Cost of living in Allahabad, India

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨263
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨274
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨90
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨41
12 eggs, large ₨109
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨35
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨227
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨103
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨24
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨102
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨788
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨65
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨28
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨28,114
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨19,448
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨3,334
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨17,432
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₨12,405
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₨1,491
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ₨1,394
40” flat screen TV ₨31,061
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨9,383
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨346
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨888
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨2,037
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨2,437
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨2,872
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨2,507
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨880,519
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨69
Monthly ticket public transport ₨2,320
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨308
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨80
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) -
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨143
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨275
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨151
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨125
Tube of toothpaste ₨48
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨150
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨800
2 tickets to the movies ₨403
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) -
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨2,761
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨225
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨65
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨95
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB ₨38,600
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨2,363
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨171
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 69 prices entered by 12 different people.
Latest price update: October 01, 2018.

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