Cost of living in Kolkata, India

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨349
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨268
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨120
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨45
12 eggs, large ₨63
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨36
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨197
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨116
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨19
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨93
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨790
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨82
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨20
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨19,410
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨12,178
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨3,826
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨16,906
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₨9,445
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₨4,832
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ₨1,050
40” flat screen TV ₨32,663
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨11,552
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨289
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨255
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨3,018
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨2,518
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨3,545
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨2,487
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨798,923
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨71
Monthly ticket public transport ₨1,062
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨151
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨141
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨166
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ₨432
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨334
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨159
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨213
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨82
Tube of toothpaste ₨62
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨331
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨847
2 tickets to the movies ₨378
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨725
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨1,931
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨673
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨178
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨196
iPad Air 2, 64GB ₨39,187
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨9
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨1,644
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨228
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,507 prices entered by 188 different people.
Latest price update: October 20, 2017.

Kolkata position in our World Ranking

the world
310th
out of 318
asia
25th
out of 30
india
8th
out of 13

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

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3rd
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3rd
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4th
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4th
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5th

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