Cost of living in Bhopal, India

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨196
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨208
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨127
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨46
12 eggs, large ₨60
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨63
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨170
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨122
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨26
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨110
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨609
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨68
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨25
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨14,022
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨13,487
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨2,087
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨8,602
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₨6,500
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₨1,462
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ₨1,221
40” flat screen TV ₨33,799
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨13,299
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨379
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨328
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨2,210
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨1,206
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨2,792
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨2,510
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨723,770
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨70
Monthly ticket public transport ₨741
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨206
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨115
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨110
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ₨1,000
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨283
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨78
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨270
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨97
Tube of toothpaste ₨21
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨266
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨733
2 tickets to the movies ₨318
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨508
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨1,494
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨367
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨198
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨204
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨17
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨2,417
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨136
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 105 prices entered by 39 different people.
Latest price update: February 19, 2018.

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