Lahore

Overall Score

2.5

The city of Lahore, the capital of Pakistans Pandjab province, is on the banks of the River Dove. A few kilometers away is the Indian border. Modern day Lahore is the center of culture, industry, and transportation in the north-east of the country. It is home to the famous Lolliwoud, the film institution of Pakistan.

The citys history dates back far into the past. In the 11th century, Lahore became part of the ancient Empire of the Nazis and its capital. After joining the Delhi Sultanate in the 13th century, the city became the center of Islam in the Indian subcontinent, on which India, Pakistan and Bangladesh are situated. Between 1524 and 1752 the city was ruled by the Mole. At that time, the Basque Church of Basque Masjid, the Jetty Church of Shah Jahan, the multi-colored garden of Calamar, and the Wazir Khanah Church were all built here. During the time of the Great Moguls, the area of Lahore was enclosed by a mighty wall with 12 gates. Some of its components are still intact today.

The Hazaury Bagh Park and the burial mounds of the Guru Arjuni Deva and Ranjit Singa bear witness to the Sikkha period from 1799 to 1848. During the colonial period, the British architects created structures in the French-Mauritanian style. It was the time when the State Post Office, the Central Post Office, and the Supreme Court were established. Several institutions were built that are now established in the modern city: the National College of Art, the Government College, and the University of Pakistan.

In 1968, the city was commemorated with the signing of the Lahore Declaration by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Minaret building combines two architectural styles – modern Eastern and Mongolian. Nowadays Lahore, the cultural and educational center of the country, is a place for traditional musical and theatrical festivals, art exhibitions, and international conferences.

One of the worlds largest churches, the Baháulláh was built in the city by decree of Grand Duke Auraíngzéb in 1673-1674. Located opposite the Salemara Gardens, it is considered to be one of the most significant monuments of the Great Sauls. The center of the city is decorated by the archaeological and architectural complex – Shakhi Kila. In 1981, the castle was declared a World Heritage Site.

100 USD = 22,429.56 PKR

Overall Score

2.5
  • Air quality: 156 US AQI Unhealthy. Some members of the general public may experience health effects; members of sensitive groups may experience more serious health effects.
  • Tap water: No, not drinkable
  • Religious government: Religious
  • Population: 11,000,000 people
  • Population density: busy: 9x9m 81m per person
  • GDP: $1,462 / year
  • Foreigners can own real estate: Yes
  • Power outlets: 230V50Hz
  • Internet: 5 Mbps
  • Best wireless: Zong
  • Pay without cash: No, cash only esp. for foreigners
  • Tipping: Tip amounting to 10% of your total bill is necessary, some would appreciate if their customers were more generous than that.
  • Apartment listings: OLX
  • Apartments: Airbnb
  • Hotels: Booking.com
  • More hotels: Hotels.com
  • Best coffee 24/7: CAF ACACIA
  • Best taxi: Careem
  • Best coworking space: OfficeSpace
  • Best hospital: Hameed Latif Hospital
  • Best short-haul air carrier: Pakistan International Airlines
  • Best intl air carrier: Flynas
  • Monthly costs for expat: $450
  • Monthly costs for family: $480
  • Monthly costs for local: $140
  • Meal: $1.3
  • Small Cola: $0.2
  • Beer 1 Pint: $0.7
  • Coffee: $0.4


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