Cost of Living in Mumbai, India

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Consumer Price Index (Excl.Rent): 30.84
Rent Index: 20.58
Groceries Index: 30.54
Restaurants Index: 24.97
Consumer Price Plus Rent Index: 25.84
Local Purchasing Power: 79.62

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Restaurants [Edit] Avg.
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 200.00 Rs
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 975.00 Rs
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 200.00 Rs
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 120.00 Rs
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 180.00 Rs
Cappuccino (regular) 90.96 Rs
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 22.23 Rs
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 13.10 Rs
Markets [Edit] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 48.64 Rs
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 25.84 Rs
Rice (white), (1kg) 52.30 Rs
Eggs (12) 56.26 Rs
Local Cheese (1kg) 364.09 Rs
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 194.83 Rs
Apples (1kg) 138.11 Rs
Oranges (1kg) 92.36 Rs
Tomato (1kg) 38.41 Rs
Potato (1kg) 28.14 Rs
Lettuce (1 head) 28.94 Rs
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 27.07 Rs
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 500.00 Rs
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 101.74 Rs
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 184.32 Rs
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 170.00 Rs
Transportation [Edit] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 15.00 Rs
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 590.00 Rs
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 20.00 Rs
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 20.00 Rs
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 100.00 Rs
Gasoline (1 liter) 79.12 Rs
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 750,000.00 Rs
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 2,883.30 Rs
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.00 Rs
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 1,418.57 Rs
Sports And Leisure [Edit] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,680.00 Rs
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 535.00 Rs
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 250.00 Rs
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 2,301.07 Rs
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 2,672.92 Rs
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes 3,658.59 Rs
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 2,808.00 Rs
Rent Per Month [Edit] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 34,588.24 Rs
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 15,928.57 Rs
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 85,393.46 Rs
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 38,378.97 Rs
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] Avg.
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 417,855.04 Rs
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 159,979.84 Rs
Salaries And Financing [Edit] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 42,097.19 Rs
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 10.84

These data are based on 3270 entries in the past 12 months from 358 different contributors.

Last update: April, 2015

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55 Comments so far

#Anonymous on Mar 26, 2015 :
#patrick . how do i contact u ?email me at
its urgent. pls do reply
#Patrick on Mar 13, 2015 :

I can assist in finding suitable accommodation, office space, rental car etc.. in Mumbai & anywhere in Gujarat. Feel free to get in touch.
#asha on Feb 28, 2015 :
Hi I want to visit india and stay near santacruz/andheri/malad west area, what rental i am supposed to be looking i am coming only for 2 month,and looking for furnished studio apartment. and what will be the car rental on monthly basis as i want to rome around neighbouring state gujarat,hydrabad,chennai so what can i expect per month car higher with monthly tariff?
#Vaidyanathan on Feb 11, 2015 :
What would be the rent in & around Bandra Kurla Complex in Mumbai ? I am new to this city. I am from South india..
#Satya on Feb 07, 2015 :
What is the monthly cost of living including food, transport etc., for a student interested to reside in a single room with or without kitchen in Malad, mumbai?
#Prateek on Feb 01, 2015 :
I stay at Borivali (E) in a 2 BHK apartment and it costs Rs 27k per month inclusive of society maintenance charges.
#Firoz on Dec 15, 2014 :
Hi.... I want to know that if my salary is 8500 rs only can I survive in Mumbai in Nalasopara. Please help me. How much sud b sufficient to survive in Mumbai. Please tell me. I m from Badarpur border New Delhi.
##rockpanda on Nov 04, 2014 :
1rk in Vashi 5k
kharghar, belapur 6-7 but in kamothe u can get in 4 k

1 bhk 5 - 7 k

2 bhk 6-8 nice home
#venky on Oct 11, 2014 :
My friend is going to work in HPCL,Mumbai. Can u tell me the average accomantaion cist for rent room and lunch? suppose he will share room with his workers,wat will be the total cost?
#venky on Oct 11, 2014 :
My friend is going to work in HPCL,Mumbai. Can u tell me the average accomantaion cist for rent room and lunch? suppose he will share room with his workers,wat will be the total cost?
#Soham. on Sep 30, 2014 :
Home sweet home for rent n buying call on +917710962123 south Mumbai.
#Anonymous on Sep 11, 2014 :
Hi Luna, in 410 USD its tough to survive in mumbai if this include rent.
#Mauricio Luna on Sep 04, 2014 :
I'm from Colombia, and i am expecting to move to India for a season and i wonder if 410 usd are enough to live in Mumbai? Thanks!
#manohar on Sep 01, 2014 :
I would like to buy a own house can any one suggest a best place and cost plz
#Anonymous on Aug 29, 2014 :
hi, I have offer a JOB in Mumbai by a firm, having office in kanjur marg east, with the salary of 80000/- a month.
where should I take rental 2 bhk to settle, should be convenient to reach office, should easy to travel western region.
#kaykay on Jul 24, 2014 :
Somethng should be done, like rent control of something. it's absurb having to pay 10 to 15 k to live in an uninhibatible place on top of that you'd have to pay security. Mumbai is no New york.. so go some place else
#Deepu Rajan on Jul 09, 2014 :

I would suggest Kochi is the best place to stay. I save almost 80% of my net salary every month after all my expenditures.

I would suggest you to move to Kochi and save money for your future and invest in property.

#Mumbai calling on Jun 22, 2014 :
what will be the approximate cost of a single room male pg(single bed) near dadar west?
#anish varshney on May 31, 2014 :
its cheaper in thane and navi mumbai. all prices are nearly 30 to 40% less. travel facilities are also enough to reach the mumbai city. in navi mumbai, last year, 2013, my cousin brother bought a 3bhk in 40lac. their rent is hardly 5000 to 10000rs. and the hotel fares are between 1000rs to 2000rs for a 3 star hotel. navi mumbai is well developed. its a planned city
#Sajad ahmad on Mar 22, 2014 :
I would like to take the opportunity today to provide an update on the actions associated with this initiative.
Nice to see kind of source of cost of living in productive manner, i have updated as per current scenarios of Mumbai :)
can anyone help me for this but keep remember it who wll help me that person must shud be indian so plz contact with me either on fb or on phone 9906683224
#Sajad ahmad on Mar 22, 2014 :
I would like to take the opportunity today to provide an update on the actions associated with this initiative.
Nice to see kind of source of cost of living in productive manner, i have updated as per current scenarios of Mumbai :)
#Rohit on Mar 04, 2014 :
For the people who are looking for real rent information try, they have very good information about rental.
#Aam Aadmi on Feb 12, 2014 :
Mumbai is crowded..settle in upcoming cities and have a decent life..even though u can earn upto same amount of salaries...why cribbing...if you are flexible.if you love Mumbai..then continue...Whatelse, we can say,..
#Anita on Jan 26, 2014 :
Hi Niharika,
Thank you so much for the inputs. It really helps. I am just about learning about the taxes, health care, as well. Let's see how it goes. Thank you again!
#Niharika on Jan 25, 2014 :
Hi Anita,
Try looking for places in the following order:
1st preference- andheri west- lokhandwala or 4 bungalows. These are the best places in Andheri west, so you might end up with a decent place that suits your need. Costs can be VERY high. say Rs.50000 per month minimum at some places. However i would suggest you avoid andheri east at any cost. Although cheaper, its the neighbouring slums and filth thats off putting.

2nd- if you're willing to travel by trains, then anywhere from bandra west to andheri west or even borivali west should be convenient. However, the costs might go up the more you head towards south mumbai (bandra side). see the mumbai map for a better idea.

So to conclude, i'd say that for a decent living, you'll need to make at least 50 to 60000 rupees per month (per person) in 2014 and you might even end up saving up to 25% of it.
This is just a general over all scenario.

Source: born and brought up in mumbai.
#Anita on Jan 15, 2014 :
Hi, I have a job offer from a firm in Mumbai, Andheri West. What would be a good and safe place to life? Also, I'll be relocating from London and want to know what is the cost of living there- for middle/upper middle group as I am still negotiating my contract. Thanks.
#alpesh suthar on Jan 14, 2014 :
I received a job offer @1 lac per month. My family is wife & 2 kid. What will be approx expense per month in thane??
#nvss sarma on Jan 11, 2014 :
Congress government is hiking the prices & it is so difficult to survive for a common man in Mumbai.Now a days people don't have anything except thinking about money...It is really hampered a lot.In Mumbai outside to the city 1 bhk flat cost near about 10 lacs in 2011 but now 40 lacs.In this planning of a common man cant achieve till the last breath of life.salary rises in between 6 to 11% but property cost rises 80% in every year.God can save us from this hectic life nothing else....Human being literally fed up this life...
#Butt Manzoor on Jan 05, 2014 :
Can anyone tell me that how many rupess i vill have to arrange for living in mumbai for One m0nth?
#swathi on Jan 04, 2014 :
hard to find a decent place for 25k
#Ramakrishnan on Dec 24, 2013 :
Living in Mumbai for a single person in a very simple way with no additional luxuries I quote a minimum 20,000 rupees which doesn't include any entertainment and parties if you r dreaming be ready to face the traffic snarls, noise during festivals,slow internet, crowded metro services during peak hours, the best thing in Mumbai inspite of all the chaos there is defenitely fun filled moments which will bring you back the memoirs frequently....

All the best.
#shiva on Dec 08, 2013 :
cost of living has gone up just because of the ruling party and their voters...
better wipe of the government levying much of burden on the common man...
#Animesh on Sep 14, 2013 :
What should be the standard salary for a bachelor to live in Mumbai!!
#Jax on Aug 28, 2013 :
The rents are way off
1 bhk (city center) - Rs 40,000 to 50,000
1 bhk (outside city center) - Rs 25,000 to 35,000

3bhk (city center) - Rs 150,000 upwards
3bhk (outside city center) - Rs 65,000 upwards
#Peter on Aug 01, 2013 :

the cost reflected for the above is RS25,000.00 per month. This is very unrealistic. I am currently looking for a 1 bedroom furnished apartment in Mumber (Andheri west) which is the cheaper part of the city, and I have not even found one that is suitable. The ones that I have looked at are not at all liveable at the price of RS26,000 minimum. Hardly any furnishing at all. apt in very poor condition. surroundings are very dirty, flaking paint, etc, no facilities.

when stating prices, one needs to compare the same, Singapore price is correct but this is for the city centre in an apt with complete faciities, apt is clean and similar to a hotel, swimming pools, tennish courts, gym are standard.. A 1bed room furnished apartment in the mumbai city centre (South Bombay) will cost the same or even more with the same standards of cleanliness and facilities.
#Harsh on Jul 09, 2013 :
Very good site, but you should also collect and show data of Monthly Electricity Bill separately. Hope to see that soon...
#Balchander R M on Jul 05, 2013 :
I owned a house at Mumbai. I have everthing but i do not have a permanent job. I am afraid of job. I am earning Rs.15000/- per month. I have born and bought in Mumbai. I am staying at Mumbai for 39 years. Can I shift to Bangalore.
#Ranjith on Jun 28, 2013 :
i got job in mumbai and my salery is 12000 per month, is it enough to live there?
#Sajz on Jun 16, 2013 :
guys can anyone tell me average household income in Mumbai/Thane/Kalyan
#Sajz on Jun 16, 2013 :
if you see mumbai is the 2nd cheapest compared to rest of the world
#Mumbaikar on Jun 13, 2013 :
All the data appears to be accurate, except of course the apartment prices..!! In the heart of Mumbai the prices are anywhere between Rs. 300,000 and Rs. 800,000 per square meter in a good building..! Even in the suburbs the prices are anywhere between Rs. 80,000 (in north Mumbai) and Rs. 400,000 (in the Western suburbs).

@Sarah: Living a decent life in Mumbai with only USD 300 a month is going to be really difficult, if not impossible!
#Mandy on Jun 05, 2013 :
Esther## rent at Tata Memorial hospital would be betwee INR 15000 to INR 20000 per month.. in addition if you are going through broker then you have to pay 1 or 2 rents as his commission..
#Esther Okotie eboh on May 15, 2013 :
I need a funished apartment close to Tara memorial hospital mumbia India for 6 month, what is rent per month?
#Sarah on May 14, 2013 :
Hi :)

I'm about to go to India, and i was wondering if 300 USD about 16500 rupee for a month it would be enough to live there? I will have to pay rent.
#jacks on Mar 27, 2013 :
OK.. may have exaggerated a bit on the cost to buy a house in Mumbai.. its more like 50 to 100 times annual rent.
#David on Mar 05, 2013 :
hi guys can i get some information for living in Mumbai if i wont to rent a floor with 2rooms and kitchen.and Bathroom how much its can cost me in USD or India money can anyone assist me in that has am coming soon to India so i wont to know its better to me to live in New Delhi or Mumbai with my family
#Sandeep on Feb 20, 2013 :
Hi,good initiative. Should also include data on other groecry items like oil,spices, fruits, bath products, house cleaning products. Plus data on school fees, pvt tution, books. The data on medical expenses. Lot of other data can be added to have a wholesome view of what it takes to live in Bombay (to me still this name exist)
#Harshad on Feb 17, 2013 :
Ben - South Mumbai is completely exempted from power cuts even during massive rainfall. It probably had to do with the dilapidated building that you stayed in that had to do with the powercuts. I stay in Dadar and in 5 years we've faced not one powercut so I don't know what you're talking about.

Loknath - Mumbai is NOT the most expensive city in the world. Look up real time data. It's Moscow!

MadOnion - If by City Centre, you mean Central Mumbai, you're right.
However, the city centre is construed as the South Mumbai area and you won't have rates below Rs. 50,000/sq ft for these areas. Central Mumbai has rates between Rs.20,000 - Rs. 35,000 depending on the locality. The Rs. 5000 / sq ft rate you talking about is for areas almost 50-60 kms outside the city centre but inside the metro area!
#Ben on Feb 05, 2013 :
I stayed in worli in early 2006 , 2BR aprtment ,zero furniture in the living room, only 1 queen size bed at each bedroom ( 2 inch mattress),very dilapidated walk-up apartment , about 70 sqm, 55,000 Rs per month. So it is a steal after all these years of price hike in ppty prices, if one only needs to pay 50,000 for a 3BR.

Prepare some candles at home. Always power failure during heavy rain.

Try butter and garlic crab at Excellent Sea, very nice and cheap. Mahesh lunch home is no-no. Not nice and expensive.

Overall nice food in mumbai restaurant. Dun buy bread when ppl knock on your door. Shelve life is less than 24 hours.
#Mumbai resident on Jan 03, 2013 :
Most of the data here is right, except property rentals and capital prices. They are wayyyyyyy offfffff reality. Find me a house at these prices and I'll buy or rent only with an intent to immediately sell/sub-lease to make a profit. By definition, realty cant have a price index of 18 linked to NY in Mumbai. while everything is cheap here (and index in 30s makes sense), property is not very cheap compared to even US. At 64000/sq mtr, you won't find a house outside the centre, you will find it 20 km outside the boundaries of the city! Same for city centre prices and rentals. So users of this site beware, real estate is damn costly here, don't go by these numbers.
#Mohamed on Apr 12, 2012 :
there is no data about rent for cars and bases for long periods, six months

Also I need to know price for a compounds , room
and bathroom with kitchen, long periods
#Truth on Jan 08, 2012 :
Loknath - Even in South Bombay a 3BKH apartment rent would be somewhere around 3000 USD per month. Surely not 6000 USD.

However the higher limit for 3BHK apartment in city center in Mumbai should be somewhere in the range of USD 2500 per month.
#Loknath on Nov 08, 2011 :
The rental information is wrong. A 3 BR aparment in city centre in Mumbai rents above 6000 USD per month. excl. the deposit which is 10 months of rent. Mumbai is the most expensive city in the world. More than Manhattan NY and West End London. I dont know why most people get this wrong. For 1000 USD per month in city centre you dont even get a slum.
#MadOnion on Jun 02, 2011 :
Apartment in City Centre goes at INR 22000/sq feet. Apartment Outside of Centre goes at INR 5000/sq feet.
#RamN on Apr 18, 2011 :

I would like to take the opportunity today to provide an update on the actions associated with this initiative.

Nice to see kind of source of cost of living in productive manner, i have updated as per current scenarios of Mumbai :)

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