Cost of living in Lucknow, India

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨551
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨284
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨206
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨66
12 eggs, large ₨84
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨34
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨345
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨145
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨18
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨180
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨1,089
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨81
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨24
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨19,989
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨14,226
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨5,540
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨12,624
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₨9,839
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₨3,352
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ₨1,297
40” flat screen TV ₨36,673
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨12,545
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨371
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨209
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨2,412
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨2,402
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨5,098
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨3,351
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨1,191,500
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨67
Monthly ticket public transport ₨897
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨119
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨163
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨388
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ₨341
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨311
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨208
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨184
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨164
Tube of toothpaste ₨77
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨253
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨1,493
2 tickets to the movies ₨456
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨1,034
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨2,262
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨517
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨165
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨223
iPod nano 16GB ₨1,670
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨47
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨4,326
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨287
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 432 prices entered by 45 different people.
Latest price update: May 24, 2017.

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