Cost of Living in Bangalore

Summary about cost of living in Bangalore, India:

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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 2.69 $ 1.35-6.73
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 13.47 $ 8.75-33.66
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 4.04 $ 3.37-5.39
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 2.02 $ 1.35-4.04
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.04 $ 2.69-6.73
Cappuccino (regular) 1.77 $ 0.67-3.37
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 0.49 $ 0.34-0.67
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.21 $ 0.13-0.40
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 2.26 $ 1.53-2.85
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.48 $ 0.37-0.61
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.35 $ 0.24-0.49
Eggs (regular) (12) 0.99 $ 0.81-1.41
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.11 $ 1.83-7.33
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 1.66 $ 0.92-2.44
Buffalo Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 3.08 $ 1.22-5.50
Apples (1 lb) 1.06 $ 0.58-1.53
Banana (1 lb) 0.30 $ 0.18-0.61
Oranges (1 lb) 0.46 $ 0.21-0.92
Tomato (1 lb) 0.17 $ 0.06-0.27
Potato (1 lb) 0.21 $ 0.12-0.31
Onion (1 lb) 0.22 $ 0.12-0.37
Lettuce (1 head) 0.55 $ 0.20-1.01
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.39 $ 0.27-0.47
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 10.77 $ 4.04-20.20
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.95 $ 1.21-2.69
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.16 $ 1.68-4.71
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 4.71 $ 4.04-5.39
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.67 $ 0.34-1.08
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 16.83 $ 13.47-36.36
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 0.94 $ 0.61-1.48
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 0.43 $ 0.26-0.87
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 1.35 $ 0.81-2.69
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.79 $ 4.08-5.10
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 13,465.57 $ 12,119.01-16,158.68
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,724.67 $ 20,198.35-29,624.24
Utilities (Monthly)
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 31.75 $ 17.60-59.52
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) 12.31 $ 8.08-19.53
Sports And Leisure
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 20.92 $ 10.77-40.40
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 4.95 $ 2.69-6.73
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 4.04 $ 3.37-6.73
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 99.49 $ 56.11-201.98
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 2,924.64 $ 1,615.87-6,732.78
Clothing And Shoes
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 28.54 $ 13.47-43.09
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 29.19 $ 13.45-53.86
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 48.41 $ 26.93-80.79
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 37.93 $ 20.20-67.33
Rent Per Month
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 232.83 $ 161.59-377.04
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 145.60 $ 107.72-201.98
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 579.09 $ 403.97-942.59
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 343.10 $ 242.38-471.29
Buy Apartment Price
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 164.23 $ 107.72-336.64
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 74.66 $ 53.86-125.10
Salaries And Financing
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 891.17 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 8.24 6.80-11.00

Prices in Bangalore

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Last update: June 2021
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21 Comments so far
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
Ankita on Oct 01, 2019:
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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
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..