Cost of living in Hyderabad, India

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨352
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨263
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨117
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨50
12 eggs, large ₨61
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨28
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨225
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨153
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨27
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨103
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨826
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨76
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨30
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨21,456
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨13,565
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨2,206
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨18,528
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₨10,273
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₨1,591
Internet 8MB (1 month) ₨858
40” flat screen TV ₨36,174
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨11,061
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨416
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨166
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨2,323
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨2,348
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨3,323
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨2,564
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨835,848
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨71
Monthly ticket public transport ₨1,003
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨199
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨88
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨182
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ₨371
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨259
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨174
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨232
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨120
Tube of toothpaste ₨66
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨249
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨1,159
2 tickets to the movies ₨335
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨634
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨2,447
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨1,089
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨157
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨193
iPod nano 16GB ₨11,950
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨1.77
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨1,921
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨192
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 5,455 prices entered by 576 different people.
Latest price update: February 13, 2016.

Hyderabad position in our World Ranking

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238th
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20th
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india
6th
out of 8

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