Cost of living in Delhi, India

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Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district ₨391
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨226
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨153
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨47
12 eggs, large ₨63
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨40
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨151
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨118
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes ₨25
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨81
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨827
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨72
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨22
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨31,382
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨3,427
Internet 8MB (1 month) ₨1,491
40” flat screen TV ₨37,272
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt ₨11,514
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨557
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨131
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨2,557
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) ₨3,315
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) ₨4,116
1 pair of leather business shoes ₨3,107
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨797,432
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨70
Monthly ticket public transport ₨1,130
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) ₨183
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) ₨137
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨292
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨140
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨283
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨139
Tube of toothpaste ₨54
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨148
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨1,640
2 tickets to the movies ₨566
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨1,285
Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert ₨3,882
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨588
Capuccino in expat area of the city ₨170
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨191
iPod nano 16GB ₨11,904
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨1.03
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨2,567
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨201
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 8,730 prices entered by 881 different people.
Latest price update: March 27, 2015.

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