Cost of living in Bhopal, India

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨265
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨227
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨130
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨47
12 eggs, large ₨64
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨38
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨187
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨118
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨23
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨111
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨787
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨71
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨26
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨18,066
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 ₨2,421
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨19,410
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 ₨1,605
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ₨1,277
40” flat screen TV ₨33,528
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨13,484
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨428
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨328
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨2,374
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨1,594
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨3,014
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨2,694
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨721,014
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨74
Monthly ticket public transport ₨903
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨192
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨103
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨229
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ₨1,000
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨259
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨123
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨157
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨68
Tube of toothpaste ₨33
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨226
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨1,093
2 tickets to the movies ₨392
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 ₨1,317
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨370
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨141
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨181
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB ₨15,760
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨17
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨2,468
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨156
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 278 prices entered by 47 different people.
Latest price update: August 18, 2018.

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