Cost of living in Kochi, India

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨210
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨237
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨145
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨46
12 eggs, large ₨78
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨49
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨221
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨114
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨32
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨114
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨462
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨75
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨39
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨25,453
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨20,453
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨4,580
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨17,609
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₨10,748
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₨2,795
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ₨1,271
40” flat screen TV ₨34,695
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨12,144
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨362
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨238
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨2,571
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨1,896
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨3,590
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨3,220
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨894,903
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨73
Monthly ticket public transport ₨1,544
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨325
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨84
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨258
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) -
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨158
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨146
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨164
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨110
Tube of toothpaste ₨60
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨310
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨1,041
2 tickets to the movies ₨314
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 ₨1,886
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨313
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨174
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨201
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB ₨47,172
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨115
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨1,212
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨166
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 306 prices entered by 46 different people.
Latest price update: June 21, 2018.

Kochi position in our World Ranking

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293rd
out of 345
asia
16th
out of 34
india
2nd
out of 14

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