Cost of living in Bhubaneswar, India

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨237
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨225
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨115
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨36
12 eggs, large ₨62
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨33
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨99
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨131
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨20
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨107
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨884
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨70
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨30
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨17,117
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨9,944
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨1,665
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨13,773
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₨9,301
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₨1,476
Internet 8MB (1 month) ₨1,122
40” flat screen TV ₨43,779
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨12,907
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨319
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨105
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨2,229
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨2,383
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨3,043
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨2,559
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨1,174,250
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨65
Monthly ticket public transport ₨1,063
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨137
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨106
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨217
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ₨360
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨233
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨138
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨183
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨145
Tube of toothpaste ₨50
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨139
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨625
2 tickets to the movies ₨276
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨543
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨1,641
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨416
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨74
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨136
iPod nano 16GB ₨8,325
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨50
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨666
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨134
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 274 prices entered by 30 different people.
Latest price update: July 27, 2016.

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