Cost of living in Delhi, India

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨526
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨323
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨147
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨51
12 eggs, large ₨77
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨45
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨345
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨141
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨25
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨97
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨966
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨76
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨36
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨35,722
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨26,608
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨5,451
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨28,162
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₨15,203
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₨4,499
Internet 8MB (1 month) ₨1,302
40” flat screen TV ₨38,657
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨13,508
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨542
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨453
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨2,668
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨3,540
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨3,991
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨3,299
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨776,148
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨65
Monthly ticket public transport ₨1,380
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨136
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨108
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨162
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ₨506
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨267
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨202
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨203
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨150
Tube of toothpaste ₨80
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨189
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨1,316
2 tickets to the movies ₨588
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨1,140
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨2,746
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨1,078
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨254
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨309
iPod nano 16GB ₨16,585
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨1.67
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨2,758
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨208
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 4,135 prices entered by 616 different people.
Latest price update: July 30, 2016.

Delhi position in our World Ranking

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246th
out of 267
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17th
out of 24
india
3rd
out of 8

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