Cost of Living in Mangalore

Summary about cost of living in Mangalore, India:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 100.00 ₹ 45.00-200.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 700.00 ₹ 500.00-1,200.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 250.00 ₹ 230.00-250.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 150.00 ₹ 100.00-350.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 250.00 ₹ 170.00-400.00
Cappuccino (regular) 121.67 ₹ 100.00-200.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 27.86 ₹ 20.00-40.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 10.96 ₹ 10.00-20.00
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 149.79 ₹ 105.99-158.99
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 24.36 ₹ 18.14-36.29
Rice (white), (1 lb) 22.30 ₹ 18.14-27.22
Eggs (regular) (12) 62.29 ₹ 48.00-70.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 209.79 ₹ 136.08-362.87
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 139.10 ₹ 54.43-204.12
Buffalo Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 164.43 ₹ 99.79-226.80
Apples (1 lb) 69.55 ₹ 36.29-90.72
Banana (1 lb) 27.22 ₹ 22.68-36.29
Oranges (1 lb) 32.89 ₹ 27.22-54.43
Tomato (1 lb) 13.61 ₹ 9.07-18.14
Potato (1 lb) 12.85 ₹ 9.07-13.61
Onion (1 lb) 15.88 ₹ 11.34-18.14
Lettuce (1 head) 38.00 ₹ 20.00-150.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 28.33 ₹ 25.00-30.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 400.00 ₹ 200.00-800.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 120.35 ₹ 80.00-130.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 212.50 ₹ 120.00-250.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 350.00 ₹ 340.00-360.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 15.00 ₹ 10.00-20.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 285.00 ₹ 166.67-1,000.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 30.00 ₹ 25.00-50.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 32.19 ₹ 22.53-40.23
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 123.00 ₹ 60.00-200.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 298.76 ₹ 280.12-314.57
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 725,000.00 ₹ 600,000.00-900,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,598,125.00 ₹ 1,600,000.00-1,700,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 1,159.59 ₹ 900.00-3,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.04 ₹ 0.50-1.20
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 598.24 ₹ 360.00-875.95
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,811.87 ₹ 1,000.00-5,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 475.00 ₹ 400.00-500.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 209.49 ₹ 200.00-250.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 5,583.33 ₹ 2,500.00-10,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 69,398.79 ₹ 40,000.00-410,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 2,214.14 ₹ 1,094.94-3,999.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 2,276.65 ₹ 1,459.92-4,500.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 3,397.83 ₹ 2,500.00-5,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 2,473.98 ₹ 1,250.00-3,000.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 9,765.56 ₹ 8,000.00-15,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 6,383.70 ₹ 3,500.00-8,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 21,017.41 ₹ 13,139.27-30,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 15,243.67 ₹ 10,949.39-20,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 5,357.28 ₹ 4,499.96-19,509.48
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 3,288.23 ₹ 2,999.98-13,935.34
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 35,108.29 ₹
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 8.90 7.00-11.00

Prices in Mangalore

This city had 92 entries in the past 12 months by 12 different contributors.
Last update: December 2020
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5 Comments so far
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.
Anonymous on Oct 06, 2017:
LOL at these prices. Definitely from some bygone era. White people who are like, hmm let's move here this looks like the cheapest city in the world, the prices are redundant.

Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 200
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course Anywhere between 1000-3000 (upscale Machali, Goldfinch etc)
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 300
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 250
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 500
Cappuccino (regular) 175
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 50
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 20

Real estate has gone through the roof thanks to almost every family having one person working or having a business in the Gulf countries. Prices shown above are half to even one-third of the actual (both rent and purchase).

Salary - 40000? You got to be kidding me hahaha. 5000 is the monthly salary for unskilled labor, 8000-12000 for skilled labor. Private enterprise and industries are nearly non existent. The few places that are open (car/bike showrooms, bank branches, small businesses pay a maximum of 25,000 per month going upto 50,000 only for senior managers 50 plus)

All in all, a sleepy town with no future, absolutely non existent nightlife. And yeah, be careful of overt PDA or even having a drink with your SO in a pub or even a restaurant. Hindu right wing moral fanatics always on the loose trying to stir shit up.
Parthasarthy on Apr 24, 2017:
This website provides useful information to people moving into another city.
Well compiled information.
edmar on Mar 26, 2017:
Newspapers say that you have rated Mangalore as 41 in Quality of Life globally, 12 in the world in Healthcare.
May I know how many respondents you had while doing this survey?
May I know the results for say 50 cities in India? (who wants to know about Helsinki or Zagreb).

I live in Mangalore and regretfully have to state that of the 60 wards in MCC only 20 odd are looked after; the rest are looked after only on the main roads whereas the town(I do not think it is a city)are the bylanes and the side roads which are totally ignored by the Corporation