Cost of living in Delhi, India

Summary of cost of living in Delhi

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: ₨121,787
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: ₨54,097
  • Delhi is the 4th cheapest city in Asia (13 out of 16)
  • Cost of living in Delhi is cheaper than in 96% of cities in the World (192 out of 200)

List of prices in Delhi, India. Current as of Jan 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨506
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) ₨282
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨155
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨55
12 eggs, large ₨76
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨37
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨254
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨112
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨26
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨119
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨1,164
2 liters of coca-cola ₨81
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨35
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area ₨39,977
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area ₨23,565
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨4,144
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area ₨24,252
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area ₨14,794
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio ₨3,164
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) ₨680
40” flat screen tv ₨26,006
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨8,901
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨339
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨182
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) ₨2,452
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) ₨2,829
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨3,388
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨2,533
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨940,312
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨80
Monthly ticket public transport ₨1,672
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨217
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨95
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨180
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) ₨530
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) ₨294
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨178
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨308
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨106
Tube of toothpaste ₨69
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨236
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨1,051
2 tickets to the movies ₨577
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨2,600
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨2,564
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨715
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨261
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨258
Ipad wi-fi 128gb ₨34,604
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨3.90
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨2,338
1 package of marlboro cigarettes ₨322
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,581 prices entered by 195 different people.
Latest price update: January 22, 2021

Delhi position in our World Ranking

the world
192nd
out of 200
asia
13th
out of 16
india
3rd
out of 5

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

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1st
the world
1st
the world
2nd
the world
2nd
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2nd
the world
4th

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