Cost of living in Kolkata, India

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Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district ₨172
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨226
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨100
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨45
12 eggs, large ₨57
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨35
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨132
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨129
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes ₨23
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨78
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨548
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨74
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨17
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨24,473
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨2,099
Internet 8MB (1 month) ₨1,306
40” flat screen TV ₨37,342
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt ₨11,388
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨267
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨311
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨2,480
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) ₨1,772
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) ₨3,162
1 pair of leather business shoes ₨2,398
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨755,016
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨73
Monthly ticket public transport ₨505
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) ₨187
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) ₨128
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨226
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨155
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨327
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨93
Tube of toothpaste ₨64
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨206
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨857
2 tickets to the movies ₨363
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨1,429
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant including wine and dessert ₨2,234
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨364
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨87
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨87
iPod nano 16GB ₨9,709
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨0.99
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨1,269
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨143
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 2,938 prices entered by 330 different people.
Latest price update: April 19, 2015.

Kolkata position in our World Ranking

the world
196th
out of 197
asia
19th
out of 20
india
6th
out of 7

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