Cost of Living in Kollam

Summary about cost of living in Kollam, India:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 67.50 ₹ 60.00-200.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 400.00 ₹ 350.00-500.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 320.00 ₹ 300.00-400.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 105.00 ₹ 80.00-200.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 350.00 ₹ 150.00-400.00
Cappuccino (regular) 70.00 ₹ 40.00-100.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 32.50 ₹ 25.00-50.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 15.67 ₹ 12.00-20.00
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 164.67 ₹ 90.85-189.27
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 27.22 ₹ 13.61-36.29
Rice (white), (1 lb) 17.78 ₹ 13.61-21.77
Eggs (regular) (12) 59.67 ₹ 48.00-66.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 204.12 ₹ 136.08-272.16
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 79.38 ₹ 49.90-99.79
Buffalo Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 137.21 ₹ 68.04-163.29
Apples (1 lb) 63.50 ₹ 45.36-68.04
Banana (1 lb) 17.58 ₹ 11.34-22.68
Oranges (1 lb) 24.95 ₹ 13.61-34.02
Tomato (1 lb) 14.36 ₹ 9.07-22.68
Potato (1 lb) 15.12 ₹ 11.34-18.14
Onion (1 lb) 14.51 ₹ 9.07-21.77
Lettuce (1 head) 56.67 ₹ 20.00-100.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 26.25 ₹ 15.00-30.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 175.00 ₹ 120.00-500.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 111.07 ₹ 80.00-150.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 216.67 ₹ 110.00-350.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 240.00 ₹ 200.00-300.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 11.00 ₹ 8.00-15.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 300.00 ₹ 300.00-600.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 60.00 ₹ 30.00-120.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 28.16 ₹ 22.53-48.28
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 125.00 ₹ 100.00-250.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 294.00 ₹ 272.55-317.97
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 850,000.00 ₹ 750,000.00-1,000,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,312,500.00 ₹ 1,250,000.00-1,600,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 1,666.67 ₹ 1,000.00-3,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.98 ₹ 0.50-1.20
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 639.80 ₹ 500.00-1,500.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 700.00 ₹ 400.00-1,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 480.00 ₹ 400.00-500.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 200.00 ₹ 150.00-200.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,000.00 ₹ 1,500.00-2,500.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 45,333.33 ₹ 36,000.00-50,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 1,399.83 ₹ 999.00-2,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 1,666.67 ₹ 1,000.00-2,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 2,375.00 ₹ 1,500.00-3,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 1,800.00 ₹ 1,000.00-3,000.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 12,500.00 ₹ 8,000.00-20,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 7,833.33 ₹ 5,000.00-10,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 23,333.33 ₹ 15,000.00-30,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 15,833.33 ₹ 10,000.00-20,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 5,369.84 ₹ 5,109.62-5,499.95
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 3,417.17 ₹ 2,999.98-3,999.97
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 30,000.00 ₹
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 7.59 7.00-14.00

Prices in Kollam

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Last update: January 2021
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2 Comments so far
Arun v on Jul 28, 2020:
Hi folks im living in kollam from past 20yrs
Above informations are 90% accurate....its varies 10% just up and down...
Big claps to this website creators.
Sorab Mistry on Jul 21, 2018:
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