Cost of living in Bangalore, India

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Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district ₨283
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨230
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨129
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨37
12 eggs, large ₨60
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨29
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨196
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨159
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes ₨30
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨100
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨610
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨72
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨32
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨24,969
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨2,133
Internet 8MB (1 month) ₨1,183
40” flat screen TV ₨39,655
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt ₨11,809
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨398
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨87
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨2,671
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) ₨2,745
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) ₨3,464
1 pair of leather business shoes ₨3,164
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨799,912
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨74
Monthly ticket public transport ₨1,555
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) ₨202
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) ₨128
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨202
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨167
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨232
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨166
Tube of toothpaste ₨64
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨236
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨1,205
2 tickets to the movies ₨509
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨700
Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert ₨2,472
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨415
Capuccino in expat area of the city ₨151
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨178
iPod nano 16GB ₨10,892
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨1.05
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨2,205
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨202
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 8,298 prices entered by 923 different people.
Latest price update: March 29, 2015.

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