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Cost of Living in Kolkata, India

Prices in Kolkata

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Consumer Price Index (Excl.Rent): 26.82
Rent Index: 6.84
Groceries Index: 29.72
Restaurants Index: 16.13
Consumer Price Plus Rent Index: 17.19
Local Purchasing Power: 55.28

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Restaurants [Edit] Avg.
Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 100.00 Rs
80.00
150.00
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 500.00 Rs
400.00
700.00
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 200.00 Rs
180.00
250.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 80.00 Rs
70.00
100.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 125.00 Rs
100.00
150.00
Cappuccino (regular) 76.83 Rs
60.00
100.00
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 16.29 Rs
12.00
25.00
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 11.79 Rs
10.00
15.00
Markets [Edit] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 33.71 Rs
30.00
40.00
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 18.07 Rs
15.00
20.00
Rice (white), (1kg) 36.68 Rs
30.00
40.00
Eggs (12) 53.41 Rs
48.00
60.00
Local Cheese (1kg) 219.94 Rs
160.00
300.00
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 170.57 Rs
150.00
200.00
Apples (1kg) 130.77 Rs
100.00
150.00
Oranges (1kg) 86.84 Rs
60.00
110.00
Tomato (1kg) 32.16 Rs
20.00
50.00
Potato (1kg) 16.18 Rs
14.00
20.00
Lettuce (1 head) 25.00 Rs
15.00
35.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 22.08 Rs
20.00
25.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 500.00 Rs
300.00
650.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 76.84 Rs
70.00
85.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 110.00 Rs
100.00
120.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 120.00 Rs
100.00
150.00
Transportation [Edit] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 10.00 Rs
8.00
10.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 250.00 Rs
200.00
300.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 25.00 Rs
22.00
25.00
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 15.00 Rs
12.00
22.00
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 76.00 Rs
50.00
120.00
Gasoline (1 liter) 75.44 Rs
70.00
80.00
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 700,000.00 Rs
600,000.00
800,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 2,125.48 Rs
1,200.00
3,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.91 Rs
0.60
1.00
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 1,257.84 Rs
800.00
2,000.00
Sports And Leisure [Edit] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,067.86 Rs
500.00
1,500.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 487.50 Rs
200.00
1,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 200.00 Rs
150.00
250.00
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 2,133.33 Rs
1,700.00
2,500.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 1,413.33 Rs
1,000.00
2,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 2,745.00 Rs
2,000.00
3,500.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 2,111.11 Rs
1,500.00
3,000.00
Rent Per Month [Edit] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 9,578.95 Rs
7,000.00
12,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 4,904.76 Rs
3,000.00
7,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 25,619.05 Rs
15,000.00
40,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 12,309.52 Rs
7,500.00
20,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] Avg.
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 75,438.18 Rs
53,819.55
107,639.10
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 33,357.43 Rs
26,909.78
43,055.64
Salaries And Financing [Edit] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 25,173.91 Rs
20,000.00
30,000.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 10.23
9.20
11.00

These data are based on 2077 entries in the past 18 months from 189 different contributors.

Last update: July, 2014

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11 Comments so far

#ankan roy on Jun 11, 2014 :
I am from asansol and recently transferred to Calcutta .i work for a software development company and after a year i will be transferred to California how can i earn more money there. Please help me
#tanveer on May 30, 2014 :
Hello...I want to buy some pant like takashi,diesel,uta..and also woodland shoes.please tell me where I can find this in cheap price..and. How much cost thank you
#kg on Mar 02, 2014 :
Very good. Pl. Continue to update the information. Show cost of a driver.
#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
#Anonymous on Feb 24, 2012 :
i think a major expense in any family is education, in US you pay through local property taxes, in India, directly to the school but the fact remains you have to budget that. I would say that it would be a good chunk of money we all need to be aware of as well
#Supriyo Sen on Oct 12, 2011 :
You have left out in your list the following essentials:
1) Domestics and chauffeur
2) Healthcare insurance and doctor visits.

I also think your cost of utilities is way low. I live in Houston TX (climate similar to Kolkata.) Our electric bill for cooking and A/C is $300/month for a 3BR, 2500sqft apartment. Expect the NRI to maintain the same lifestyle in Kolkata as in US (else, why return?) Rate here is $0.10/KWH while rate in Kolkata is Rs4.00 ($0.08)/KWH. So, INR 12,000/month would be a closer estimation.
#Anonymous on May 14, 2011 :
please include the rents for 2bedroom apartments also

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