Cost of living in Kolkata, India

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨339
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨208
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨126
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨41
12 eggs, large ₨72
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨31
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨247
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨148
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨22
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨86
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨964
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨85
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨26
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨28,162
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨15,665
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨4,522
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨21,055
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₨8,861
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₨3,681
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ₨1,157
40” flat screen TV ₨34,975
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨12,828
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨232
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨1,482
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨2,795
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨2,640
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨3,390
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨2,553
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨830,945
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨77
Monthly ticket public transport ₨1,057
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨191
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨330
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨199
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ₨444
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨430
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨163
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨202
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨103
Tube of toothpaste ₨69
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨386
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨986
2 tickets to the movies ₨412
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨787
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨2,022
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨708
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨213
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨195
iPod nano 16GB ₨12,741
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨35
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨2,263
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨246
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 2,046 prices entered by 183 different people.
Latest price update: February 23, 2017.

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