Cost of Living in Pune

Summary about cost of living in Pune:

Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 250.00 Rs 150.00-400.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 1,000.00 Rs 700.00-1,200.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 250.00 Rs 150.00-300.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 140.00 Rs 109.00-200.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 210.00 Rs 150.00-350.00
Cappuccino (regular) 106.30 Rs 65.00-150.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 29.00 Rs 20.00-45.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 14.97 Rs 10.00-20.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 183.78 Rs 158.99-211.98
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 28.42 Rs 22.68-45.36
Rice (white), (1 lb) 25.73 Rs 18.14-40.82
Eggs (regular) (12) 64.15 Rs 60.00-80.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 187.88 Rs 113.40-362.87
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 95.85 Rs 68.04-136.08
Buffalo Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 159.66 Rs 81.65-272.16
Apples (1 lb) 74.40 Rs 54.43-90.72
Banana (1 lb) 21.17 Rs 18.14-27.22
Oranges (1 lb) 35.15 Rs 22.68-45.36
Tomato (1 lb) 13.92 Rs 9.07-22.68
Potato (1 lb) 10.22 Rs 6.80-13.61
Onion (1 lb) 11.09 Rs 7.26-18.14
Lettuce (1 head) 42.25 Rs 25.00-70.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 28.70 Rs 20.00-30.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 600.00 Rs 450.00-800.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 120.00 Rs 72.37-160.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 191.25 Rs 120.00-250.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 300.00 Rs 200.00-300.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 20.00 Rs 15.00-30.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 1,000.00 Rs 550.00-1,500.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 50.00 Rs 29.00-55.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 24.14 Rs 16.09-32.19
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 90.00 Rs 60.00-120.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 306.70 Rs 283.91-321.76
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 900,000.00 Rs 700,000.00-1,000,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,649,080.00 Rs 1,200,000.00-2,000,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 1,729.37 Rs 1,000.00-3,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.85 Rs 0.30-1.20
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 1,181.60 Rs 600.00-2,000.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,283.59 Rs 750.00-2,500.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 460.64 Rs 200.00-1,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 250.00 Rs 200.00-350.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 4,941.18 Rs 2,500.00-10,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 109,969.23 Rs 60,000.00-200,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 2,356.13 Rs 1,500.00-3,200.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 2,459.30 Rs 1,500.00-4,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 3,418.13 Rs 2,300.00-5,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 2,753.81 Rs 1,500.00-4,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 14,652.89 Rs 10,000.00-20,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 9,254.10 Rs 7,000.00-12,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 31,816.00 Rs 25,000.00-45,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 19,945.83 Rs 15,000.00-25,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 11,648.70 Rs 7,999.93-17,999.85
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 5,513.91 Rs 3,999.97-7,499.94
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 42,386.36 Rs
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 8.93 8.00-10.00

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Last update: October 2018
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32 Comments so far

#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.
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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 !
#magics on Oct 29, 2015 :
Average salary 433£, that's why a lot of corporates in UK/US are moving their IT departments to India...
#sanjay kumar on Sep 10, 2015 :
#Shone on Sep 09, 2015 :
Hello all, Im working in a MNC in Cochin and recently got job in Pune with Rs.38000.00 gross pay. I will have to move this month and im wondering if i gonna get a stay shared or PG within Rs.6000.00

Im looking for some real help here, coz i have to pay off my EMIs @ home around Rs.20000.00 all month.
#Interest on Education Loan on Sep 08, 2015 :
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#Mouli on Aug 19, 2015 :
With the salary of 13000 per month, can one be live. What about cost of living?
#deepali on Aug 10, 2015 :
With the salary of 50000 per month, can one be live with 1 child and wife (would be earning). What about cost of living and Education cost for schools. Please show your inputs. is it worth moving to pune with 50000 to 60 or 70000 earling per month?. also whats the avearage rent for 1 bhk.please revert.
#vivek on Jul 08, 2015 :
Can you please help me to find out any pg or hostel where I can stay...or any one know the cheap and best of or hostel??
If yes then tell me please!!!
#Gaurav on Jun 15, 2015 :
I would be shifting to Pune later this month. My monthly take home is 50-60K and my family comprises of my spouse and myself.

Would it be possible to live in Pune on such an income? We plan to take a 2BHK flat on rent. My office is in Hinjewadi so I would prefer to stay as close to the office as possible.

Any suggestion from you kind Pune residents is welcome.
#yvnlakshmi on May 12, 2015 :
Those who are having a house on pune is the best and for me its like mumbai and delhi
#ishan on May 02, 2015 :
If you want to discuss more on localities then mylocalvoice is a good plate-form to explore your own localities.
#Prachi Singh on Apr 20, 2015 :
Hell guys I am actually from Lucknow and i've been to pune and mumbai many times. Infact i've completed my graduation from Pune university and lived for couple of years after college in pune. My experience in pune was completely satisfactory people are friendly and open minded, both pune and mumbai is more secured for womens i've traveled alone even after 11 pm sometimes even last local train from chinchwad to shivajinagar and never feel anyone is following me again language had never been a problem for me puniites can speak hindi much better than people in Gujarat. I have been to bangalore for an interview and a week stay but people over there narrow minded and disrespectful (if you don't know kannada or english then go to hell). Concerning traveling = much better than lucknow, housing = affordable, food = cheaper than bangalore, climate = much better than surat. I would say that people in India should learn to adapt themselves like mumbaikars and punekars do. Even after so much of migrant influx they keep themselves cool.
#Manisha Thapa on Apr 15, 2015 :
I am staying in Pune from my childhood as i am born and brought up here. I am salaried person. i am working in Kpo company and IT sector with international company. I earn 13500 Per month. I stay in kalewadi area near pimpri town in pune city.The leaving area is not high class. its is middle class living as compare to city center. may be only 10% may be high class and standard here.It has nearby malls and shopping areas fare charges are also less for 2km to 40 km. just in 500rs.Language of marathi should be understood.hindi is also spoken by many of them. I pay 6500 Rent here for 1bhk apartment.I stay with my family members total 6 people in our family. studying doing jobs. and so to handle the monthly spending i have to spend nearly 20 so much has increase prices in markets, education. so that there is no such savings in my account till now. i dont understand a common man how he will afford a school fee for his child. and if he has 2 childrens. if he gets 10 thousand to 15 per month. very hard to live here in pune city without excess of money and their spendings of daily basis.
#santosh on Mar 20, 2015 :
a job holder need to stay a hostel along lodging and boarding how much cost is required for a middel class boy.pls rply me,i need in between 10000/-
#lightsaber on Mar 02, 2015 :
Guys, Stop fighting.. All cities have their own inherent pros and cons.. Pune is good at certain things- bad at others.. Its true that certain class of people find it enjoyable to live in Pune.. Rest people with low or medium income group has to do a lot of adjustments to sustain here. Local people mindset towards foreign or outsiders completely dependent on culture of that place.. At least Punites (most of them) are respectful to women. You wont find many instances of eve teasing or public women harassment here.Even people are uncultured, crude and greedy, still its better in terms of security, peace and weather. At least better than Mumbai...
#Disha on Feb 02, 2015 :
Thanks a lot Sameer for the info... but I guess its way too expensive for me... I really can't afford a rent of 14-15 p month. Hmm I guess I will have to look for some good hostels.
#Sameer Khan on Jan 06, 2015 :
#Disha I have recently moved to Pune, I stay near the Airport just behind the Symbiosis University in Viman Nagar. The place is nice and the environment is cool as well with good amount of restaurants and malls. In a good society with Swimming Pool, Gym, Garden, Kids play area, 24 hours water and Parking (2 & 4 Wheeler) I am paying 14000 Rs per month for 1 BHK. I paid 17500 as Brokerage to the broker and Rs 40000 as a refundable deposit.

#Paul on Jan 06, 2015 :
I lived in Kanyakumari, Trivandrum, Cochin, Chennai, Hyderabad,Bangalore and pune... Pune is ok,, you cant come here from somewhere and get settled re make a like here... its is not easy as other places,, but you can blend in .... very very difficult for middle class though...
#Disha on Jan 04, 2015 :
Hi people,

Can u pls help? I plan to live in Pune for a couple of months, atleast 6 to begin with, (I have to coz of my studies).

I have never been to the city so would be extremely thankful if someone gives me an idea how much the rents n deposits would be around the sangamvadi, Boat club road area. If not the exact area, any other area in proximity would also be fine.

Is it possible to get a flat around this place. My budget would be up to 7k per month, beyond that I don't think I cud afford.
#Rumba on Dec 23, 2014 :
I would not prefer to live in pune. People are not that friendly and narrow minded.
#Babaji on Dec 17, 2014 :
First of all Pune is not that different from Noida or Madurai or Lucknow or even Ranchi for that matter. All Indian cities are dirty and we all(middle and lower class) commute like animals herded together in buses and shared autos or spend hours commuting on our 100-150cc bikes. Every city in India is becoming overpriced. Stop criticizing particular city; come forward and change the system for this country.

Pros: Nice weather (less extremes), Great tourist places to discover on weekends(especially in monsoon)[0], Relaxed pace when compared to Mumbai, great diversity of food & drink,Open minded people

Cons: Too expensive for starters[1], moderately hot during non-monsoon seasons(still better than North/South India), pathetic public transport[2], Average quality & hygiene is lower than most south Indian cities, Random & unorganized businesses drive you crazy right from randomly built restaurants to self proclaimed 3 roomed 'Hospitals'.

[0] Someone who has never been to Pune will never know that it is surrounded by so many beautiful places. Tens of forts, waterfalls, hill stations all within 1-4 hours! Pune is a weekend tripper's paradise.

[1] Food is more expensive than Most tier I cities. Street food is 50% to 200% more expensive than small towns . I was quoted 200 rupees for 2 aaloo parathas at entry level family restaurant. 4* and 5* hotels/upmarket stuff is same everywhere in India and same for Pune.

Other random services like saloon/beauty parlour, laundry,etc are also expensive compared to small cities.

[2] Don't talk about autoricksaws, they are miserable everywhere in India. Same in Pune. Cost per kilometer come to more than double of OLA cabs, Meru cabs,etc. Shared auto ricksaws are similar in standard like North Indian cities like outer Delhi, Tier II cities of UP,MP, Bihar. Be ready to get backaches, fight for a wooden seat at back of Piaggio and sit like animal. It is same everywhere,even Pune. That's how the middle class is forced to travel.

Buses are too dirty and not maintained mechanically. Even very old buses of Andhra, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, MP , UP are cleaner. DTC ( Delhi) buses are better comparison for Pune buses: overcrowded and damaged. Frequency is also lower as there are few buses and city is huge. Secondly many buses are deployed out to corporate clients like Infosys so there are even fewer buses available to ACTUAL NEEDFUL PUNE COMMUTERS.

I have seen worse condition of buses( In early 2014, I saw more than 6 Mercedes buses getting JUNKED in Patna bus depot due to lack of care!).

Personally I feel best public transit systems in India are Delhi metro system & Bangalore buses seconded by Hyderabad & Kolkata.
#accomodation in pune on Oct 01, 2014 :
Whatever result the surveys bring forward but the fact to be remembered is Pune was not a too costly affair in the past and comparing to some of the metro cities of India it is still a not too costly city. With rising population cost of flats and real estate is going up still it is not as distressing like its neighbouring cities of Mumbai, Navi Mumbai and Thane.