Cost of living in Delhi, India

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨561
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨293
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨170
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨54
12 eggs, large ₨77
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨45
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨175
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨134
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨23
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨114
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨1,003
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨82
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨31
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨35,538
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨25,137
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨6,032
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨28,858
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₨16,206
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₨4,699
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ₨787
40” flat screen TV ₨32,490
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨9,695
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨351
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨273
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨2,599
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨3,136
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨3,922
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨3,138
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨880,628
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨74
Monthly ticket public transport ₨1,471
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨223
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨138
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨305
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ₨1,243
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨307
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨237
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨262
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨143
Tube of toothpaste ₨77
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨415
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨1,565
2 tickets to the movies ₨667
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨2,339
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨2,751
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨1,113
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨256
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨253
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB ₨42,048
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨33
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨2,402
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨268
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 4,308 prices entered by 607 different people.
Latest price update: November 15, 2018.

Delhi position in our World Ranking

the world
308th
out of 342
asia
24th
out of 35
india
5th
out of 13

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

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