Cost of living in Bhubaneswar, India

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨307
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨277
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨117
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨46
12 eggs, large ₨66
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨34
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨284
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨203
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨27
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨95
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨947
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨70
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨41
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨15,073
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨12,162
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨4,935
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨9,315
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₨10,878
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₨2,199
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ₨832
40” flat screen TV ₨62,043
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨16,465
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨291
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨102
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨2,748
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨3,335
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨3,715
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨4,650
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨1,378,560
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨69
Monthly ticket public transport ₨966
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨141
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨86
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨440
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ₨373
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨141
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨148
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨313
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨180
Tube of toothpaste ₨125
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨181
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨510
2 tickets to the movies ₨395
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨581
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨916
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨612
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨105
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨160
iPod nano 16GB ₨11,075
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨29
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨1,307
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨148
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 392 prices entered by 33 different people.
Latest price update: December 03, 2016.

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