Cost of living in Delhi, India

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨483
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨285
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨159
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨50
12 eggs, large ₨77
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨35
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨190
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨144
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨24
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨93
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨1,082
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨75
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨27
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨39,801
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨24,834
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨10,432
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨32,033
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₨17,083
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₨4,047
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ₨1,330
40” flat screen TV ₨35,362
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨12,339
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨449
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨139
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨2,474
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨2,790
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨4,144
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨3,297
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨737,035
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨68
Monthly ticket public transport ₨1,363
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨159
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨96
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨184
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ₨547
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨272
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨220
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨259
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨95
Tube of toothpaste ₨74
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨236
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨1,356
2 tickets to the movies ₨585
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨1,273
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨2,730
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨957
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨189
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨217
iPod nano 16GB ₨12,411
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨2.09
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨2,351
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨222
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 3,971 prices entered by 601 different people.
Latest price update: January 16, 2017.

Delhi position in our World Ranking

the world
212th
out of 226
asia
18th
out of 23
india
3rd
out of 7

Cheapest and most expensive products in Delhi compared to other cities:

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2nd
the world
4th
the world
4th
the world
5th
asia
1st
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2nd

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