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Cost of Living in India

Cost of living in India is 67.75% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in India is 83.48% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 140.00 Rs 75.00-205.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 600.00 Rs 350.00-1,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 200.00 Rs 150.00-300.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 100.00 Rs 75.00-128.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 150.00 Rs 100.00-200.00
Cappuccino (regular) 80.77 Rs 50.00-115.00
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 24.25 Rs 15.00-35.00
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 13.40 Rs 10.00-20.00
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 158.30 Rs 132.49-189.27
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 22.97 Rs 18.14-29.03
Rice (white), (1 lb) 21.74 Rs 18.14-27.22
Eggs (12) 54.93 Rs 48.00-60.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 126.00 Rs 90.72-181.44
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 91.81 Rs 68.04-113.40
Buffalo Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 133.34 Rs 90.72-199.58
Apples (1 lb) 57.72 Rs 40.82-81.65
Banana (1 lb) 19.99 Rs 13.61-27.22
Oranges (1 lb) 27.58 Rs 18.14-38.56
Tomato (1 lb) 14.51 Rs 9.07-18.14
Potato (1 lb) 10.98 Rs 8.16-13.61
Onion (1 lb) 15.87 Rs 10.89-22.68
Lettuce (1 head) 31.12 Rs 20.00-50.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 26.53 Rs 20.00-30.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 500.00 Rs 300.00-750.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 92.13 Rs 70.00-120.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 138.44 Rs 100.00-200.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 150.00 Rs 100.00-220.00
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 15.00 Rs 10.00-25.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 600.00 Rs 300.00-1,000.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 40.00 Rs 21.00-80.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 24.14 Rs 16.09-32.19
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 100.00 Rs 60.00-120.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 257.89 Rs 238.48-280.12
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 750,000.00 Rs 600,000.00-1,000,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 2,090.28 Rs 1,000.00-4,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.96 Rs 0.60-1.00
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 1,248.66 Rs 800.00-2,000.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,298.07 Rs 700.00-2,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 382.85 Rs 200.00-600.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 200.00 Rs 150.00-300.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 2,310.63 Rs 1,500.00-3,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 2,234.76 Rs 1,500.00-3,200.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 3,192.03 Rs 2,480.00-4,500.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 2,489.65 Rs 1,500.00-3,500.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 10,965.28 Rs 6,000.00-17,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 6,856.67 Rs 4,000.00-10,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 26,556.10 Rs 15,000.00-45,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 16,486.71 Rs 10,000.00-25,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 8,357.44 Rs 4,499.96-14,999.88
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 4,179.56 Rs 2,499.98-6,999.94
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 32,409.92 Rs 20,000.00-50,000.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 10.65 9.90-12.00

Prices in India

These data are based on 64641 entries in the past 18 months from 5104 different contributors.
Last update: February, 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
Consumer Price Index
Rent Index
Consumer Price Plus Rent Index
Groceries Index
Restaurant Price Index
Local Purchasing Power Index
Gurgaon 30.52 9.40 20.43 30.21 23.53 108.98
Thane 28.86 9.18 19.46 28.11 19.78 54.47
Mumbai 28.48 18.51 23.72 29.84 20.11 79.31
Delhi 28.23 9.31 19.19 26.71 20.88 81.66
Pune 26.18 7.26 17.14 28.20 16.78 108.12
Vadodara 25.92 4.48 15.67 28.81 15.49 67.19
Nasik 25.89 4.76 15.80 28.15 15.42 54.09
Chandigarh 25.70 6.13 16.35 26.86 17.34 59.37
Ludhiana 25.62 4.56 15.56 23.91 18.55 58.89
Noida 25.48 6.77 16.54 24.15 19.48 87.77
Bangalore 25.46 8.30 17.26 26.39 14.82 108.77
Navi Mumbai 25.46 9.00 17.59 25.40 20.64 100.96
Bhopal 25.36 3.55 14.94 21.78 14.33 56.53
Vijayawada 25.21 4.51 15.32 25.05 12.34 55.93
Jalandhar 25.15 3.53 14.82 23.60 24.09 47.52
Jaipur 24.95 4.67 15.26 25.25 13.93 72.69
Kolkata 24.89 6.04 15.89 25.77 16.50 76.75
Lucknow (Lakhnau) 24.85 4.96 15.35 25.55 14.48 82.27
Goa 24.82 7.19 16.40 24.97 16.97 76.72
Surat 24.78 4.20 14.95 24.58 18.54 88.26
Visakhapatnam 24.54 4.68 15.05 25.81 11.85 43.07
Chennai 24.53 6.74 16.03 26.28 14.63 93.01
Mysore 24.24 4.46 14.79 30.35 11.50 40.48
Guwahati 23.89 3.88 14.33 26.40 14.01 50.18
Hyderabad 23.78 5.76 15.17 25.75 13.95 89.46
Indore 23.58 4.07 14.25 23.07 16.50 46.75
Nagpur 22.92 4.17 13.96 24.01 16.53 73.94
Mangalore 22.77 5.29 14.42 22.51 13.14 60.24
Ahmedabad 22.26 4.93 13.98 23.21 13.67 75.63
Bhubaneswar 22.05 3.92 13.39 22.64 13.18 73.27
Kochi 21.56 5.36 13.82 22.53 11.68 86.89
Madurai 21.23 3.69 12.85 21.33 11.28 78.66
Coimbatore 21.06 4.53 13.16 21.59 14.75 61.04
Thiruvananthapuram 19.93 3.65 12.15 20.48 11.82 87.47
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