Cost of living in Chandigarh, India

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨312
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨299
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨188
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨53
12 eggs, large ₨76
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨38
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨206
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨141
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨18
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨130
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨1,445
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨81
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨28
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨26,166
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨18,838
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨3,441
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨16,856
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₨11,160
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₨2,435
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ₨1,456
40” flat screen TV ₨33,702
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨11,905
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨419
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨370
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨2,550
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨2,897
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨5,037
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨5,017
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨1,084,350
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨70
Monthly ticket public transport ₨1,348
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨234
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨121
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨291
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ₨1,100
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨271
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨188
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨220
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨92
Tube of toothpaste ₨77
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨313
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨1,238
2 tickets to the movies ₨521
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨1,519
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨2,157
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨853
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨161
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨212
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB ₨44,662
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨41
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨2,062
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨229
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 253 prices entered by 52 different people.
Latest price update: June 22, 2018.

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