Cost of living in Kochi, India

Summary of cost of living in Kochi

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: ₨100,938
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: ₨39,670
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.
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List of prices in Kochi, India. Current as of May 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨262
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) ₨313
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨137
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨51
12 eggs, large ₨68
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨36
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨175
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨160
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨37
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨126
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨524
2 liters of coca-cola ₨83
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨37
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area ₨24,114
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area ₨16,138
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨3,450
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area ₨18,264
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area ₨10,740
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio ₨1,693
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) ₨808
40” flat screen tv ₨34,585
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨8,492
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨345
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨278
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) ₨2,523
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) ₨2,691
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨3,942
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨2,508
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨935,283
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨74
Monthly ticket public transport ₨1,251
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨237
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨108
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨246
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) ₨500
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) ₨196
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨151
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨182
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨122
Tube of toothpaste ₨69
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨330
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨1,936
2 tickets to the movies ₨262
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨1,509
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨1,210
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨341
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨200
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨153
Ipad wi-fi 128gb ₨38,504
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨1.64
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨1,446
1 package of marlboro cigarettes ₨230
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 240 prices entered by 32 different people.
Latest price update: May 31, 2020

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