Cost of living in Delhi, India

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨453
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨283
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨149
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨52
12 eggs, large ₨75
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨41
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨164
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨131
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨21
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨103
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨785
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨79
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨24
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨31,970
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨19,812
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨5,405
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨29,912
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₨16,107
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₨5,940
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ₨849
40” flat screen TV ₨33,749
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨9,734
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨378
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨153
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨2,376
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨2,736
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨3,755
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨3,009
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨854,468
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨70
Monthly ticket public transport ₨1,311
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨143
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨93
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨176
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ₨501
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨205
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨186
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨216
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨125
Tube of toothpaste ₨66
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨208
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨1,169
2 tickets to the movies ₨581
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨1,252
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨2,223
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨723
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨209
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨221
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB ₨40,329
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨2.11
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨2,511
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨242
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 4,105 prices entered by 577 different people.
Latest price update: December 17, 2017.

Delhi position in our World Ranking

the world
324th
out of 343
asia
25th
out of 36
india
5th
out of 15

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

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