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Cost of Living in Madurai

Cost of living in Madurai is 78.80% lower than in New York (Info)Our estimator (with default settings) estimate monthly expenses for a single person at 239.81$ (16,427.84Rs) and for four person family at 836.24$ (57,286.29Rs) (without rent).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 70.00 Rs 60.00-100.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 227.50 Rs 150.00-300.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 250.00 Rs 200.00-300.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 80.00 Rs 70.00-90.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 150.00 Rs 90.00-150.00
Cappuccino (regular) 70.00 Rs 60.00-80.00
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 24.00 Rs 20.00-25.00
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 13.50 Rs 10.00-20.00
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 145.11 Rs 102.21-189.27
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 22.53 Rs 18.14-27.22
Rice (white), (1 lb) 21.84 Rs 20.00-24.95
Eggs (12) 51.83 Rs 45.00-60.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 97.52 Rs 90.72-104.33
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 64.26 Rs 54.43-72.57
Buffalo Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 90.72 Rs 90.72-90.72
Apples (1 lb) 53.68 Rs 40.82-68.04
Banana (1 lb) 25.70 Rs 22.68-31.75
Oranges (1 lb) 26.76 Rs 22.68-34.02
Tomato (1 lb) 11.79 Rs 9.07-13.61
Potato (1 lb) 13.61 Rs 9.07-18.14
Onion (1 lb) 14.21 Rs 10.89-18.14
Lettuce (1 head) 45.00 Rs 30.00-60.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 27.00 Rs 20.00-30.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 240.00 Rs 200.00-250.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 90.00 Rs 80.00-100.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 201.50 Rs 200.00-203.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 150.00 Rs 120.00-150.00
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 10.00 Rs 9.00-20.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 775.00 Rs 600.00-1,000.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 60.00 Rs 50.00-100.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 24.14 Rs 19.31-32.19
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 70.00 Rs 40.00-100.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 255.11 Rs 242.15-264.98
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 900,000.00 Rs 800,000.00-1,000,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 1,418.06 Rs 900.00-2,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.10 Rs 1.00-1.20
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 1,300.00 Rs 1,000.00-1,600.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,000.00 Rs 1,000.00-1,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 500.00 Rs 500.00-500.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 150.00 Rs 150.00-150.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 2,000.00 Rs 1,500.00-2,500.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 1,000.00 Rs 1,000.00-1,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 2,750.00 Rs 2,500.00-3,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 2,166.67 Rs 1,500.00-3,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 6,000.00 Rs 6,000.00-6,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 3,666.67 Rs 3,000.00-4,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 16,001.67 Rs 15,000.00-18,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 9,000.00 Rs 8,000.00-10,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 5,999.95 Rs 3,999.97-7,999.93
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 3,999.97 Rs
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 24,600.00 Rs 19,000.00-40,000.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 13.00 12.00-14.00

Prices in Madurai, India

These data are based on 311 entries in the past 18 months from 35 different contributors.
Last update: January, 2016
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3 Comments so far
#SGS MANIAN on Oct 10, 2014 :
The disposable income of Rs 25000/- mentioned above, does it include with or without rent. Please advise.
#SGS MANIAN on May 27, 2014 :
What is the average inflation cost per year. If you add that also, it would be beneficial for NRI's who can think of returning to India. As per
above, disposable income with house in Madurai 25K is sufficient for a family of 3 adults. Would appreciate regular updates on this pistol.
#Mohamed Hanif on Nov 06, 2013 :
Dear All,

Madurai is one of the best city in Tamil Nadu. As per the above status, you can live with the minimum salary of 25000/= if you have own house, you can save your rent.

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