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Cost of Living in Kolkata

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Cost of Living Index (Excl.Rent): 27.19
Rent Index: 7.07
Groceries Index: 27.26
Restaurants Index: 21.77
Cost of Living Plus Rent Index: 17.51
Local Purchasing Power: 53.98
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 200.00 Rs 100.00-300.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 1,000.00 Rs 600.00-1,500.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 250.00 Rs 200.00-399.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 80.00 Rs 75.00-100.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 150.00 Rs 110.00-200.00
Cappuccino (regular) 92.17 Rs 60.00-125.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 19.83 Rs 12.00-35.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 10.69 Rs 10.00-15.00
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 149.90 Rs 132.49-166.56
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 17.79 Rs 13.61-25.00
Rice (white), (1 lb) 19.26 Rs 15.88-22.68
Eggs (12) 61.71 Rs 60.00-72.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 139.48 Rs 90.72-181.44
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 81.00 Rs 68.04-113.40
Buffalo Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 196.56 Rs 102.06-226.80
Apples (1 lb) 53.01 Rs 40.82-68.04
Banana (1 lb) 24.00 Rs 18.14-36.29
Oranges (1 lb) 34.43 Rs 22.68-68.04
Tomato (1 lb) 17.07 Rs 11.34-34.47
Potato (1 lb) 9.87 Rs 8.16-11.79
Onion (1 lb) 13.03 Rs 9.07-18.14
Lettuce (1 head) 24.38 Rs 15.00-45.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 25.60 Rs 20.00-30.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 500.00 Rs 300.00-800.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 85.42 Rs 65.00-100.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 151.67 Rs 85.00-250.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 150.00 Rs 109.00-220.00
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 10.00 Rs 7.00-15.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 287.50 Rs 200.00-400.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 25.00 Rs 25.00-30.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 23.34 Rs 16.09-40.23
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 60.00 Rs 60.00-100.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 258.93 Rs 246.05-283.91
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 750,000.00 Rs 600,000.00-1,000,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,346,666.67 Rs 900,000.00-1,700,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 2,020.32 Rs 1,000.00-4,250.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.99 Rs 0.60-1.50
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 1,424.13 Rs 600.00-2,500.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,282.81 Rs 500.00-3,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 545.83 Rs 200.00-1,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 250.00 Rs 165.00-300.00
Childcare [ Edit ] Avg.
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 7,583.33 Rs 4,000.00-9,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 450,000.00 Rs 100,000.00-450,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 2,430.88 Rs 1,500.00-3,500.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 2,443.48 Rs 1,000.00-3,500.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 3,217.74 Rs 2,000.00-4,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 2,600.00 Rs 1,500.00-4,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 12,671.10 Rs 7,000.00-20,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 6,994.61 Rs 4,500.00-10,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 28,937.50 Rs 18,000.00-50,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 15,593.75 Rs 10,099.00-25,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 7,814.54 Rs 4,645.11-11,999.90
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 3,488.86 Rs 2,499.98-5,574.14
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 25,642.86 Rs
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 9.97 8.00-12.00

Prices in Kolkata, India

These data are based on 2003 entries in the past 18 months from 201 different contributors.
Last update: March, 2017
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Cost of living in Kolkata is 72.81% lower than in New York (Info)Our estimator (with default settings) estimate monthly expenses for a single person at 310.04$ (20,140.89Rs) and for four person family at 1,100.41$ (71,485.52Rs) (without rent).
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8 Comments so far

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#ankan roy on Jun 11, 2014 :
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#kg on Mar 02, 2014 :
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#Pathik Sardar on Dec 02, 2013 :
In the last one year the cost of food has gone up exponentially in Kolkata. Carrots this winter are selling for rs100 a kg capsicum at rs150 and one medium sized cauliflower is selling for rs50. The good side of it is that entertainment costs have actually come down. A movie in a leading multiplex comes for as low as rs60 to rs120.
#Sourav on Nov 05, 2013 :
You can easily live in kolkata with Rs.8000/m. And with 1600$/m, you can live life in kings' size.
#Abhinav on Aug 31, 2013 :
Iam a student applying to IIFT Kolkata. Can I survive in Kolkata with a minimum of INR 8,000/m? Thank You.
#Murphy on Jul 29, 2013 :
Please cut the bull All I want to know is can I live reasonably on $1600 a month in Calcutta.