Cost of living in Kolkata, India

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Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district ₨303
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨322
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨87
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨49
12 eggs, large ₨65
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨29
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨159
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨126
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes ₨17
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨104
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨921
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨76
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨17
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨22,606
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨1,932
Internet 8MB (1 month) ₨2,010
40” flat screen TV ₨35,524
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt ₨10,817
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨490
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨113
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨2,738
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) ₨2,283
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) ₨3,124
1 pair of leather business shoes ₨2,091
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨715,794
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨70
Monthly ticket public transport ₨609
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) ₨163
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) ₨98
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨345
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨146
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨206
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨122
Tube of toothpaste ₨54
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨152
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨947
2 tickets to the movies ₨364
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨1,066
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant including wine and dessert ₨2,556
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨505
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨132
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨176
iPod nano 16GB ₨9,404
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨1.42
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨2,778
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨237
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 3,178 prices entered by 348 different people.
Latest price update: May 29, 2015.

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