Quality of Life in Mumbai, India

Purchasing Power Index 39.69   Very Low
Safety Index 56.70   Moderate
Health Care Index 65.70   High
Climate Index 71.48   High
Cost of Living Index 29.13   Very Low
Property Price to Income Ratio 35.17   Very High
Traffic Commute Time Index 54.95   High
Pollution Index 82.94   Very High
ƒ Quality of Life Index: 73.49   Moderate

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Last update: April 2021

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8 Comments so far
Anonymous on Apr 14, 2021:
Mr. Chirag By what basis Mumbai is shithole. It is India Financial Capital . It famous for Bollywood film industries. People call it also ‘ City of Dreams’. It is the best city of India. Don’t say bad things about your own country and city.
Chirag on Mar 12, 2021:
Mumbai and Pune are shitholes of India. Mumbai and Pune have the maximum number of Covid cases in India. All connectivity from and to Mumbai should be blocked. Mumbai is filled with slums and the entire town is very filthy. Towns such as Mumbai, Chennai and Pune are extremely filthy and en eyesore. Mumbai has plenty of prostitutes and underworld gangsters. Mumbai is the worst town to live in the entire world.
Karun on Feb 26, 2021:
Both Mumbai and Delhi are nauseating shitholes for sure. These 2 places have the worst quality of life in the world.
Ajith K on Jan 10, 2021:
Anyone who thinks Mumbai is a good city is metaphorically a "frog in a well". He or she is living in a planet of delusion.
In simple words, if you want to experience Hell on earth, just visit Mumbai.

1. More than 50% of Mumbai is slums. Mumbai is a city meant for only a few ultra-rich billionaires and a plethora of slum dwellers to serve these super-rich elites.

2. Mumbai is extremely claustrophobic. 21 million people jampacked in a tiny piece of reclaimed land near the sea. The local trains are filled to the core. Everyday people die due to stampede in these trains. It shows the level of ignorance of the Mumbaikars. Life is pure mechanical and selfish in this hellhole.

3. Every monsoon there will be severe flooding and waterlogging throughout Mumbai. Thanks to all those slums, people have to wade through filthy water or even get drowned in these sewers throughout the city.

4. Prostitution: Needless to say, Mumbai is the prostitution hub of India.

5. Exorbitant housing prices: Mumbai is not meant for a financially middle-class Indian person. Only a billionaire or beggar can afford to live comfortably in Mumbai.

6. Mumbai underworld is world famous.

7. Pollution and filth are extremely high throughout Mumbai. Healthcare and education are also ridiculously expensive.

Mumbai is arguably the worst place to live in the world.
A. Bacchan. on Dec 24, 2020:
As someone who earns equivalent to someone in the silicon valley, I wouldn’t prefer to live anywhere else except for Mumbai.
With high earning, I am able to accommodate myself and the family in the plushest parts of the city in the south Bombay area.
While maintaining the lifestyle akin to what I have at the states, but only for a fraction of the price.
My net worth after returning to India is rising sharply.
As I want to build my wealth & head for F.I.R.E, this is the perfect place to be in, at least for now until maybe I decide to change citizenship to another country to be come a capitalist nomad purely to save taxes,

Traffic? Don’t care, as I lounge in backseat of my Merc.
Pollution? Sea facing apartment in South Bombay, rather fresh air but still have purifiers at home.
Too many people? Go for vacations, in and around the country with the excess you save either way.

Can’t really think of any other thing.
The ones who love Mumbai, will always miss it when they move abroad.
I was born and brought up here, and it holds a special place in my heart.

Mumbai for city life, and Goa for weekend beach and tropical gateway is a perfect combo.
Gurunath on May 24, 2020:
Mumbai is by far the worst affected place in India in Covid-19 cases. Mumbai is an urban disaster. 25 million-odd people jam packed in a tiny piece of reclaimed land surrounded by sea. Mumbai is claustrophobic in every sense of the word. There is literally no space in Mumbai. Why does Maharashtra continue to keep this place as its capital? Don't they have some other place in their huge state? I still can't imagine that flights are now operating from this worst affected Covid-19 city (Mumbai) to other Indian cities!

As others have correctly mentioned the other aspects too, Mumbai definitely has the worst Quality of Life in India and the World. The data is very accurate.
Yashwanth on Feb 01, 2020:
A whopping 60% of Mumbai comprises of slums. Delhi is probably the only other Indian city that is more worse than Mumbai. Mumbai is a Dystopia of the world.
Jadhav on Jan 27, 2020:
One has to be a Billionaire or a daily wage blue-collar labourer to get accommodation in Mumbai.
You can try out the slums of Mumbai such as Dharavi, Dhobi Ghat or Kamatipura for accommodation. These slums will welcome you with open arms.
Mumbai is rightfully ranked at the bottom of the Quality of Life rankings not just in India, but also the entire world.