Cost of Living in Pune, India

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Consumer Price Index (Excl.Rent): 27.92
Rent Index: 8.05
Groceries Index: 29.79
Restaurants Index: 19.07
Consumer Price Plus Rent Index: 18.25
Local Purchasing Power: 95.88

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Restaurants [Edit] Avg.
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 150.00 Rs
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 600.00 Rs
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 172.50 Rs
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 100.00 Rs
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 175.00 Rs
Cappuccino (regular) 75.43 Rs
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 29.05 Rs
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 16.33 Rs
Markets [Edit] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 46.67 Rs
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 27.86 Rs
Rice (white), (1kg) 52.50 Rs
Eggs (12) 57.04 Rs
Local Cheese (1kg) 273.33 Rs
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 176.75 Rs
Apples (1kg) 170.00 Rs
Oranges (1kg) 81.25 Rs
Tomato (1kg) 33.14 Rs
Potato (1kg) 25.86 Rs
Lettuce (1 head) 33.12 Rs
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 26.86 Rs
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 500.00 Rs
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 96.00 Rs
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 166.36 Rs
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 185.00 Rs
Transportation [Edit] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 15.00 Rs
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 800.00 Rs
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 18.00 Rs
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 15.00 Rs
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 75.00 Rs
Gasoline (1 liter) 78.09 Rs
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 725,000.00 Rs
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 1,744.87 Rs
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.97 Rs
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 1,445.12 Rs
Sports And Leisure [Edit] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,202.22 Rs
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 361.11 Rs
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 200.00 Rs
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 2,215.79 Rs
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 2,736.27 Rs
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes 3,250.00 Rs
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 2,938.46 Rs
Rent Per Month [Edit] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 12,764.71 Rs
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 8,656.25 Rs
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 28,400.00 Rs
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 18,375.00 Rs
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] Avg.
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 112,888.45 Rs
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 56,128.57 Rs
Salaries And Financing [Edit] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 35,860.30 Rs
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 10.98

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Last update: April, 2015

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37 Comments so far

#santosh on Mar 20, 2015 :
a job holder need to stay a hostel along lodging and boarding how much cost is required for a middel class boy.pls rply me,i need in between 10000/-
#lightsaber on Mar 02, 2015 :
Guys, Stop fighting.. All cities have their own inherent pros and cons.. Pune is good at certain things- bad at others.. Its true that certain class of people find it enjoyable to live in Pune.. Rest people with low or medium income group has to do a lot of adjustments to sustain here. Local people mindset towards foreign or outsiders completely dependent on culture of that place.. At least Punites (most of them) are respectful to women. You wont find many instances of eve teasing or public women harassment here.Even people are uncultured, crude and greedy, still its better in terms of security, peace and weather. At least better than Mumbai...
#Disha on Feb 02, 2015 :
Thanks a lot Sameer for the info... but I guess its way too expensive for me... I really can't afford a rent of 14-15 p month. Hmm I guess I will have to look for some good hostels.
#Sameer Khan on Jan 06, 2015 :
#Disha I have recently moved to Pune, I stay near the Airport just behind the Symbiosis University in Viman Nagar. The place is nice and the environment is cool as well with good amount of restaurants and malls. In a good society with Swimming Pool, Gym, Garden, Kids play area, 24 hours water and Parking (2 & 4 Wheeler) I am paying 14000 Rs per month for 1 BHK. I paid 17500 as Brokerage to the broker and Rs 40000 as a refundable deposit.

#Paul on Jan 06, 2015 :
I lived in Kanyakumari, Trivandrum, Cochin, Chennai, Hyderabad,Bangalore and pune... Pune is ok,, you cant come here from somewhere and get settled re make a like here... its is not easy as other places,, but you can blend in .... very very difficult for middle class though...
#Disha on Jan 04, 2015 :
Hi people,

Can u pls help? I plan to live in Pune for a couple of months, atleast 6 to begin with, (I have to coz of my studies).

I have never been to the city so would be extremely thankful if someone gives me an idea how much the rents n deposits would be around the sangamvadi, Boat club road area. If not the exact area, any other area in proximity would also be fine.

Is it possible to get a flat around this place. My budget would be up to 7k per month, beyond that I don't think I cud afford.
#Rumba on Dec 23, 2014 :
I would not prefer to live in pune. People are not that friendly and narrow minded.
#Babaji on Dec 17, 2014 :
First of all Pune is not that different from Noida or Madurai or Lucknow or even Ranchi for that matter. All Indian cities are dirty and we all(middle and lower class) commute like animals herded together in buses and shared autos or spend hours commuting on our 100-150cc bikes. Every city in India is becoming overpriced. Stop criticizing particular city; come forward and change the system for this country.

Pros: Nice weather (less extremes), Great tourist places to discover on weekends(especially in monsoon)[0], Relaxed pace when compared to Mumbai, great diversity of food & drink,Open minded people

Cons: Too expensive for starters[1], moderately hot during non-monsoon seasons(still better than North/South India), pathetic public transport[2], Average quality & hygiene is lower than most south Indian cities, Random & unorganized businesses drive you crazy right from randomly built restaurants to self proclaimed 3 roomed 'Hospitals'.

[0] Someone who has never been to Pune will never know that it is surrounded by so many beautiful places. Tens of forts, waterfalls, hill stations all within 1-4 hours! Pune is a weekend tripper's paradise.

[1] Food is more expensive than Most tier I cities. Street food is 50% to 200% more expensive than small towns . I was quoted 200 rupees for 2 aaloo parathas at entry level family restaurant. 4* and 5* hotels/upmarket stuff is same everywhere in India and same for Pune.

Other random services like saloon/beauty parlour, laundry,etc are also expensive compared to small cities.

[2] Don't talk about autoricksaws, they are miserable everywhere in India. Same in Pune. Cost per kilometer come to more than double of OLA cabs, Meru cabs,etc. Shared auto ricksaws are similar in standard like North Indian cities like outer Delhi, Tier II cities of UP,MP, Bihar. Be ready to get backaches, fight for a wooden seat at back of Piaggio and sit like animal. It is same everywhere,even Pune. That's how the middle class is forced to travel.

Buses are too dirty and not maintained mechanically. Even very old buses of Andhra, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, MP , UP are cleaner. DTC ( Delhi) buses are better comparison for Pune buses: overcrowded and damaged. Frequency is also lower as there are few buses and city is huge. Secondly many buses are deployed out to corporate clients like Infosys so there are even fewer buses available to ACTUAL NEEDFUL PUNE COMMUTERS.

I have seen worse condition of buses( In early 2014, I saw more than 6 Mercedes buses getting JUNKED in Patna bus depot due to lack of care!).

Personally I feel best public transit systems in India are Delhi metro system & Bangalore buses seconded by Hyderabad & Kolkata.
#accomodation in pune on Oct 01, 2014 :
Whatever result the surveys bring forward but the fact to be remembered is Pune was not a too costly affair in the past and comparing to some of the metro cities of India it is still a not too costly city. With rising population cost of flats and real estate is going up still it is not as distressing like its neighbouring cities of Mumbai, Navi Mumbai and Thane.
#Akshay on Sep 19, 2014 :

We should not disrespect local culture and local people. It's really disheartening to read the comments posted above which speaks dirty of Pune and its people. If you disrespect local people, you will experience same from them. Pune and Marathis have ruled India and had secured India from Muslims and British till Panipat war. So, Marathi is the most noble and wealthy heritage and culture (again I am not considering other people of less value!).

One can see most migrants in Mumbai and Pune than any other city of India. Why they are coming here? Answer is clear in itself.

We all are Indians or more precisely humans and should think and express like humans and not demons.

My sincere request to Admin/Moderator of this site is to remove all the vulgar comments posted above by stupid people.

A proud Indian and Maharashtrian!
#sayan on Sep 06, 2014 :
I had come to Pune 3 years back as a student, and did not like the city too much. The high prices of commodity and lack of transport compared to my homecity(Kolkata) drove me nuts. the people seemed to be rude as well. But this city grows on you. there is an ambience of peace in this city. The crowd is really young and the average age of the city must not be over 35 at max. However it is imperetive to have your own transport in this city.
#Malhar on Sep 01, 2014 :
I Read All The Comments Above.

Simple Line For People Who Think Its Expensive.

@Reddy @Trivedi @Mark.

If You People Can't Afford The Price Don't Blame Marathi's Or Punekar's For It.

We Didn't Called You To Pune,You Came By Your Own For Your Living Hood.

And You Talk About Language,Im A DJ Myself,I Went To Bangalore,Gujarat,Rajasthan,Goa,Pune,Mumbai etc.

Out Of All Cities I Can Say Mumbai,Pune,Chandigarh & Delhi Are Good For Locality.Now Delhi Hindi Language is used !!.|

Bangalore,Gujarat,Rajasthan Were Extremely Rude.The Locality Is Like Speak Their Language Otherwise They Won't Respond Fast And Speak Utter About Opposite Person.

The Worst Was Grand Bhagvati In Gujarat.The Hotel Staff Was Not Responding If You Not A Gujarati.And Rajasthan The People Over Know Only Hindi & Marwadi Language.The Are Uneducate.

Since This Topic Is About Pune,So Let Me Tell You Many Companies Are In Pune.Many Migrants Come To Pune,Not In Mumbai Also
Since Its In Maharashtra Speak Marathi Or Go To Your State.We Don't Need You.If You Leave Our City,India's GDP is Not Gonna Reduce.So No Issue.

And If You Can Afford,And You Are Good With Us And Respect Pune As Your City,Does Not Matter Who You Are We Will Support You.

And Mumbai Is Also Changing Its Colour Towards Maharashtra..
#Abhi on Jul 16, 2014 :
Yes pune has become expensive, but please instead of main purpose of this site don't deviate and avoid putting racist , humiliating remarks, One person has really said that India is really a great country and it is really a shame that instead of respecting fellow citizens we are blaming . Bottom rule is give respect take respect.
Now regarding expenses, yes it is overall same as Hyderabad and Bangalore , infact I can say that
At present I stay in Pune and found that pune is less costly to Bangalore . I have stayed in all three cities and found that Bangalore is costliest, but also observed that average salary in Bangalore is high compared to pune , but overall effect make Bangalore costliest (marginally)

Regarding autos all three cities are same and majority of autowale are rude , take extra money , don't believe in meter system and nothing to do with residents of city

Regarding Clothes all three cities are almost same,

Regarding dinner outing Bangalore is marginally expensive but not much of difference average meal for two in 3star and above place easli cost you 1200-1500 Rs

From IT perspective yes Banglaore is silicon valley and have more opportunity compare to Pune
but Pune is growing and can see the difference probably in next 3-4 years

Night life is same in both cities

Property rates are almost same , however construction quality is comparatively better in Bangalore and normally you get spacious flats compare to pune. In Pune Local builders are large in numbers and every other sales man or person having land becomes builder, Compare to Bangalore where known builder/construction companies are high in numbers

Traffic wise Pune is better than Bangalore but Public transport is getting better in Bangalore in pace compare to Pune . In fact Pune public transport is really in bad shape and need to take it seriously
#Pune on Jun 25, 2014 :
I dont understand if people hate Pune so much why dont they simply get out of it.
Pune was such a peaceful place and since the intrusion of North Indians specially Delhi, Haryana, Jharkand, MP it is becoming more and more Criminal zone. The Rajasthani's are pure theives running every groccery shop and Medical and never giving back 1-2 rs sometimes even 5 and forcing you to buy toffee instead.
So if states are concerned you guys better check the condition of your own states first.
The language of Maharashtra is marathi and people speak here. Similarly if you go to France, no one will speak English. This has be to be respected! If you find it difficult then please leave Pune you home state is much better.

Mark: I lived in the UK for quite a while and even the big stores like M&S, Debenhams and H&M do not have the quality of clothes we get in India. Formal shirt would cost around 60-90GBP but better quality can be found in 2000Rs in Pune if you know the main areas. You observation is not too good but judgemental.

Other People, We dont need to depend upon any other state people to run our state. Maharashtrians are well educated in Cities and every job sector and we seriosly do not need any other state people to run our State. What was the need to leave your home and come to Maharashtra in first place? Please leave Maharashtra if you have such problems!!! We are fully equipped on our own!

Its Like for Like from Maharashtrians,be nice get nice else F**K OFF
#Umesh on Jun 22, 2014 :
I read most of the comments on this blog. I would agree with many of them though being Punekar and born and lived in heart of City for 25 years and now moved to suburb where mostly upper middle class of Pune settled. Cost is bit on higher side in Pune. People are nice and friendly to those who are nice and friendly to them. Many of us like our own home area( town, city, state, country ) when we are out of it and starts comparing the place where we are working or settled either to get education or to earn money. Despite we like or not like we continue living there till the goals are met. I think one should stay peacefully and try to adopt the situation and mingle with local community rather than accusing it. If you succeed it then you will like any place in world or else everywhere you go you will crib about this or that part of the life.
Finally just an advice.. if you can't survive or always feel that you should not be at such a place then plan to exit the place.
#Indian on May 30, 2014 :
I am quite surprised to see this blog where people openly accuse each others of racists, linguistic conservatives. Its really scary to imagine instead of showing at-least a minimum humbleness to fellow Indians, people right away express Hatredness and Jealousy. I always though Pune is more like Bangalore, where multi-ethnic Indians co-exist. It is very scary. Despite 50 years of Independence, our education structures failed to feel every Indian proud of being what they are, how great diverse they are with so many languages. Instead of being proud, there are some sections remain ignorant.

I only blame our educational system, history teachers, who does not taught us how great India is its diversity.
##CityBoy on May 29, 2014 :
I'm Born in Thane(near Mumbai, I moved hear in pune nearly 6-7 years ago, and hate it since then, I donno why, but it definitely doesn't feel like home. My family only came here for educational purpose( It was due to hype'that pune is good for edu' but I cant see the diff). Climate is pretty good, I must say...but its natural, its not something puneites r responsible for.Plus people r crazy in traffic...CRAZY!!!!!!
#MC marathi on Apr 25, 2014 :
Pune is a worst place to live in.. Pune is grade B city but cost is more than any A grade city in India.. Local auto run by local marathis will charge you exorbitant rates, especially if you are not Marathi.. Everything is average quality, high cost except for local marathi population who are most jealous people on face of earth. Though majority of local marathis depend on other state people for their business and livelihood, still they hate other people... They dont realize that if other state people were not to come in Pune, they wouldnt have got enough to eat.. Local marathis in Pune are not even educated enough to supple manpower to run the IT industry created in the city. Marathis are most unsecured in their own state.Another general characteristics of Marathis are- they are dishonest to bone. No matter whosoever hail from any background , if he is marathi, he will be dishonest and coward.. They are race of lame people living like parasites on body of others.
#gholkar on Apr 24, 2014 :
Marathis r pathetic.. Jealous, dishonest and fucking uneducated... most of them born of fucked moms.. show that attitude to yur wifes stupid marathis.. we fuck U in everything.. Pune is a shit city with greedy 3rd class marathis... only if they could rule Pune.. these M***fuc***rs dont even have guts to manage their own city.. Thats why everyone hate these stupid marathis... We fuck u marathis in ur own state... Gand me dum nehi...hum kisi se kum nehi
##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...

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