Cost of living in Delhi, India

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨487
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨286
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨149
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨51
12 eggs, large ₨76
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨35
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨197
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨142
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨24
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨99
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨1,032
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨78
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨33
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨38,724
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨23,499
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨9,650
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨29,487
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₨15,792
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₨4,500
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ₨1,246
40” flat screen TV ₨34,374
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨11,566
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨436
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨142
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨2,630
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨2,892
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨4,179
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨3,326
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨818,468
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨67
Monthly ticket public transport ₨1,329
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨155
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨84
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨159
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ₨529
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨213
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨209
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨241
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨107
Tube of toothpaste ₨74
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨231
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨1,299
2 tickets to the movies ₨597
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨1,538
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨2,520
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨702
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨195
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨218
iPod nano 16GB ₨12,245
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨1.97
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨2,600
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨223
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 4,000 prices entered by 590 different people.
Latest price update: February 24, 2017.

Delhi position in our World Ranking

the world
205th
out of 216
asia
18th
out of 22
india
4th
out of 8

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

the world
3rd
the world
4th
the world
4th
the world
4th
asia
3rd
asia
3rd

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