Franchise opportunities in Pakistan
Popular franchise directions in Pakistan
Attractiveness of Pakistan for the development of franchise business
South Asian country, Pakistan is the fifth in population in the world. Pakistan is on The Next Eleven list of highly promising developing countries. The country is famous for exporting chemicals, textiles, leather goods, carpets/rugs, and medical instruments.
The first franchise in Pakistan was established in 1993, nowadays there is a vast number of franchisees in the country. The biggest franchise opportunities are available in education, security and courier services, women and children related and retail businesses. But the hospitality sector, in particular, hotel, restaurant and fast food businesses are the most attractive and promising ones. According to the World Franchise Association, franchised food outlets in Pakistan make up $120 million annual sales.
Low labor costs; an average monthly net salary in the country is just $270, and cheap real estate are powerful advantages for international companies. They are especially required in such big cities with many citizens as Karachi (14.91 mln), Lahore (11.13 mln), Faisalabad (3.2 mln), Rawalpindi (2.1 mln), and Gujranwala (2.03 mln).
Minimum cash needed to set up a franchise is $50,000-$150,000. The initial franchise fee in Pakistan is limited to $100,000 and the continuing fee is just five percent of the franchise monthly net sales referring to State Bank regulations.
There are high investment business opportunities, as well as cheap franchises in Pakistan presented for review, the choice is yours.
Indicators of Pakistan Business Market
Currency: Pakistani rupee
Education Index (2013): 0.372
Official languages: Urdu, English
Per capita GDP (PPP): $5,374
Quality-of-life index (0-10): 5.17
Population: 193.2 mln
Total GDP (PPP): $1.060 trillion
Ease of Doing Business Ranking, Rank: 147
Human Development Index (HDI): 0.550