Quality of Life in Mumbai, India

Purchasing Power Index 40.12   Very Low
Safety Index 56.65   Moderate
Health Care Index 65.79   High
Climate Index 71.48   High
Cost of Living Index 30.21   Very Low
Property Price to Income Ratio 32.85   Very High
Traffic Commute Time Index 54.60   High
Pollution Index 82.97   Very High
ƒ Quality of Life Index: 76.03   Moderate

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9 Comments so far
Vinod on May 31, 2021:
Very good points made by Rathore. I completely agree with all his points. I would like to let you know, that India has the highest number of mosques and the 2nd highest number of Muslims in the world. India has the 2nd highest number of schools run by Christians in the world, next only to USA. The only country in the world where the Jews were never persecuted is India. The Parsis, the Buddhists, the Syrian Christians, Bahais all found India to be the safest place in the world, when they were persecuted all over the globe.
India had a woman Prime Minister long before any western country had theirs. Each and every person enjoys full rights and liberties in India.

How are all these possible?
Only because India is still a Hindu-majority country. India is the land of tolerance, liberal democracy, freedom and non-violence. It is because of the benevolence and kind-heartedness of the Hindus.
Rathore on May 30, 2021:
I am a devout Hindu and RSS supporter. First of all, in India all the citizens have full rights and liberties irrespective of their religion. Hindus have given shelter to all faiths, including the persecuted and treated them with respect throughout the ages for millennia. Hinduism is the oldest and the most benign religion in the world. We Hindus never convert people and have never caused any problem to any country or any culture. We Hindubelieve that all

Coming to Christianity, we RSS folks have nothing against this religion nor its followers. Our only concern is about a few people, i.e. missionaries that convert people for money.
We are very grateful for Christians setting up convents and we like studying there. The contribution of Indian Christians to our society is commendable. We don't have any issue against non-European origin Christians too. We RSS folks consider our Indian Christians as our Hindu brothers and sisters that are converted by foreign missionaries.
Our main issue is about the Europeans and white supremacists that have looted several countries and destroyed the indigenous culture. In countries such as USA, Canada, Australia, NZ, Argentina, Chile, etc., the native people have lost control of the their native land to the European colonist invaders. This continues even today. These European invaders especially the British have created border disputes in India, Israel, China, Hong Kong, etc.

Coming to Islam, lesser said about this religion the better. We still consider the Indian Muslims as Hindus that were forcefully converted by the Mughals and ancient Arab invaders. Many Muslims still carry on with 7th century practices. Apostasy and opposition is treated with capital punishment in Islam. Islamic countries severely persecute their minorities with blasphemy laws and treat them as 2nd class citizens. This includes our neighbours Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Maldives.

Regarding Judaism, well that's a different chapter. Their scriptures are utterly absurd. But we are grateful for the Jews for never converting people and not harming the Indian culture.

So you see, India is a democracy and the Hindus are very liberal, benevolent and benign.
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.