Cost of living in Delhi, India

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Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district ₨375
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨249
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨148
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨49
12 eggs, large ₨75
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨37
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨175
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨128
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes ₨29
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨87
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨1,010
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨76
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨25
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨37,860
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨3,675
Internet 8MB (1 month) ₨1,472
40” flat screen TV ₨37,987
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt ₨10,473
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨481
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨75
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨2,594
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) ₨2,851
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) ₨4,155
1 pair of leather business shoes ₨2,865
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨787,952
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨66
Monthly ticket public transport ₨1,214
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) ₨205
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) ₨135
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨337
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨147
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨262
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨155
Tube of toothpaste ₨70
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨178
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨1,498
2 tickets to the movies ₨578
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨1,071
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant including wine and dessert ₨3,230
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨683
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨177
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨247
iPod nano 16GB ₨12,585
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨1.07
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨2,808
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨222
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 9,176 prices entered by 928 different people.
Latest price update: May 03, 2015.

Delhi position in our World Ranking

the world
179th
out of 190
asia
15th
out of 19
india
2nd
out of 6

Cheapest and most expensive products in Delhi compared to other cities:

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1st
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3rd
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3rd
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4th
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4th
the world
4th

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