Cost of Building a House in Kathmandu

  • The average cost of building a house in Nepal is Rs 4000-4500 per Sq Feet

When it comes to building a house, one should pay attention to even small details in order to avoid high expenses and to prevent human causalities in case of disasters.Those who are building houses should have knowledge about construction mapping and its process, house design, essential construction materials and their quantity, quality of construction materials and their market prices.

Experts have said that one needs to analyze total expenditure from mapping process to painting the house which helps them from being cheated. Most people who hand over all the construction works to contractors are often found cheated.

According to entrepreneurs, constructing 2-5 storey house, which is very popular in Kathmandu, costs up to Rs. 88 to 90 Lakhs and such house have 8-10 rooms. However, the total expenditure may also exceed as per the house design. Entrepreneurs said that building a traditional house with traditional doors and windows increases the total cost. One storey building costs up to Rs. 40Lakh while 2 ½ half storey house costs up to Rs up-to 95 Lakhs. 

“Laying the foundation stone increases the construction cost but one should not comprise on the high expenditure while building the ground floor,” Entrepreneur Timilsina said and added that construction cost gradually decreases once we complete building the ground floor.” He also said that the construction prices have gone high due to the construction standards as prescribed by the government. Entrepreneurs have claimed that government’s move to prescribe such standards is apt in view of human safety. 

The price of building a house in Nepal differs according to the types of house you build or the place you want to build the house in. Average cost of building a house per sq. ft is NPR. 4000 approx. Generally, a 2.5 storey building with 4 rooms on the ground floor covers approx. 850-950 sq. ft (approx. 2.78 aana) of land area. The total area covered by a 2.5 storey house will thus be 950*2.5 = 2275 sq. ft. So, the average cost of building a house will be 4000*2275= NPR. 9100000.

The average wages cost is up to 25% of total material cost. Look for the detailed cost as below:


Construction Materials Quantity Price (NPR)
Pebble/stones 8 tippers check price
Sand 13 tippers check price
Cement 1100 sacks
Bricks 50, 000 pc
Rod 12 tons
Plumbing (with labor wage) As per  requirement
Wooden frames of windows and doors As per  requirement
Aluminum windows As per  requirement
Grills and rods in windows and stair case As per  requirement
Pipes, door locks, keys As per  requirement
Paint ( one floor of 4 rooms will have 2800 sq feet) and +exterior part total:house will 9000-10000 sq feet to be painted  As per  requirement (Rs 8-10 material and Rs 6-8 wages per sq feet )
Kitchen, bathroom marbles 3 bathrooms and 2 kitchens
Wage for constructing house            –
Electricity materials (with wage) As per  requirement
Mapping designs         –
Municipality  charges         –
Well As per  requirement
Others As per requirement
Total        –      95, 45, 000

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A chart that shows approximate total expenditure to build two and a half storey cemented house in Kathmandu.

Entrepreneurs said that construction costs may alter on various factors including places, weather and designs, among others. Similarly, construction price may also go up if you are building house in Asan, Indrachowk, Patan and other narrow places where you need to hire workers to carry construction material to the site. Experts have also suggested paying attention to whether there are paths for emergency vehicles (fire brigades and ambulances) to your house if you are buying houses in capital.


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