Cost of living in Guwahati, India

Summary of cost of living in Guwahati

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: ₨109,877
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: ₨39,926
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.
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List of prices in Guwahati, India. Current as of Feb 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨455
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) ₨267
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨151
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨56
12 eggs, large ₨66
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨38
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨249
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨144
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨24
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨116
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨669
2 liters of coca-cola ₨93
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨33
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area ₨18,784
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area ₨15,560
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨1,987
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area ₨24,621
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area ₨10,217
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio ₨1,534
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) ₨816
40” flat screen tv ₨33,655
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨9,072
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨292
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨242
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) ₨2,364
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) ₨2,757
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨3,518
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨2,850
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨847,683
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨89
Monthly ticket public transport ₨1,040
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨280
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨135
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨192
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) ₨693
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) ₨237
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨160
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨192
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨141
Tube of toothpaste ₨48
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨245
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨1,050
2 tickets to the movies ₨414
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨1,219
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨2,598
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨483
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨132
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨141
Ipad wi-fi 128gb ₨40,988
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨26
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨2,584
1 package of marlboro cigarettes ₨190
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 306 prices entered by 34 different people.
Latest price update: February 22, 2020

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