Cost of living in Kolkata, India

Summary of cost of living in Kolkata

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: ₨101,533
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: ₨38,443
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.

List of prices in Kolkata
Current as of Jan 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨237
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) ₨292
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨113
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨47
12 eggs, large ₨85
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨50
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨175
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨144
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨27
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨139
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨818
2 liters of coca-cola ₨81
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨21
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area ₨21,193
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area ₨13,962
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨4,189
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area ₨19,783
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area ₨10,266
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio ₨4,055
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) ₨476
40” flat screen tv ₨27,504
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨12,824
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨289
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨642
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) ₨2,211
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) ₨2,091
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨4,050
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨2,725
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨975,508
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨90
Monthly ticket public transport ₨976
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨149
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨179
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨219
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) ₨919
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) ₨279
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨134
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨229
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨114
Tube of toothpaste ₨66
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨224
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨906
2 tickets to the movies ₨444
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨1,876
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨1,609
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨479
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨220
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨251
Ipad wi-fi 128gb ₨52,318
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨2.15
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨1,495
1 package of marlboro cigarettes ₨193
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 306 prices entered by 40 different people.
Latest price update: January 20, 2022

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