Cost of living in Kakinada, India

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨302
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨293
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨87
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨47
12 eggs, large ₨64
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨22
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨216
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨113
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨27
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨132
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨1,500
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨75
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨33
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨14,701
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨11,127
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨5,535
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨12,320
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₨8,496
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₨8,218
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ₨1,122
40” flat screen TV ₨35,338
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨9,967
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨224
Hourly rate for cleaning help -
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨1,736
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨1,464
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨3,697
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨2,842
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨750,810
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨70
Monthly ticket public transport ₨550
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨88
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨100
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ₨373
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) -
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨128
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨99
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨250
Tube of toothpaste ₨57
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨433
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨534
2 tickets to the movies ₨186
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨500
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨1,353
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨160
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨50
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨120
iPad Air 2, 64GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨1,083
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨55
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 30 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: September 22, 2017.

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