Cost of Living in Kolkata

Summary about cost of living in Kolkata, India:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 200.00 ₹ 100.00-400.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 1,000.00 ₹ 700.00-3,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 300.00 ₹ 200.00-400.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 140.00 ₹ 95.00-300.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 300.00 ₹ 200.00-400.00
Cappuccino (regular) 127.88 ₹ 50.00-250.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 33.13 ₹ 20.00-60.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 12.15 ₹ 10.00-20.00
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 178.71 ₹ 94.64-227.12
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 23.42 ₹ 13.61-39.92
Rice (white), (1 lb) 22.88 ₹ 18.14-31.75
Eggs (regular) (12) 64.80 ₹ 54.00-80.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 177.77 ₹ 90.72-294.84
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 104.18 ₹ 68.04-158.76
Buffalo Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 277.47 ₹ 108.86-340.19
Apples (1 lb) 63.96 ₹ 36.29-90.72
Banana (1 lb) 24.35 ₹ 13.61-54.43
Oranges (1 lb) 42.76 ₹ 22.68-99.79
Tomato (1 lb) 21.68 ₹ 9.07-36.29
Potato (1 lb) 12.69 ₹ 8.16-18.14
Onion (1 lb) 16.56 ₹ 9.98-27.22
Lettuce (1 head) 26.52 ₹ 10.00-60.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 27.29 ₹ 20.00-30.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 675.00 ₹ 250.00-1,500.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 151.42 ₹ 85.00-200.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 247.87 ₹ 110.00-400.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 340.00 ₹ 300.00-450.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 10.00 ₹ 10.00-25.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 300.00 ₹ 150.00-600.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 30.00 ₹ 25.00-50.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 32.19 ₹ 19.31-56.33
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 75.00 ₹ 50.00-100.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 295.78 ₹ 272.55-321.76
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 850,000.00 ₹ 650,000.00-1,350,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,647,962.96 ₹ 1,450,000.00-2,000,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 2,480.71 ₹ 1,500.00-5,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.99 ₹ 0.27-1.20
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 690.82 ₹ 500.00-1,000.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,415.23 ₹ 500.00-3,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 685.00 ₹ 300.00-1,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 275.00 ₹ 200.00-500.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 3,304.17 ₹ 2,000.00-8,500.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 126,066.67 ₹ 40,000.00-250,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 2,488.21 ₹ 1,200.00-4,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 2,295.74 ₹ 1,200.00-4,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 3,730.77 ₹ 2,000.00-6,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 2,687.68 ₹ 1,200.00-4,000.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 12,245.61 ₹ 8,000.00-24,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 7,144.23 ₹ 5,000.00-12,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 33,116.07 ₹ 20,000.00-60,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 16,905.66 ₹ 12,000.00-25,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 7,975.85 ₹ 5,999.95-14,999.88
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 3,647.76 ₹ 2,499.98-5,999.95
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 29,275.51 ₹
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 8.68 6.50-10.00

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7 Comments so far
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.
Anonymous on Oct 05, 2017:
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans)
Without any discount or plan Local Calling is 1rs per minute for every operator.
Except for BSNL which is 1.20rs
Anonymous on Oct 05, 2017:
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) in Kolkata costs
Fare in Non AC bus is average of 15rs so do in Kolkata Metro.
Now for up and down journey it totals to 30rs per day.
Let there be 23 working days in a month [For most people Sunday is a holiday and alternate saturdays], so 690rs. In Kolkata passes work like this, there is a 10% more amount credited to prepaid cards, i.e if recharged with 100rs, the prepaid card balance is 110. So if a person recharges with 700rs extra 70rs is credited, so deducting that, effective price of pass is 630rs. In the website 300rs is given which is totally absurd. If AC buses are considered this estimation is totally out of picture, for AC buses fare starts from 20rs and can be upto 100rs for a one way ticket.
Subir Banerjee on Sep 03, 2017:
Cost of >>
Potato = Rs.10 per Kg
Onion = Rs.25 per Kg
varieties of vegetables between Rs.20 per Kg to Rs.30 per Kgs