Cost of Living in Pune, India

Prices in Pune

Compare Pune with:
Consumer Price Index (Excl.Rent): 29.26
Rent Index: 8.37
Groceries Index: 32.91
Restaurants Index: 17.46
Consumer Price Plus Rent Index: 19.16
Local Purchasing Power: 77.03

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Restaurants [Edit] Avg.
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 120.00 Rs
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 500.00 Rs
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 150.00 Rs
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 100.00 Rs
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 165.00 Rs
Cappuccino (regular) 74.45 Rs
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 24.95 Rs
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 13.65 Rs
Markets [Edit] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 39.84 Rs
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 25.91 Rs
Rice (white), (1kg) 49.17 Rs
Eggs (12) 49.90 Rs
Local Cheese (1kg) 319.70 Rs
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 173.68 Rs
Apples (1kg) 132.30 Rs
Oranges (1kg) 87.42 Rs
Tomato (1kg) 33.78 Rs
Potato (1kg) 22.29 Rs
Lettuce (1 head) 25.48 Rs
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 22.67 Rs
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 500.00 Rs
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 94.84 Rs
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 148.04 Rs
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 120.30 Rs
Transportation [Edit] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 15.00 Rs
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 700.00 Rs
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 30.00 Rs
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 15.00 Rs
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 60.00 Rs
Gasoline (1 liter) 77.78 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 1,526.22 Rs
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.00 Rs
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 1,316.68 Rs
Sports And Leisure [Edit] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,136.21 Rs
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 282.14 Rs
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 200.00 Rs
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 2,183.33 Rs
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 2,423.08 Rs
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 3,175.49 Rs
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 2,376.44 Rs
Rent Per Month [Edit] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 11,828.95 Rs
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 7,780.49 Rs
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 26,864.86 Rs
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 17,243.59 Rs
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] Avg.
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 109,999.69 Rs
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 51,961.21 Rs
Salaries And Financing [Edit] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 38,756.76 Rs
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 10.91

These data are based on 3541 entries in the past 18 months from 293 different contributors.

Last update: April, 2014

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19 Comments so far

##Pooja on Apr 11, 2014 :
I ll not suggest you at all to settle at pune.
#Deep on Mar 25, 2014 :
Hi punikars, I was born in pune but stay only during my childhood, brought up in mumbai nad always have some attachmentfor pune ( not knowing why)I am planning to settle in pune in next 2 years after been to various cities in world..let me know how pune is for professional mainly Engineers? I have been Dubai for 10 years, 2 years Canada and now 6 years in Australia thinking of moving back for good.let me have some opinion
#Sagar Mali on Feb 01, 2014 :
very close to actual rates...appreciate
#Vaibhav on Nov 23, 2013 :
Hi to Everyone,
Especially hi to Mr Mark and Mr Reddy and Mr Trivedi If you cant stand Pune with its attitude...just get out of Pune. We are Puniets...we are what we are..and would be what we are. If you want to come here...most welcome...but if you want to comment on us negatively leave MY Pune asap. This is my Pune...OUR Pune...treat it well without your STUPID, BAD, THIRD CLASS SOUTH INDIAN NORTH INDIAN AND A** H*** UK attitude, because we have our own attitude. I am a born and brought up lad in Pune, had been to Chennai for 5 years, and God what a bad attitude these south Indians have. They only speak in Tamil, even if they know Hindi or English. What a pathetic attitude.

Any ways this SITE is best. It provides 90% accuracy in Living Index. Thanks website makers.
#Punekkar on Oct 21, 2013 : just proved that Reddy was correct about calling Punekars egoistic when you said either like Pune or leave it. I'm a Punekar who has lived in both Mumbai, Bangalore and Chennai more than five years in each place. No where have I experienced the rudeness as in Pune. Sorry my fellow Punekars, this is true. Take it from a man like me who loves Pune but who is willing to see the bad side too. Nice cultural city but bad attitude.
#Kaz on Aug 26, 2013 :
Just wanted to confirm that these prices were confirmed as accurate (by a Pune local) in August 2013 :)
#Vishal on Aug 19, 2013 :
Hey guys, i am soon to get a job in pune and is expecting b/w 25-30k per month, is it enough to sustain myself there, i'll be living in a shared room/apartment by myself (no family there), will i be able to save some money in that salary every month??? Or would i need more?
#Torogozy on Jul 30, 2013 :
Thank you much for the information provided, i been to Pune and your estimation is actually very close to actual cost.
I appreciate all this data..i will be coming back to Pune soon and will keep this info in mind...thank you! :)
#Anonymous on Jul 15, 2013 :
comments by mark is common experience for every european.....but he should not forget if he is coming from uk, one of the racist pack of people live there. if common sense was so common in uk, asians would not be living and working in his home land.

to dear reddy.....every south indian state insist on speaking there local language and its a rule of the nothing wrong if people of maharashtra want others to speak there language...u can try n learn u will see a different approach. pune has history attached to its name. few people might try n spoil with there behavior. u must come in contact with right people, not with drivers,conductors and roadside crap.

explore pune.....u will see a difference.
#Sourabh on Jul 04, 2013 :
#Reddy and #Hardik Trivedi : Please dont put such comments about punekar's!! First of all Pune is the best place to live in India. As you know Reddy I have faced language barrier in B'lore and those people dont talk in other languages even if they know it. Its a global truth. And Trivedi - North India as we all know how dirty is it. Every day ends in Rape or Murder!!!Atleast Maharashtra is Safer than any other state in India!! And if someone comes here no body leaves early they generally settles down here, So Either like pune or Leave pune.. As simple as that..
#AvCh on May 03, 2013 :
A response to Mark-
When you say clothes and electricity are expensive, why would you automatically expect it to be cheaper for you than in your home?
Besides, our clothes, while they might shrink, have the reputation of being both sturdy, and having long lifespans.. And if you think they are so expensive, then why buy them in the first place?
Rickshaws have and always will be an arguable subject. But before you so thoroughly censure them,do really think about them. If you can afford the airfare from UK, is it fair to begrudge them an extra euro? And there are always alternative modes of transport, such as bus or taxi.
Generalizing about Indians is like saying that all Englishmen are sodden drunkards, a statement that is both unfair and untrue.
Furthermore, don"t you think you should make a lttle more effort to understand Indians,as your hosts? Our cultural differences might be vast, but that does not mean we are superior, or vice versa.
And how dare you even imply that our workers do not have common sense? All those who have ever worked for you, the poorest of the poor, they SURVIVE through common sense.
On the whole, I would say that your article is offensive, untruthful, and simply an easy way to whine on-line. Please show some respect, and maybe people will think the better of you for it.
-A resident of India, and a proud one
#Emma on Apr 09, 2013 :
I'm going to move to Pune very soon. Where do you think I should start hunting for a job?
Thank you!
#Parag on Mar 08, 2013 :
If you compare Pune with Bangalore or Hyderabad (not compared with smaller or bigger cities) the difference is quite significant. I think around 20% you are loosing for nothing (income - expense).

I am staying in Pune for last 3 to 4 years. I have been to Bangalore for some time but just to stay close to family I came here. The data is quite deductive. Life in Pune is really tough as far as finances are concerned irrespective of your earnings and it will for sure affect mental peace. Though I am Maharashtrian I think cities like Pune, Mumbai, Navi Mumbai makes your life miserable people are simply running and working for nothing.

#Reddy on Dec 31, 2012 :
Its better to know about pune first then comment.
Pune people are just egoistic people , they expect you to speak Marathi langague no matter where you are from, if not they are just very rude to you. Even shop guys do not know how to treat customers. No need to speak about bus drivers, even Swargate 'May I Help You' guys are so rude to commuters. Most of the Pune people do not know what is humanity at all, go and live in bangalore then you will come to know how a human should be, atleast to the outsiders
#KU on Dec 29, 2012 :
If any one want to drive on Pune roads, be careful of rash driving people.
#Hardik Trivedi on Dec 07, 2012 :
Completely agree with Mark Knesl....You have very basic analysis of Pune and this city's people. very rough and trying to dominant you if you dont use Marathi language. Who saying people are friendly ? If people are friendly why rickshaw driver, bus conductor and bus driver saying roughly and behave like they are correct not anyother. Money only matters for them not a humanity, very expensive as to live in Pune. Mark's analysis about Pune is very true.
#Sunil Parkhi on Dec 12, 2011 :
Reasonably accurate illustration of expenses. Mark's comment certainly is over hyped. Perhaps due to his ignorance & myth about Indians. Smart buyers always do research & know what to get from where. Rickshaw's have Tariff cards & Call cabs are easily available. Generally Puneites are co-operative & friendly. Pune has been voted as the 2nd best city to live in India, no wonder the City has seen a large influx of outside population including expats around the globe.
#Saurabh Gaikwad on Mar 07, 2011 :
well i think this comment was over hyped...
one should know where to visit to get good clothes and at lower rates...
and its general mentality around the world to try and earn extra from foreigners...
well since language is a big barrier for people outside india...
the workers are hardly educated to understand any other language ( or they wouldnt be working as they are ) so you can face problems with them...
about rikshaws... one can buy a tariff card and carry in pocket so when they sit in a rikshaw they know how much to pay....
and definitely one cannot generalise about any community in short time...
#Mark Knesl on Sep 18, 2010 :
Clothes and Electrical very expensive usually more than UK, because of taxes and import duties.

Local clothes are not that cheap and generally come up small. Buy large or xl as they shrink 20/30% due to natural cotton and dye runs as they are not set. Have to go to dry cleaners first.

Ricshaws - drivers will rip you off - roughly 10 rupees per km. all meter but not always used. basically what ever is on meter times it by 8 and add three. if meter says 2.0 for example 2*8+3 = 19 so roughly 20 rupees. Remember they will try and get away with not putting meter on (against the law - many will rufuse to take you not just Eurpeans). Many do not know the city or only work their local part of their city. Or will take you the long way. One journey should have been 5/10 mins took me and a friend on a tour of the local Pune (interesting enough) if not in a hurry but 100 rupess later.

Indians will tell you what you want to here in that very moment also as they do not like being told off and will tell you something different 5 mins later which contradicts what they just told you.

Nodding of head, very stop or very slow very unhappy. faster is very happy. Also instead of answering yes or no they will no slowly bairly no difference between no or yes, (yes slightly faster).

If you have cleaners or workmen you have to watch them as they do not have common sence (exist rarely here - I have found to my cost and ruined suit).

Drama and sob stories and not taking responsiblity for acts is cultural.

People are nice and friendly.

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