Cost of living in Kanpur, India

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨171
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨278
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨132
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨47
12 eggs, large ₨60
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨33
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨146
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨82
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨21
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨120
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨793
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨62
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨20
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨9,886
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨10,206
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨1,725
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨14,310
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₨8,150
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₨1,400
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ₨1,250
40” flat screen TV ₨27,500
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨5,000
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨353
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨340
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨1,620
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨1,800
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨2,600
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨1,725
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨683,380
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨68
Monthly ticket public transport ₨493
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨180
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨86
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨120
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ₨300
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨145
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨127
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨293
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨85
Tube of toothpaste ₨53
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨225
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨350
2 tickets to the movies ₨293
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨483
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨1,133
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨175
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨246
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨155
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB ₨32,000
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨2.00
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨2,000
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨90
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 103 prices entered by 20 different people.
Latest price update: December 17, 2017.

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