Cost of living in Kolkata, India

Summary of cost of living in Kolkata

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: ₨115,194
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: ₨47,961
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.
Expatistan is a collaborative effort. The data gets better with every new price that you enter.
We need your help! Tell us about prices in Kolkata.
Page-elements

List of prices in Kolkata, India. Current as of Jan 2020.

Change the currency:
Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨344
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) ₨302
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨112
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨47
12 eggs, large ₨67
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨40
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨190
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨146
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨20
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨135
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨871
2 liters of coca-cola ₨88
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨25
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area ₨33,041
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area ₨18,237
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨4,002
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area ₨28,878
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area ₨14,444
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio ₨2,828
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) ₨648
40” flat screen tv ₨31,003
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨11,647
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨394
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨636
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) ₨2,331
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) ₨2,647
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨3,164
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨2,231
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨996,725
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨72
Monthly ticket public transport ₨1,320
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨164
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨193
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨258
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) ₨1,090
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) ₨279
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨192
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨235
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨133
Tube of toothpaste ₨82
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨181
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨1,114
2 tickets to the movies ₨485
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨2,387
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨2,192
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨796
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨209
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨259
Ipad wi-fi 128gb ₨46,370
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨8
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨1,986
1 package of marlboro cigarettes ₨228
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 894 prices entered by 110 different people.
Latest price update: January 20, 2020

Do you live in Kolkata? We need your help!

What is the price of

Gasoline

in Kolkata?

International Cost of Living Index

loading...

Prices recently added

  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in Manaus costs R$ 50 (7 minutes ago)
  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in Athens costs €16 (28 minutes ago)
  • 1 liter of gasoline in Manila costs Php52 (31 minutes ago)
  • Monthly rent - 900 sqft furnished accommodation in expensive area in Calgary costs C$2,033 (35 minutes ago)
  • 60 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) in Toronto costs C$0.22 (43 minutes ago)
  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in Ciudad del Este costs 36,000 Gs (about 1 hour ago)