Cost of Living in Hyderabad

Cost of Living Index (Excl.Rent): 23.69
Rent Index: 5.94
Groceries Index: 24.44
Restaurants Index: 14.41
Cost of Living Plus Rent Index: 15.32
Local Purchasing Power: 83.56
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 100.00 Rs 80.00-200.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 500.00 Rs 400.00-800.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 200.00 Rs 150.00-300.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 100.00 Rs 75.00-105.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 150.00 Rs 100.00-200.00
Cappuccino (regular) 88.88 Rs 70.00-120.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 23.41 Rs 15.00-30.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 13.79 Rs 10.00-20.00
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 164.93 Rs 151.42-189.27
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 25.08 Rs 18.14-31.75
Rice (white), (1 lb) 20.93 Rs 18.14-22.68
Eggs (12) 54.19 Rs 48.00-60.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 163.11 Rs 90.72-226.80
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 86.92 Rs 68.04-113.40
Buffalo Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 103.26 Rs 68.04-181.44
Apples (1 lb) 60.25 Rs 45.36-90.72
Banana (1 lb) 17.61 Rs 13.61-22.68
Oranges (1 lb) 31.10 Rs 22.68-45.36
Tomato (1 lb) 13.99 Rs 9.07-22.68
Potato (1 lb) 11.41 Rs 9.07-18.14
Onion (1 lb) 12.98 Rs 9.07-18.14
Lettuce (1 head) 35.00 Rs 20.00-50.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 28.81 Rs 25.00-30.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 500.00 Rs 400.00-900.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 80.00 Rs 60.00-100.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 120.50 Rs 85.00-150.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 200.00 Rs 120.00-240.00
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 17.00 Rs 10.00-25.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 750.00 Rs 500.00-900.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 50.00 Rs 40.00-90.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 19.31 Rs 14.48-24.14
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 60.00 Rs 60.00-100.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 255.95 Rs 246.05-264.98
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 800,000.00 Rs 650,000.00-1,000,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,542,857.14 Rs 1,200,000.00-1,900,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 1,596.10 Rs 1,000.00-2,500.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.89 Rs 0.50-1.00
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 779.09 Rs 600.00-1,000.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,196.14 Rs 833.33-1,500.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 543.59 Rs 300.00-1,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 150.00 Rs 150.00-250.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 2,253.06 Rs 1,500.00-3,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 1,801.75 Rs 1,000.00-2,800.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 3,106.97 Rs 2,500.00-4,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 2,429.76 Rs 2,000.00-3,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 9,568.42 Rs 7,000.00-12,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 5,969.07 Rs 4,500.00-8,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 24,270.90 Rs 18,000.00-30,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 14,409.09 Rs 10,000.00-18,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 5,233.58 Rs 3,999.97-6,999.94
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 2,912.80 Rs 2,499.98-3,499.97
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (Net After Tax) 32,971.83 Rs
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 10.42 9.50-12.00

Prices in Hyderabad, India

These data are based on 5378 entries in the past 12 months from 388 different contributors.
Last update: September, 2016
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Cost of living in Hyderabad is 76.31% lower than in New York (Info)Our estimator (with default settings) estimate monthly expenses for a single person at 271.92$ (18,118.58Rs) and for four person family at 966.25$ (64,383.61Rs) (without rent).
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39 Comments so far

#xyz on Sep 27, 2016 :
Now I understand why many hyderabadi's can't able to find job in their own city.:)
#Aritro on Jul 13, 2016 :
Hello, I'm a student and I'm about to shift to hyderabad in class 11 along with my friends. And I'm in a bit of a dilemma considering the fact that it's quite a bit expensive here. How much pocket money do I need to survive leisurely in this city. I'm going to have a roommate aswell and therefore the cost of living for 2 guys ? Also Is oakridge international a suitable school? My parents can afford a annual fees of 1.8 L.
#saakg on Jun 21, 2016 :
I am a young, retired certified public account, interested in moving to Hyderabad after a very long time in USA. Is there any scope for good Accounting voluntary work? Will certainly appreciate your response.
#vijay on Jun 11, 2016 :
now climatically hyderabad is best, as per resources in future it changes as per time to time see what happens.
#Praveen on May 27, 2016 :
Cost of living is based on Areas. For different areas that cost of living will be different.
#Abdul Kaleem Khan on May 12, 2016 :
Hyderabad city is among the best place in india to live. People are friendly and helpful..Monthy income of RS 25000 to 30000 is good for a family to live. Good education for their kids and you can find both Veg and non-veg delicious food in an economical prices..

I love my city Hyderabad......Salaam Hyderabad....
#UK sunseeker on Feb 22, 2016 :
Can anyone inform me if I can rent a medium house and live comfortably on a monthly income of say 75'000 Indian rupees please?
#praveen on Jan 25, 2016 :
I am impressed to see such an upscale project in Hyderabad. I can foresee the tremendous growth pole in the surroundingsas seen in Hongkong, Singapore and China. Space Station is creating a community which all of us will cherish life time.
#krish on Jan 21, 2016 :
Hyderabad is best place to live. Its heaven for safety.
No worries for anything. If you earn little bucks, you just can have happy life.
Once you live here, you really never want to leave this place.

Exception ::: BRIBEBERY
#Hassan on Oct 28, 2015 :
Hi Sara you can visit Hyderabad with your children, it is very safe at present and surely in future as well!!
#sara ali on May 06, 2015 :
hi all iam from Kenya I want visit to hyderbad with my children.but people told me don,t go is not safe please I need your help because I want live there in the future thank you
#Avijit on Mar 10, 2015 :
I want to take room rent in hyderabad, single room will do with attach bathroom, my budget is 8000. Can anybody help me.
#SHAIK on Feb 01, 2015 :
Hi All,

I'm From UAE and i worked in Hyderabad for 2 years i never saw such a nice place till now. and the cost of living is very good. after ur office hours will have a lot of time to spend and lot of places to go for food , pictures, and fun activities. iam sure that you can spend a nice time with ur family...

#Sa! K!sHore on Jan 07, 2015 :
Priya ji.....Hyderabad Public school (begumpet& Ramanthapur),Kendriya vidhyalaya(Uppal&Me HD I Pat Nam),....These both r most best schools in Hyd....!
#Sameer Khan on Jan 06, 2015 :
This place is as good as heaven, if you live in Hyderabad for a couple of years with local people. It will be hard for you to settle in any other place.
#muthu on Oct 14, 2014 :
i am from chennai. i goonna shift to hyderabad for my new job. did 20k is enough to live in hyderabad. i am looking savings atleast 6k. can anyone suggest will the amount be enough to stay and wat would be better pay to stay in that city.
#sakram on Sep 24, 2014 :
Will u suggest me within 1000000 Lks of sites around 20 km of hyderabad
#raghu sir on Sep 15, 2014 :
Please suggest me for hostel rents or room and food facility at cheap rates....
#raghu sir on Sep 15, 2014 :
Please suggest me for hostel rents or room and food facility at cheap rates....
#Debasree on Sep 08, 2014 :
I am planing to relocate to Hydrabad due to job transfer. My office will be in Hitec City next to VSNL building. Please suggest me good/decent place to leave in nearby location. Also I am expecting rent for 2BHk approx 8000/-.
#Priya on Aug 26, 2014 :
Can anyone suggest me good schools in Hyderabad, my kids are in elementary school in NY, we have plans to come down to Hyderabad for good, would international schools take up kids in mid of the year. I just have Oakridge International School in my mind, let me know if they are any better schools.

Thanks in Advance,
#Anam on Feb 18, 2014 :
Inflation is high in India so expect costs to change every year. This may not be an issue for students on a short stint. Family budget planning will also need to factor in cost of health insurance, car maintenance etc. Single people/ students renting a room should be ok on a tight budget. Again if it's a family who needs some domestic help/ maid services those costs have gone up substantially and vary according to the area one lives in. We've been researching this since we plan to move to Hyderabad in a year or so.
#John on Dec 26, 2013 :
# Sanjeev

Also please pros & cons between Hydrabad & Banglore.
1) Cost of living : It is lot cheaper. They to stay a little in sub urban. Posh areas could be costly. Beeramguda/kukatpally
2) Education : Its much much cheaper than blore.
3) People nature : Very friendly and lazy attitude
4) Climate : moderate. Very hot in summer. Stay at office or indoors
5) Safety : Very safe city
6) Outside Fooding : Mess, Restaurants, street food.. everything great and cheap
7) Transport Cost : metro is coming up. Busses are cheap pass around 500k per month. autos charge 20k on shared basis.
8) Places to visit in weekends hell lots of places.
#John on Dec 26, 2013 :

Yes 29k will be a good life for you.

5k Rent
5k Food
5k Travel for all
2k Medical
3k Elec, internet, cable etc
rest of the money save and buy mercedes
#john on Dec 26, 2013 :
Hyderabad is a place where one can live for 50 INR per day and can also live spending 10k INR per day. I have seen many people who earn not more than 5k but live happily. There are hotels that lease out rooms for 200 rs a day and then there are hotels which give you rooms for 15k. so its all in your mind.

Simple concept is, more the sub urban the lesser the rent is. Go and live in areas like sainikpuri where rent is quite less and you will see lots of foreign students staying. The city is quite safe and its fun to live in there.

You can eat in mess for 40 INR per unlimited meal or you can go pick up a pizza for 75 INR. I think best way to experience is stay in the city and learn for yourself. It is easy and it is fun
#Sanjay on Nov 26, 2013 :
is 29k sufficient to live in hyderabad with 2 daughters studying
#Sanjay on Nov 26, 2013 :
is 29k sufficient to live in hyderabad with 2 kids
#Sanjeev on Nov 16, 2013 :
I am planing to relocate to Hydrabad due to job transfer. My office will be in Hitec City next to VSNL building. Please suggest me good/decent place to leave in nearby location. Also I am expecting rent for 2BHk approx 8000/-.

Also please pros & cons between Hydrabad & Banglore.
1) Cost of living
2) Education
3) People nature
4) Climate
5) Safety
6) Outside Fooding
7) Transport Cost
8) Places to visit in weekends

Thank you
#avinav on Oct 31, 2013 :
The overall costs are understated. I moved here from London, so if you are looking at living standard equivalent to that in the West, the costs are always on the higher side. For example, a 2BHK apartment with proper amenties, power backup, interiors rents around INR 19000+, there are not too many places to eat out except a few which do not come cheap either. So my estimate will be overall it is 10% higher cost of living than mentioned here.
#ahmed jaber on Sep 28, 2013 :
hey everyone, I'm Sudanese and i studied a mechanical engineering, i applied for a short courses in CITD ( central institute of tool design ) in Hyderabad, the duration of the course is 6 months and i also want to have a training in the same city if its possible( 3 to 6 months), how much the budget which i need to save it for living ( includes everything )
notes that my study visa in India generally 1 year
#Maverick on May 11, 2013 :
@Abrush: Don't be such a jackass about natives and all stuff.
#Lim on Apr 20, 2013 :
Hi, may I know approximately how much do I need to bring if I plan to spend 45 day in Hyderabad?
I am just spending on transport, food, accommodation and some local tourist destination (maybe a few tourist destination nearby as well). How is the cost of living there as well?
#Ms. Neli on Apr 03, 2013 :
Hi Juan . Ola . Even If You earn 20000 INR ,Hyderabad is very comfortable to live in . Buts for Expats , its necessary You make friends & stay in groups.
#juan on Jan 09, 2013 :
#Mladen, Yes, apples are expensive compared with other fruits (e.g. 1 kg banana may cost Rs 20-30). The reason is because apples are imported. Additionally, imported goods are generously taxed.
#blessed with badluck by god on Dec 28, 2012 :
I came to hyderabad from bangalore 1 year ago. Still now I am searching for a job. I am a degree holder, but in correspondance. I have more than 7 years of experience in BPO and Accounts Payable sectors of MNCs in Bangalore. Shame on this city Hyderabad, still I didnt get a suitable job to me. I need to fuck off my situation today being critical. Can anyone show some light in my life with blessings of god. please contact me via email: to help me out by providing suitable job.
#Jeroen on Dec 21, 2012 :
Indie to najlepszy kraj. Uwielbiam indyjskie jedzenie.
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#Rakesh on Nov 16, 2012 :
#Abrush on Dec 24, 2011

So, you are native Telaban eating in slums for <100Rs. Good! You can get Thali for below 100Rs in decent restaurants like Kamat, Shanbhagh.
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