Cost of living in Delhi, India

Summary of cost of living in Delhi

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: ₨127,089
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: ₨52,148
  • Delhi is the 4th cheapest city in Asia (10 out of 13)
  • Cost of living in Delhi is cheaper than in 92% of cities in the World (144 out of 157)
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List of prices in Delhi
Current as of Jan 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨499
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) ₨327
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨160
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨62
12 eggs, large ₨98
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨45
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨205
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨135
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨29
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨148
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨1,374
2 liters of coca-cola ₨89
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨28
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area ₨34,384
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area ₨20,726
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨5,213
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area ₨22,974
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area ₨14,255
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio ₨4,325
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) ₨612
40” flat screen tv ₨32,364
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨9,114
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨345
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨446
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) ₨2,900
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) ₨2,875
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨4,948
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨3,812
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨1,062,060
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨97
Monthly ticket public transport ₨1,698
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨237
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨102
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨214
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) ₨629
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) ₨329
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨171
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨332
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨141
Tube of toothpaste ₨78
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨264
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨1,155
2 tickets to the movies ₨532
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨2,224
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨2,912
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨735
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨236
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨291
Ipad wi-fi 128gb ₨42,287
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨1.31
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨2,267
1 package of marlboro cigarettes ₨311
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 631 prices entered by 87 different people.
Latest price update: January 19, 2022

Delhi position in our World Ranking

the world
144th
out of 157
asia
10th
out of 13

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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5th
asia
1st
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