Cost of Living in Pune

Summary about cost of living in Pune:

Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 250.00 ₹ 150.00-350.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 1,000.00 ₹ 600.00-1,500.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 250.00 ₹ 200.00-350.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 180.00 ₹ 120.00-250.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 290.00 ₹ 170.00-400.00
Cappuccino (regular) 121.64 ₹ 80.00-180.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 34.76 ₹ 20.00-55.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 14.81 ₹ 10.00-20.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 194.53 ₹ 166.56-227.12
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 31.26 ₹ 22.68-40.82
Rice (white), (1 lb) 24.13 ₹ 18.14-31.75
Eggs (regular) (12) 66.13 ₹ 60.00-80.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 198.19 ₹ 90.72-317.52
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 107.88 ₹ 81.65-136.08
Buffalo Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 169.96 ₹ 68.04-272.16
Apples (1 lb) 74.30 ₹ 40.82-113.40
Banana (1 lb) 24.11 ₹ 18.14-36.29
Oranges (1 lb) 39.56 ₹ 22.68-68.04
Tomato (1 lb) 17.06 ₹ 9.07-27.22
Potato (1 lb) 11.65 ₹ 9.07-18.14
Onion (1 lb) 13.68 ₹ 6.80-27.22
Lettuce (1 head) 43.57 ₹ 25.00-75.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 29.60 ₹ 25.00-30.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 600.00 ₹ 250.00-1,000.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 127.12 ₹ 90.00-200.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 206.25 ₹ 120.00-300.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 300.00 ₹ 200.00-340.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 20.00 ₹ 15.00-40.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 1,000.00 ₹ 600.00-1,500.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 50.00 ₹ 25.00-90.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 28.97 ₹ 16.09-48.28
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 100.00 ₹ 60.00-130.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 300.42 ₹ 283.91-311.16
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 900,000.00 ₹ 700,000.00-1,200,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,680,846.15 ₹ 1,200,000.00-2,000,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 2,024.07 ₹ 1,000.00-4,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.89 ₹ 0.50-1.10
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 910.72 ₹ 500.00-1,500.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,279.65 ₹ 600.00-3,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 404.08 ₹ 200.00-1,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 250.00 ₹ 200.00-400.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 5,566.09 ₹ 2,500.00-10,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 117,416.67 ₹ 50,000.00-200,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 2,657.01 ₹ 1,500.00-4,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 2,429.92 ₹ 1,500.00-3,500.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 3,757.65 ₹ 2,000.00-5,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 2,905.47 ₹ 2,000.00-4,500.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 16,325.35 ₹ 12,000.00-20,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 9,847.22 ₹ 7,000.00-15,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 32,072.46 ₹ 25,000.00-50,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 20,926.47 ₹ 16,000.00-30,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 10,874.18 ₹ 6,125.42-14,999.88
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 5,862.80 ₹ 3,999.97-8,361.20
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 42,213.54 ₹
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 9.27 8.00-12.00

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15 Comments so far

#Dharmesh Mistry on Feb 06, 2020 :
Hi there,
I want career changing advice. In the UK, I am struggling to get a permanent job within IT, but what is the job market for someone from the UK.

I'm getting desperate now as I cannot get any permanent job but just temporary. Is Pune good for someone else like me, but would I need to train to get a job over there.
#Skilz on Nov 11, 2019 :
I love pune, i hope to be there very soon!
#ravindra on Oct 20, 2019 :
I am living ib Pune for last 55 years. Now a days traffic blocking is every where in Pune. Living standard in Pune is better than other cities.Good whether and better standard of living in Pune.
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#Suvendu on Aug 15, 2018 :
Hello frnds
I'm shifting to pune in september with a monthly salary of 45k. My office is in Wakdewadi. So,pls suggest me where i can stay and how i can save atleast 20k per month.
#Rohit iyer on Jun 03, 2018 :
As I have had the luck of staying in Mumbai Bangalore and Chennai due to work i would like to share my thoughts of pune :
I was born and brought up in Pune(19 years) so it might sound like I'm trying to glorify Pune but that is not the case. Pune really a good city to live in, the food is not as expensive as the other cities I've lived in and also the quality in Pune is much much better(even the street food). Public transport wise surely Mumbai and Bangalore are better and the bus system in Chennai is the best, but that is just one part of living in Pune you're gonna have to get used to, because everyone prefers to have their own vehicle for transportation due to this even the public transportation system hasn't developed at all. And if you say Punekars are rude, well my only guess is that you showed an attitude that you we're entitled to be respected by them and wanted them to approach you. But if you go to a new city any new city you need to understand their culture and act appropriately this is for anywhere you go in the world. So rather than saying they don't understand you try to understand them first. But it might be true that maharashtrians hate north Indians probably because biharis come and take most of the low paying jobs by offering to work for cheaper wage than the locals do and other hygenic reasons. But really staying in Korea now I still can't think of a better place to call home than Pune !!
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#Victim on Aug 19, 2016 :
Pune was good, not anymore. It is highly expensive, for everything including the Real Estate - Buy or Rent, Transportation, Food (A Good Street food is anyway missing) and cherry on cake is the Rude Locals. a Punekar would always have a Ego. A local shopkeeper would not bother to serve as human, you if they sense you are an outsider.

Though Auto Rikshaw wala are helpful if you ask address, but when it comes to travel through them, be ready to shell out money without meter for lame excuses. Roadside Puncture Wala would make your pocket light by at least the price of one new Tyre if you go to them even for filling Air in your tyres.

Infrastructure has already died a long ago, long Traffic Jams are common. Commute is not just slow, but frustrating. I don't blame the local people, but certainly the City Management, Municipal corporation, City Planner are to be blamed to core.
#GAteway on Jul 31, 2016 :
Hello All,

I am living in Pune past 8 years. I liked the city and have planned to settledown all my life as children education and all.
I have seen Pune grow in past 5 to 6 years.. New areas which were remote locations or outside of Pune have grown and have become integral part of the city, due to rise in IT industries.
Hence the people and the life style differs in these new developed areas and Original Pune city areas. Most of the population in these new developed areas are from outside places came here due to Job.
Overall this is a good city to live in. Climate is good and sustainable.
The traffic is pathetically indisciplined.
Public transportation is very bad and not like Mumbai or Bengaluru. Almost each one has a his own transportation due to bad Public system and this makes traffic more pathetic
#Rahul on Jul 30, 2016 :
Hi, I was working in Pune for 2 years. Pune is very good city in terms of weather, traffic, market etc. I was living in pimpri and cons were more:

1. Typical mind-set of people in office and neighbor,
2. Very expensive travelling via auto (will loot you by multiplying the fare and also pay return and no meters),
3. food-very expensive, no place for enjoyment other than mall,
4. you need to have your own vehicle to travel,
5. no-traffic rule following,
6. Non-helping and looting people who will always exploit you in terms of money.

Since 3BHK was 23K and 2BHK about 18K so housing rent is also not average. If you are new to city you will find problem in office work culture.
According to me, minimum cost of living in pimpri(Pune) for single person is around 18K (minimum)
which includes everything (rent, food, travel, other expenses-without luxury expenses).
And for a family with a Couple and a child will be not less than 50K.
#stanley dcunha on May 01, 2016 :
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#Anonymous on Apr 01, 2016 :
I m born and brought up in pune. So from my experience

1.Good climate
2.Too many job opportunities
3.People from all cultures live in good harmony and peace.
4. Cheaper than many IT cities.

1. Cops in pune suck.
2. Rickshawala's charge too much. and never go acc to meter.
3. Sometimes it is a little expensive especially bars,clubs,pubs.
4. Bad traffic controls and unplanned roads.
#Amol Kodre on Mar 27, 2016 :
The best place to live. You can use Bike to commute and its very safe. Not like Delhi NCR where you must be in car or in metro if you want safety on road. People are also very friendly. Public transport if not super in Pune but if you have bike then u can manage all things. When i was in Pune i was thinking Punekars are driving rash but after watching NCR traffic i would rather say Pune is very very safe. Weather is very good. One thing i can say about pune as compared to NCR that you can shift in area of localites also Punekar are friendly and very straight forward as compared to NCR people. Options for food are also plenty. Lot of safe places to move roam around with family.

My fellow Punekars if you ever feel your city is not so good please visit NCR, you will love Pune more. Miss you my home town.
#PD on Feb 26, 2016 :
I am a Mumbaikar! and always hated Pune not because Pune was not good but due to lack of IT opportunity and salary structure in Mumbai. I am permanently settled now in Pune. Below are my reviews on Pune

1. lot of work opportunity ( not as good as Bangalore )
2. good from investment perspective ( people earned almost 50-80% returns in 4-5 years)
3. climate is good and tolerable
4. Pune is definitely safe place except some places close to Hinjewadi and PCMS area
5. Local People might be a little rude but they are very clean by heart

1. Transport is hopeless ( I am saying may be because i am comparing with mumbai, don't know about other cities)
#Punekar on Feb 08, 2016 :
for those who are commenting on Pune and attitude, first of all, we dint said not to come our land and work, still we allowed, accepted, i do have friends from South, North, East as well, we do all respect each others culture... m trying to learn new languages and those my friends from different states also trying to learn Marathi, i am helping them out.... so its pretty simple, do respect then expect respect, and about attitude, common,every one has their own... if you are not comfortable then leave it...and ONE MORE thing, many above user said Mother f**ker and all, that is a culture causing more rapes in North, show some repect to Woman, she might be your Mother too, and thats why PUNE IS SAFE..Attitude and Culture, it is our culture and values that's why m not abusing cause then what is difference between you and ME(A typical Marathi Boy), still, i wish you good luck and we Most welcome everyone.....stay blessed! JAY HIND JAY MAHARASHTRA !