Cost of Living in Bangalore

Cost of Living Index (Excl.Rent): 28.28
Rent Index: 9.10
Groceries Index: 29.91
Restaurants Index: 17.09
Cost of Living Plus Rent Index: 19.06
Local Purchasing Power: 92.93
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 1.83 $ 1.53-3.06
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 10.70 $ 7.64-15.29
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 3.06 $ 2.29-4.59
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 1.53 $ 1.30-2.29
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 2.75 $ 1.83-4.20
Cappuccino (regular) 1.44 $ 0.92-2.14
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 0.42 $ 0.23-0.61
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 0.20 $ 0.15-0.31
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 2.19 $ 1.45-2.55
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.44 $ 0.35-0.55
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.35 $ 0.28-0.42
Eggs (12) 0.91 $ 0.76-1.10
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.93 $ 1.78-4.85
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 1.54 $ 1.04-2.08
Buffalo Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 2.17 $ 1.39-3.47
Apples (1 lb) 1.10 $ 0.83-1.39
Banana (1 lb) 0.34 $ 0.24-0.49
Oranges (1 lb) 0.45 $ 0.28-0.69
Tomato (1 lb) 0.18 $ 0.14-0.28
Potato (1 lb) 0.18 $ 0.14-0.28
Onion (1 lb) 0.18 $ 0.14-0.28
Lettuce (1 head) 0.59 $ 0.31-1.22
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.44 $ 0.38-0.61
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 9.17 $ 6.12-15.29
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.48 $ 1.07-1.99
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 2.53 $ 1.53-3.82
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 3.44 $ 2.14-3.82
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.38 $ 0.29-0.61
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 18.35 $ 15.29-30.58
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 0.92 $ 0.61-1.22
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 0.30 $ 0.20-0.39
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 0.92 $ 0.92-1.53
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.04 $ 3.76-4.34
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 12,231.84 $ 10,702.86-15,289.80
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,121.84 $ 18,347.75-30,579.59
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 21.36 $ 12.23-38.22
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.01 $ 0.01-0.02
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 18.23 $ 12.23-27.52
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 24.32 $ 15.29-45.87
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 6.43 $ 3.06-13.76
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 4.59 $ 3.82-5.35
Childcare [ Edit ] Avg.
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 89.89 $ 55.04-137.61
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 2,788.62 $ 1,467.82-6,115.92
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 36.86 $ 22.93-53.51
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 37.66 $ 22.93-61.16
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 51.25 $ 36.70-76.45
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 42.29 $ 30.58-61.16
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 223.15 $ 152.90-305.80
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 134.50 $ 91.74-183.48
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 565.88 $ 382.24-764.49
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 347.91 $ 229.35-458.69
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 161.23 $ 107.03-229.35
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 70.01 $ 53.51-106.53
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 739.59 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 10.17 0.14-0.18

Prices in Bangalore, India

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Last update: March, 2017
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Cost of living in Bangalore is 71.72% lower than in New York (Info)Our estimator (with default settings) estimate monthly expenses for a single person at 317.10$ (20,739.38Rs) and for four person family at 1,144.86$ (74,877.61Rs) (without rent).
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78 Comments so far

#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.
#mohammad on Jun 09, 2015 :
Hey guys I am living in chennai currently, I was working in Bangalore for some years, I experienced here in chennai is that this is a worst place in india Bangalore is far far far better than chennai or any other metropolitan cities in india, the weather, the friendly people of bangalore, the food facility, living cost everithing is balanced in Bangalore, don't expect better than bangalore from other cities in india. Bangalore is like heaven for me.
#trupti on Jun 06, 2015 :
Bangalore is a really very expensive place- whether it is grocery, transport, services, facilities...Had I my husband not been shifted here..I would never come to Bangalore..For making money India is no longer a right place..
#Micky123 on May 21, 2015 :
I am surprised to see that so many people consider Bangalore to be Expensive. All i can say is that you have not seen the real face of Bangalore. Where else can you get a whole meal for 1 person in 50 bucks? Of course if you look at higher end restaurants, you are asking to pay more. Bangalore is a true melting pot and not to mention the amazing weather. People from all over India come to Bangalore to stay and the people of Bangalore are very accommodating, they will try and speak to you in a language you understand.. this could also be a reason for the deterioration of the Kannada language, but that's another story altogether. All those complaining about the people in Bangalore need to live in a place like Chennai (hell in India) to really understand what Bangalore is. I used to feel that Bangalore is going out of control and people were going bad and spoilt, but only after moving to Chennai did i realize that Bangalore is Paradise! I guess the saying is true: You do not know the worth of something, until its gone!
#Joash on May 13, 2015 :
Bangalore is really expensive. I find certain neighborhoods in Kuala Lumpur cheaper than Bangalore. Worst city I have ever lived. Its good for people who just like to dress up modern and pretend to be rich( actually people in my village are richer than the people in bangalore) and for people who limit themselves to Malls and restaurants(which they consider recreational).
#aziz on Feb 22, 2015 :
Hi guyz I am moving to banglore and need 1 room 1 bathroom and a kitchen!! And I want to knw the price of the room!! So help me guyz abd thanx
# Arshad Wali on Feb 04, 2015 :
Hi Everybody,

I am from Lahore, Pakistan. This morning my friend who has shifted to Bangalore from New Delhi was complaining about her high living cost there. The middle-class problem on both sides of the divide is almost the same. However, I am delighted to find a very conducive, informative and helpful site. This could not have happened without the input of its able contributors.
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#Suri on Dec 05, 2014 :
@ Raymond

West part of Bangalore is cheap, next is East. South is very expensive due to software industry and north is catching up to South on false expectations and newly formed airport.

West is best but little boring.
#Raymond on Nov 29, 2014 :
Where is the cheapest place to rent a duplex. for starting up an NGO. Using upstairs as residence and downstairs as an office. Thank you.
#SHAKTI SINGH on Nov 14, 2014 :
Frnds I'm planning to come to Bangalore for training purposes, I have expence plan of 10k/months is this ok there ?
#Elena on Nov 14, 2014 :
The prices for the restaurants, markets and transportations are wrong....everyting is almost double.
#Gopal on Sep 29, 2014 :
bangalore is a very good living cost but property very expensive bangalore property for feet 20000 rs It is so bad
#Rakesh Richee on Sep 12, 2014 :
Super site I really got all information Thanks for all the backend people.

Awesome jobs guys.
#Ganesh on Jul 31, 2014 :
Hi I would like to shift from chennai to Bangalore
#Nick Godfrey on Jul 29, 2014 :
I was planning on visiting bangalore for a month or so as a part of my around the world trip. My budget is $40,000
(2,400,000 rupees) where would be the best place I could stay?
#AmithChethan Sharma on Jul 16, 2014 :
9591230634 My dear friends each and everybody of us Middle class Indians are facing the same problem that we cant adjust with price hike and our limited salary ...... we should adjust it by any how at last there is no ther way.. we all knowing it that prices of groceries and transportation fare ll never come down @ the same level where it wer earlier... but our savings??????? nobody knows ....!!! friends believe me one of my friend took admission to his kid in a kindergarten near by my town Mangalore do u know the fee??? believe me its only 1,20000/ :(As of report by planning commission of India by 2020 If u lead a happpy life in town u should be having the Income of 100000/ (one lakh Rupees)....!!!!! can it possible by our work what we are doing now???? no chance ...... but we have to adjust ....... Ihave an great opportunity to each and every working class & small investors....
#Geetha on Jul 03, 2014 :
I am looking for a house in and around Old airport road for rent, budget is 6000/-. I would prefer if any family who are moving aboard want to rent a place.
Please help
#KrishnaRe on Jun 26, 2014 :
Thanks for sharing info, Please update as per 2014 expensive, Travel expensive has increased more. it might 20%
#Sreenivasa on Jun 25, 2014 :
Am staying in Bangalore last 7 years, Bmtc pass increased and living cost also. But all bull shit people please open your eyes with my monthly expenses.

Room : 6500 (1BHK - rent - Indiranagar )
Food : 7000 ( me and my wife, lavish food baba :) )
bus pass : 1050 ( not AC , normal bus)
Weekend fun in a month : 6000

Total : 20550

This is the maximum ( usually its 17k )

So old pension man, if you want to spend in rest of life in Bangalore come with your small amount $800 .

My commission is one month rent ( usual Kannada people saying) :(
#Harsha Bharadwaj on Apr 29, 2014 :
Awesome site, helps lot of them (including me).
#Vitalis on Apr 28, 2014 :
A nice site. Would love help in getting a BHK near East point college of Pharmacy....pls email is
#Manny on Apr 21, 2014 :
As of April'14

Cost of 1BHK will average about 9000-10000 (try free ads)
School TUITION fees is around 3000 rupees (ICSE school)
Milk is 15-20 for half-a-liter (best tetra pack from Nandhini)
Egg = 3-4 rupees
Veggies = 10-30 rupees
Onion = 12-15 rupees
Tomato = 8-12 rupees
Chicken = 180-200 rupees
Mutton = 400 - 460 rupees
Rice = 36 - 52 rupees (sona)
Auto = 13 rupees per KM
Taxi = 70 rupees for 4Km and 18 rupees per KM
Bus = 60 ordinary / 120 A/C

Best time to buy July - Aug & Feb when you get discount upto 70% in most showroom
Most grocery shops give discount on Wednesdays
#Anonymous on Apr 19, 2014 :
the data given in this website is true
#sreekanth on Mar 23, 2014 :
Hi for the elderly person who had requested what if my pension was 800$ could i survive in bangalore? my answer would be it depends on what your daily routine and habits tend to be, i can assume you would get nothing for 800 $ in us unless you may be staying in remote places than in centre of city, firstly the 800$ would come close to 49000 INR, if you are single i would recemond to rent a house of 1 bhk in outskirts in an apartment or an individual house , my advice would be not to go to any brokers they will rip you in bangalore knowing you are an NRI they would try to take more advantage, go through classifieds for ex , quickr or other portals to get in touch with direct owners in this case you would save the comission and other hassles, once you get a house dont ignore to sign an agreement with terms and conditions specified correctly on the paper on an average for the rented house agreement the house rent may go up by 5% every year . you can easily survice in bangalore with 49k INR provided you are in your limits else you would end up spending all the amt in a day or two. let me know if you have any questions, you can email me on love to help others , thanks
#Ramakrishna on Feb 24, 2014 :
what is the avg. Electricity bill per month for a 2bhk flat ?
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#chandru on Feb 13, 2014 :
this information very close to truth,nowadays Bangalore highly expensiveness city in India.
#AD on Feb 12, 2014 :
#Angel Perez...incase you visit this, it would be difficult for you since your income would of pension....growing cost of living would make your income very less going forward..Again, its your call.
#Amitabh on Feb 12, 2014 :
The data is extremely accurate.Please check the data if anyone willing to settle down here. Totally accurate.
#Rajesh G on Feb 12, 2014 :
This information is 98% matching, very good info
#Anshu on Feb 12, 2014 :
The data is almost close to true spending happens in Bangalore every month. I reside here from last 6 years , and really it is hard to think of any thing else after expnd on Market / groceies / travel and rent . I hardly go to shopping , but almost penny to save.
#Saurabh on Jan 26, 2014 :
As an Indian who resided in Bangalore for 6 years before moving overseas, the data here is extremely accurate. A few indicators such as grocery items may vary due to the high rate of inflation and seasonal price fluctuations (especially fresh fruit/vegetables). Overall, a great resource for anyone researching cost of living data.
#Olawale on Jan 24, 2014 :
Is it easy to get a job in Bangalore?
#gondon on Jan 16, 2014 :
very very useful gondon informotaion dlja huja cherez plecho
#james on Jan 15, 2014 :
I am james I have been out of the country places like germany belgium and the UAE
any one out of bangalore and from abroad, can contact me for the actuals from the low range to the high range of anything and how to survive.. do's and donts to
#james on Jan 15, 2014 :
there are some errors
#basavaraj on Jan 03, 2014 :
Data provide here are absolutely correct........just refer this,its more than sufficient
#Angel Perez on Jan 01, 2014 :
I am an American citizen of Hispanic descent. I love the Indian culture and would like to know what the monthly cost of living would be if renting a two bedroom apartment in an area that is "relatively safe". I prefer an area where many speak English or Spanish. I have a small pension of approximately $800 USD.Can anyone kindly provide some up to date information?
Thank you kindly...AP
#YOGESH G,NAGPUR on Dec 24, 2013 :
Before joining to my job I am cheak the monthly exp of bangalore and talk to my friend bangalore . . . All are correct.thanks
#Dastageer on Nov 26, 2013 :
is very good data to know the present situation, and leading Prime ministerial candidate /Politicians Like Rahul Gandhi and Team of this country
should know specially the chairman & the Members of planning commission, please keep it up, and try to do it more professionalism, like with conducting a survey and target middle class families,
#Rahul on Nov 16, 2013 :
I reside in Bangalore and find the data shown above very much accurate. You must add data for Educational School also. Currently I am paying Rs 3000 as tuition fees for my Daughter in 1st Standard.
#Josh on Nov 11, 2013 :
Pretty close to actuals... appriciate the work.
#Mohammed Fawzi on Oct 31, 2013 :
Whole Data is perfect &cheap according to me..Good Medical facility..After 3 years i wil be moving to day i wil surely buy all those things mentioned in the chart...My dream is totally different from all others..Hope it may come true.And nothing more thing Live Life Like There is no Tomorrow..Yo Yo Fz myself..
#turnkey on Oct 19, 2013 :
Good site very accurate
#kinser on Oct 17, 2013 :
I want to move to india but I know absolutely no one in that country. The people I have met from there and the videos I've seen about the land and culture all point to a wonderful place to live and contribute. I am an American citizen and I'm a veteran of the army so please don't question my patriotism when I say that I believe life will be worth living again in a place where I can make a difference.
#kkali on Oct 05, 2013 :
I would like to know the amount required to live in Bangalore who has 3 bed 3 bath independent home? If I read it correctly, I would need 15,000 per month is sufficient. How about 5 people with no school expense or rent?
#tga on Sep 21, 2013 :
VERY good analysis on Bangalore - kudos to whoever worked to get this done!
#krishna on Sep 16, 2013 :
i have one doubt,i am planning to move form hyderabad to bangalore, by next month, i am single how much salery will help to stay cool. I am going to get 20k will it works to stay comfortable in Blore.?
#sridharan on Aug 19, 2013 :
very good site - gives full details with prevalent data!
#Pradeep Jain on Jul 15, 2013 :
All the costs seems to be fine, i see problems in the below
- Cost of Purchasing an Apartment is extremely under stated.
On an Average 11000 rs per sqft one can get in city center so atleast 118000Rs per Sq Mt will be the cost.
- Monthly Disposable income I feel is (Salary - Cost of rent/food/transportaion) which i guess would not be more than 10000 Rs on an average or am i missing something here...
#Buttlikur Armpitto on Jul 09, 2013 :
Yes Manoj, you do know how to make the devils unhappy. I remember when you would make up stories and try to get them fired. We need more braves like you to fight for the Dessi's. Although I do say those white women are very nice compared to some of ours. I like the blond girls very much.

Thank you, this is Buttlikur Armpitto
#Manoj Fuckinvutil on Jul 09, 2013 :
Oh yes it is so much less the expense to live in India than in the Americas. Those poor white devils have no idea what they are missing. When I was in America I used to make life very difficult for the white devils. They are all fat and smell like perfume. We have the natural smells here in India.
#XYA on Jun 16, 2013 :
Bang you are right on target, glad to know i am no the only one haunted by EMI'S..
#Karan on Jun 12, 2013 :
Cost of living in bangalore 2013

1. Cost of leaving with home loan

a. Cost of EMI = 45,000/-
b. Cost of Car maintenence petrol/desiel= 5,000/-
c. Cost of apartment maintenance/ groceries/electricity/phone ect = 10,000/-
d. Cost of School fee for kid per month = 6,000/
Grand Total : Rs 66,000/-

2. Cost of leaving with Rented Home

a. Cost of Rent 2/3bhk apartment = 20,000/-
b. Cost of Car maintenence petrol/desiel= 5,000/-
c. Cost of apartment maintenance/ groceries/electricity/phone ect = 10,000/-
d. Cost of School fee for kid per month = 6,000/
Grand Total = 41,000/- Per month

3. Cost of leaving with home loan and car loan

a. Cost of Home EMI = 45,000/-
b. Cost of Car EMI = 12,000/-
c. Cost of Car maintenence petrol/desiel= 5,000/-
d. Cost of apartment maintenance/ groceries/electricity/phone ect = 10,000/-
e. Cost of School fee for kid per month = 6,000/
Grand Total : Rs 78,000/-
#Aditi on Jun 09, 2013 :
This is a great initiative. The indicators are given in a range with median values which is very helpful. I live abroad now, but the values seem spot-on based on what I hear people say. Thanks so much. I second that we need some more indicators like college/school fees. Groceries will be difficult since it's totally dependent on culture and family size.
#Manoj on Jun 05, 2013 :
In bangalore sallaries are less as posted
#Gopal on May 27, 2013 :
I'm quiet surprised to see the goodness of the data here. It mimics my own experience (currently 2013); especially that I'm hunting for a rented place right now and I see the same prices mentioned here.
#Rajesh on May 23, 2013 :
The data given here is absolutely correct. People can really rely on this.
#Narasimha on Apr 30, 2013 :
Yeah, that's right paul.... even I am from Banglore. This is 95% accurate data.
#Jagadeesh on Mar 14, 2013 :
This is really great site,gives lots of insight for R2I people, one thing what i see missing from family perspective is School fees and College fees i guess this is one more major component. Hope you will be able to add this.