Cost of living in Bhubaneswar, India

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨299
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨283
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨126
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨42
12 eggs, large ₨65
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨30
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨270
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨161
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨21
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨129
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨884
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨69
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨34
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨19,434
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨12,733
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨2,413
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨17,152
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₨11,020
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₨2,825
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ₨1,013
40” flat screen TV ₨43,009
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨13,058
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨346
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨110
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨2,598
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨2,228
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨2,844
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨2,413
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨1,174,250
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨69
Monthly ticket public transport ₨1,408
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨128
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨84
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨379
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ₨375
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨233
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨144
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨237
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨170
Tube of toothpaste ₨106
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨159
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨541
2 tickets to the movies ₨366
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 ₨1,014
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨416
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨98
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨158
iPod nano 16GB ₨10,353
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨30
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨1,147
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨147
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 315 prices entered by 31 different people.
Latest price update: September 29, 2016.

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