Cost of living in Delhi, India

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨451
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨273
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨145
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨51
12 eggs, large ₨76
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨34
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨178
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨139
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨23
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨100
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨933
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨79
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨25
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨36,085
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨20,680
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨7,959
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨26,621
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₨15,975
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₨5,058
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ₨1,080
40” flat screen TV ₨32,774
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨10,097
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨361
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨165
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨2,556
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨2,663
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨4,160
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨3,359
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨803,328
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨68
Monthly ticket public transport ₨1,267
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨139
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨93
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨207
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ₨554
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨201
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨194
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨229
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨98
Tube of toothpaste ₨73
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨190
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨1,192
2 tickets to the movies ₨605
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨1,295
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨2,458
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨875
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨210
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨234
iPod nano 16GB ₨11,544
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨1.93
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨2,400
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨232
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 3,578 prices entered by 537 different people.
Latest price update: August 20, 2017.

Delhi position in our World Ranking

the world
288th
out of 309
asia
19th
out of 30
india
3rd
out of 13

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

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2nd
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3rd
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1st
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3rd
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3rd

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