Cost of living in Kolkata, India

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨299
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨265
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨125
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨42
12 eggs, large ₨60
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨26
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨151
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨135
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨16
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨108
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨1,407
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨77
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨21
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨25,532
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨14,463
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨3,484
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨22,808
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₨12,431
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₨2,355
Internet 8MB (1 month) ₨1,336
40” flat screen TV ₨37,013
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨10,530
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨586
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨130
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨2,614
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨2,141
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨3,490
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨2,259
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨839,566
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨68
Monthly ticket public transport ₨743
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨149
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨129
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨211
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ₨415
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨455
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨161
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨194
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨111
Tube of toothpaste ₨59
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨389
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨682
2 tickets to the movies ₨558
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨867
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨1,673
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨693
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨141
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨285
iPod nano 16GB ₨9,777
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨32
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨2,301
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨249
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 1,948 prices entered by 185 different people.
Latest price update: April 28, 2016.

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