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Cost of Living in India

Cost of living in India is 66.27% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in India is 82.88% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 150.00 Rs 80.00-250.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 600.00 Rs 400.00-1,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 200.00 Rs 150.00-300.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 100.00 Rs 80.00-135.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 150.00 Rs 100.00-250.00
Cappuccino (regular) 87.67 Rs 57.00-120.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 25.66 Rs 15.00-35.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 13.67 Rs 10.00-20.00
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 161.40 Rs 136.27-189.27
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 23.86 Rs 18.14-31.75
Rice (white), (1 lb) 21.79 Rs 18.14-27.22
Eggs (12) 56.90 Rs 48.00-60.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 135.06 Rs 90.72-181.44
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 92.61 Rs 68.04-122.47
Buffalo Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 132.71 Rs 81.65-200.00
Apples (1 lb) 58.65 Rs 45.36-81.65
Banana (1 lb) 20.31 Rs 13.61-27.22
Oranges (1 lb) 27.53 Rs 18.14-40.82
Tomato (1 lb) 14.83 Rs 9.07-22.68
Potato (1 lb) 11.09 Rs 9.07-15.88
Onion (1 lb) 14.23 Rs 9.07-22.68
Lettuce (1 head) 32.56 Rs 20.00-50.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 27.40 Rs 20.00-30.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 500.00 Rs 300.00-800.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 95.67 Rs 70.00-120.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 145.06 Rs 100.00-200.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 160.00 Rs 110.00-240.00
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 17.00 Rs 10.00-25.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 600.00 Rs 300.00-1,050.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 49.00 Rs 22.00-80.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 20.92 Rs 16.09-32.19
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 75.00 Rs 60.00-120.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 253.31 Rs 234.70-264.98
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 800,000.00 Rs 600,000.00-1,000,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,490,092.27 Rs 1,200,000.00-1,800,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 2,171.05 Rs 1,000.00-4,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.94 Rs 0.60-1.00
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 1,235.31 Rs 800.00-2,000.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,368.85 Rs 750.00-2,500.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 424.00 Rs 200.00-800.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 250.00 Rs 150.00-300.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 2,289.00 Rs 1,500.00-3,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 2,294.24 Rs 1,500.00-3,400.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 3,225.69 Rs 2,400.00-4,500.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 2,528.49 Rs 1,700.00-3,500.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 11,684.85 Rs 7,000.00-20,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 7,155.89 Rs 4,000.00-11,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 28,207.47 Rs 16,000.00-45,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 17,160.99 Rs 10,000.00-25,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 8,990.46 Rs 4,652.43-15,999.87
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 4,430.27 Rs 2,787.07-7,432.18
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (Net After Tax) 34,148.21 Rs
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 10.59 9.50-12.00

Prices in India

These data are based on 85230 entries in the past 18 months from 6500 different contributors.
Last update: September, 2016 Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
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By City in India

Rank
City
Cost of Living Index
Rent Index
Cost of Living Plus Rent Index
Groceries Index
Restaurant Price Index
Local Purchasing Power Index
Gurgaon 30.90 9.78 20.94 29.26 26.27 101.71
Mumbai 29.33 21.35 25.57 29.42 22.27 69.01
Delhi 28.43 9.85 19.67 26.30 22.08 80.74
Thane 28.25 8.62 18.99 28.32 19.50 58.11
Noida 27.52 6.88 17.78 27.39 20.26 100.69
Ludhiana 27.48 4.33 16.56 25.11 20.58 63.30
Lucknow (Lakhnau) 26.91 5.01 16.58 27.38 16.37 59.06
Bangalore 26.61 8.77 18.20 27.19 16.68 100.25
Vadodara 26.61 4.35 16.11 27.61 19.69 71.42
Pune 26.28 7.55 17.45 27.01 18.47 110.02
Navi Mumbai 25.98 9.47 18.19 25.78 19.85 88.79
Goa 25.98 7.75 17.38 24.68 22.16 62.14
Chennai 25.84 7.03 16.97 27.06 15.74 82.08
Bhopal 25.80 4.43 15.72 21.25 13.46 56.79
Chandigarh 25.79 6.89 16.87 25.63 17.74 66.47
Mysore 25.62 4.50 15.66 30.82 11.94 38.01
Kolkata 25.61 6.53 16.61 25.25 19.89 64.89
Surat 25.35 4.71 15.62 24.88 18.87 57.34
Vijayawada 25.14 4.85 15.57 25.00 12.80 54.01
Jaipur 25.05 4.56 15.39 24.56 15.62 77.10
Ahmedabad 24.65 5.51 15.62 24.95 16.70 69.77
Nagpur 24.43 4.68 15.12 25.25 17.76 64.56
Nasik 24.42 5.72 15.60 24.69 16.06 70.52
Indore 24.04 4.14 14.65 22.68 16.69 44.31
Guwahati 23.74 3.84 14.35 26.27 13.73 50.23
Hyderabad 23.71 5.92 15.32 24.48 14.43 84.02
Visakhapatnam 23.67 5.39 15.05 24.60 14.01 59.34
Coimbatore 23.46 5.43 14.96 23.46 16.48 47.63
Kochi 23.03 5.26 14.65 24.52 12.58 77.96
Bhubaneswar 22.85 4.25 14.08 23.56 13.19 62.68
Mangalore 22.11 5.21 14.14 21.32 12.82 110.88
Madurai 21.28 3.86 13.06 21.35 12.28 71.32
Thiruvananthapuram 20.16 4.79 12.91 20.95 11.40 81.19
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