Cost of living in Chandigarh, India

Summary of cost of living in Chandigarh

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: ₨109,963
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: ₨44,928
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.
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List of prices in Chandigarh, India. Current as of Jan 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨275
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) ₨188
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨195
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨51
12 eggs, large ₨69
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨33
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨126
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨121
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨20
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨115
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨1,082
2 liters of coca-cola ₨83
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨28
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area ₨27,136
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area ₨19,476
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨3,374
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area ₨18,859
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area ₨15,148
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio ₨3,613
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) ₨770
40” flat screen tv ₨32,990
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨14,066
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨360
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨275
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) ₨2,549
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) ₨2,856
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨4,595
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨3,043
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨1,032,830
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨74
Monthly ticket public transport ₨1,328
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨203
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨73
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨248
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) ₨1,318
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) ₨265
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨176
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨190
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨102
Tube of toothpaste ₨67
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨280
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨1,176
2 tickets to the movies ₨436
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨1,435
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨1,850
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨760
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨218
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨355
Ipad wi-fi 128gb ₨46,482
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨2.99
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨1,764
1 package of marlboro cigarettes ₨273
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 312 prices entered by 36 different people.
Latest price update: January 20, 2020

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