Cost of living in Chandigarh, India

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨451
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨327
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨184
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨52
12 eggs, large ₨67
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨30
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨223
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨117
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨17
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨124
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨1,484
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨78
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨26
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨19,583
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨15,289
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨2,943
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨12,582
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₨11,017
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₨2,045
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ₨1,680
40” flat screen TV ₨33,419
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨10,822
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨321
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨304
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨2,470
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨2,889
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨4,992
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨3,942
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨1,114,860
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨69
Monthly ticket public transport ₨823
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨160
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨123
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨265
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ₨407
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨270
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨183
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨218
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨90
Tube of toothpaste ₨77
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨241
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨1,168
2 tickets to the movies ₨486
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨959
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨2,388
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨1,059
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨169
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨225
iPad Air 2, 64GB ₨45,911
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨1.58
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨2,084
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨205
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 430 prices entered by 55 different people.
Latest price update: October 17, 2017.

Chandigarh position in our World Ranking

the world
307th
out of 320
asia
22nd
out of 30
india
5th
out of 13

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