Cost of living in Hyderabad, India

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Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district ₨288
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨260
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨128
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨52
12 eggs, large ₨62
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨26
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨251
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨150
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes ₨26
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨100
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨905
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨77
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨30
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨23,601
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨1,871
Internet 8MB (1 month) ₨883
40” flat screen TV ₨35,413
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt ₨11,506
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨484
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨303
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨2,241
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) ₨1,983
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) ₨3,361
1 pair of leather business shoes ₨2,708
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨1,011,130
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨72
Monthly ticket public transport ₨948
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) ₨191
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) ₨159
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨332
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨206
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨311
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨211
Tube of toothpaste ₨65
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨230
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨899
2 tickets to the movies ₨365
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨725
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant including wine and dessert ₨2,955
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨907
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨149
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨194
iPod nano 16GB ₨11,445
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨7
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨1,868
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨199
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 4,478 prices entered by 474 different people.
Latest price update: August 31, 2015.

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