Cost of Living in Bangalore

Summary about cost of living in Bangalore:

Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 2.09 $ 1.39-3.48
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 13.94 $ 8.36-20.91
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 3.48 $ 2.79-4.88
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 2.09 $ 1.39-3.07
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.04 $ 2.79-5.58
Cappuccino (regular) 1.78 $ 1.05-2.79
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 0.47 $ 0.28-0.70
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.20 $ 0.14-0.28
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 2.20 $ 1.85-2.64
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.44 $ 0.32-0.51
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.34 $ 0.28-0.41
Eggs (regular) (12) 0.90 $ 0.77-1.25
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.87 $ 1.58-5.06
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 1.52 $ 1.14-2.28
Buffalo Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 2.39 $ 1.26-3.79
Apples (1 lb) 1.04 $ 0.63-1.39
Banana (1 lb) 0.34 $ 0.25-0.51
Oranges (1 lb) 0.47 $ 0.32-0.63
Tomato (1 lb) 0.18 $ 0.13-0.25
Potato (1 lb) 0.17 $ 0.13-0.25
Onion (1 lb) 0.17 $ 0.13-0.32
Lettuce (1 head) 0.62 $ 0.28-0.98
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.41 $ 0.28-0.56
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 9.76 $ 5.58-13.94
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.85 $ 1.25-2.79
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.44 $ 2.23-4.88
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 4.18 $ 2.79-4.18
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.42 $ 0.28-0.84
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 17.42 $ 13.94-33.45
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 0.70 $ 0.42-1.38
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 0.36 $ 0.27-0.56
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 0.84 $ 0.70-1.39
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.05 $ 3.85-4.22
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 12,544.17 $ 11,150.37-15,331.76
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,490.69 $ 16,725.56-30,663.52
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 25.97 $ 13.94-41.81
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.01 $ 0.00-0.01
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 14.49 $ 9.06-20.91
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 22.01 $ 13.94-41.81
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 5.97 $ 3.48-10.45
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 4.18 $ 3.48-6.27
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 92.58 $ 46.46-174.22
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 2,590.64 $ 1,393.80-4,878.29
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 33.29 $ 20.91-50.18
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 32.15 $ 20.91-55.75
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 50.71 $ 30.66-76.66
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 39.28 $ 25.09-62.72
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 239.85 $ 167.26-348.45
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 139.70 $ 97.57-209.07
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 603.64 $ 390.26-836.28
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 352.11 $ 250.88-487.83
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 161.83 $ 90.64-258.97
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 68.93 $ 48.78-103.59
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 667.02 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 9.30 0.11-0.15

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Last update: November 2019
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34 Comments so far

#Ankita on Oct 01, 2019 :
If anyone is looking for an aprtment to buy in Tumkur Road then there is nothing better than Prestige Jindal City which is developed by reputed Prestige Group. These smart-sized residences are designed with the utmost care & best suited for the current modern lifestyle. Check it out here:
#Denis on Sep 15, 2019 :
Bangalore is very expensive for low earnings people, life is miserable for garment employees and drivers though around Bangalore has number of engineering colleges local people were not getting jobs,only reference which much of kannadigas hate and don't refer unless candidate has talent, real estate is increased up-to 20000 percentage over the year of 25years, city is saturated in all the aspects here the development interpretation itself gone wrong.
#Zubin on Jul 22, 2019 :
A few suggestions for this calculation:

1. As a major city in a developing country, Bangalore exhibits extreme inequality. Things like rent are very difficult to use as a comparative measure; for example residences with bare minimum for human sustenance exist in the city centre, to provide the low cost labour that enables the productivity of affluent classes. So, low rentals can pull down the city average even for prestigious locations.

2. Base commodities which are close to identical across markets might provide a better method of assessment (on the line of the Big Mac index). Collecting more commodity data on prices of foodstuffs, alcohol, transport, fuel, water and electricity, and then weighting these preferentially in your index, might lead to a more accurate result.

3. An even better approach might be to practice some level of anonymous segmentation of your respondents, for which their monthly rent/property value might be a good indication. This should roughly correspond to the different price exposure for quality conditional goods and services (which include education, healthcare, alcohol) compared to commodities. The relative gap can also provide revealing data for measuring Purchasing Power and it's differentials across various strata.

4. The same can be invaluable for the purpose of comparing across different standards (eg. a European city has a higher cost of living but higher quality of public services and so on) which is the real gold in such an analysis: although nominally something may cost much less, adjusting for quality, a high quality service may cost much more in a developing country, making peer-to-peer adjustments more difficult.

5. Apart from spending, it would be interesting to see some non-budgetary data on quality of life added to this calculation. For instance, some rough metrics on the per capita cost of pollution in terms of implicit healthcare costs/lost working hours, also in terms of public services available in terms of time-money trade offs for eg. the ease of obtaining housing, hours needed for gas, electricity, phone connections etc.

Have been following numbeo for years, and the data collection is always useful, inaccuracies and all. Hope you keep up the good work!
#Outsourced on Jul 10, 2019 :
I got a position in Bangalore paying around 55k a month after taxes. Can anyone tell me if this is enough to live good as a single person? Many Thanks
#Anonymous on Jun 04, 2019 :
Cost of living in Bangalore City differs from area to area. The city has posh locality for high income , middle income and congested area for low income groups. The cost of living for a tourist on short stay and residents differs. The cost of apartment at posh locality is higher than in other areas. The cost of apartment, and of course the rent is higher in Bangalore Development Authority built residential area than areas developed by private sector. The cost in private sector also differs from developer to developer. Water availability is going to be a big issue in future.
The price of eatables in restaurants, vegetables and fruits differs from area to area. Online shopping is becoming popular. Prices are compared and orders placed according to the quality. Everything is available in Bangalore at moderate price. Residents are advised to stay near their work place to save time on tedious commutation.
#Anonymous on Jan 10, 2019 :
Who that bastard has assessed the living cost in Bangalore, it's all wrong in preface of today scenario, specially government here compress for higher price due to their dadagiri. A layman is example for 2 ND illegal income other than what he gets monthly from his payment.
#Priya on Jan 09, 2019 :
I dont know who figured these numbers out but they are wayyyyyyyyyy out of the ballpark for bangalore. A one bhk in city center for 16k is a joke.
#T20 on Nov 17, 2018 :
These prices are ridiculously low , definitely not indicative of actual price, and do not include taxes which are charged while checking out for online delivery, or final bill in retail. The formula needs to include current GST with the different % for different categories of products and services. Please refer to below link
#S NANDALAL on Sep 14, 2018 :
Numbeo First answer where are you located ?
Do you research correctly or just display what is fed by the users.
In Bangalore, you can get a South Indian style four sq meal with price starting from Rs. 50.00 depending upon the locality and type of restaurant. The quantity is good enough to fill one's stomach.
Indian Beer costs Rs. 125.00 (675 ml) in Bangalore.
Cost of living depends on various factors as below comments show. Of course one needs sufficient income to
cover his exps wherever he lives.
#Hanumanabala on Jul 06, 2018 :
Like any other city on this planet, rent depends on location. You can spend as much or as little as you want, limited only by your comfort level. Same goes to groceries, if you drink wine/beer with every meal, the cost obviously will be very high. I have a friend who lives in NY makes over $20k/month still complains that it is not enough. Another friend who lives in Banglore makes less than $2k/month drives a decent car lives in a model apartment with wife and 3 kids and is fully content with life. The point I am trying to make is, lots of mulla is not going to make you happy, it is the outlook on life and attitude is whats going to make you happy.
#Bryan on Jun 20, 2018 :
Why did I just watch a House Hunters episode where a couple was shown three apartments near center and each was around 1400.00 USD? that is way off from the numbers here.
#Anonymous on May 24, 2018 :
One other thing I forgot is data on insurance (health and vehicle) rates might be useful. However I'm not sure if that concept of insurance has still caught up in India.
#Karthik Nagarajan on May 24, 2018 :
Hi Thanks for the wonderful data that is compiled - is a good reference to understand the COL. But I notice there is no mention of average 'regular' medical expenses - say for a child or old person. Anyone got any data on that?

#Sooraj M on Jan 31, 2018 :
Glad i am moving out of this city its become a garbage city now.. moving to germany heaven
#Karim on Jun 19, 2017 :
i earn 1 lakh per month and i can live comfortably in any city of india..Apart from 1 lakh i earn bank interest of 1 lakh per monh.. so total 2 lakh...Bangalore is expensive for lower middle class people and middle class people who come from any other city and dont have any property in Bangalore..
#guarented on May 22, 2017 :
When I moved to Bangalore, it was all new thing for me. Most of the people prefer to rent than buying furniture. Even I ordered Furniture on Rent from Guarented.
#c.manjunathan on Mar 08, 2017 :
yes, my dear friends bangalore is very expensive area because people always adopt on this situation.
anybody shift home (or) transfer at bangalore you are minimum wage need on 45k/monthly because house rent is Hugh.
basically they are charged 15k/month 2bhk in center of the city. and you buy any product always expensive major issue is transportation.

suppose you have a bike (or) car you spend double charge of fuel because that much traffics.
you waste money and also you waste time because every signal waiting for 10minites minimum.

i recommended you need laxury life and that much level you earn you shift in bangalore is suitable place.

pls think to change in home town to hot city bangalore
#Abhishek Bhat on Feb 27, 2017 :
#Albert Khan, Frankly speaking, an average AMERICAN would laugh at Bangalore's expenses. IT IS THAT CHEAP.
A decent 2 BHK apartment in the city center would cost you around 20,000 INR (ie., 300$ A Month) with a fixed deposit of 2300$. A grand one will cost you 30K (450$) with a fixed deposit of 3000$. If you have a family ( say 4 members ) and wish to cook at home, Rs 15,000 will be more than sufficient for (groceries+gas+electricity+garbage). If you opt for the buses (which are not the best of options) , your YEARLY bus pass will cost you a whopping 99$(pun_intended). If you chose to buy a car, A Maruti Swift Dzire of the high end version will cost you 15,400$ on road (on Road price = ex showroom price + Road tax +Insurance +Registration charges). A Volkswagon jetta will cost you 28000$(base model)-39800$(high end) on road. A cab will cost you 3$ for 5 miles. A great restaurant on average will cost you 1600 Rs (24$) for a family of four while a good one will cost you 10$ for 4 people. A normal vegetarian hotel will cost you only 5$. Fuel wise, if you drive a thousand miles a month, 120$ per month is more than enough. 2 Tickets to PVR Cinemas for a big movie will cost you 6$-12.5$. Miscellaneous stuff can be met in great comfort with 150$ a month.Summing up, if you wish to have a normal and comfortable lifestyle and have a car, your monthly expenses will be around 750$. If you wish to lead a luxurious lifestyle and own a bigger car, 1100$ will be great.
PS: By mentioning car in the last sentence, I mean to say, fuel cost has been included in the total figure.
#Albert Khan on Feb 20, 2017 :
I am looking to retire in Bangalore in a rental apartment--away my city center. I am a US Citizen Senior Retiree in an excellent health. How can you helpe me? I don't want buy any apartment just rent only.
#OM on Jan 28, 2017 :
Just want to know, right now I'm looking at a salary of six lakhs per annum and working from Whitefield, how much spending should I expect to adjust in such a location, looking to share a good apartment with my colleagues, the most I spend is on food, video games and clothes
#Mahesh kumar on Jan 24, 2017 :
Hi friends yes previously I saw many comments saying Bangalore is very expensive .yes it is very expensive now a days getting job also very difficult even if we get job we cant reach the salary maximum 30k with night shift that too very rare geting 30 thousand salary most of the company provide 10to 15 but work load will be very heavy and coming to the cost of living ishigh
#Gopi Krishna on Sep 18, 2016 :
Bangalore is really expensive for a normal software employee. Some people comment like it depends on area. I would say that we cannot go very long from our work place to live. Rentals are very high in Bangalore and they will deduct one month rent while vacating. Other food items, fruits are also very expensive. Sellers loot the people like anything. Bus fares are also very high. If you want to enjoy your life definitely Bangalore is not the right place. I moved from Bangalore to Hyderabad due to high cost of living. You cannot enjoy weekends by going to a movie. They will increase the movie ticket prices during weekends. Frustrated working in Bangalore without any savings. You will spend all money in Bangalore only whatever you earned in Bangalore. Some people say that Bangalore weather is good. But you cannot enjoy due to heavy traffic. We would like to stay at home only during weekends also due to heavy traffic. I suggest not to move to Bangalore. Don't be raped by Bangaloorians.
#Immigrant on Aug 08, 2016 :
Bangalore is still the best place comparatively. People are very friendly still. It is definitely expensive compare to Chennai & Hyderabad in some parts. For a middle class family of 4, you may require anywhere from 12 Lacs to 20 Lacs to live in here per year. A quick breakdown of the expenses by monthly are :

Food & Groceries Rs 10000 to 12000
Rent Rs 18000 to 45000 (Based on the location and your lifestyle)
Transport Rs 15000 (Including driver pay)
Misc Exp Rs 10000 to 15000

Education for 2 Rs 4 Lacs to 10 Lacs (Depending on ICSE or IB & which standard. This is for a year)
#Tushar Kanta on Jun 24, 2016 :
Bangalore can both be expensive and cheap, depending on your life style. Since, Bangalore is the IT hub of India, a lot of people from outside come here. So, its culture is a lot cosmopolitan. Year round good weather is the attractive part of the city along with Job, although recently Bangalore weather has become a lot hotter than it used to be. Basically, You can customize your life the way you want in Bangalore.
#Bangalorean on May 12, 2016 :
Please spare bangalore of all the garbage and pollution its suffering from and leave in your own respective places.. all Immigrants have destroyed this city like anything.. the weather is gone the crime is up people are stolen and beaten every day.. things will only get worst in bangalore if more people start moving in here..
#Puneet on May 11, 2016 :
Bangalore getting expensive day by day. If you want to live a healthy lifestyle then Bangalore is not a good option. Atmosphere of Bangalore also has changed. Its not so pleasant now as it used to be. Increasing population and increasing vehicles on road is one main reason of bad environment. Properties getting very very expensive. Average cost to purchase 2 bhk start from 60-70 laks in normal area. In good areas 2 bhk starts from 75-80 laks. Salaries are not so good as per the rate of inflation in India. Average hike in most of IT companies is average 3 -7% after 1 year. Its very difficult to save some money at the end of the month if you are earning in range of 35 - 60k per month.
#Ramesha on Apr 16, 2016 :
I lived and worked at Bengaluru before moving to US in late 90's. Now my wife and I are thinking of moving back to Bengaluru after working for 20 years. I own a house in Bengaluru in a good area. We do have lot of relatives living in Bengaluru. With own house and a used car(fully paid), how much money is required to live a good life including health insurance premium? We usually do not go for movies.
#SUBHABRATA on Apr 12, 2016 :
Hi Friends,

I will be transfer to bangalore in the month of May'16. My office at UB City. Can any one suggest me what will be cost of living there? My budget is 14000/- per month overall.

It is very urgent...

Thank you
#Bengalurean on Apr 12, 2016 :
Bengaluru is not expensive or cheap. It's just like any other city. You can get a meal for Rs 50 or even Rs 1500! It's about where you decide to eat. Grocery shopping, well, buy from the street vendors instead of mega malls and you will not have to pay the extra amount. Finding a place to rent is easy. Yes, landlords do take 10months advance (blame it on the ppl who destroyed homes in the past and continue to do so) but you can find a decent place (family) within 40k with a lot of places having club house facilities. Alcohol is cheap if you buy it outside. In restaurants, they charge you to their standard of pricing, which is still cheaper than buying outside in Pune! To sum it up, if you are smart enough to find the right place to stay, shop at the right places, you will find the city a great place to stay at.
#Bangalorean on Mar 06, 2016 :
Example of how you get fleeced in India - Cost of chicken biriyani in Electronics city minimum 170 rs. Equivalent cost in Dubai - 190 rs at a modest place like karachi durbar restaurant in central dubai area. Cost of shawarma at Electronic city - 70 rs. Equivalent at dubai 85 rs. Even in Singapore and Malaysia, you can get food at cheap rates at fairly hygienic places. In Bangalore, an average IT guy can make 1 lakh in hand, vs atleast 2.5 lakh in hand in Dubai. So as you can see you are being fleeced really bad. More examples - rent in Amman, Jordan - 25000 inr per month for a super house. Same in bangalore for a 2 bhk apartment in good resdiential apartment project. For such an ugly city/country, we are paying a hell lot of cash.
#Bangalorean on Mar 06, 2016 :
Example of how you get fleeced in India - Cost of chicken biriyani in Electronics city minimum 170 rs. Equivalent cost in Dubai - 190 rs at a modest place like karachi durbar restaurant in central dubai area. Cost of shawarma at Electronic city - 70 rs. Equivalent at dubai 85 rs. Even in Singapore and Malaysia, you can get food at cheap rates at fairly hygienic places. In Bangalore, an average IT guy can make 1 lakh in hand, vs atleast 2.5 lakh in hand in Dubai. So as you can see you are being fleeced really bad. More examples - rent in Amman, Jordan - 25000 inr per month for a super house. Same in bangalore for a 2 bhk apartment in good resdiential apartment project. For such an ugly city/country, we are paying a hell lot of cash.
#Reena Bansal on Mar 04, 2016 :
Awesome Information. currently Living in Bangalore Hotels is so Costly. I want to share this is very budget to living purpose.
#Srikanth on Feb 24, 2016 :
Hi Guys, Basically im from Hyderabad. I lived in Bangalore for close to 4 years and I do not accept the statement that Bangalore is expensive. You need to find the right place and location before you invest on house or any commuting options especially for IT ppl, as the companies spread all over the city spreaded only thing is invest some time.

Good place for Foodie coz you have all the hotels, restaurants, bandi wala of almost all the famous cities of India (Idly sambar, kati roll, vada pav, bhel, appam, Biryani, chat etc). Trust me guys it is the safest cities of India for people who love freedom of their choice with privacy along with family. Medication is available for all class of people low, middle, upper, rich(Chinmaya, baptist, hosmat, fortis, Mallya etc). For bachelors i would say they just love the weekend culture.

Please do not dream to sit in multiplex with with common mans salary and say Bangalore is expensive as we have normal theaters also functional.

Finally,It is the city for all class of people who can live, have decent and peaceful life as per their budget.
#Katerina on Jan 01, 2016 :
I used to stay in Bangalore for 1,5 year and I am definitely planning to come back and settle down there. People are very friendly and helpful there and the city offers all the possibilities you can ever imagine. There is a wide range of restaurants, lot of greenery, amazing shops, good public transportation and most of all very pleasant weather throughout the year! I have visited many cities and places in India, but Bangalore is definitely the top one for me.