Cost of living in Kolkata, India

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨303
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨233
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨119
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨42
12 eggs, large ₨64
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨37
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨174
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨123
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨17
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨94
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨862
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨84
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨20
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨17,688
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨12,335
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨3,631
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨15,494
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₨8,146
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₨4,283
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ₨987
40” flat screen TV ₨31,968
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨11,401
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨322
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨200
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨3,010
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨2,592
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨3,602
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨2,467
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨807,629
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨71
Monthly ticket public transport ₨921
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨151
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨141
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨166
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ₨432
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨334
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨168
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨213
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨82
Tube of toothpaste ₨65
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨299
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨906
2 tickets to the movies ₨384
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨725
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨1,954
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨673
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨196
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨191
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB ₨39,416
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨12
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨1,622
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨221
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,394 prices entered by 197 different people.
Latest price update: December 13, 2017.

Kolkata position in our World Ranking

the world
336th
out of 342
asia
31st
out of 35
india
10th
out of 14

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