Cost of living in Hyderabad, India

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Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district ₨430
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨265
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨124
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨47
12 eggs, large ₨60
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨27
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨172
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨135
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes ₨25
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨95
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨434
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨77
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨36
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨18,180
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨2,193
Internet 8MB (1 month) ₨763
40” flat screen TV ₨34,506
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt ₨9,255
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨395
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨1,026
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨2,223
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) ₨1,786
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) ₨2,375
1 pair of leather business shoes ₨5,545
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨862,343
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨70
Monthly ticket public transport ₨1,098
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) ₨259
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) ₨148
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨355
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨206
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨189
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨110
Tube of toothpaste ₨48
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨312
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨1,543
2 tickets to the movies ₨376
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨692
Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert ₨2,405
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨1,859
Capuccino in expat area of the city ₨171
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨309
iPod nano 16GB ₨13,463
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨1.44
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨1,828
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨249
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 3,623 prices entered by 400 different people.
Latest price update: March 30, 2015.

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