Cost of Living in Bangalore

Summary of cost of living in Bangalore, India:

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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 3.58 $ 1.55-8.36
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 21.50 $ 14.33-35.83
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 4.18 $ 3.58-5.97
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 2.39 $ 1.67-5.97
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.78 $ 2.99-5.97
Cappuccino (regular) 2.38 $ 0.96-4.18
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 0.50 $ 0.36-0.96
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.17 $ 0.12-0.24
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 2.32 $ 1.45-3.16
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.55 $ 0.34-1.08
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.37 $ 0.27-0.49
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.06 $ 0.72-1.43
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.53 $ 2.17-6.93
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 1.85 $ 1.08-2.71
Buffalo Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 3.55 $ 1.35-7.31
Apples (1 lb) 1.28 $ 0.65-1.90
Banana (1 lb) 0.38 $ 0.22-0.65
Oranges (1 lb) 0.52 $ 0.27-1.60
Tomato (1 lb) 0.21 $ 0.11-0.38
Potato (1 lb) 0.22 $ 0.14-0.33
Onion (1 lb) 0.22 $ 0.14-0.33
Lettuce (1 head) 0.64 $ 0.30-1.13
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.36 $ 0.24-0.59
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 10.75 $ 5.97-19.11
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.23 $ 1.21-3.07
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.69 $ 2.15-5.73
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 4.30 $ 4.06-4.78
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.60 $ 0.36-1.07
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 16.72 $ 11.94-29.86
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 1.19 $ 0.66-2.39
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 0.58 $ 0.38-0.96
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 2.30 $ 1.19-3.58
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.62 $ 4.52-4.97
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 17,914.62 $ 11,943.08-23,886.16
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,493.25 $ 21,497.54-33,440.62
Utilities (Monthly)
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 37.37 $ 23.89-83.60
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 4.64 $ 2.39-8.96
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 11.21 $ 8.36-17.91
Sports And Leisure
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 22.62 $ 11.94-59.72
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 5.36 $ 2.99-7.17
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 4.78 $ 3.58-8.96
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 118.90 $ 71.66-238.86
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 3,303.03 $ 1,791.46-9,554.46
Clothing And Shoes
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 31.59 $ 17.91-47.77
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 31.70 $ 14.33-59.72
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 52.07 $ 29.86-71.66
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 36.61 $ 23.89-71.66
Rent Per Month
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 323.58 $ 214.98-477.72
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 190.67 $ 119.43-334.41
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 836.19 $ 597.15-1,194.31
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 490.03 $ 358.29-716.58
Buy Apartment Price
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 277.89 $ 143.32-443.82
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 130.87 $ 71.66-216.36
Salaries And Financing
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,162.95 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 9.40 8.00-14.00

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Last update: July 2024
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27 Comments so far
Danya on Apr 21, 2024:
Hindus decided to raise their city in Numbeo's "Current Local Purchasing Power Index by City" with false information about prices and salaries, now Bangalore is ranked 12th in the world and 1st in India, well that's just funny
Anonymous on Apr 19, 2024:
1063 different contributors and population of Bangalore is 13,193,000.
Last update: April 2024
Danya on Apr 18, 2024:
Bangalore India ranks 21st in the world in Numbeo's "Current Local Purchasing Power Index by City"? Seriously?
tup on Feb 13, 2024:
People complaining about the avg monthly salary should realize that a lot of serial entrepreneurs, angel investors, senior level execs, research people based out of India and NRIs have relocated to Bangalore over the past few years seeing India's future potential and the comparatively low cost of living. They have pushed the average higher, that's why median is a better parameter than average to gauge anything.
Anonymous on Feb 13, 2024:
a lot of unnecessary and unexplanatory hate by non Indians in the comments who are jealous of India's exponential upward growth trajectory
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Anonymous on Jun 13, 2023:
118K average income. are u kidding me?

max should be 50K
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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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