Cost of living in Bangalore, India

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨532
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨271
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨136
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨39
12 eggs, large ₨77
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨30
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨258
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨152
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨32
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨111
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨909
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨71
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨31
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨28,065
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨21,919
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨4,015
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨15,907
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₨13,369
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₨1,739
Internet 8MB (1 month) ₨1,652
40” flat screen TV ₨61,861
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨12,359
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨151
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨361
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨2,472
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨2,527
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨3,406
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨2,794
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨1,192,590
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨65
Monthly ticket public transport ₨1,513
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨244
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨105
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨200
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ₨388
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨324
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨137
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨252
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨149
Tube of toothpaste ₨71
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨207
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨1,542
2 tickets to the movies ₨535
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨1,123
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨2,806
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨448
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨207
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨213
iPod nano 16GB ₨10,160
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨27
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨1,897
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨176
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 11,535 prices entered by 1,311 different people.
Latest price update: February 14, 2016.

Bangalore position in our World Ranking

the world
219th
out of 241
asia
14th
out of 22
india
2nd
out of 8

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