Cost of living in Lucknow, India

Summary of cost of living in Lucknow

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: ₨109,268
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: ₨42,056
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.

List of prices in Lucknow
Current as of May 2024.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨272
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) ₨285
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨164
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨66
12 eggs, large ₨78
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨29
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨198
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨150
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨27
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨124
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨691
2 liters of coca-cola ₨80
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨27
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area ₨23,397
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area ₨16,407
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨4,472
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area ₨17,412
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area ₨13,027
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio ₨4,415
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) ₨539
40” flat screen tv ₨27,106
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨9,108
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨263
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨582
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) ₨2,009
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) ₨3,034
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨4,053
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨2,600
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨680,982
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨97
Monthly ticket public transport ₨1,115
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨283
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨144
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨560
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) ₨1,064
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) ₨282
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨192
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨270
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨140
Tube of toothpaste ₨87
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨229
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨1,240
2 tickets to the movies ₨490
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨1,110
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨1,927
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨1,093
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨197
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨178
Ipad wi-fi 128gb ₨44,361
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨8
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨1,477
1 package of marlboro cigarettes ₨253
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 129 prices entered by 13 different people.
Latest price update: May 30, 2024

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