Cost of living in Ludhiana, India

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨352
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨276
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨150
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨44
12 eggs, large ₨56
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨32
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨162
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨138
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨19
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨114
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨815
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨74
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨23
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨18,609
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨15,522
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨3,378
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨11,614
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₨7,250
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₨5,187
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ₨992
40” flat screen TV ₨41,515
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨8,783
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨331
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨393
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨2,858
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨3,262
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨4,060
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨3,146
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨1,400,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨75
Monthly ticket public transport ₨933
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨155
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨150
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨263
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ₨398
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨354
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨146
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨206
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨48
Tube of toothpaste ₨79
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨163
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨876
2 tickets to the movies ₨358
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨1,108
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨2,106
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨249
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨162
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨150
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB ₨46,675
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨2,336
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨200
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 185 prices entered by 14 different people.
Latest price update: November 18, 2017.

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