Cost of Living in Bangalore

Summary about cost of living in Bangalore, India:

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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 3.05 $ 1.22-6.09
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 18.28 $ 12.18-30.46
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 4.26 $ 3.66-5.62
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 2.19 $ 1.46-4.26
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.66 $ 2.44-6.09
Cappuccino (regular) 2.06 $ 0.61-3.66
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 0.47 $ 0.37-0.73
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.19 $ 0.12-0.30
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 2.18 $ 1.38-2.77
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.53 $ 0.33-0.66
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.33 $ 0.25-0.44
Eggs (regular) (12) 0.99 $ 0.73-1.46
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.08 $ 1.66-6.91
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 1.72 $ 0.88-2.76
Buffalo Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 2.92 $ 1.38-5.53
Apples (1 lb) 1.01 $ 0.55-1.44
Banana (1 lb) 0.34 $ 0.20-0.55
Oranges (1 lb) 0.49 $ 0.28-1.11
Tomato (1 lb) 0.20 $ 0.10-0.33
Potato (1 lb) 0.19 $ 0.11-0.28
Onion (1 lb) 0.20 $ 0.14-0.33
Lettuce (1 head) 0.51 $ 0.24-1.22
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.37 $ 0.24-0.49
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 9.75 $ 3.66-24.37
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.97 $ 1.22-2.92
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.53 $ 1.83-6.09
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 4.26 $ 3.66-5.48
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.61 $ 0.37-1.22
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 18.28 $ 12.18-31.68
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 1.22 $ 0.61-2.44
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 0.59 $ 0.39-1.31
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 1.22 $ 0.61-2.44
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.79 $ 4.52-5.30
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 14,621.31 $ 12,184.42-18,276.64
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,795.30 $ 19,495.08-30,461.06
Utilities (Monthly)
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 29.75 $ 14.62-60.92
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) 10.20 $ 7.31-15.84
Sports And Leisure
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 19.32 $ 9.65-36.55
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 5.66 $ 3.05-8.53
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 4.87 $ 3.66-7.92
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 113.75 $ 60.92-243.69
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 2,528.27 $ 1,218.44-6,092.21
Clothing And Shoes
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 30.54 $ 12.18-48.74
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 30.38 $ 12.18-60.92
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 45.24 $ 24.37-73.11
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 37.43 $ 18.28-60.92
Rent Per Month
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 248.00 $ 182.77-426.45
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 146.75 $ 97.48-243.69
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 680.66 $ 426.45-1,218.44
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 406.92 $ 243.69-731.07
Buy Apartment Price
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 167.71 $ 103.57-243.69
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 79.41 $ 50.94-182.76
Salaries And Financing
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,139.00 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 8.86 7.00-10.50

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25 Comments so far
Anon on Feb 04, 2023:
For the people complaining about incorrect data:
Remember that this is publicly outsourced information, that means everyone can contribute to make sure the data is up to date.

The fields have an edit button right next to them.
Eswarigroup on Dec 16, 2022:
Awesome article. It is so detailed and well formatted that i enjoyed reading it as well as get some new information too.
DLF Floors on Apr 21, 2022:
Thank you so much for taking an effort to share such useful information.
Anonymous on Mar 12, 2022:
Except the net monthly salary, the numbers are pretty much accurate. As others pointed out, average net monthly salary can be around 30k. Bangalore is unnecessarily expensive and has poor to average quality of life. Since many dwellers are not from the state, cost of basic necessities are blown out of proportion considering many of them are employed with IT industry. Poor infrastructure, highest level of corruption in every department and snail pace of development whatsoever, further degrades the living.
Mahendran on Jan 08, 2022:
Bengaluru is one of the worst cities to live in the world. Bengaluru Karnataka government is headed by RSS and Hindutva militants like VHP. Millions of people in Bengaluru support the RSS and VHP. The agenda of RSS and VHP are "In India, Hindus are the owners, Parsis and Jews are guests, Muslims and Christians are dacoits". Hindutva dictatorship commanded from Bengaluru as the center ensured that weekend lockouts, ban on New Year celebrations and night curfews are forced on people. There is no consensus or consideration of people's opinions. During Hindu festivals, the Covid cases automatically drop to an all-time low without any precautions. The "average monthly salary" aspect in this page is ridiculous.
Tez on Dec 14, 2021:
I spend 20k on rent, cook by myself half of the time, eat out 10 to 20 times a month, food costs are about 10k and utilities about 5k. If you go to malls and movies, you will spend another 10k. Commute and miscellaneous expenses come to 5k. One can live a semi luxurious life in 50k. I get to save about 100k a month
LonelyRider on Nov 16, 2021:
How much money does one person need to have a good life in Bangalore? Is 17,753 rupees a realistic figure for rental of a nice 1 bedroom apartment in the city center? How about the other costs? Food, transportation, clothes? Are Numbeo figures close to everyday prices?
Anonymous on Oct 17, 2021:
The details on average monthly net salary after tax at Bengaluru is ridiculous. It is showing more than 77,000 in this page. As Krupesh rightly said, the average salary is around half of these numbers shown. In fact, the taxpayers pay huge amounts from their salary to the highly useless Government of India, and the citizens get no benefits in return. In most companies in Bengaluru, the average monthly basic pay in software companies is around 20 to 30k. Also all the companies here have variable pay and an average salary after tax, that too more than 77k is a big joke indeed.
These details are not just for software companies, but for each and every person employed at Bengaluru. So requesting people to never trust the salary details shown in this page.
Krupesh on Oct 16, 2021:
I can vouch that the numbers in this page are completely fake. 'Average monthly net salary' is 77,513 ? This is a joke. In reality, it should be somewhere around 35,000. There are plenty of people that earn low salary too in Bengaluru. I too am one of them.
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Anonymous on Aug 04, 2021:
Above data is nowhere even close to reality. Bangalore is that costly as shown above untill and unless you live in MG Road etc..
Single person without Rent would be around 10k. (with rent would go to 18-20k)
Anonymous on Jun 24, 2021:
Data is not correct, so as per Numbeo you can take 60% of display cost which will be actuals.
Anonymous on May 01, 2021:
@Vidya.... hey India is a Hindu country, others are free to find other countries... they were supposed to live on the other side of the border during partition!!
Amit on Jan 25, 2021:
In Bangalore, unless you book your local travel via an online app, the auto drivers will never go by the meter. They will charge nearly 5 to 6 times the original price/fare. Transport can be very expensive here.

@Rahul Singh, atleast here the members of the IT cell troll Bhakt army such as you, can't mass downvote or report honest comments. The world knows the 'real truth' about Bangalore and entire India over here. Why don't you go back to your IT cell troll playgrounds such as Quora, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Times of India?
I am delighted that honest comments exist in this site. Let honesty prevail over here.
Vaidya on Jan 09, 2021:
It is ironic that Indians complain about racism abroad when their own cities especially Bengaluru is the hotbed of severe racism and extreme discrimination. Central Government organizations in Bengaluru recruit and promote people based on Caste system.
Bengaluru is the capital of Hindu militant organizations in South India. Millions of people in Bengaluru including thousands of the software employees, managers and entrepreneurs are strong supporters and followers of VHP, RSS and other Hindutva militant organizations. These organizations spew virulent hatred towards religious minorities and severely discriminate them.
Entire India and Karnataka government are completely run by Hindutva militants. Bengaluru is a shame to this world.
Chaitra on Jan 08, 2021:
Yesterday I was sexually harassed and beaten by my Telugu speaking landlord in Bengaluru for not paying 10 months advance rent. I want to go back to my village in Andhra Pradesh to work from home. But my landlord has molested me. I am staying near BTM layout.
Mehak on Dec 11, 2020:
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Anonymous on Jun 30, 2020:
Cost of living in Bangalore is little more then other metro cities like Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Chennai and other. In last 2 decades graph of inflation gone very rapidly. Small - small daily needs things also consume more. Like daily needs grocery, daily travel for working people etc. We have launch one D2C work model for online grocery shopping in Bangalore, anyone can checkout here:
GURUKRUPA on Jun 17, 2020:
I would like to know how much cost of living has changed in Bangalore in the last 20 years
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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