Cost of living in Delhi, India

Change the currency:
Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨477
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨275
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨142
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨51
12 eggs, large ₨78
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨38
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨193
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨129
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨24
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨93
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨1,027
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨75
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨28
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨37,073
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨25,227
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨8,648
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨30,628
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₨17,022
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₨3,850
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ₨1,243
40” flat screen TV ₨35,978
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨11,992
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨443
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨153
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨2,585
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨3,055
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨4,006
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨3,307
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨746,210
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨66
Monthly ticket public transport ₨1,346
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨152
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨115
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨253
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ₨510
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨272
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨222
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨239
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨102
Tube of toothpaste ₨74
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨341
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨1,453
2 tickets to the movies ₨602
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨1,257
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨2,807
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨1,060
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨193
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨225
iPod nano 16GB ₨12,411
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨1.85
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨2,302
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨224
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 4,217 prices entered by 618 different people.
Latest price update: December 08, 2016.

Delhi position in our World Ranking

the world
222nd
out of 237
asia
19th
out of 25
india
4th
out of 8

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

the world
1st
the world
4th
the world
4th
asia
1st
asia
1st
asia
2nd

Do you live in Delhi? We need your help!

What is the price of

Utilities

in Delhi?

International Cost of Living Index

loading...

Recent Prices Added

  • Volkswagen golf 2.0 tdi 140 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new in Hong Kong costs HK$220,000 (1 minute ago)
  • Public transport in Vancouver costs C$97 (9 minutes ago)
  • Volkswagen golf 2.0 tdi 140 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new in Jakarta costs Rp 450,000,000 (15 minutes ago)
  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in Multan costs ₨100 (24 minutes ago)
  • 2 tickets to the movies in Perugia costs €17 (24 minutes ago)
  • Monthly rent - 45 m2 furnished studio in expensive area in Kolkata costs ₨6,055 (35 minutes ago)

What do you think about the cost of living in Delhi?