Cost of living in Delhi, India

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨527
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨280
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨149
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨49
12 eggs, large ₨76
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨42
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨240
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨125
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨24
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨94
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨975
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 ₨40,102
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨26,348
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨5,314
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨27,960
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₨15,580
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₨4,471
Internet 8MB (1 month) ₨1,178
40” flat screen TV ₨37,237
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨11,193
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨437
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨143
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨2,758
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨3,424
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨3,865
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨3,166
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨804,059
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨65
Monthly ticket public transport ₨1,269
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨161
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨102
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨253
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ₨513
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨313
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨208
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨221
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨130
Tube of toothpaste ₨67
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨224
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨1,480
2 tickets to the movies ₨612
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨1,275
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨2,972
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨1,238
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨236
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨256
iPod nano 16GB ₨11,925
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨1.83
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨3,240
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨198
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 4,096 prices entered by 616 different people.
Latest price update: August 25, 2016.

Delhi position in our World Ranking

the world
247th
out of 265
asia
20th
out of 27
india
3rd
out of 8

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