Cost of Living in Bangalore

Cost of living in Bangalore is 74.85% lower than in New York (Info)Our estimator (with default settings) estimate monthly expenses for a single person at 293.41$ (20,080.87Rs) and for four person family at 1,048.98$ (71,792.45Rs) (without rent).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 1.46 $ 1.02-2.92
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 8.77 $ 5.84-14.61
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 2.92 $ 2.19-4.38
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 1.46 $ 1.02-1.75
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.19 $ 1.46-2.92
Cappuccino (regular) 1.27 $ 0.88-1.75
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 0.37 $ 0.22-0.51
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 0.19 $ 0.15-0.29
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 1.99 $ 1.66-2.21
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.38 $ 0.29-0.46
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.34 $ 0.30-0.40
Eggs (12) 0.78 $ 0.70-0.88
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.37 $ 1.33-3.31
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 1.45 $ 1.09-1.99
Buffalo Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 1.91 $ 1.33-2.65
Apples (1 lb) 1.00 $ 0.80-1.33
Banana (1 lb) 0.31 $ 0.27-0.40
Oranges (1 lb) 0.38 $ 0.27-0.53
Tomato (1 lb) 0.19 $ 0.13-0.27
Potato (1 lb) 0.19 $ 0.13-0.27
Onion (1 lb) 0.24 $ 0.17-0.33
Lettuce (1 head) 0.42 $ 0.29-0.66
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.41 $ 0.32-0.44
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 7.31 $ 4.38-10.96
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.34 $ 1.10-1.75
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 1.97 $ 1.46-2.92
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 2.92 $ 1.75-3.51
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.29 $ 0.26-0.51
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 17.53 $ 14.61-29.22
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 0.88 $ 0.58-1.46
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 0.31 $ 0.24-0.40
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 1.17 $ 0.88-1.75
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.78 $ 3.60-4.07
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 11,689.00 $ 9,570.37-14,611.25
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 21.34 $ 13.55-29.22
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.01 $ 0.01-0.01
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 17.28 $ 13.15-21.92
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 21.79 $ 14.61-36.53
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 5.50 $ 2.92-7.31
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 4.38 $ 3.29-5.11
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 33.47 $ 26.30-43.83
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 37.17 $ 21.92-51.14
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 49.51 $ 36.53-65.75
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 38.50 $ 29.22-58.45
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 200.37 $ 146.11-248.39
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 121.81 $ 87.67-146.11
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 506.97 $ 365.28-657.51
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 312.30 $ 219.17-394.50
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 136.27 $ 94.97-189.94
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 62.06 $ 43.83-80.36
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 666.65 $ 438.34-1,022.79
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 10.60 0.15-0.18

Prices in Bangalore, India

These data are based on 8484 entries in the past 12 months from 620 different contributors.
Last update: February, 2016
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76 Comments so far
#Katerina on Jan 01, 2016 :
I used to stay in Bangalore for 1,5 year and I am definitely planning to come back and settle down there. People are very friendly and helpful there and the city offers all the possibilities you can ever imagine. There is a wide range of restaurants, lot of greenery, amazing shops, good public transportation and most of all very pleasant weather throughout the year! I have visited many cities and places in India, but Bangalore is definitely the top one for me.
#mohammad on Jun 09, 2015 :
Hey guys I am living in chennai currently, I was working in Bangalore for some years, I experienced here in chennai is that this is a worst place in india Bangalore is far far far better than chennai or any other metropolitan cities in india, the weather, the friendly people of bangalore, the food facility, living cost everithing is balanced in Bangalore, don't expect better than bangalore from other cities in india. Bangalore is like heaven for me.
#trupti on Jun 06, 2015 :
Bangalore is a really very expensive place- whether it is grocery, transport, services, facilities...Had I my husband not been shifted here..I would never come to Bangalore..For making money India is no longer a right place..
#Micky123 on May 21, 2015 :
I am surprised to see that so many people consider Bangalore to be Expensive. All i can say is that you have not seen the real face of Bangalore. Where else can you get a whole meal for 1 person in 50 bucks? Of course if you look at higher end restaurants, you are asking to pay more. Bangalore is a true melting pot and not to mention the amazing weather. People from all over India come to Bangalore to stay and the people of Bangalore are very accommodating, they will try and speak to you in a language you understand.. this could also be a reason for the deterioration of the Kannada language, but that's another story altogether. All those complaining about the people in Bangalore need to live in a place like Chennai (hell in India) to really understand what Bangalore is. I used to feel that Bangalore is going out of control and people were going bad and spoilt, but only after moving to Chennai did i realize that Bangalore is Paradise! I guess the saying is true: You do not know the worth of something, until its gone!
#Joash on May 13, 2015 :
Bangalore is really expensive. I find certain neighborhoods in Kuala Lumpur cheaper than Bangalore. Worst city I have ever lived. Its good for people who just like to dress up modern and pretend to be rich( actually people in my village are richer than the people in bangalore) and for people who limit themselves to Malls and restaurants(which they consider recreational).
#aziz on Feb 22, 2015 :
Hi guyz I am moving to banglore and need 1 room 1 bathroom and a kitchen!! And I want to knw the price of the room!! So help me guyz abd thanx
# Arshad Wali on Feb 04, 2015 :
Hi Everybody,

I am from Lahore, Pakistan. This morning my friend who has shifted to Bangalore from New Delhi was complaining about her high living cost there. The middle-class problem on both sides of the divide is almost the same. However, I am delighted to find a very conducive, informative and helpful site. This could not have happened without the input of its able contributors.
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#Suri on Dec 05, 2014 :
@ Raymond

West part of Bangalore is cheap, next is East. South is very expensive due to software industry and north is catching up to South on false expectations and newly formed airport.

West is best but little boring.
#Raymond on Nov 29, 2014 :
Where is the cheapest place to rent a duplex. for starting up an NGO. Using upstairs as residence and downstairs as an office. Thank you.
#SHAKTI SINGH on Nov 14, 2014 :
Frnds I'm planning to come to Bangalore for training purposes, I have expence plan of 10k/months is this ok there ?
#Elena on Nov 14, 2014 :
The prices for the restaurants, markets and transportations are wrong....everyting is almost double.
#Gopal on Sep 29, 2014 :
bangalore is a very good living cost but property very expensive bangalore property for feet 20000 rs It is so bad
#Rakesh Richee on Sep 12, 2014 :
Super site I really got all information Thanks for all the backend people.

Awesome jobs guys.
#Ganesh on Jul 31, 2014 :
Hi I would like to shift from chennai to Bangalore
#Nick Godfrey on Jul 29, 2014 :
I was planning on visiting bangalore for a month or so as a part of my around the world trip. My budget is $40,000
(2,400,000 rupees) where would be the best place I could stay?
#AmithChethan Sharma on Jul 16, 2014 :
9591230634 My dear friends each and everybody of us Middle class Indians are facing the same problem that we cant adjust with price hike and our limited salary ...... we should adjust it by any how at last there is no ther way.. we all knowing it that prices of groceries and transportation fare ll never come down @ the same level where it wer earlier... but our savings??????? nobody knows ....!!! friends believe me one of my friend took admission to his kid in a kindergarten near by my town Mangalore do u know the fee??? believe me its only 1,20000/ :(As of report by planning commission of India by 2020 If u lead a happpy life in town u should be having the Income of 100000/ (one lakh Rupees)....!!!!! can it possible by our work what we are doing now???? no chance ...... but we have to adjust ....... Ihave an great opportunity to each and every working class & small investors....
#Geetha on Jul 03, 2014 :
I am looking for a house in and around Old airport road for rent, budget is 6000/-. I would prefer if any family who are moving aboard want to rent a place.
Please help
#KrishnaRe on Jun 26, 2014 :
Thanks for sharing info, Please update as per 2014 expensive, Travel expensive has increased more. it might 20%
#Sreenivasa on Jun 25, 2014 :
Am staying in Bangalore last 7 years, Bmtc pass increased and living cost also. But all bull shit people please open your eyes with my monthly expenses.

Room : 6500 (1BHK - rent - Indiranagar )
Food : 7000 ( me and my wife, lavish food baba :) )
bus pass : 1050 ( not AC , normal bus)
Weekend fun in a month : 6000

Total : 20550

This is the maximum ( usually its 17k )

So old pension man, if you want to spend in rest of life in Bangalore come with your small amount $800 .

My commission is one month rent ( usual Kannada people saying) :(
#Harsha Bharadwaj on Apr 29, 2014 :
Awesome site, helps lot of them (including me).
#Vitalis on Apr 28, 2014 :
A nice site. Would love help in getting a BHK near East point college of Pharmacy....pls email is
#Manny on Apr 21, 2014 :
As of April'14

Cost of 1BHK will average about 9000-10000 (try free ads)
School TUITION fees is around 3000 rupees (ICSE school)
Milk is 15-20 for half-a-liter (best tetra pack from Nandhini)
Egg = 3-4 rupees
Veggies = 10-30 rupees
Onion = 12-15 rupees
Tomato = 8-12 rupees
Chicken = 180-200 rupees
Mutton = 400 - 460 rupees
Rice = 36 - 52 rupees (sona)
Auto = 13 rupees per KM
Taxi = 70 rupees for 4Km and 18 rupees per KM
Bus = 60 ordinary / 120 A/C

Best time to buy July - Aug & Feb when you get discount upto 70% in most showroom
Most grocery shops give discount on Wednesdays
#Anonymous on Apr 19, 2014 :
the data given in this website is true
#sreekanth on Mar 23, 2014 :
Hi for the elderly person who had requested what if my pension was 800$ could i survive in bangalore? my answer would be it depends on what your daily routine and habits tend to be, i can assume you would get nothing for 800 $ in us unless you may be staying in remote places than in centre of city, firstly the 800$ would come close to 49000 INR, if you are single i would recemond to rent a house of 1 bhk in outskirts in an apartment or an individual house , my advice would be not to go to any brokers they will rip you in bangalore knowing you are an NRI they would try to take more advantage, go through classifieds for ex , quickr or other portals to get in touch with direct owners in this case you would save the comission and other hassles, once you get a house dont ignore to sign an agreement with terms and conditions specified correctly on the paper on an average for the rented house agreement the house rent may go up by 5% every year . you can easily survice in bangalore with 49k INR provided you are in your limits else you would end up spending all the amt in a day or two. let me know if you have any questions, you can email me on love to help others , thanks
#Ramakrishna on Feb 24, 2014 :
what is the avg. Electricity bill per month for a 2bhk flat ?
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#chandru on Feb 13, 2014 :
this information very close to truth,nowadays Bangalore highly expensiveness city in India.
#AD on Feb 12, 2014 :
#Angel Perez...incase you visit this, it would be difficult for you since your income would of pension....growing cost of living would make your income very less going forward..Again, its your call.
#Amitabh on Feb 12, 2014 :
The data is extremely accurate.Please check the data if anyone willing to settle down here. Totally accurate.
#Rajesh G on Feb 12, 2014 :
This information is 98% matching, very good info
#Anshu on Feb 12, 2014 :
The data is almost close to true spending happens in Bangalore every month. I reside here from last 6 years , and really it is hard to think of any thing else after expnd on Market / groceies / travel and rent . I hardly go to shopping , but almost penny to save.
#Saurabh on Jan 26, 2014 :
As an Indian who resided in Bangalore for 6 years before moving overseas, the data here is extremely accurate. A few indicators such as grocery items may vary due to the high rate of inflation and seasonal price fluctuations (especially fresh fruit/vegetables). Overall, a great resource for anyone researching cost of living data.
#Olawale on Jan 24, 2014 :
Is it easy to get a job in Bangalore?
#gondon on Jan 16, 2014 :
very very useful gondon informotaion dlja huja cherez plecho
#james on Jan 15, 2014 :
I am james I have been out of the country places like germany belgium and the UAE
any one out of bangalore and from abroad, can contact me for the actuals from the low range to the high range of anything and how to survive.. do's and donts to
#james on Jan 15, 2014 :
there are some errors
#basavaraj on Jan 03, 2014 :
Data provide here are absolutely correct........just refer this,its more than sufficient
#Angel Perez on Jan 01, 2014 :
I am an American citizen of Hispanic descent. I love the Indian culture and would like to know what the monthly cost of living would be if renting a two bedroom apartment in an area that is "relatively safe". I prefer an area where many speak English or Spanish. I have a small pension of approximately $800 USD.Can anyone kindly provide some up to date information?
Thank you kindly...AP
#YOGESH G,NAGPUR on Dec 24, 2013 :
Before joining to my job I am cheak the monthly exp of bangalore and talk to my friend bangalore . . . All are correct.thanks
#Dastageer on Nov 26, 2013 :
is very good data to know the present situation, and leading Prime ministerial candidate /Politicians Like Rahul Gandhi and Team of this country
should know specially the chairman & the Members of planning commission, please keep it up, and try to do it more professionalism, like with conducting a survey and target middle class families,
#Rahul on Nov 16, 2013 :
I reside in Bangalore and find the data shown above very much accurate. You must add data for Educational School also. Currently I am paying Rs 3000 as tuition fees for my Daughter in 1st Standard.
#Josh on Nov 11, 2013 :
Pretty close to actuals... appriciate the work.
#Mohammed Fawzi on Oct 31, 2013 :
Whole Data is perfect &cheap according to me..Good Medical facility..After 3 years i wil be moving to day i wil surely buy all those things mentioned in the chart...My dream is totally different from all others..Hope it may come true.And nothing more thing Live Life Like There is no Tomorrow..Yo Yo Fz myself..
#turnkey on Oct 19, 2013 :
Good site very accurate
#kinser on Oct 17, 2013 :
I want to move to india but I know absolutely no one in that country. The people I have met from there and the videos I've seen about the land and culture all point to a wonderful place to live and contribute. I am an American citizen and I'm a veteran of the army so please don't question my patriotism when I say that I believe life will be worth living again in a place where I can make a difference.
#kkali on Oct 05, 2013 :
I would like to know the amount required to live in Bangalore who has 3 bed 3 bath independent home? If I read it correctly, I would need 15,000 per month is sufficient. How about 5 people with no school expense or rent?
#tga on Sep 21, 2013 :
VERY good analysis on Bangalore - kudos to whoever worked to get this done!
#krishna on Sep 16, 2013 :
i have one doubt,i am planning to move form hyderabad to bangalore, by next month, i am single how much salery will help to stay cool. I am going to get 20k will it works to stay comfortable in Blore.?
#sridharan on Aug 19, 2013 :
very good site - gives full details with prevalent data!
#Pradeep Jain on Jul 15, 2013 :
All the costs seems to be fine, i see problems in the below
- Cost of Purchasing an Apartment is extremely under stated.
On an Average 11000 rs per sqft one can get in city center so atleast 118000Rs per Sq Mt will be the cost.
- Monthly Disposable income I feel is (Salary - Cost of rent/food/transportaion) which i guess would not be more than 10000 Rs on an average or am i missing something here...
#Buttlikur Armpitto on Jul 09, 2013 :
Yes Manoj, you do know how to make the devils unhappy. I remember when you would make up stories and try to get them fired. We need more braves like you to fight for the Dessi's. Although I do say those white women are very nice compared to some of ours. I like the blond girls very much.

Thank you, this is Buttlikur Armpitto
#Manoj Fuckinvutil on Jul 09, 2013 :
Oh yes it is so much less the expense to live in India than in the Americas. Those poor white devils have no idea what they are missing. When I was in America I used to make life very difficult for the white devils. They are all fat and smell like perfume. We have the natural smells here in India.
#XYA on Jun 16, 2013 :
Bang you are right on target, glad to know i am no the only one haunted by EMI'S..
#Karan on Jun 12, 2013 :
Cost of living in bangalore 2013

1. Cost of leaving with home loan

a. Cost of EMI = 45,000/-
b. Cost of Car maintenence petrol/desiel= 5,000/-
c. Cost of apartment maintenance/ groceries/electricity/phone ect = 10,000/-
d. Cost of School fee for kid per month = 6,000/
Grand Total : Rs 66,000/-

2. Cost of leaving with Rented Home

a. Cost of Rent 2/3bhk apartment = 20,000/-
b. Cost of Car maintenence petrol/desiel= 5,000/-
c. Cost of apartment maintenance/ groceries/electricity/phone ect = 10,000/-
d. Cost of School fee for kid per month = 6,000/
Grand Total = 41,000/- Per month

3. Cost of leaving with home loan and car loan

a. Cost of Home EMI = 45,000/-
b. Cost of Car EMI = 12,000/-
c. Cost of Car maintenence petrol/desiel= 5,000/-
d. Cost of apartment maintenance/ groceries/electricity/phone ect = 10,000/-
e. Cost of School fee for kid per month = 6,000/
Grand Total : Rs 78,000/-
#Aditi on Jun 09, 2013 :
This is a great initiative. The indicators are given in a range with median values which is very helpful. I live abroad now, but the values seem spot-on based on what I hear people say. Thanks so much. I second that we need some more indicators like college/school fees. Groceries will be difficult since it's totally dependent on culture and family size.
#Manoj on Jun 05, 2013 :
In bangalore sallaries are less as posted
#Gopal on May 27, 2013 :
I'm quiet surprised to see the goodness of the data here. It mimics my own experience (currently 2013); especially that I'm hunting for a rented place right now and I see the same prices mentioned here.
#Rajesh on May 23, 2013 :
The data given here is absolutely correct. People can really rely on this.
#Narasimha on Apr 30, 2013 :
Yeah, that's right paul.... even I am from Banglore. This is 95% accurate data.
#Jagadeesh on Mar 14, 2013 :
This is really great site,gives lots of insight for R2I people, one thing what i see missing from family perspective is School fees and College fees i guess this is one more major component. Hope you will be able to add this.

#vinod on Dec 27, 2012 :
The cost of one way ticket for govt run buses like bmtc is 8 rupee one way/like per zone and increases accordingly.
#by on Nov 10, 2012 :
Taxis.... 500-550rs for 4 hours and 40Km's 100Rs. for each hour over, unless it is 8 hours, then it is 1000 for 80Km's There is a different deal if you want longer trips, or overnight. Short trip taxis are harder to find, best to take the 3 wheelers, and the price varies greatly depending on your ability to speak Kannada.
#Kally on Oct 19, 2012 :
I have to travel to India soon and was trying to figure how much it would cost to live there. This site is very helpful. Thanks for publishing this information.
#keGN on Sep 29, 2012 :
Data is slightly incorrect for Bangalore...

It refers only to High Profile Persons.. :)

But site is good.. :) :) ;)
#Ra on Sep 14, 2012 :
Excellent figures shown in this website. Very near to accurate. Superb Site.
#Ganesh on Aug 26, 2012 :
Terrific site! I was cmparing living costs in Singapore and London and wanted to verify is closeness to reality and hence pulled out Bangalore's data (city where I hail from). AnD what a leasant surprise! The data is next to accurate!

A terrific site and great effort. I am also going to contribute my inputs to this site for Singapore, Bangalore and Brisbane- 3 cities where I have lived
#Mladen on Jul 24, 2012 :
Rice as commodity will be added to the database with the next update probably this or next year.
#VIJAY on Jul 24, 2012 :
I Would appreciate, if you could provide all the commodities like rice and grocery items etc.,
#shibu on Jun 20, 2012 :
Excellent. I came here to check living costs in Amman, Jordan. In order to cross verify if those resilts are anywhere close to reality, i pulled the numbers for bangalore. Very very accurate.Great jjob for providing this tool.
#bharath on May 15, 2012 :
Really trustworthy calcualations
#Raj on Apr 27, 2012 :
Provides accurate and good info on Living costs at variuos places.
I Like This
#Kannadiga on Apr 09, 2012 :
Most of the data provided looks o.k. However, renting could be bit more expensive, I would say $600-650. Also, occasional medical expenses (docot fees + medicines)could add another $5-7 per on an average per month considering there is no free health care system in India. Any major health issues can be heavily expensive.
#Murphy on Apr 04, 2012 :
My son is going to Bangalore for a couple of years and this is helpful information. Thank you.
#Shiv on Mar 28, 2012 :
Very gud site .. gives almost accurate data ...
#Judge judi on Mar 10, 2012 :
India should not be compared with west. Indian culture, living condition,
medical facility and all are very different. Why should cost of living should
be comparable with the west? We know that the Indian politicians are but of joke, they are blinking how to cope up with the young generation and run the country. India lost its colors, long time back.

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