Cost of living in Bhopal, India

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨296
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨239
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨142
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨45
12 eggs, large ₨67
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨36
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨183
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨129
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨21
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨127
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨847
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨73
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨30
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨19,408
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨30,769
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨2,518
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨19,077
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₨15,000
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₨1,847
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ₨1,253
40” flat screen TV ₨32,803
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨14,060
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨414
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨328
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨2,603
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨2,200
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨3,217
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨2,705
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨723,840
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨76
Monthly ticket public transport ₨995
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨208
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨158
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨208
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ₨1,000
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨240
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨112
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨194
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨76
Tube of toothpaste ₨34
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨226
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨857
2 tickets to the movies ₨399
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 ₨1,277
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨401
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨158
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨188
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB ₨31,453
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨154
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨2,118
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨144
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 382 prices entered by 53 different people.
Latest price update: October 19, 2018.

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