Cost of Living in Delhi

Summary about cost of living in Delhi, India:

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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 300.00 ₹ 150.00-750.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 1,500.00 ₹ 900.00-3,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 300.00 ₹ 235.00-400.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 150.00 ₹ 85.00-300.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 250.00 ₹ 200.00-500.00
Cappuccino (regular) 146.86 ₹ 50.10-250.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 39.35 ₹ 30.00-60.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 18.40 ₹ 10.00-45.00
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 206.01 ₹ 170.34-234.70
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 32.39 ₹ 18.14-49.90
Rice (white), (1 lb) 29.00 ₹ 18.14-45.36
Eggs (regular) (12) 74.77 ₹ 52.00-100.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 156.50 ₹ 90.72-435.45
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 116.71 ₹ 68.04-204.12
Buffalo Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 190.26 ₹ 90.72-362.87
Apples (1 lb) 62.36 ₹ 31.75-99.79
Banana (1 lb) 24.95 ₹ 18.14-45.36
Oranges (1 lb) 31.33 ₹ 13.61-68.04
Tomato (1 lb) 19.07 ₹ 9.07-27.22
Potato (1 lb) 14.26 ₹ 4.54-22.68
Onion (1 lb) 19.17 ₹ 11.34-29.94
Lettuce (1 head) 42.20 ₹ 20.00-100.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 28.99 ₹ 20.00-40.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 825.00 ₹ 350.00-1,500.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 122.15 ₹ 80.00-200.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 203.24 ₹ 120.00-300.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 340.00 ₹ 300.00-400.00
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 30.00 ₹ 20.00-50.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 1,000.00 ₹ 750.00-2,000.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 50.00 ₹ 30.00-100.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 32.19 ₹ 16.09-80.47
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 100.00 ₹ 60.00-150.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 346.07 ₹ 295.26-378.54
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,000,000.00 ₹ 800,000.00-1,200,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,696,443.11 ₹ 1,400,000.00-2,000,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 4,246.64 ₹ 2,125.00-10,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.91 ₹ 0.20-1.20
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 744.88 ₹ 500.00-1,200.00
Sports And Leisure
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,670.53 ₹ 1,000.00-2,500.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 536.74 ₹ 250.00-1,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 350.00 ₹ 250.00-500.00
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 5,039.60 ₹ 3,000.00-12,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 151,894.85 ₹ 55,000.00-480,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 2,499.63 ₹ 1,500.00-4,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 2,859.31 ₹ 1,200.00-5,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 4,001.00 ₹ 2,499.00-6,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 2,996.14 ₹ 1,600.00-5,000.00
Rent Per Month
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 18,441.16 ₹ 10,000.00-30,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 10,405.78 ₹ 6,000.00-20,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 45,769.22 ₹ 30,000.00-90,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 25,187.48 ₹ 17,000.00-45,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 18,702.00 ₹ 9,290.23-29,999.75
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 8,589.80 ₹ 4,180.60-14,999.88
Salaries And Financing
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 36,316.98 ₹
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 8.50 6.50-12.00

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Last update: July 2021
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18 Comments so far
shyanne on Mar 14, 2021:
hopefully by the time im 18 that the price stay the same i wonder if india is better than the US idk mom said for me to stay safe since im a girl or wut ever but idc
Abdul on Dec 24, 2020:
Her I'm from Sudan and looking for Virgin Indian girl. Thanks
Mike on Oct 13, 2020:
I am interested to invest 3 million USD on India and I'd like to know the best city with less real state duties.

I am afraid of Muslim invasion (Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan) to India.. could be worthless if that migration it's not controlled on near future.
Saumya Gupta on Jun 21, 2020:
For better property search in Delhi you can always visit
Anonymous on Jun 20, 2020:
Modi already confirmed that China did not enter and violate the India's territory beyond the 1962 line of control so it was the dishonest scammers from the corrupt Indian border military that not only misled innocent Indian soldiers to intrude beyond of the 1962 line of control into China's territory to build infrastructure but also attacked innocent Chinese first with iron clubs who attempted to stop the Indian Intruders from building infrastructure in China's territory which resulted the ugly situation what we see in the news now.
Modi should have this matter immediately investigated thoroughly through reliable, honest investigators and then arrest and punish the dishonest culprits in the corrupt Indian border military for instigating the unnecessary border conflict without respecting the 1962 line of control which brought shame through dishonesty not only to Modi but also to the whole nation. The strong foundation of a nation is built on honesty not on dishonesty.
Will.Fairy on May 18, 2020:
It is worthwhile to complete things that are worth starting and ending. Smart people always do things from beginning to end.
Sushil Gola on Aug 30, 2019:
Is it Possible to get job on 3 month visit visa. I am Hardware and network engineer i have 6 years experience in this field.
Anonymous on Apr 15, 2019:
Mercilessly harassed, Belgian tourist leaves India in 24 hours
Chandan Sethi on May 31, 2018:
You really need to update the prices of real estate , food and education . Putting the price of the cheapest does not help as quality is important as well.
Anonymous on May 22, 2018:
Myanmar is tremendously daring and shameless to the extent of fabricating the following made-up news which is clearly against the weakest and helpless Rohingya currently being genocided by culprit Myanmar.

Myanmar Rohingya militants massacred Hindus, says Amnesty

It is absolutely unlogical even just to think the most helpless, almost annihilated Rohingya carrying out a massacre upon Hindu on top of themself almost being wiped out by Myanmar.

Myanmar should not be fooling around with other nation spreading fake and made-up news because other nations are not foolish neither to be easily cheated by the made-up news of culprit Myanmar.

Everyone should take a moment to feel in the shoe of Rohingya currently suffering helplessly who have clearly no future, thanks to the inhumane atrocities carried out by culprit Myanmar.

Time to unleash immediate punishment actions upon the greatest Evildoer Myanmar by showering it with the first punishment step of comprehensive sanctions on Myanmar.

Thousands of Rohingya rape victims expected to give birth
Anonymous on May 17, 2018:
Hindu used to rule Bangladesh.
So people in Bangladesh should be mostly descended from India Hindu. Bangali and Rohingya are the same race.
However, while Rohingya in Myanmar are suffering inhumane atrocities.
Instead of helping India's brotherly Rohingya, India Modi is racing to help the sick Myanmar unreasonably while ignoring the genocide of his bloodline Rohingya.
Seems only US care about the welfare of Rohingya while another sick China persuading UN members to ignore the suffering of Rohingya.
So it is time for India to lead UN against sick China and punish Myanmar accordingly for its crime against humanity.
Anonymous on May 17, 2018:
Myanmar is a very difficult people.
As soon as India announced bean import quotas from Myanmar before. Shameless Myanmar immediately raised the price of bean which India is going to purchase.
This kind of dishonestly from shameless Myanmar not only harm the local consumer in Myanmar but also the interest of India.
In order to help the local consumer in Myanmar not to be affected with overpricing by the dishonestly of Myanmar, India should clarify the price at which India is going to purchase which is not higher than the then bean price at the time of announcing bean import quotas. Or else India should altogether stop purchasing bean from Myanmar for fairness sake.

Confusion ensues after India announces new bean import quotas
Anonymous on May 15, 2018:
Wandering around or giving sweets to children in India can turn you into corpse

India woman beaten to death over child abduction rumours
Anonymous on May 04, 2018:
Woman who went to India to treat her depression is drugged, raped and beheaded before her body is found hanged upside-down in a forest
Anonymous on Feb 07, 2018:
I think under market, you should have wheat flour (as flat Indian bread or chapati is a staple for a majority of people in North India).
Nitish on Nov 17, 2017:
What will be approx. estimate for single person from another state to live in delhi. excluding lodging?
harshit on Oct 22, 2017:
Very nice effort made this is nice... good work!
Vishal on Oct 14, 2017:
Please don't include sports, clothes,wine and taxi
Normal people don't use all those things.