According to the Worldwide Cost of Living 2019 report by the Economist Intelligence Unit, Karachi has made its place in the top 10 cheapest places in the world yet again. That is going to come as surprising news to a lot of people who live in the country of Pakistan itself. You see, Karachi happens to be one of the largest cities in the continent. It certainly is the biggest city in the country, which is why it is only natural to expect that it is not going to be easy to afford the city.
However, the popular opinion about the City of Lights may lean, you will be delighted to know the fact that if you’re looking for a vacation on a budget, the statistics irrefutably show that Karachi is one of the cheapest places to travel to. Of course, being the cheapest place to travel to does not necessarily warrant a city to be one of the best places to visit for your vacations.
This is why we at Ktown Rooms decided to share with you some of the reasons why we love the city so much. Maybe that will help you understand why Karachi isn’t just one of the cheapest places to travel to but also one of the places where you will experience a great time. Let’s get started, shall we?
Karachi is More Diverse than Any Other City in the Country
Karachi has a population of over 20 million (constantly growing at an astronomical rate). This is the reason why you will always see so many people on the move in the City of Lights even in the late hours of the night. The city is home to a large, diverse population.
The reality is that Karachi is seen as the land of opportunity for people from all over the country. You will find people here from every ethnicity, background, religion and creed that are living in Pakistan. Essentially, Karachi is sort of a mini Pakistan. In this lively city, you can expect someone at the petrol pump talking to his friends in Hindko, a taxi driver speaking fluently in Seraiki, a dhaba owner talking in Pashto or any other language.
Despite being together in one city for generations, the people of Karachi retain their cultural values. Whether you live in Karachi or you’re visiting Karachi, you’re definitely going to find people that speak your regional language and help you feel more at home.
The City of Lights is Always on the Move to Keep the Lights Running
Other than being the cheapest place to travel to in Pakistan, Karachi has a reputation for being that one city that never sleeps. Karachittes are constantly on the move and nobody seems to have the time to just stop and relax.
At Ktown Rooms, we believe this quality makes the business capital of Pakistan an amazing place to be for people looking to work and make some money. The chaotic element can become overwhelming for some people visiting Karachi but for others, it can create a thrill like they have never experienced before.
Karachi has a Distinctive Cosmopolitan Feel About it
While Islamabad is the capital of the country, it is too small to be considered an actual major city. Lahore, on the other hand, may seem too insular to some people because homogeneity may cause people to divert from their deeply rooted cultural values to assimilate with the culture of the city. People visiting Karachi or even those who have been living there for years never give in to homogeneity. It is also exactly the reason why the city has a distinctively cosmopolitan feel to it.
You can definitely expect to find a lot more female drivers in Karachi as compared to any other city in the country. This is because of the sheer number of people in the city.
Women and Men Alike can Enjoy A lot of Shopping in Karachi
Sticking true to its reputation as one of the cheapest places to travel to, shopping in Karachi is unlike anything else in the country. The all-time favorites like Gul Plaza, Zainab Market, Saddar, Empress Market, Rainbow Center and the plethora of electronics markets on the Abdullah Haroon Road have so much to offer.
In the City of Lights, you can get everything from toys, home appliances and fruits to every kind of electronics and everything in between for incredibly cheap prices. Both men and women visiting Karachi should definitely go out to these bazaars at least a few dozen times to make the most of their time in Karachi.
Karachi has Something for Everybody
There is a popular saying that Karachi will never let you sleep hungry for even a night if you’re willing to work hard enough. This saying transcends the literal meaning into the fact that Karachi has something for everybody. While Lahore is definitely regarded as the art and culture capital of Pakistan, Karachi can cater to everybody visiting it.
From a large number of beaches to the Arts Council, the PACC for theatre, T2F and Base Rock Café for musical events to Sunday bazaars and the Lighthouse bazaar, anybody visiting Karachi can find what they’re looking for.
Excellent Budget Hotel Industry
One of the reasons why we at Ktown Rooms love Karachi so much is also one of the reasons why it can easily be one of the cheapest places to visit: the budget hotels here are amazing. If you’re ever visiting Karachi and you want a safe yet hospitable accommodation, you should get in touch with us. Ktown Rooms is the perfect link for you and the budget hotel industry in the city and the rest of the country. All the Ktown Room hotels offer free WiFi, free breakfast, the best staff catering to clients’ needs and air conditioned rooms along with all the standard amenities.
If you want to make your visit to the City of Lights the most enjoyable one, feel free to contact us at any time on +92(213) 468 8335-7 or book your accommodation through our website at https://www.ktownrooms.com/.