Cost of living in Delhi, India

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨583
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨286
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨168
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨54
12 eggs, large ₨76
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨44
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨173
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨131
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨23
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨112
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨984
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨81
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨30
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨34,605
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨24,652
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨5,376
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨27,918
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₨15,376
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₨4,619
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ₨804
40” flat screen TV ₨32,979
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨9,795
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨335
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨273
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨2,573
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨3,103
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨3,973
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨3,219
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨836,982
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨74
Monthly ticket public transport ₨1,385
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨218
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨135
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨264
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ₨1,243
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨268
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨232
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨257
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨143
Tube of toothpaste ₨72
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨391
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨1,662
2 tickets to the movies ₨678
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨2,206
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨2,775
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨939
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨244
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨252
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB ₨41,080
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨48
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨2,355
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨267
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 4,677 prices entered by 619 different people.
Latest price update: September 22, 2018.

Delhi position in our World Ranking

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302nd
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19th
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india
2nd
out of 12

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