Cost of living in Bhubaneswar, India

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨209
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨246
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨122
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨40
12 eggs, large ₨67
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨32
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨139
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨166
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨17
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨126
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨947
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨74
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨29
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨17,747
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨12,240
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨2,419
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨11,334
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₨10,775
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₨1,245
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ₨984
40” flat screen TV ₨38,039
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨11,264
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨256
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨105
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨2,373
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨2,833
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨3,848
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨2,565
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨1,120,640
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨68
Monthly ticket public transport ₨1,122
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨135
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨98
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨265
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ₨368
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨141
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨140
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨231
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨180
Tube of toothpaste ₨74
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨154
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨813
2 tickets to the movies ₨365
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨578
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨1,506
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨427
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨92
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨153
iPod nano 16GB ₨11,075
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨8
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨840
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨138
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 424 prices entered by 42 different people.
Latest price update: August 22, 2017.

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