Cost of living in Chandigarh, India

Summary of cost of living in Chandigarh

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: ₨109,351
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: ₨45,642
  • WARNING!  These estimates are currently based on just a small amount of data. They provide a decent starting assumption, but they are not yet completely reliable.

List of prices in Chandigarh
Current as of Feb 2023.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨259
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) ₨312
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨114
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨50
12 eggs, large ₨79
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨36
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨187
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨126
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨25
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨132
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨932
2 liters of coca-cola ₨89
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨33
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area ₨29,818
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area ₨19,604
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨4,718
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area ₨16,749
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area ₨10,390
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio ₨4,481
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) ₨629
40” flat screen tv ₨25,357
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨9,505
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨377
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨344
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) ₨2,498
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) ₨2,451
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨3,698
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨2,728
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨803,850
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨87
Monthly ticket public transport ₨1,076
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨235
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨130
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨191
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) ₨931
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) ₨268
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨168
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨250
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨121
Tube of toothpaste ₨89
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨308
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨1,134
2 tickets to the movies ₨423
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨1,434
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨1,662
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨965
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨303
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨222
Ipad wi-fi 128gb ₨41,604
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨2.58
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨1,999
1 package of marlboro cigarettes ₨311
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 113 prices entered by 19 different people.
Latest price update: February 05, 2023

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