Cost of living in Guwahati, India

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨445
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨259
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨113
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨50
12 eggs, large ₨66
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨38
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨239
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨116
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨21
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨94
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨956
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨73
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨22
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨15,841
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨9,828
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨1,885
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨11,424
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₨7,578
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₨1,272
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ₨1,086
40” flat screen TV ₨36,403
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨7,965
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨266
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨239
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨2,387
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨2,849
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨3,426
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨2,467
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨823,915
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨72
Monthly ticket public transport ₨1,193
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨256
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨146
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨118
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ₨475
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨356
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨172
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨203
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨165
Tube of toothpaste ₨56
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨228
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨940
2 tickets to the movies ₨389
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨698
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨3,168
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨497
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨136
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨153
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB ₨37,500
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨23
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨2,426
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨211
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 369 prices entered by 37 different people.
Latest price update: December 11, 2017.

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