Cost of living in Delhi, India

Summary of cost of living in Delhi

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: ₨150,495
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: ₨68,792
  • Delhi is the 2nd cheapest city in Asia (17 out of 18)
  • Delhi is the 2nd cheapest city in the World (193 out of 194)
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List of prices in Delhi
Current as of Feb 2024.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨365
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) ₨348
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨169
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨64
12 eggs, large ₨87
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨47
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨193
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨163
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨28
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨143
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨832
2 liters of coca-cola ₨92
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨41
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area ₨56,845
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area ₨27,719
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨4,613
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area ₨22,420
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area ₨12,702
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio ₨3,878
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) ₨613
40” flat screen tv ₨25,961
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨13,012
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨533
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨426
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) ₨2,415
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) ₨3,065
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨4,046
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨3,049
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨2,212,030
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨100
Monthly ticket public transport ₨1,016
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨280
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨130
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨273
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) ₨935
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) ₨434
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨212
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨271
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨144
Tube of toothpaste ₨99
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨307
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨1,246
2 tickets to the movies ₨780
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨1,744
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨1,993
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨812
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨190
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨162
Ipad wi-fi 128gb ₨55,232
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨1.40
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨1,807
1 package of marlboro cigarettes ₨325
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 885 prices entered by 125 different people.
Latest price update: February 27, 2024

Delhi position in our World Ranking

the world
193rd
out of 194
asia
17th
out of 18

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

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