Cost of living in Chandigarh, India

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨268
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨210
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨195
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨52
12 eggs, large ₨70
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨36
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨149
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨137
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨19
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨118
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨1,467
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨83
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨27
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨29,913
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨18,279
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨3,155
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨17,363
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₨16,801
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₨2,285
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ₨1,220
40” flat screen TV ₨36,339
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨12,146
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨417
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨370
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨2,669
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨2,746
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨4,526
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨4,574
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨1,030,890
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨73
Monthly ticket public transport ₨1,437
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨244
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨114
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨293
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ₨1,247
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨265
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨180
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨203
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨98
Tube of toothpaste ₨70
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨313
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨1,295
2 tickets to the movies ₨549
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨1,598
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨2,175
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨853
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨197
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨234
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB ₨46,312
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨38
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨2,170
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨257
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 349 prices entered by 57 different people.
Latest price update: October 22, 2018.

Chandigarh position in our World Ranking

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317th
out of 341
asia
27th
out of 35
india
7th
out of 13

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