Cost of Living in Hyderabad, India

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Consumer Price Index (Excl.Rent): 25.71
Rent Index: 6.18
Groceries Index: 27.66
Restaurants Index: 15.84
Consumer Price Plus Rent Index: 16.22
Local Purchasing Power: 101.28

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Restaurants [Edit] Avg.
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 100.00 Rs
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 500.00 Rs
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 200.00 Rs
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 90.00 Rs
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 125.00 Rs
Cappuccino (regular) 69.95 Rs
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 22.08 Rs
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 14.76 Rs
Markets [Edit] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 42.89 Rs
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 27.00 Rs
Rice (white), (1kg) 45.71 Rs
Eggs (12) 47.79 Rs
Local Cheese (1kg) 258.57 Rs
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 186.43 Rs
Apples (1kg) 144.45 Rs
Oranges (1kg) 82.71 Rs
Tomato (1kg) 28.40 Rs
Potato (1kg) 24.65 Rs
Lettuce (1 head) 38.12 Rs
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 27.94 Rs
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 590.00 Rs
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 86.18 Rs
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 112.33 Rs
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 142.50 Rs
Transportation [Edit] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 15.00 Rs
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 700.00 Rs
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 40.00 Rs
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 15.00 Rs
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 100.00 Rs
Gasoline (1 liter) 75.64 Rs
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 800,000.00 Rs
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 1,726.32 Rs
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.91 Rs
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 783.15 Rs
Sports And Leisure [Edit] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,205.00 Rs
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 325.00 Rs
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 150.00 Rs
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 2,271.33 Rs
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 1,667.86 Rs
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes 2,870.00 Rs
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 2,347.35 Rs
Rent Per Month [Edit] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 8,742.42 Rs
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 5,206.25 Rs
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 23,545.45 Rs
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 14,629.03 Rs
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] Avg.
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 53,082.36 Rs
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 28,420.51 Rs
Salaries And Financing [Edit] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 33,627.24 Rs
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 10.92

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Last update: March, 2015

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37 Comments so far

#Avijit on Mar 10, 2015 :
I want to take room rent in hyderabad, single room will do with attach bathroom, my budget is 8000. Can anybody help me.
#SHAIK on Feb 01, 2015 :
Hi All,

I'm From UAE and i worked in Hyderabad for 2 years i never saw such a nice place till now. and the cost of living is very good. after ur office hours will have a lot of time to spend and lot of places to go for food , pictures, and fun activities. iam sure that you can spend a nice time with ur family...

#Sa! K!sHore on Jan 07, 2015 :
Priya ji.....Hyderabad Public school (begumpet& Ramanthapur),Kendriya vidhyalaya(Uppal&Me HD I Pat Nam),....These both r most best schools in Hyd....!
#Sameer Khan on Jan 06, 2015 :
This place is as good as heaven, if you live in Hyderabad for a couple of years with local people. It will be hard for you to settle in any other place.
#muthu on Oct 14, 2014 :
i am from chennai. i goonna shift to hyderabad for my new job. did 20k is enough to live in hyderabad. i am looking savings atleast 6k. can anyone suggest will the amount be enough to stay and wat would be better pay to stay in that city.
#sakram on Sep 24, 2014 :
Will u suggest me within 1000000 Lks of sites around 20 km of hyderabad
#raghu sir on Sep 15, 2014 :
Please suggest me for hostel rents or room and food facility at cheap rates....
#raghu sir on Sep 15, 2014 :
Please suggest me for hostel rents or room and food facility at cheap rates....
#Debasree on Sep 08, 2014 :
I am planing to relocate to Hydrabad due to job transfer. My office will be in Hitec City next to VSNL building. Please suggest me good/decent place to leave in nearby location. Also I am expecting rent for 2BHk approx 8000/-.
#Priya on Aug 26, 2014 :
Can anyone suggest me good schools in Hyderabad, my kids are in elementary school in NY, we have plans to come down to Hyderabad for good, would international schools take up kids in mid of the year. I just have Oakridge International School in my mind, let me know if they are any better schools.

Thanks in Advance,
#Anam on Feb 18, 2014 :
Inflation is high in India so expect costs to change every year. This may not be an issue for students on a short stint. Family budget planning will also need to factor in cost of health insurance, car maintenance etc. Single people/ students renting a room should be ok on a tight budget. Again if it's a family who needs some domestic help/ maid services those costs have gone up substantially and vary according to the area one lives in. We've been researching this since we plan to move to Hyderabad in a year or so.
#John on Dec 26, 2013 :
# Sanjeev

Also please pros & cons between Hydrabad & Banglore.
1) Cost of living : It is lot cheaper. They to stay a little in sub urban. Posh areas could be costly. Beeramguda/kukatpally
2) Education : Its much much cheaper than blore.
3) People nature : Very friendly and lazy attitude
4) Climate : moderate. Very hot in summer. Stay at office or indoors
5) Safety : Very safe city
6) Outside Fooding : Mess, Restaurants, street food.. everything great and cheap
7) Transport Cost : metro is coming up. Busses are cheap pass around 500k per month. autos charge 20k on shared basis.
8) Places to visit in weekends hell lots of places.
#John on Dec 26, 2013 :

Yes 29k will be a good life for you.

5k Rent
5k Food
5k Travel for all
2k Medical
3k Elec, internet, cable etc
rest of the money save and buy mercedes
#john on Dec 26, 2013 :
Hyderabad is a place where one can live for 50 INR per day and can also live spending 10k INR per day. I have seen many people who earn not more than 5k but live happily. There are hotels that lease out rooms for 200 rs a day and then there are hotels which give you rooms for 15k. so its all in your mind.

Simple concept is, more the sub urban the lesser the rent is. Go and live in areas like sainikpuri where rent is quite less and you will see lots of foreign students staying. The city is quite safe and its fun to live in there.

You can eat in mess for 40 INR per unlimited meal or you can go pick up a pizza for 75 INR. I think best way to experience is stay in the city and learn for yourself. It is easy and it is fun
#Sanjay on Nov 26, 2013 :
is 29k sufficient to live in hyderabad with 2 daughters studying
#Sanjay on Nov 26, 2013 :
is 29k sufficient to live in hyderabad with 2 kids
#Sanjeev on Nov 16, 2013 :
I am planing to relocate to Hydrabad due to job transfer. My office will be in Hitec City next to VSNL building. Please suggest me good/decent place to leave in nearby location. Also I am expecting rent for 2BHk approx 8000/-.

Also please pros & cons between Hydrabad & Banglore.
1) Cost of living
2) Education
3) People nature
4) Climate
5) Safety
6) Outside Fooding
7) Transport Cost
8) Places to visit in weekends

Thank you
#avinav on Oct 31, 2013 :
The overall costs are understated. I moved here from London, so if you are looking at living standard equivalent to that in the West, the costs are always on the higher side. For example, a 2BHK apartment with proper amenties, power backup, interiors rents around INR 19000+, there are not too many places to eat out except a few which do not come cheap either. So my estimate will be overall it is 10% higher cost of living than mentioned here.
#ahmed jaber on Sep 28, 2013 :
hey everyone, I'm Sudanese and i studied a mechanical engineering, i applied for a short courses in CITD ( central institute of tool design ) in Hyderabad, the duration of the course is 6 months and i also want to have a training in the same city if its possible( 3 to 6 months), how much the budget which i need to save it for living ( includes everything )
notes that my study visa in India generally 1 year
#Maverick on May 11, 2013 :
@Abrush: Don't be such a jackass about natives and all stuff.
#Lim on Apr 20, 2013 :
Hi, may I know approximately how much do I need to bring if I plan to spend 45 day in Hyderabad?
I am just spending on transport, food, accommodation and some local tourist destination (maybe a few tourist destination nearby as well). How is the cost of living there as well?
#Ms. Neli on Apr 03, 2013 :
Hi Juan . Ola . Even If You earn 20000 INR ,Hyderabad is very comfortable to live in . Buts for Expats , its necessary You make friends & stay in groups.
#juan on Jan 09, 2013 :
#Mladen, Yes, apples are expensive compared with other fruits (e.g. 1 kg banana may cost Rs 20-30). The reason is because apples are imported. Additionally, imported goods are generously taxed.
#blessed with badluck by god on Dec 28, 2012 :
I came to hyderabad from bangalore 1 year ago. Still now I am searching for a job. I am a degree holder, but in correspondance. I have more than 7 years of experience in BPO and Accounts Payable sectors of MNCs in Bangalore. Shame on this city Hyderabad, still I didnt get a suitable job to me. I need to fuck off my situation today being critical. Can anyone show some light in my life with blessings of god. please contact me via email: to help me out by providing suitable job.
#Jeroen on Dec 21, 2012 :
Indie to najlepszy kraj. Uwielbiam indyjskie jedzenie.
#Rekha on Nov 16, 2012 :
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I am 18year old girl, need 1lakh loan, can I get from you? :) ;)
#Rakesh on Nov 16, 2012 :
#Abrush on Dec 24, 2011

So, you are native Telaban eating in slums for <100Rs. Good! You can get Thali for below 100Rs in decent restaurants like Kamat, Shanbhagh.
#suhas on Oct 05, 2012 :
you have posted genuine data, its very informative, comparison between different cities is also good feature, wish your site the very best for the service
#kiran on Apr 23, 2012 :
sahana, you can find lot more women hostel in that area.. and most all range from Rs.3000 to 10,000 depend upon the ambience..

if you joining in company better take suggest from your collegue, they will help you better..

for any requirement you may contact me @ :
#aish on Feb 17, 2012 :
Hi Indy, How about Oakridge Intl Sch Gachibowli ..what do u think? If u hv better school suggestion pls let me know.Banjara Hills and Jubilee Hills are pretty close to the school . We could strecth our budget up to INR20K if necessary.How long does it REALLY(incldg traffic) take to the airport from
1.Jubilee Hills
2.Banjara Hills
3.Hi Tech City?
Thx Indy.
#indy on Feb 17, 2012 :
hi aish... as u are saying ur husband is working at airport check for houses in samshabad area (out side city) , if u want to be in a place easily accessible to malls, multipluxes, restaurants, rent a flat in himayat nagar , lakdikapool, etc... but they will be too far from air port ,
#aish on Feb 14, 2012 :
My husband will be posted to work at Rajiv Gandhi Airport for three years.My daughter(16yrs) and I will be joining him as soon as as we can find a home and an international school(IGCSE) which is within reasonable price and distant from his work place.
Preferred house-3b/room +2 bath RP10,000-RP15,000 p/m. School fees borne by the company.
I tried googling but it useless coz Im not familiar with the city and its surroundings,let alone the districts.I am totally clueless about the whole scenario, pls help.
#Abrush on Dec 24, 2011 :
The indicative rates are grossly understated. I am an ethnic hyderabadi (not a migrant from coastal andhra). Unless and until you eat at the roadside slums, you just cannot buy a meal for Rs.93
A meal at a 3 star hotel costs you atleast Rs 500 INR; unless if you are allright with a glass of lemonade for Rs.100/-

cappuccino : INR 120 (*cafe coffee day)
coke 330ml : INR 40
packaged water: INR 30
Milk : 45

Fruits and most veggies are sold by the dozen, and not by weight; so the rates aren't relevant.
Montly utilities : electricity : Rs 2000 if you sleep without an airconn and a fridge; otherwise Rs4000

#Loli on Aug 30, 2011 :
Ana!!! I would like talk with you because now I´m going to Hyderabad I´m going to do an intership with AIESEC and i would like know more about the city, cost of life etc etc.....If you can add me in facebook.... Loli Russo!
#Mladen on Aug 08, 2011 :
Is the price of apples really so high in India? There are many contributors stating so high price, but I don't understand why apples are so expensive if they are so expensive in India? Anyone knows?
#Sanju on Jun 06, 2011 :
Hi All,
the above indexes is for Upper Middle Class and above people only, and all the cities more percentage people who are below those indexes and still living happily :-).

#Ana on Apr 09, 2011 :
Hey people!
I'm from Colombia and I lived in Hyd for 6 months. I was doing an internship with aiesec as well. My salary was 15.000INR and that was enough alwas to eat, live, transport and also travel around India. If u r going for a development traineeship you can get some extra job easily (in movies or something related) and you will live with that money, Having fun of course!

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