Cost of living in Kolkata, India

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨414
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨305
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨118
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨49
12 eggs, large ₨67
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨31
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨223
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨119
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨21
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨82
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨782
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨81
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨18
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨20,711
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨11,368
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨5,045
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨16,962
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₨7,227
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₨5,161
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ₨1,068
40” flat screen TV ₨29,565
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨13,292
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨267
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨648
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨3,101
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨3,069
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨3,863
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨2,957
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨839,743
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨80
Monthly ticket public transport ₨6,229
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨157
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨192
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨197
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ₨376
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨422
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨166
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨263
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨61
Tube of toothpaste ₨83
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨343
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨865
2 tickets to the movies ₨383
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨1,023
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨1,947
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨639
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨152
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨169
iPod nano 16GB ₨17,965
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨64
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨1,278
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨205
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 2,047 prices entered by 195 different people.
Latest price update: January 18, 2017.

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