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Karachi, Sind, Pakistan

How much does it cost to travel to Karachi?

You should plan to spend around $25 (P₨7,081) per day on your vacation in Karachi. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $11 (P₨3,129) on meals
  • $4.46 (P₨1,271) on local transportation
  • $21 (P₨5,929) on hotels

A one week trip to Karachi for two people costs, on average, $348 (P₨99,128). 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 Karachi cost?

A one week trip to Karachi usually costs around $174 (P₨49,564) for one person and $348 (P₨99,128) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Karachi on average costs around $348 (P₨99,128) for one person and $695 (P₨198,255) 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 Karachi will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Karachi on average costs around $745 (P₨212,416) for one person and $1,490 (P₨424,832) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Karachi 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 Karachi expensive to visit?

Karachi is a very affordable place to visit. Located in Pakistan, which is a reasonably affordable country, visitors will appreciate the lower prices of this destination. It is in the top 10% of cities in the country for its affordability. Budget travelers enjoy spending long periods of time exploring Karachi in depth.

Within Asia, Karachi is a very affordable destination compared to other places. It is in the top 10% of cities in Asia for its affordability. Very few cities in the region are as affordable as Karachi.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Karachi Expensive?

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

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

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) P₨5,929 ($21)
Local Transportation 1 P₨1,271 ($4)
Food 2 P₨3,129 ($11)
Entertainment 1 P₨1,407 ($5)
Alcohol 2 P₨464 - 1,393 ($2 - 5)
Accommodation Budget in Karachi
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Karachi is $10 (P₨2,964). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Karachi is $21 (P₨5,929). 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 Karachi

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Karachi based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $70. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Karachi
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Karachi is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $4.46 (P₨1,271) per person, per day, on local transportation in Karachi.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Flights to Karachi
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Rental Cars in Karachi
The price of renting a car in Karachi will depends on dates, the type of car, the location, and your age. We recommend Kayak because they can find the best deals across all car rental companies.

Food Budget in Karachi
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Karachi can vary, the average cost of food in Karachi is $11 (P₨3,129) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Karachi should cost around $4.39 (P₨1,251) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Karachi is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Entertainment Budget in Karachi
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Karachi typically cost an average of $4.94 (P₨1,407) 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 Karachi
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $3.26 (P₨929) on alcoholic beverages in Karachi 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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Karachi On a Budget
Karachi is the capital of the Pakistani province of Sindh. It is the most populous city in Pakistan, and sixth most populous city proper in the world. Karachi, located on the coast of the Arabian Sea, is the financial and commercial center of the nation, as well as its largest port. The pace of life here is more hurried, and social attitudes are far more liberal than elsewhere in Pakistan. Locals call it the City of Lights, the City of The Quaid, and the City that Never Sleeps. The city credits its growth to the mixed populations of economic and political migrants along with refugees from different national, provincial, linguistic and religious origins, who generally come to the city to settle permanently.
Clifton Beach is Karachi's busiest beach, although you'll want to take a stroll rather than a swim. Clifton is one of Karachi's posher neighborhoods, but the beach attracts a complete cross section of society, so gives a good picture of Karachi at play. It's deserted before late afternoon, and at its most festive on Sundays.

This curiously shaped Quaid-i-Azam Mausoleum is a monument to Pakistan's founder, Mohammed Ali Jinnah. It's set at the top of a stepped pyramid in a small park. Built in 1958-68 from the design of a Turkish architect, it is minimalist and stark. The white marble structure makes some concession to traditional styles with a square plan and supporting a semicircular dome.

Frere Hall is a building in Karachi, Pakistan that dates from the early British colonial-era in Sindh. Completed in 1865, Frere Hall was originally intended to serve as Karachi's town hall, and now serves as an exhibition space and library.

The Chaukhandi Tombs near Karachi, Pakistan are constructed out of huge sandstone slabs, which are delicately stacked into a finessed pyramid shape. The slabs were painstakingly carved with intricate patterns, drawings and relatable scenes. Built between the 15th and 18th centuries, the Chaukhandi Tombs now form a remarkably well-preserved necropolis that often attracts curious visitors and archeologists alike.
South Karachi
The South is a diverse district, home to Saddar, Karachi's downtown area and center of activity. Home to Karachi's tallest skyscrapers and much historical architecture. Many beaches, parks, museums, landmarks, colonial buildings, restaurants and hotels are located within this district.

East Karachi
East district is a mix of Karachi's industrial heartland and white collar office center. There are some good museums along with many amusement and wildlife parks, and the major Karachi Airport.

The largest district of Karachi by area, and is regarded as the countryside of Karachi City due to its open atmosphere and lush green farmlands. It houses many of city's water amusement parks.
West Karachi
The West is home to South Asia's largest slum and also one of the success stories of low-cost housing: Orangi Town. Large industrial parks are scattered through the district, along with the Port of Karachi in the Kemari area. West Karachi also has many beaches and islands.

Central Karachi
This district is primarily a middle-class area, it developed immediately after Pakistan's independence, due to a wave of immigration. Many of these migrants were refugees from the partition.

There is much to do in Karachi. A city of more than 18 million people is unlikely to be short on activities. Simply let yourself be overwhelmed by this city, its size and scope, its heart breaking disparity between rich and poor, and its breathtaking sights and sounds. Karachi isn't just a city, it is a world unto itself.

Try camel and horse rides on the sands of Clifton Beach are popular, while stands sell cold drinks, chai (tea) and grilled corn. The main roundabout near the beach has plenty of buses, autorickshaws and taxis, many heading for Saddar.

Safari Park has a zoo, a children's playland and many gardens. It is one of the major recreation and amusement areas of Karachi geared with viewing facilities like chairlifts and safari tracks, as well as two natural lakes. You might be interested in catching a bird's-eye view of the animals from the Chair lifts here or enjoy Swan lake which is a natural lake featuring a pagoda style sitting place.

See a Dolphin Show. Experience the beauty of sea life and a dazzling array of flips, leaps and twists of Dolphins at Pakistan Maritime Museum. Go turtle spotting. In the evenings of September through November, you can easily spot giant Olive Ridley and green turtles along parts of Hawkes Bay and Sandspit. The best way see them is to go with a local naturalist or hire a boat with a knowledgeable captain for the specific purpose of watching them.

Experience Dreamworld Resorts, Pakistan's iconic Resort with a Golf club, Amusement Park, Water Park, 5-star Hotel, Spa, multiple World-class restaurants, numerous all-ages entertainment and sports events.
Food and Dining
Karachi is one of the fastest growing cities in South Asia, with a booming economy and an increasing affluence which is fueling the growth of the city's restaurant scene. The culinary establishments of Karachi now combine a wide range of world cuisines with authentic Pakistani food included. Bun kebab, the jazzed-up Pakistani version of the burger, is the stuff from which food dreams are made: minced meat (most likely mutton) is spiced with black cumin and red chilies, and comes with a fried egg, onions, a coriander and mint chutney spiked with green chilies, and sometimes lentils, all served between charred buns. If red meat isn't to your liking, you can opt for the vegetarian version, the aloo bun kebab (made of potato, and without the egg), or perhaps a paratha chicken roll. Chicken smeared in ginger, garlic paste, turmeric and mustard is necklaced with white onions and then rolled into an oily and deliciously chewy paratha. It's impossible to eat just one!

Jinnah International Airport is Karachi's largest international and domestic airport located on the outskirts of the main city. First Class travel with Pakistan Railways is good, and Karachi has railway connections with various major cities in Pakistan. Karachi can be reached by car from different cities of Pakistan as well as India, China, Afghanistan, and Iran. It's not very hard to find a mode of transportation and if you know what you are doing, it is very easy to get around. The most common method of traveling in Karachi is by bus and is used by most people. Regular bus services link the airport with the city and the journey time is around 50 minutes. A number of taxi companies operate from outside the airport terminal building. The journey time to the city is around 25 minutes depending on traffic. Rickshaws (also called three-wheeled scooters, tuk-tuks or simply autos) are good for shorter trips. You can find rickshaws everywhere across the city.

We've been gathering travel cost data from tens of thousands of actual travelers since 2010. 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 destinations around the world.

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.

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