Pakistan-based real estate marketplace Zameen.com has introduced a new tool for calculating the cost of house construction, according to a blog post.

The Construction Cost Calculator estimates costs based on home size and the city in which it will be built. It currently covers the country’s three largest cities — Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad. Users can get an estimate that includes or excludes the cost of materials and covers a completed structure or just a “grey” (i.e. incomplete) one.

The tool, which is free to use, estimates the total cost, which can be broken down by grey structure materials, finishing materials and labor costs. It also provides a price per square foot.

Construction costs are broken down by foundation and structure; plumbing works; electrical works; wood, metal and tile works; and fitting and fixtures. It further provides a breakdown of the costs of their subcomponents.

Founded in 2006, Zameen.com is the leading real estate marketplace in Pakistan. It’s majority-owned by Prosus-backed Emerging Markets Property Group, with Malaysia-based online classifieds and marketplaces operator Frontier Digital Ventures holding 30%. Its main rivals are JagahOnline and Graana.com.

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