Travel Budget - Visit Pakistan on a Budget or Travel in Style

How much does it cost to travel to Pakistan?

You should plan to spend around $52 (P₨14,577) per day on your vacation in Pakistan. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $13 (P₨3,719) on meals
  • $7.65 (P₨2,127) on local transportation
  • $48 (P₨13,273) on hotels

A one week trip to Pakistan for two people costs, on average, $734 (P₨204,076). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Pakistan cost?

A one week trip to Pakistan usually costs around $367 (P₨102,038) for one person and $734 (P₨204,076) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Pakistan on average costs around $734 (P₨204,076) for one person and $1,469 (P₨408,152) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Pakistan will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Pakistan on average costs around $1,574 (P₨437,306) for one person and $3,148 (P₨874,612) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

How much do package tours cost in Pakistan?

Organized tours are usually more expensive than independent travel, but offer convenience and peace of mind that your trip has been planned by a travel expert.

The average price for an organized tour package in Pakistan is $181 per day. While every tour varies by total price, length, number of destinations, and quality, this is the daily average price based on our analysis of available guided tours.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Pakistan expensive to visit?

Pakistan is a reasonably affordable destination to visit. It is in the top 25% of countries in the world for its affordability. If you're traveling on a budget, then this is a good destination with affordable accommodation, food, and transportation.

Within Asia, Pakistan is reasonably affordable compared to the other countries. It is in the top 25% of countries in Asia for its affordability. You can find more affordable countries such as Uzbekistan, but there are also more expensive countries, such as Maldives.

For more details, see Is Pakistan Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Pakistan?

The average Pakistan trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Pakistan travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) P₨13,273 ($48)
Local Transportation 1 P₨2,127 ($7.65)
Food 2 P₨3,719 ($13)
Entertainment 1 P₨1,553 ($5.59)
Alcohol 2 P₨527 - 1,582 ($2 - 6)
Accommodation Budget in Pakistan
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Pakistan is $24 (P₨6,637). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Pakistan is $48 (P₨13,273). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Pakistan

Looking for a hotel in Pakistan? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options.

Find the best hotel for your travel style.


Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Pakistan based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $60. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Local Transportation Budget in Pakistan
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Pakistan is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $7.65 (P₨2,127) per person, per day, on local transportation in Pakistan.

  • Local Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Recommended Services

Food Budget in Pakistan
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Pakistan can vary, the average cost of food in Pakistan is $13 (P₨3,719) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Pakistan should cost around $5.35 (P₨1,488) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Pakistan is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Entertainment Budget in Pakistan
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • Entertainment and activities in Pakistan typically cost an average of $5.59 (P₨1,553) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Alcohol Budget in Pakistan
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $3.80 (P₨1,055) on alcoholic beverages in Pakistan per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

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Pakistan Lahore, Pakistan
Located in South-Central Asia along the Arabian Sea, Pakistan is a large country characterized by a varied landscape and as the historic home to the ancient Indus Valley Civilization, which is among the oldest in the world. It is bordered by Iran, Afghanistan, China, and India on the west, north, and east with the Arabian Sea on its southern boundary.
At a Glance
Pakistan is divided into eight distinct regions: Azad Kashmir, Balochistan, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Gilgit-Baltistan, Islamabad Capital Territory, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, and Sindh. Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan are both Pakistani-controlled parts of the former princely state of Jammu and Kashmir. Both are located in a highly disputed territory and are self-governing. They are, however, home to some of the most beautiful scenery, especially Gilgit-Baltistan which features some of the world's highest mountain ranges: the Karakoram, the Himalaya, and the Hindu Kush. These mountain landscapes make the region particularly attractive to mountaineers, trekkers, and tourists.

Balochistan is the largest and most remote region with Quetta as the main stopping point for travelers passing through, while the Federally Administered Tribal Areas is mostly off-limits to foreigners as authorities have little control over the area. Visitors should also be careful if visiting Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (formerly known as the North-West Frontier Province). A safer place to visit is Islamabad Capital Territory, which encompasses the capital city Islamabad, the Margalla Hills, and the ancient ruins of Taxila. Punjab is also well-frequented, the most populous and agriculturally fertile region in the country and home to many historical shrines and mosques. And finally, there is Sindh, where most people flock to the city of Karachi or the ancient ruins of Moenjodaro.

With a vast range of landscapes from deserts, mountains, and beaches to both ancient and modern cities, Pakistan has a variety of activities to match. It is a world class destination for trekking and hiking, while opportunities for horseback riding and cycling are a big draw as well. In the more populated areas, visitors can also explore historic monuments to their heart's content or shop in a massive range of markets and bazaars.

Read more: Is it safe for women to travel in Pakistan? Check out this terrific advice from a blogger who traveled all around the country.
Top Tourist Attractions
Natural Scenery: With so many different landscapes, Pakistan is a treasure trove for stunning scenery. While the mountain peaks and glaciers offer incredible views and trekking opportunities. There are also a number of valleys just as beautiful. Hunza Valley, for example, is supposedly the setting for James Hilton's Shangri-La, and the valley lives up to that reputation. Other unique spots for natural scenery include the Thar desert in Sindh and the Cholistan desert in the Punjab, as well as many beautiful beaches located between Karachi and Gwadar along Makran coastal highway.

Historical Sites: Due to its ancient history, Pakistan is also home to many important historic locations. Some of the most famous include the archaeological sites of Taxila, Moenjodaro, Thatta, and Harappa - some of which are also UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Cultural Landmarks: Many visitors are also drawn to Pakistan's important cultural sites, some of which include of the Badshahi Mosque in Lahore and the Shah Faisal Masjid Mosque in Islamabad. A strict dress code must be adhered to when entering the Badshahi Mosque, while the Faisal Mosque with its white minarets can only be viewed by visitors from the outside. The Lahore Fort is also very popular, a massive structure and UNESCO site where the Mughals built their imperial quarters, followed by the Sikhs. It also houses a museum dedicated to the Sikh period of the 18th century.

Popular Foods
Cuisine of Pakistan largely revolves around kebabs served with rice or flatbreads. Kebabs are cooked meat dishes that can vary with different kinds of beef, lamb, and chicken all seasoned with herbs and spices. There are also a variety of flatbreads, usually referred to as naan, which are commonly used to pick up and eat liquid foods as utensils are not commonly used during meals in Pakistan. Other popular Pakistani specialties include a whole roasted chicken called charga, a seasoned chicken and rice dish called biryani, a spicy barbequed chicken called chicken tikka, a thick stew-like mix of meat, lentils, and wheat grains called haleem, and a thick gravy made from local spices and either chicken or beef called nihari. A vegetarian soup called daal is also common as are black and green teas. Flavored with cardamom and a lot of sugar, tea is referred to as chai in Pakistan.
A visit to Pakistan requires a visa for most nationalities. Some can be obtained on arrival; however, to be safe it is best to apply for a visa in advance.

By air, Karachi, Lahore, and Islamabad are the main gateways into Pakistan. Jinnah International Airport in Karachi is served by many international airlines, including Air Arabia, Air China, Biman Bangladesh Airlines, Cathy Pacific, Etihad, Emirates, Flydubai, GMG Airlines, Gulf, Qatar Airways, Saudi Arabian Airlines, SriLankan Airlines, Iran Air, Iraqi Airways, Malaysia Airlines, Oman Air, Thai Airways, and Turkish Airlines. Allama Iqbal International Airport in Lahore also operates a large number of airlines as does Benazir Bhutto International Airport, which serves the cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi in the province of Punjab.

There are also train links from Pakistan to India and Iran, as well as roadways like the Grand Trunk Road and the Silk Road, which are widely used for traveling long distance.

We've been gathering travel costs from tens of thousands of actual travelers since 2010, and we use the data to calculate average daily travel costs for destinations around the world. We also systematically analyze the prices of hotels, hostels, and tours from travel providers such as Kayak, HostelWorld, TourRadar, Viator, and others. This combination of expenses from actual travelers, combined with pricing data from major travel companies, gives us a uniqe insight into the overall cost of travel for thousands of cities in countries around the world. You can see more here: How it Works.

1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.