Cost of living in Amritsar, India

List of prices in Amritsar, India. Current as of Nov 2018.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨349
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨315
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨92
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨41
12 eggs, large ₨50
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨40
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨228
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨84
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨32
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨124
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨990
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨63
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨25
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨33,553
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨7,500
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨4,669
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨21,203
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₨25,000
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio -
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ₨1,269
40” flat screen TV ₨41,000
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨8,000
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨200
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨500
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨2,480
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨2,891
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨5,358
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨4,949
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨605,082
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨91
Monthly ticket public transport ₨2,509
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) ₨545
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) -
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) -
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨248
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨206
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨200
4 rolls of toilet paper -
Tube of toothpaste ₨73
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨154
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨1,355
2 tickets to the movies ₨471
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨656
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨2,179
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨328
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨205
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨153
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB ₨35,850
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨1,719
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨252
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 26 prices entered by 11 different people.
Latest price update: November 03, 2018.

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