Cost of living in Kochi, India

List of prices in Kochi, India. Current as of Dec 2018.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨190
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨221
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨161
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨46
12 eggs, large ₨78
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨39
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨182
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨107
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨31
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨102
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨331
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨88
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨37
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨19,221
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨17,899
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨3,886
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨22,414
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₨13,516
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₨2,808
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ₨785
40” flat screen TV ₨31,289
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨11,596
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨346
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨344
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨2,123
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨2,496
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨3,358
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨2,393
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨1,034,760
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨77
Monthly ticket public transport ₨1,115
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨313
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨118
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨258
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) -
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨183
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨154
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨187
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨133
Tube of toothpaste ₨70
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨279
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨619
2 tickets to the movies ₨299
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨1,768
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨1,116
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨331
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨189
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨160
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB ₨44,811
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨48
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨925
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨192
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 499 prices entered by 50 different people.
Latest price update: December 11, 2018.

Kochi position in our World Ranking

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330th
out of 336
asia
33rd
out of 34
india
12th
out of 13

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