Cost of living in Kolkata, India

List of prices in Kolkata, India. Current as of Dec 2018.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨405
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨266
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨116
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨42
12 eggs, large ₨67
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨39
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨201
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨136
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨22
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨139
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨991
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨88
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨30
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨24,478
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨17,614
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨3,338
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨24,670
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₨14,422
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₨4,252
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ₨670
40” flat screen TV ₨37,926
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨12,416
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨394
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨954
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨2,519
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨1,894
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨3,685
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨2,901
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨734,080
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨79
Monthly ticket public transport ₨1,062
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨224
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨240
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨309
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ₨1,332
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨360
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨135
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨247
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨119
Tube of toothpaste ₨68
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨251
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨1,493
2 tickets to the movies ₨424
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨2,528
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨2,203
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨707
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨191
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨233
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB ₨42,838
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨42
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨1,692
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨257
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,674 prices entered by 221 different people.
Latest price update: December 13, 2018.

Kolkata position in our World Ranking

the world
315th
out of 336
asia
26th
out of 33
india
7th
out of 12

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

the world
3rd
the world
4th
the world
4th
the world
5th
asia
1st
asia
2nd

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