Cost of living in Bhubaneswar, India

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨231
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨255
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨93
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨32
12 eggs, large ₨58
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨30
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨110
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨111
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨21
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨96
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨765
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨67
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨39
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨14,922
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨9,209
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨1,773
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨8,452
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₨8,428
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₨1,378
Internet 8MB (1 month) ₨1,111
40” flat screen TV ₨41,479
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨11,940
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨278
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨110
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨2,563
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨2,061
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨3,330
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨2,345
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨1,242,270
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨67
Monthly ticket public transport ₨944
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨147
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨128
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨103
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ₨265
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨300
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨181
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨234
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨157
Tube of toothpaste ₨55
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨150
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨712
2 tickets to the movies ₨277
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨558
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨2,178
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨469
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨88
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨143
iPod nano 16GB ₨11,085
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨9
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨990
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨132
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 105 prices entered by 26 different people.
Latest price update: May 30, 2016.

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