Cost of living in Bhubaneswar, India

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨253
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨249
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨116
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨38
12 eggs, large ₨66
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨25
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨135
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨139
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨20
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨120
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨1,260
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨73
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨31
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨19,559
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨12,675
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨1,614
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) ₨1,022
40” flat screen TV ₨41,183
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨10,948
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨303
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨139
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨2,582
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨2,219
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨3,243
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨2,530
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨1,082,060
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨68
Monthly ticket public transport ₨983
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨144
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨89
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨265
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ₨370
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨141
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨127
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨200
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨180
Tube of toothpaste ₨74
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨161
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨605
2 tickets to the movies ₨403
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨666
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨1,456
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨427
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨102
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨153
iPod nano 16GB ₨11,075
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨34
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨1,301
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨144
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 480 prices entered by 32 different people.
Latest price update: March 23, 2017.

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