Cost of living in Kolkata, India

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨311
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨237
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨122
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨56
12 eggs, large ₨70
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨39
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨207
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨144
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨24
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨106
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨991
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨78
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨25
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨24,393
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨17,259
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨2,620
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨18,970
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₨12,355
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₨1,763
Internet 8MB (1 month) ₨2,077
40” flat screen TV ₨33,210
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨9,036
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨350
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨212
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨2,996
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨1,931
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨3,284
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨2,257
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨797,182
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨72
Monthly ticket public transport ₨972
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨140
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨92
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨143
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ₨437
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨304
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨147
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨263
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨119
Tube of toothpaste ₨69
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨277
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨801
2 tickets to the movies ₨381
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨793
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨2,437
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨692
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨131
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨171
iPod nano 16GB ₨9,167
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨15
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨1,790
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨213
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 4,449 prices entered by 469 different people.
Latest price update: February 06, 2016.

Kolkata position in our World Ranking

the world
234th
out of 239
asia
18th
out of 22
india
5th
out of 8

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