Cost of living in Delhi, India

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨476
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨275
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨140
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨50
12 eggs, large ₨76
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨40
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨175
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨124
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨22
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨96
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨934
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨75
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨27
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨33,083
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨23,288
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨5,156
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨29,717
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₨16,622
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₨3,977
Internet 8MB (1 month) ₨1,202
40” flat screen TV ₨37,183
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨10,003
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨510
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨137
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨2,712
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨3,502
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨4,108
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨3,155
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨757,444
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨66
Monthly ticket public transport ₨1,338
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨173
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨113
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨295
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ₨516
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨274
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨196
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨228
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨143
Tube of toothpaste ₨68
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨255
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨1,663
2 tickets to the movies ₨620
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨1,377
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨3,480
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨1,124
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨231
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨246
iPod nano 16GB ₨10,145
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨4.78
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨2,790
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨198
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 3,905 prices entered by 554 different people.
Latest price update: May 25, 2016.

Delhi position in our World Ranking

the world
255th
out of 268
asia
17th
out of 23
india
2nd
out of 6

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

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2nd
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3rd
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4th
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4th
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1st
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2nd

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