Cost of living in Kolkata, India

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

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List of prices in Kolkata

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨507
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨391
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨120
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨44
12 eggs, large ₨70
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨41
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨166
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨145
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨20
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨125
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨895
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨88
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨31
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨32,447
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨18,268
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨4,126
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨21,703
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₨13,110
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₨1,910
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ₨641
40” flat screen TV ₨32,792
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨12,889
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨432
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨1,170
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨2,480
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨2,861
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨3,256
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨3,117
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨946,258
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨80
Monthly ticket public transport ₨1,188
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨194
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨186
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨283
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ₨1,109
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨310
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨148
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨256
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨107
Tube of toothpaste ₨93
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨208
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨1,502
2 tickets to the movies ₨472
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨2,076
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨2,457
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨539
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨196
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨238
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB ₨46,370
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨5.01
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨2,298
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨225
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 907 prices entered by 136 different people.
Latest price update: September 15, 2019

Kolkata position in our World Ranking

the world
306th
out of 323
asia
21st
out of 26
india
5th
out of 8

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