Cost of Living in Mangalore

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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 250.00 ₹ 75.00-500.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 1,500.00 ₹ 900.00-2,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 300.00 ₹ 250.00-500.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 150.00 ₹ 100.00-250.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 275.00 ₹ 190.00-350.00
Cappuccino (regular) 161.25 ₹ 75.00-259.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 36.43 ₹ 30.00-50.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 13.75 ₹ 10.00-25.00
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 163.19 ₹ 94.64-189.27
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 39.92 ₹ 27.22-54.43
Rice (white), (1 lb) 25.80 ₹ 20.41-36.29
Eggs (regular) (12) 78.45 ₹ 60.00-93.60
Local Cheese (1 lb) 189.15 ₹ 90.72-249.48
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 139.53 ₹ 63.50-181.44
Buffalo Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 181.44 ₹ 181.44-181.44
Apples (1 lb) 105.84 ₹ 88.45-136.08
Banana (1 lb) 36.29 ₹ 27.22-45.36
Oranges (1 lb) 49.90 ₹ 34.02-68.04
Tomato (1 lb) 27.52 ₹ 10.89-45.36
Potato (1 lb) 13.61 ₹ 2.72-18.14
Onion (1 lb) 15.42 ₹ 6.80-21.77
Lettuce (1 head) 60.00 ₹
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 26.25 ₹ 16.00-40.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 300.00 ₹ 200.00-1,000.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 147.50 ₹ 100.00-200.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 416.67 ₹ 190.00-600.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 330.00 ₹ 230.00-450.00
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 30.00 ₹ 20.00-100.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 3,000.00 ₹
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 45.00 ₹ 35.00-90.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 64.37 ₹ 35.41-64.37
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 120.00 ₹
Gasoline (1 gallon) 393.66 ₹ 382.33-401.25
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,000,000.00 ₹ 700,000.00-1,000,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,525,000.00 ₹ 1,200,000.00-1,500,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 3,216.67 ₹ 2,000.00-5,000.00
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 474.50 ₹ 250.00-1,000.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 700.50 ₹ 500.00-1,200.00
Sports And Leisure
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,480.00 ₹ 500.00-3,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 350.00 ₹
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 250.00 ₹ 150.00-250.00
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 5,500.00 ₹
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child ?
Clothing And Shoes
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 2,025.00 ₹ 1,000.00-3,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 2,300.00 ₹ 1,000.00-4,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 3,328.57 ₹ 2,000.00-5,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 2,614.29 ₹ 1,500.00-3,500.00
Rent Per Month
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 16,745.33 ₹ 15,000.00-20,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 13,206.50 ₹ 10,000.00-15,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 29,848.67 ₹ 29,546.00-30,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 19,683.33 ₹ 18,000.00-21,050.00
Buy Apartment Price
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 4,999.96 ₹
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 3,799.97 ₹
Salaries And Financing
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 22,380.95 ₹
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 7.75 6.00-9.00

Prices in Mangalore

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Last update: June 2024
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11 Comments so far
Manfred Steinberger on Jun 30, 2023:
Last year while in India I visited Mangalore. I saw that Mangalore is unique and beautiful.
Regardless of these surveys Mangalore stands tall in comparison with much bigger cities in terms of traffic density, people on the streets etc.
Unlike other cities in Mangalore I have not seen Dogs, Cows, tractors on the streets.
I saw this big difference more area less population just like our Germany.
Jhunjhunwaala on Dec 02, 2022:
Mangalore is a very awesome city. Lot of options interms of living standards and foods
Bunty on Feb 21, 2022:
Mangalore is an amazing city to live in india. infact the best..people are so educated and decent...and most of hotels serve nice foods unlike other cities...
Anonymous on Oct 26, 2021:
This is the site for giving honest and frank opinions. You will find lots of boasting at both Mangalore and Kerala. Mangalore, Udupi and Kerala are referred as "Land of educated people", "Land of school and PU toppers", "Highest Literacy and HDI places".
But plenty of so called "literate" people from Mangalore, Kerala work as drivers, floor cleaners, babysitters and waiters for the wealthy Sheikhs in Dubai, UAE, Qatar and the rest of GCC countries. There is one famous billionaire from this "Indian west coast" region who came up in life by being a drug peddler for the Sheikhs in Dubai. And not to mention that both Kerala and Mangalore are notorious for unemployment. People have to slog and struggle a lot in office, colleges even for a Rs. 16000 paying job, and still taxes will be deducted from their salary to be paid to that useless Indian Government. The employees get nothing in return from the Indian government.
All your so called "purchasing power" in Mangalore, Kerala is because of the expatriates and diaspora that work in the Gulf countries and also in the Indian megacities. Your economy is nonsense.
abhishek kumar on Jul 30, 2021:
I think Numbeo has become a place of exhibiting frustrations and bad mouths. A comedian below with anonymous name "KHM" tells Mangalore has low purchasing power. thats quite a joke. There are several branded outlets in Mangalore which no other Tier-2 cities have. Every major Tier-2 city in India has more or less same white collar jobs. Atleast Mangalore has a bit more IT companies than other Tier-2 cities.
KHM on Jul 29, 2021:
Mangalore has worst infrastructure. The purchasing power is very low, while the property prices are very high. Mangalore is completely neglected and ignored by the Government. Most people after education are happy to go out of this place and work in some other place. The economy in Mangaluru is worst and most white-collared jobs are non-existent.

Coming to infrastructure,
1. There is no provision to pay the utilities water bill online. Cities of Karnataka such as Mysuru, Hubli, Shivamogga, Vijayapura have their city corporations as default entries in many major banking sites to pay online bills. Mangaluru is not even there.
2. The city bus facilities of Mangalore are by far the worst in India. The private bus operator here does not even have a website, no helpline number, absolutely horrible bus operators. No tracking of buses via mobile app, no GPS stop announcements, no doors in buses. Most city buses dissipate plenty of black smoke and the private bus drivers are renowned for rash driving and overspeeding. The vast majority of private busses are dented. The private bus lobby ensures that any new bus services from the government will never get implemented in Mangalore.
3. The profitable banks of the Mangalore-Udupi belt first had their headquarters moved without consensus to some other place. Now these profitable banks have been dissolved without people's consensus with the banks that were facing loss and the local banks are now non-existent. The Government has backstabbed the people and have sunk the paltry meagre existing local economy. Karnataka deliberately doesn't develop Mangalore because it is a Tulu speaking area. This despite the fact that Mangalore is the only place in Karnataka to have both International Airport and a Major Seaport.
4. Any connectivity to the hinterlands of Karnataka is always met with objections by fake people disguised as environmentalists. These environmentalists never clean up any polluted place in the country and they themselves are a waste. These so called 'environmentalists' only task is to oppose infrastructure and connectivity.
5. The airport is still a dangerous tabletop airport and the government is apathetic to the concerns and not bothered about the safety of passengers. This airport is extremely dangerous and life-threatening for passengers especially during the monsoon.
Most people in Mangalore are delighted to move out of this place and settle elsewhere for jobs. People in Mangalore are not assertive and don't wish for any multinational companies or good infrastructure in their city.
Cost of living is very high but economy and purchasing power are miserable at Mangalore.
Anonymous on Jul 29, 2021:
That 'liberal culture' aspect by the earlier user is complete nonsense. No place in India is truly liberal.
If you think Goa is liberal, then you'll have to read about the 'Goa inquisition'. The Goa inquisition is a secular and liberal event in Indian history. Extortion, kidnappings, drug peddling, prostitution happening in Goa is truly liberal for Indians. The 'Moplah riots' of Kerala and the genocidal slaughter of Hindus in 'God's own country' is another secular and liberal event cherished in India.
I am all ears to listen to the garbage of the 1.5 billion hypocrite Indians. I wish and pray for their complete mental recovery.
Hariprasad Bhat on Jul 17, 2021:
Mangalore is a costly place if you consider it from a Tier 2 or Tier 3 standards perspective. Eating out has expensive. Rents have shot through the roof although there is no value driving it yet mostly real estate agents are the ones behind it. Groceries have always been expensive. Milk, fruits and vegetables are expensive since most of it is imported here. No a investment proposition if you think in terms of nightlife or liberal culture.
Aniketh on May 16, 2021:
I have observed many people in Mangalore boasting about their social status by displaying their vehicles on the roads. People who earn just Rs. 10,000 per month or even Below Poverty Line (BPL) people showoff their wealth, cars and bikes on the roads in Mangalore. Many people from Kerala and Mangalore work blue-collared labourers (NRIs) in Gulf countries. These cheap NRI labourers are the main cause of most problems including inflation, pollution, lack of skilled technical job opportunities and rumour-mongering in Mangalore. I am very honest and am mentioning true genuine facts.
G Dubey on Jul 09, 2020:
I too would like to mention that these values are outdated. The values need a full update.Even the salaries offered for white-collar jobs are less.
But Mr. Anonymous (2017 commenter), let me tell you one thing. If you cannot survive in Mangalore, you cannot survive anywhere else in India.
Manpreet on Jul 08, 2020:
These values seem outdated now, I think. Can anyone please update them to the recent values?
And don't agree with that Anonymous who had posted earlier in 2017. He may be right about the prices, but it looks like he has come from some other galaxy!
Some of that Anonymous user's comments are absolute nonsense.