Cost of living in Mumbai, India

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Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district ₨281
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨282
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨152
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨54
12 eggs, large ₨61
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨31
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨199
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨146
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes ₨30
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨98
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨715
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨66
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨30
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨63,880
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨5,594
Internet 8MB (1 month) ₨990
40” flat screen TV ₨46,888
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt ₨12,197
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨311
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨109
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨2,217
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) ₨2,940
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) ₨3,328
1 pair of leather business shoes ₨2,835
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨703,223
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨73
Monthly ticket public transport ₨751
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) ₨177
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) ₨100
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨365
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨178
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨149
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨113
Tube of toothpaste ₨72
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨245
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨888
2 tickets to the movies ₨486
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨1,272
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant including wine and dessert ₨3,360
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨486
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨167
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨196
iPod nano 16GB ₨8,482
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨1.24
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨3,150
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨172
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 10,785 prices entered by 1,075 different people.
Latest price update: April 18, 2015.

Mumbai position in our World Ranking

the world
179th
out of 197
asia
13th
out of 20
india
1st
out of 7

Cheapest and most expensive products in Mumbai compared to other cities:

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1st
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3rd
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4th
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4th
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5th
the world
5th

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