Cost of living in Aizawl, India

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨150
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨300
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨225
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨50
12 eggs, large ₨80
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨30
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨300
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨120
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨80
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨100
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨850
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨80
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨100
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨10,165
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨7,000
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨5,041
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨10,500
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₨10,000
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₨8,000
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ₨1,000
40” flat screen TV ₨100,000
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨25,000
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨300
Hourly rate for cleaning help -
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨2,500
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨4,000
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨4,000
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨3,000
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨570,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨66
Monthly ticket public transport ₨400
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨438
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨80
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) -
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) -
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨50
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨100
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨100
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨300
Tube of toothpaste ₨100
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city -
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨1,000
2 tickets to the movies ₨400
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨2,000
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨5,000
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨800
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨80
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨100
iPad Air 2, 64GB ₨30,000
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨1.50
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨1,500
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨200
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 59 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: September 22, 2017.

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