Cost of living in Kolkata, India

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨393
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨279
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨116
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨43
12 eggs, large ₨65
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨32
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨211
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨124
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨21
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨96
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨883
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨82
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨19
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨20,795
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨12,733
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨4,223
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨16,906
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₨9,445
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₨4,832
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ₨1,102
40” flat screen TV ₨34,288
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨9,945
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨284
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨201
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨2,737
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨2,808
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨3,580
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨2,458
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨828,869
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨70
Monthly ticket public transport ₨1,066
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨120
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨162
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨166
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ₨409
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨430
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨140
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨203
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨82
Tube of toothpaste ₨55
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨353
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨771
2 tickets to the movies ₨368
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨645
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨1,636
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨656
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨191
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨168
iPod nano 16GB ₨11,906
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨8
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨1,784
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨217
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,781 prices entered by 187 different people.
Latest price update: June 29, 2017.

Kolkata position in our World Ranking

the world
269th
out of 273
asia
24th
out of 26
india
9th
out of 11

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