Cost of living in Kolkata, India

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨362
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨232
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨120
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨42
12 eggs, large ₨64
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨43
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨242
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨125
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨19
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨129
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨920
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨89
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨24
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨24,530
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨15,362
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨2,422
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨30,965
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₨13,325
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₨2,236
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ₨685
40” flat screen TV ₨34,967
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨11,130
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨313
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨1,075
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨3,121
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨2,618
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨2,917
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨2,528
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨806,106
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨73
Monthly ticket public transport ₨1,043
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨210
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨168
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨231
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ₨1,167
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨353
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨154
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨202
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨117
Tube of toothpaste ₨60
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨320
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨1,211
2 tickets to the movies ₨431
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨2,133
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨1,851
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨618
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨187
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨202
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB ₨39,557
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨42
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨1,522
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨236
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,175 prices entered by 223 different people.
Latest price update: June 24, 2018.

Kolkata position in our World Ranking

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329th
out of 346
asia
28th
out of 33
india
8th
out of 13

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