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Real Estate in Pakistan

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Nov 27, 2021

Summary: People living in Pakistan offer advice about real estate. How do you find a home in Pakistan? Should you buy or rent? What is the cost of housing?

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How do I find a place to live in Pakistan?

We asked expats how they chose their neighborhood and found a place to live. They answered:

"We lived in Defence as this was close to my husband's place of employment, had a lot of green space, was quiet and has residents who were used to seeing foreigners. We used a real estate company, Deal Makers to find our apartment. You can read more here: How to Find Housing in Lahore http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/1195348/how_to_find_housing_in_lahore_pakistan.html?cat=54 Best Areas to Live in Lahore http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/1797302/best_areas_to_live_in_lahore_pakistan.html?cat=16," said another expat in Lahore.

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What is a typical expat home or apartment like in Pakistan?

"We lived in an upper portion, an independent flat above our landlord's family who lived in the bottom section. This is typical for most expats. It's hard to get a stand alone house and much more expensive. You can read more about living in Defence here: Living in Defence Housing Authority in Lahore, Pakistan http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/1163761/living_in_defence_housing_authority.html?cat=54," said another expat in Lahore.

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What is the average cost of housing in Pakistan?

If you are thinking about moving to Pakistan, cost of living in probably a key consideration. Expats commented about the cost of housing:

"We had a 3-bedroom portion and paid 24,000 rupees per month, although prices have gone up since 2009. Costs are MUCH lower than in the U.S," said another person in Lahore.

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About the Author

Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

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