Cost of living in Coimbatore, India

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨274
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨222
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨128
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨42
12 eggs, large ₨60
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨34
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨115
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨140
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨31
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨126
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨519
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨72
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨29
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨27,004
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨15,481
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨3,007
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨19,947
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₨17,184
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₨2,393
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ₨833
40” flat screen TV ₨36,156
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨9,781
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨376
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨2,062
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨1,914
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨1,427
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨2,356
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨1,760
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨864,694
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨69
Monthly ticket public transport ₨1,057
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨202
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨155
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨279
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ₨1,310
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨188
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨141
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨200
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨104
Tube of toothpaste ₨40
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨227
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨569
2 tickets to the movies ₨322
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) -
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨1,037
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨417
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨141
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨134
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB ₨39,056
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨70
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨1,436
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨122
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 248 prices entered by 44 different people.
Latest price update: October 19, 2018.

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