Cost of living in Delhi, India

Summary of cost of living in Delhi

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: ₨134,282
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: ₨61,745
  • Delhi is the 2nd cheapest city in India (3 out of 4)
  • Delhi is the 3rd cheapest city in Asia (15 out of 17)
  • Delhi is the 3rd cheapest city in the World (204 out of 206)
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List of prices in Delhi
Current as of Feb 2023.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨408
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) ₨315
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨161
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨60
12 eggs, large ₨89
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨42
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨175
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨146
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨26
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨127
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨835
2 liters of coca-cola ₨92
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨38
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area ₨50,274
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area ₨25,946
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨6,540
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area ₨21,981
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area ₨11,449
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio ₨4,977
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) ₨648
40” flat screen tv ₨34,347
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨12,111
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨393
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨533
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) ₨3,062
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) ₨2,549
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨4,497
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨3,322
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨1,041,260
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨104
Monthly ticket public transport ₨895
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨202
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨93
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨290
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) ₨835
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) ₨418
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨185
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨245
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨166
Tube of toothpaste ₨69
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨271
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨1,547
2 tickets to the movies ₨742
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨1,756
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨1,657
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨702
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨159
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨166
Ipad wi-fi 128gb ₨47,443
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨1.26
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨2,111
1 package of marlboro cigarettes ₨280
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 723 prices entered by 95 different people.
Latest price update: February 05, 2023

Delhi position in our World Ranking

the world
204th
out of 206
asia
15th
out of 17
india
3rd
out of 4

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

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2nd
the world
3rd
the world
3rd
the world
4th
the world
4th
the world
4th

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