Cost of living in Bhubaneswar, India

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Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district ₨165
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨189
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨91
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨31
12 eggs, large ₨57
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨31
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨105
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨107
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes ₨25
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨72
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨760
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨69
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨39
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨44,857
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨2,038
Internet 8MB (1 month) ₨873
40” flat screen TV ₨42,364
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt ₨11,800
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨324
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨138
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨2,773
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) ₨3,118
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) ₨3,564
1 pair of leather business shoes ₨2,364
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨1,738,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨79
Monthly ticket public transport ₨618
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) ₨141
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) ₨145
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨300
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨187
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨246
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨181
Tube of toothpaste ₨54
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨162
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨695
2 tickets to the movies ₨281
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨600
Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert ₨2,200
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨563
Capuccino in expat area of the city ₨94
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨137
iPod nano 16GB ₨12,329
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨9
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨909
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨136
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 697 prices entered by 62 different people.
Latest price update: March 29, 2015.

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