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Cost of Living in Kolkata

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Cost of Living Index (Excl.Rent): 25.45
Rent Index: 6.52
Groceries Index: 25.24
Restaurants Index: 19.41
Cost of Living Plus Rent Index: 16.53
Local Purchasing Power: 65.22
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 200.00 Rs 100.00-300.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 750.00 Rs 600.00-1,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 250.00 Rs 200.00-350.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 87.50 Rs 75.00-110.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 120.00 Rs 100.00-200.00
Cappuccino (regular) 94.17 Rs 70.00-120.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 22.42 Rs 12.00-35.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 11.53 Rs 10.00-20.00
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 149.02 Rs 132.49-151.42
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 18.28 Rs 13.61-22.68
Rice (white), (1 lb) 19.43 Rs 15.88-22.68
Eggs (12) 61.44 Rs 55.00-70.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 147.98 Rs 90.72-226.80
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 84.71 Rs 68.04-113.40
Buffalo Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 189.00 Rs 136.08-226.80
Apples (1 lb) 53.68 Rs 38.56-68.04
Banana (1 lb) 22.06 Rs 18.14-27.22
Oranges (1 lb) 32.32 Rs 22.68-45.36
Tomato (1 lb) 18.79 Rs 13.61-22.68
Potato (1 lb) 8.75 Rs 6.35-11.34
Onion (1 lb) 17.80 Rs 11.79-22.68
Lettuce (1 head) 19.44 Rs 10.00-40.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 25.36 Rs 20.00-30.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 500.00 Rs 400.00-720.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 84.09 Rs 70.00-100.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 127.50 Rs 80.00-200.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 150.00 Rs 109.00-250.00
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 10.00 Rs 7.00-15.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 255.00 Rs 200.00-350.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 25.00 Rs 25.00-30.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 20.92 Rs 16.09-40.23
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 100.00 Rs 60.00-120.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 256.41 Rs 246.05-268.76
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 750,000.00 Rs 650,000.00-1,200,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,272,222.22 Rs 950,000.00-1,600,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 2,433.95 Rs 1,500.00-4,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.96 Rs 0.60-1.00
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 1,213.29 Rs 650.00-2,000.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,360.33 Rs 550.00-2,500.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 521.43 Rs 200.00-1,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 250.00 Rs 150.00-300.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 2,355.86 Rs 1,500.00-3,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 2,342.39 Rs 1,500.00-3,500.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 3,430.41 Rs 2,500.00-4,650.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 2,449.98 Rs 1,500.00-3,500.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 10,730.30 Rs 7,000.00-15,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 6,472.21 Rs 4,500.00-8,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 27,619.05 Rs 20,000.00-40,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 14,988.10 Rs 12,000.00-20,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 7,523.29 Rs 4,999.96-9,999.92
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 3,764.76 Rs 2,799.98-5,499.95
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (Net After Tax) 27,135.14 Rs
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 10.28 9.40-12.00

Prices in Kolkata, India

These data are based on 2571 entries in the past 12 months from 243 different contributors.
Last update: August, 2016
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Cost of living in Kolkata is 74.55% lower than in New York (Info)Our estimator (with default settings) estimate monthly expenses for a single person at 299.92$ (20,113.29Rs) and for four person family at 1,054.52$ (70,719.05Rs) (without rent).
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#kg on Mar 02, 2014 :
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#Pathik Sardar on Dec 02, 2013 :
In the last one year the cost of food has gone up exponentially in Kolkata. Carrots this winter are selling for rs100 a kg capsicum at rs150 and one medium sized cauliflower is selling for rs50. The good side of it is that entertainment costs have actually come down. A movie in a leading multiplex comes for as low as rs60 to rs120.
#Sourav on Nov 05, 2013 :
You can easily live in kolkata with Rs.8000/m. And with 1600$/m, you can live life in kings' size.
#Abhinav on Aug 31, 2013 :
Iam a student applying to IIFT Kolkata. Can I survive in Kolkata with a minimum of INR 8,000/m? Thank You.
#Murphy on Jul 29, 2013 :
Please cut the bull All I want to know is can I live reasonably on $1600 a month in Calcutta.
#Sat Deb on Dec 20, 2012 :
India do not want its NRI to return and stay at calcutta. India will not get a lot from these NRI. These people get education in India at a fraction of cost(mainly free) in US/UK. They all are not the top ranker in clas. They came to foreign for their own enjoyment. This is a site not a site alluring NRI to settle back in India in their old age. Thanks Site