Cost of living in Delhi, India

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨484
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨296
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨145
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨50
12 eggs, large ₨76
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨34
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨221
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨135
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨25
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨99
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨1,076
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨77
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨26
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨35,293
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨22,575
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨8,629
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨29,034
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₨16,351
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₨5,047
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ₨1,171
40” flat screen TV ₨34,281
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨11,648
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨381
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨289
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨2,447
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨2,644
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨3,938
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨3,132
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨845,664
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨68
Monthly ticket public transport ₨1,192
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨144
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨90
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨193
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ₨546
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨247
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨203
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨240
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨115
Tube of toothpaste ₨80
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨185
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨1,287
2 tickets to the movies ₨585
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨1,333
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨2,376
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨822
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨260
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨304
iPod nano 16GB ₨14,752
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨1.95
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨2,181
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨260
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 4,041 prices entered by 545 different people.
Latest price update: May 22, 2017.

Delhi position in our World Ranking

the world
217th
out of 228
asia
18th
out of 23
india
3rd
out of 8

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

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3rd
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4th
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4th
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