Cost of living in Delhi, India

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨469
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨284
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨144
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨52
12 eggs, large ₨75
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨36
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨165
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨133
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨22
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨99
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨863
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨78
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨24
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨32,176
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨19,938
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨7,075
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨29,734
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₨16,863
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₨6,057
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ₨945
40” flat screen TV ₨33,553
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨10,586
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨391
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨141
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨2,487
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨2,503
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨4,018
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨3,251
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨812,832
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨69
Monthly ticket public transport ₨1,342
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨136
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨89
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨170
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ₨536
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨180
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨184
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨213
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨103
Tube of toothpaste ₨66
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨190
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨1,170
2 tickets to the movies ₨586
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨1,196
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨2,284
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨770
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨193
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨226
iPad Air 2, 64GB ₨39,561
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨1.90
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨2,382
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨242
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 3,732 prices entered by 562 different people.
Latest price update: October 18, 2017.

Delhi position in our World Ranking

the world
300th
out of 320
asia
20th
out of 30
india
3rd
out of 13

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

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