How Much Does It Cost to Build a New House in Kathmandu ?

Building a home provides the ability to have control over the space, how it looks, and its layout.But building a home can be a challenging and complicated process, including determining the costs.  The type of home build, standard of construction materials and who is building it can also impact costs. The average cost to build a 1000 sq.ft. one storey home in the Kathmandu ranges from Rs. 32,00,000- to Rs. 60,00,000 depending upon cost of building material and contractor's fee.

Considering house details as follows:
> Area: House spread over 1000 sq.ft in a 4 aana area
> No. of Floor/s: One
> No. of rooms: 4 ; 3 rooms of 11 ft by 13 ft; Living room of 13 ft by 15 ft; Bathroom of 7 ft by 5 ft

1. Iron: requires 6 tonnes of Steel : Rs. 5-6 Lakh

2. Cement:
Requires 220-240 sack of OPC Cement (Rs. 850 per bag) and 80 sack of PPC Cement ( Rs. 780 per bag): Rs. 2.65 Lakh

3. Brick:
No.of Bricks: 11-12 Thousands; Cost of one brick: Rs. 15/-; Total: Rs. 1.80 Lakh

4. Sand:
Per Tipper cost of Sand: Rs. 27-28,000; Requires 6 Tipper  of Sand; Total: Rs. 1.68 Lakh

5. Pebbles:
Per Tipper cost of Pebbles: Rs. 30,000; Requires 7 Tipper of Pebblesne; Total: Rs. 2.10 Lakh

6. Window-Door:

No. of windows: 6, No. of doors: 7; Cost of one window: Rs. 25,000 and Cost of One of door: Rs. 18,000; Total: Rs. 2.83 Lakh

7. Bathroom: Rs. 60 thousand

8. Kitchen: Rs. 1 lakh 1.50 Lakh

9. Coloring : Rs. 1.80 Lakh

10. Contractor's Fee: Rs. 4.50 Lakh

11. Water Tanks: Total Rs 1.65 Lakh
- Safety Tank: Rs.40,000/-
- Reserve Tank: Rs. 80,000/-
- Water Tank (1000 litre): Rs. 45,000/-
- Tank-Stand: Rs.15,000-30,000/-

12. Railing:
Rs. 70-80 Thousand

13. Electricity/Wiring Fittings: Rs. 2.50 Lakh

14. Pipe Fittings:
Rs. 1.50 Lakh

15. Compound Gate: Rs. 50 Thousand

Approximate cost of Building a one Storey Home in Kathmandu per square feet starts from Rs. 32 lakh onwards.

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