Cost of living in Kolkata, India

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Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district ₨485
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨267
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨94
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨44
12 eggs, large ₨71
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨31
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨147
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨151
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes ₨15
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨99
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨725
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨74
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨19
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨26,927
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨2,528
Internet 8MB (1 month) ₨3,321
40” flat screen TV ₨36,829
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt ₨11,053
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨469
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨82
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨4,086
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) ₨2,186
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) ₨3,415
1 pair of leather business shoes ₨3,159
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨1,888,590
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨68
Monthly ticket public transport ₨553
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) ₨164
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) ₨114
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨315
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨168
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨263
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨125
Tube of toothpaste ₨66
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨172
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨832
2 tickets to the movies ₨385
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨1,820
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant including wine and dessert ₨2,793
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨991
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨160
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨190
iPod nano 16GB ₨9,962
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨1.18
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨2,076
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨216
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 3,466 prices entered by 366 different people.
Latest price update: July 06, 2015.

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