Cost of living in Kolkata, India

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨340
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨238
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨118
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨42
12 eggs, large ₨63
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨60
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨256
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨118
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨20
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨123
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨897
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨87
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨25
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨23,492
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨14,931
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨2,508
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨16,196
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₨12,863
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₨2,791
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ₨911
40” flat screen TV ₨34,656
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨11,991
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨330
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨600
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨3,074
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨2,573
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨3,610
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨2,265
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨809,440
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨72
Monthly ticket public transport ₨1,209
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨219
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨192
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨223
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ₨14,957
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨348
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨163
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨223
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨110
Tube of toothpaste ₨66
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨335
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨993
2 tickets to the movies ₨407
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨1,844
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨1,751
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨614
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨188
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨202
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB ₨39,557
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨30
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨1,312
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨242
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,133 prices entered by 204 different people.
Latest price update: February 25, 2018.

Kolkata position in our World Ranking

the world
309th
out of 342
asia
24th
out of 37
india
9th
out of 16

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