Cost of living in Delhi, India

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨465
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨268
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨140
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨49
12 eggs, large ₨77
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨40
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨180
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨121
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨25
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨94
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨933
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨74
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨27
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨32,772
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨23,702
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨5,114
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨29,691
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₨17,247
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₨4,079
Internet 8MB (1 month) ₨1,267
40” flat screen TV ₨39,305
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨10,066
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨475
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨142
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨2,687
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨3,459
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨4,035
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨3,390
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨820,888
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨66
Monthly ticket public transport ₨1,222
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨167
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨116
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨295
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ₨487
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨282
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨194
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨242
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨142
Tube of toothpaste ₨67
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨247
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨1,700
2 tickets to the movies ₨615
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨1,317
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨3,540
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨1,063
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨216
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨253
iPod nano 16GB ₨9,616
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨2.02
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨2,849
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨212
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 3,784 prices entered by 542 different people.
Latest price update: May 04, 2016.

Delhi position in our World Ranking

the world
257th
out of 271
asia
18th
out of 24
india
3rd
out of 7

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