Cost of living in Bangalore, India

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨484
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨248
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨143
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨41
12 eggs, large ₨88
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨23
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨303
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨154
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨31
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨125
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨760
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨77
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨39
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨30,187
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨19,583
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨3,476
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨19,004
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₨11,968
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₨4,175
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ₨1,142
40” flat screen TV ₨36,182
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨12,604
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨349
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨164
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨2,392
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨3,195
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨3,510
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨2,365
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨867,553
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨67
Monthly ticket public transport ₨2,043
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨230
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨96
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨388
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ₨469
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨470
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨267
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨206
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨162
Tube of toothpaste ₨73
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨175
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨1,493
2 tickets to the movies ₨577
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨918
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨2,081
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨1,085
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨227
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨234
iPod nano 16GB ₨12,249
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨15
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨2,610
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨199
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 4,612 prices entered by 566 different people.
Latest price update: January 17, 2017.

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