Cost of living in Delhi, India

Summary of cost of living in Delhi

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: ₨132,765
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: ₨59,242
  • Cost of living in Delhi is cheaper than in 71% of cities in Asia (15 out of 21)
  • Cost of living in Delhi is cheaper than in 93% of cities in the World (264 out of 284)

List of prices in Delhi, India. Current as of Jan 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨596
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) ₨260
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨165
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨54
12 eggs, large ₨82
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨39
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨158
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨117
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨24
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨107
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨1,111
2 liters of coca-cola ₨84
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨32
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area ₨44,241
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area ₨25,969
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨6,987
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area ₨26,062
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area ₨14,813
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio ₨4,907
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) ₨692
40” flat screen tv ₨28,694
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨10,289
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨383
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨287
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) ₨2,268
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) ₨2,425
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨3,897
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨2,964
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨1,026,720
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨76
Monthly ticket public transport ₨1,682
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨283
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨104
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨250
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) ₨667
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) ₨339
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨208
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨239
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨181
Tube of toothpaste ₨73
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨289
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨1,439
2 tickets to the movies ₨594
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨1,704
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨2,407
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨1,108
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨279
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨226
Ipad wi-fi 128gb ₨34,077
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨10
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨2,643
1 package of marlboro cigarettes ₨294
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 2,580 prices entered by 297 different people.
Latest price update: January 26, 2020

Delhi position in our World Ranking

the world
264th
out of 284
asia
15th
out of 21
india
2nd
out of 6

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

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