Cost of living in Delhi, India

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨494
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨287
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨140
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨50
12 eggs, large ₨79
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨41
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨195
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨125
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨23
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨95
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨1,100
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨74
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨26
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨35,444
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨24,344
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨6,446
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨26,982
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₨15,168
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₨3,972
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ₨1,183
40” flat screen TV ₨39,090
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨11,248
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨506
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨257
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨2,866
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨3,301
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨4,069
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨3,261
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨777,373
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨65
Monthly ticket public transport ₨1,214
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨151
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨102
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨274
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ₨546
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨326
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨231
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨233
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨123
Tube of toothpaste ₨70
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨231
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨1,674
2 tickets to the movies ₨625
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨1,263
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨3,117
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨1,236
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨224
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨252
iPod nano 16GB ₨12,272
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨1.84
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨2,701
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨204
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 4,128 prices entered by 615 different people.
Latest price update: September 29, 2016.

Delhi position in our World Ranking

the world
242nd
out of 256
asia
21st
out of 25
india
4th
out of 8

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