Cost of Living in Kolkata

Summary about cost of living in Kolkata, India:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 150.00 ₹ 100.00-350.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 1,100.00 ₹ 700.00-2,600.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 300.00 ₹ 250.00-400.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 180.00 ₹ 100.00-350.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 300.00 ₹ 200.00-624.32
Cappuccino (regular) 125.82 ₹ 50.00-220.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 29.84 ₹ 20.00-50.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 13.62 ₹ 10.00-20.00
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 188.91 ₹ 105.99-227.12
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 25.53 ₹ 13.61-36.29
Rice (white), (1 lb) 22.99 ₹ 13.61-32.66
Eggs (regular) (12) 73.83 ₹ 60.00-84.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 184.10 ₹ 90.72-453.59
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 108.44 ₹ 72.57-158.76
Buffalo Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 236.52 ₹ 90.72-362.87
Apples (1 lb) 72.05 ₹ 36.29-113.40
Banana (1 lb) 23.62 ₹ 13.61-45.36
Oranges (1 lb) 46.41 ₹ 22.68-113.40
Tomato (1 lb) 22.14 ₹ 9.07-45.36
Potato (1 lb) 11.48 ₹ 7.26-14.51
Onion (1 lb) 18.25 ₹ 11.34-22.68
Lettuce (1 head) 30.38 ₹ 10.00-50.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 26.26 ₹ 15.00-30.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 775.00 ₹ 300.00-1,500.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 140.58 ₹ 100.00-200.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 232.12 ₹ 150.00-320.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 350.00 ₹ 300.00-500.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 15.50 ₹ 10.00-30.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 310.00 ₹ 200.00-600.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 43.50 ₹ 30.00-70.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 33.80 ₹ 16.09-80.47
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 100.00 ₹ 50.00-180.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 395.05 ₹ 370.97-435.78
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,000,000.00 ₹ 862,000.00-1,500,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,908,105.26 ₹ 1,500,000.00-2,500,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 2,577.64 ₹ 1,200.00-5,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.94 ₹ 0.10-1.10
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 619.93 ₹ 500.00-999.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,700.00 ₹ 600.00-4,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 765.33 ₹ 200.00-2,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 300.00 ₹ 200.00-500.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 4,166.67 ₹ 2,500.00-7,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 128,055.56 ₹ 80,000.00-240,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 2,618.00 ₹ 900.00-4,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 2,320.00 ₹ 800.00-5,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 4,185.29 ₹ 2,300.00-6,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 2,933.33 ₹ 1,500.00-6,000.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 11,341.00 ₹ 6,000.00-20,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 6,250.00 ₹ 4,000.00-10,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 30,263.16 ₹ 20,000.00-50,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 19,136.36 ₹ 12,000.00-30,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 8,325.21 ₹ 5,574.14-11,999.90
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 4,602.96 ₹ 3,664.99-5,999.95
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 45,727.27 ₹
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 8.43 6.70-12.00

Prices in Kolkata

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Last update: June 2022
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5 Comments so far
MD bablu on Dec 02, 2020:
My city is very good but problem is hospitality electric bill charge and traffic police
Sam Sahoo on Jun 13, 2020:
@Anonymous I am an IT nomad staying in Kolkata currently. Believe me, kolkata is dirt cheap when compared to other cities in India. However, on the downside your pay would also be like peanuts. Yes, a couple can survive well with an inhand salary of Rs 25000/-. Provided you have to stay in a 1BHK house with a rent of Rs5000. And yes, you will get a decent 1BHK flat in that price.
Anonymous on May 12, 2020:
Four-person family monthly costs: 80,373.45₹ without rent!
How do you calculate this? With that much expense a family can live a of an elite.
25K INR should be a decent average.
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Anonymous on Jun 29, 2019:
For Kolkata where avg monthly Sal is Rs 25000 for most and getting to earn around Rs 50000 puts one into 'doing well' bracket.. pinning a average cost of living for the city at Rs 74000 is bit too much.