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Cost of Living in India

Cost of living in India is 66.97% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in India is 84.00% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 2.07 $ 1.38-4.14
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 9.67 $ 6.21-16.57
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 3.45 $ 2.49-4.83
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 1.66 $ 1.24-2.49
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 2.76 $ 1.66-4.14
Cappuccino (regular) 1.41 $ 0.69-2.07
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 0.40 $ 0.28-0.58
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 0.20 $ 0.14-0.28
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 2.37 $ 1.99-2.88
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.36 $ 0.25-0.50
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.31 $ 0.22-0.44
Eggs (regular) (12) 0.85 $ 0.69-1.04
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.06 $ 1.25-3.13
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 1.33 $ 0.94-1.88
Buffalo Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 1.90 $ 1.13-3.13
Apples (1 lb) 0.82 $ 0.50-1.25
Banana (1 lb) 0.30 $ 0.19-0.44
Oranges (1 lb) 0.41 $ 0.25-0.63
Tomato (1 lb) 0.19 $ 0.13-0.31
Potato (1 lb) 0.14 $ 0.09-0.22
Onion (1 lb) 0.17 $ 0.10-0.31
Lettuce (1 head) 0.47 $ 0.28-0.83
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.39 $ 0.28-0.48
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 8.29 $ 4.14-11.74
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.49 $ 0.97-2.07
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 2.35 $ 1.38-3.45
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 3.04 $ 1.93-4.14
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.28 $ 0.14-0.41
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 9.67 $ 4.83-16.57
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 0.62 $ 0.35-0.97
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 0.33 $ 0.22-0.49
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 1.04 $ 0.69-1.38
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.97 $ 3.66-4.29
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 11,047.32 $ 8,561.67-13,809.15
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,831.14 $ 16,570.98-27,618.29
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 32.54 $ 13.81-69.05
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.01 $ 0.01-0.01
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 13.67 $ 6.90-20.71
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 19.69 $ 9.21-41.43
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 6.67 $ 2.76-13.81
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 3.45 $ 2.21-4.83
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 70.00 $ 28.77-138.09
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 2,112.01 $ 966.64-5,523.66
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 32.01 $ 20.70-48.33
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 32.47 $ 16.57-55.24
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 47.35 $ 27.62-69.05
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 36.00 $ 20.71-55.24
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 170.55 $ 82.85-331.42
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 104.12 $ 55.24-179.52
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 410.56 $ 207.14-690.46
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 245.67 $ 138.09-414.27
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 133.02 $ 62.14-320.73
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 64.70 $ 34.52-128.29
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 482.66 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 9.46 0.11-0.17

Prices in India

These data are based on 104067 entries in the past 18 months from 8776 different contributors.
Last update: September 2018
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 29.82 9.48 20.12 26.94 26.15 111.82
Noida 27.82 5.90 17.36 25.09 23.34 83.95
Mumbai 27.81 18.85 23.54 26.35 25.77 61.54
Delhi 27.37 8.28 18.27 25.40 23.75 71.41
Bangalore 26.43 8.21 17.74 26.86 19.23 89.27
Pune 26.22 7.01 17.06 26.52 21.34 80.25
Chandigarh 25.20 5.58 15.84 25.26 17.95 57.74
Jaipur 24.60 5.04 15.27 24.03 17.00 74.46
Indore 24.37 4.29 14.79 24.85 14.51 47.92
Thane 24.31 9.31 17.15 23.82 20.29 77.97
Chennai 24.12 6.47 15.70 25.26 14.97 66.25
Goa 23.91 5.93 15.34 24.76 19.55 49.27
Kolkata 23.90 5.57 15.16 23.30 19.97 56.51
Lucknow (Lakhnau) 23.39 4.09 14.19 22.36 18.68 73.74
Ahmedabad 23.26 4.64 14.38 24.33 17.12 62.92
Hyderabad 23.02 5.73 14.78 22.90 17.06 71.85
Surat 22.59 3.51 13.49 23.02 16.77 68.88
Bhubaneswar 22.37 4.41 13.80 24.59 12.77 62.33
Guwahati 22.14 3.96 13.47 23.32 13.22 60.87
Mysore 21.83 4.08 13.36 24.65 12.65 43.51
Mangalore 21.76 4.89 13.72 22.05 15.80 73.51
Nagpur 21.66 4.27 13.36 21.03 16.59 95.26
Coimbatore 21.53 4.85 13.58 22.09 13.82 53.92
Bhopal 21.28 3.18 12.65 19.28 15.57 62.30
Vadodara 21.22 3.67 12.85 21.85 13.69 72.07
Kochi 21.03 5.12 13.44 21.53 11.81 67.05
Navi Mumbai 20.84 5.09 13.33 21.20 13.94 116.18
Vijayawada 20.74 4.85 13.16 20.87 12.90 65.19
Thiruvananthapuram 18.96 4.48 12.06 19.14 10.96 66.16
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