Cost of living in Lucknow, India

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨375
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨282
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨107
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨52
12 eggs, large ₨67
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨49
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨164
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨146
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨19
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨200
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨1,168
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨84
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨29
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨21,574
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨14,597
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨6,591
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨20,140
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₨13,675
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₨3,637
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ₨762
40” flat screen TV ₨37,370
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨13,317
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨369
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨595
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨2,504
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨2,519
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨4,070
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨2,875
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨960,123
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨75
Monthly ticket public transport ₨1,470
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨303
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨132
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨491
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ₨1,000
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨245
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨206
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨249
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨164
Tube of toothpaste ₨83
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨294
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨1,011
2 tickets to the movies ₨469
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨1,643
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨1,646
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨481
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨223
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨246
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB ₨41,508
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨80
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨2,687
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨197
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 438 prices entered by 51 different people.
Latest price update: November 14, 2018.

Lucknow position in our World Ranking

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294th
out of 342
asia
18th
out of 35
india
2nd
out of 13

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