Cost of living in Kochi, India

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨226
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨256
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨125
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨46
12 eggs, large ₨74
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨37
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨221
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨116
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨32
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨112
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨434
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨79
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨40
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨23,666
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨14,746
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨3,889
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨14,126
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₨8,870
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₨3,091
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ₨1,455
40” flat screen TV ₨33,085
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨12,700
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨321
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨146
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨2,460
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨1,846
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨3,578
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨2,966
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨889,661
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨70
Monthly ticket public transport ₨892
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨284
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨84
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨191
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ₨366
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨158
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨136
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨151
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨113
Tube of toothpaste ₨60
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨133
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨819
2 tickets to the movies ₨284
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨501
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨1,978
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨315
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨163
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨188
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB ₨51,887
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨1.66
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨1,604
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨166
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 496 prices entered by 48 different people.
Latest price update: November 17, 2017.

Kochi position in our World Ranking

the world
332nd
out of 334
asia
32nd
out of 33
india
13th
out of 14

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