Cost of living in Kolkata, India

List of prices in Kolkata, India. Current as of Mar 2019.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨531
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨311
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨114
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨42
12 eggs, large ₨69
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨40
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨226
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨146
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨25
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨121
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨1,205
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨84
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨31
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨28,430
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨19,477
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨3,830
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨26,077
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₨15,125
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₨1,860
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ₨597
40” flat screen TV ₨37,232
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨12,783
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨443
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨1,091
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨2,639
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨2,669
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨3,645
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨3,273
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨731,119
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨78
Monthly ticket public transport ₨1,094
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨217
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨206
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨276
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ₨1,248
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨372
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨121
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨204
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨101
Tube of toothpaste ₨72
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨275
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨1,684
2 tickets to the movies ₨458
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨2,470
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨2,194
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨571
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨191
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨229
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB ₨43,215
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨20
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨1,880
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨250
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,483 prices entered by 193 different people.
Latest price update: March 23, 2019

Kolkata position in our World Ranking

the world
314th
out of 332
asia
26th
out of 29
india
11th
out of 12

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