Cost of living in Delhi, India

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨473
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨263
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨148
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨50
12 eggs, large ₨78
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨39
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨189
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨119
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨25
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨94
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨945
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨73
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨28
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨37,255
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨24,540
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨4,972
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨27,901
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₨16,411
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₨3,937
Internet 8MB (1 month) ₨1,232
40” flat screen TV ₨39,005
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨10,038
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨469
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨163
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨2,733
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨3,225
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨4,117
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨3,456
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨840,147
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨66
Monthly ticket public transport ₨1,182
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨179
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨126
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨300
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ₨476
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨330
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨184
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨247
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨135
Tube of toothpaste ₨70
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨224
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨1,697
2 tickets to the movies ₨612
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨1,328
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨3,654
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨1,022
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨206
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨249
iPod nano 16GB ₨9,490
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨3.19
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨2,853
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨208
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 12,246 prices entered by 1,328 different people.
Latest price update: February 06, 2016.

Delhi position in our World Ranking

the world
218th
out of 239
asia
16th
out of 22
india
4th
out of 8

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