Cost of living in Bangalore, India

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨461
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨240
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨156
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨44
12 eggs, large ₨73
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨31
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨285
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨183
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨32
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨96
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨967
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨77
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨46
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨32,639
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨19,532
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨3,506
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨28,415
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₨14,670
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₨6,933
Internet 8MB (1 month) ₨1,162
40” flat screen TV ₨45,906
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨13,662
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨483
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨317
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨2,643
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨3,601
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨4,562
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨3,572
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨932,874
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨66
Monthly ticket public transport ₨2,235
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨177
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨105
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨179
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ₨437
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨408
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨135
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨228
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨154
Tube of toothpaste ₨75
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨335
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨1,468
2 tickets to the movies ₨696
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨2,111
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨2,325
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨587
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨162
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨229
iPod nano 16GB ₨15,074
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨29
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨2,669
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨230
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 4,177 prices entered by 487 different people.
Latest price update: May 27, 2016.

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