Cost of living in Lucknow, India

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨302
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨267
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨208
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨50
12 eggs, large ₨84
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨36
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨154
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨135
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨18
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨131
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨1,096
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨79
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨22
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨23,814
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨14,767
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨4,488
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨15,785
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₨13,311
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₨2,551
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ₨972
40” flat screen TV ₨37,502
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨13,790
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨446
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨243
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨2,727
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨2,564
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨4,593
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨2,805
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨1,002,490
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨73
Monthly ticket public transport ₨1,057
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨126
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨104
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨288
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ₨431
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨231
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨188
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨241
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨163
Tube of toothpaste ₨77
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨233
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨870
2 tickets to the movies ₨442
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨801
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨1,959
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨430
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨204
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨200
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB ₨43,000
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨28
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨2,822
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨203
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 536 prices entered by 50 different people.
Latest price update: December 15, 2017.

Lucknow position in our World Ranking

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318th
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21st
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india
3rd
out of 15

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