Cost of living in Kolkata, India

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨366
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨275
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨117
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨44
12 eggs, large ₨63
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨34
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨205
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨124
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨21
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨92
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨848
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 ₨21,014
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨12,772
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨4,416
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) ₨1,100
40” flat screen TV ₨31,394
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨10,078
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨266
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨237
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨2,771
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨2,785
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨3,550
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨2,533
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨852,373
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨70
Monthly ticket public transport ₨1,139
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨126
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) ₨421
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨334
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨148
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨183
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨82
Tube of toothpaste ₨59
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨293
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨781
2 tickets to the movies ₨363
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨683
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨1,621
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨656
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨164
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 ₨1,731
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨221
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,800 prices entered by 191 different people.
Latest price update: August 16, 2017.

Kolkata position in our World Ranking

the world
301st
out of 307
asia
26th
out of 30
india
9th
out of 13

Cheapest and most expensive products in Kolkata compared to other cities:

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3rd
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4th
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4th
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4th
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5th
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5th

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