Exploring Karachi : What You Can Get for $10

Karachi, Pakistan is known for its hustle and bustle, its streets overflowing with life and energy. Despite its overwhelming chaos, everything somehow works. Today we will discuss the possibilities You Can Get for $10.

Recently ranked as the third cheapest city in the world, I knew I had to feature it in my ten-part series about exploring different destinations for less than 2600 Pakistani rupees.

Here are the list of all the things You Can Get for $10:

  • Biryani
  • Pakola
  • Milk ice cream
  • Pair of slippers
  • Hat
  • Bus ride
  • Sugarcane juice
  • Flag
  • Rickshaw ride
  • Haircut
  • Camel ride
  • Head massage

1. Biryani

First on my list was trying the famous Biryani, an orangey-yellow flavored rice dish with meat that is super spicy and always best from a street food vendor. Pakistanis are very proud of their Biryani, and it did not disappoint. The first bite was the best I’ve ever had.

2. Pakola

Next, I tried Pakola, a popular local drink that I had never heard of before. It’s like an ice cream-flavored cream soda and is quite delicious when mixed with milk. It’s a combination of Pakola and milk, which is quite popular in Karachi. Cheers!

3. Desert

For dessert, I bumped into an ice cream man on the street and indulged in some impromptu ice cream. It only cost 20 rupees, which is like 10 cents. I got caramel and brown sugar, and it was simply amazing.

4. Shoes

I wanted to fit in with the locals, so I decided to buy a pair of slippers instead of shoes. I also saw men around town wearing traditional hats, so I haggled with a vendor and got one for 300 rupees, which is like two dollars.

5. Bus Ride

The local buses in Karachi are the most colorful, decorative, and symbolic in the world. Riding one was a must-do on my list. The buses have little messages on them, from motivational to romantic. I paid only a few cents for the ride and enjoyed it despite the heat and sweat.

6. Sugarcane Juice

Sugarcane juice is a personal favorite and is also a famous drink in town. I paid 20 rupees per glass, which is less than 15 cents.

7. Flag

I can’t visit any country without buying the flag, so I found a shop that sells it and got a Pakistan flag for 200 rupees. In Pakistan, you don’t have to pay with cash; you can use the app Easypezza, which is super simple.

8. Rickshaw Ride

To get around town, I rode in a rickshaw, which was super cheap and a great way to get around town. It only cost a few cents, and I enjoyed the ride despite my fear of dropping my camera.

9. Haircut

I also got a haircut for only one dollar, but it turned out to be the worst haircut I’ve ever gotten. He shaved off almost all of my sides, which I didn’t want, but I got a massage on the street for one dollar, which made up for it.

10. Camel Ride

I ended the day at the beautiful beach of Karachi, where I rode a camel during sunset, which was an amazing vibe. I was even interviewed on TV, and I only spent a thousand rupees, which is only seven dollars and fifteen cents.

In Total

In total, I got a Biryani, Pakola, milk ice cream, a pair of slippers, a hat, a bus ride, sugarcane juice, a flag, a rickshaw ride, a haircut, a sunset camel ride, and a head massage for only 9.98. Karachi, Pakistan, is a place that I would highly recommend to anyone traveling on a budget.

These are all the things You Can Get for $10 from my experience throughout the day in Karachi.

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What are some of the best budget-friendly activities to do in Karachi, Pakistan?

Karachi, Pakistan has a variety of budget-friendly activities to explore. Some popular options include visiting historical sites such as the Quaid-e-Azam House or the Mohatta Palace Museum, strolling through the Clifton Beach and Park, trying local street food such as bun kebab or biryani, and shopping at local markets like the Empress Market or the Sunday Bazaar. Additionally, visitors can take a guided tour of the city’s various landmarks and neighborhoods for a reasonable price. Overall, there are plenty of affordable and interesting activities to enjoy in Karachi, even on a limited budget.