Cost of living in Kolkata, India

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Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district ₨276
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨255
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨112
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨51
12 eggs, large ₨60
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨56
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨316
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨144
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes ₨39
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨100
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨897
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨78
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨20
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨29,221
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨3,069
Internet 8MB (1 month) ₨1,334
40” flat screen TV ₨33,648
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt ₨9,326
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨324
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨60
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨2,182
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) ₨2,158
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) ₨3,724
1 pair of leather business shoes ₨3,313
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨1,158,830
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨71
Monthly ticket public transport ₨515
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) ₨230
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) ₨89
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨299
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨164
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨309
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨146
Tube of toothpaste ₨68
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨169
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨748
2 tickets to the movies ₨335
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨969
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant including wine and dessert ₨2,642
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨819
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨154
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨210
iPod nano 16GB ₨8,073
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨1.11
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨1,493
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨199
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 3,841 prices entered by 401 different people.
Latest price update: September 01, 2015.

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