Cost of living in Delhi, India

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨488
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨274
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨145
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨51
12 eggs, large ₨75
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨33
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨176
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨130
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨24
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨99
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨947
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨78
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨25
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨36,716
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨21,699
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨7,863
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨27,450
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₨16,132
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₨4,675
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ₨1,180
40” flat screen TV ₨33,629
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨10,828
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨358
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨165
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨2,467
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨2,646
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨3,931
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨3,194
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨803,127
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨67
Monthly ticket public transport ₨1,229
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨141
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨84
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨184
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ₨533
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨200
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨198
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨233
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨97
Tube of toothpaste ₨77
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨167
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨1,133
2 tickets to the movies ₨589
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨1,097
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨2,368
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨746
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨193
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨233
iPod nano 16GB ₨11,544
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨1.97
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨2,279
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨223
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 3,812 prices entered by 522 different people.
Latest price update: June 25, 2017.

Delhi position in our World Ranking

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254th
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18th
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india
3rd
out of 10

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