PBS Report: Karachi and Larkana Remain The Most Expensive Cities In Pakistan

This was revealed by the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS).

Char Minar Chowrangi, Bahadurabad, Karachi.

Karachi and Larkana have remained the most expensive cities in Pakistan for the third consecutive week.

The cities’ expensiveness was in terms of the gap between actual market prices of essential food items and the district administrations’ rates.

A partial aerial view of Defence, Clifton, and other neighborhoods n Karachi.

This was revealed by the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS).

In Sindh, Karachi has maintained its top position with a decline in the differential of 1.6 points to 93.21% this week from 94.81% between consumer prices and DC rates.

The city also experienced a decrease in the differential of 4.4 points from 49.54% to 45.14%.

Bolton Market, Karachi.

Meanwhile, Hyderabad suffered from a decrease of 0.44 points to 27.9% from 28.34%.

A surge of 3.81 points was noted in the differential of prices in Sukkur from 38.77% to 42.5%.

In Punjab, the price gap remained much lower as Bahawalpur maintained its position at the lowest of 9.42%, slightly increasing from the previous week.

Last week, the ranking of districts showed a similar trend with Karachi on the higher side.

Jodia Bazar, Karachi.

After Bahawalpur, the smallest gap was recorded in Lahore, with a surge of 0.26 points to 10.61%.

This was followed by 0.43 points in Sialkot to 10.96%, 0.68 points to 12.61% in Rawalpindi, 0.5 points to 13.48% in Sargodha, 0.75 points to 16.9% in Faisalabad, and 1.01 points to 18.1% in Islamabad.

Nevertheless, a decline of 1.33 points was recorded in gaps of prices in Multan, which was recorded at 20.32%.


In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the gap was decreased by 0.34 points to 18.75% in Peshawar and by 0.18 points to 24.96% in Bannu.

In Balochistan, the gap was recorded at 30.59% in Quetta and 39.76% in Khuzdar.

In Quetta, a slight decrease of 0.22 points was reported, while in Khuzdar, a surge of 1.23 points was recorded in price gaps.

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