Cost of living in Kolkata, India

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨392
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨278
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨116
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨42
12 eggs, large ₨66
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨33
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨247
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨133
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨20
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨94
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨858
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨83
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨21
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨22,389
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨14,033
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨4,469
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨17,247
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) ₨1,031
40” flat screen TV ₨34,709
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨12,828
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨284
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨809
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨2,799
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨2,445
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨3,598
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨2,702
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨828,869
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨72
Monthly ticket public transport ₨2,156
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨145
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨207
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 ₨400
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨911
2 tickets to the movies ₨423
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) ₨26
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨2,055
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨246
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,943 prices entered by 180 different people.
Latest price update: March 27, 2017.

Kolkata position in our World Ranking

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202nd
out of 214
asia
19th
out of 23
india
5th
out of 9

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