Cost of living in Madras, India

Summary of cost of living in Madras

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: ₨105,961
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: ₨42,807
  • Madras is the cheapest city in India (6 out of 6)
  • Madras is the cheapest city in Asia (21 out of 21)
  • Madras is the cheapest city in the World (285 out of 285)

List of prices in Madras, India. Current as of Jan 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨268
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) ₨262
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨148
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨53
12 eggs, large ₨69
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨34
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨182
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨138
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨38
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨118
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨919
2 liters of coca-cola ₨81
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨35
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area ₨27,053
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area ₨17,434
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨5,125
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area ₨16,887
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area ₨11,843
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio ₨4,044
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) ₨754
40” flat screen tv ₨27,628
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨11,485
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨373
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨185
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) ₨1,874
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) ₨2,639
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨3,382
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨2,544
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨943,055
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨74
Monthly ticket public transport ₨1,241
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨186
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨96
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨253
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) ₨1,000
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) ₨238
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨196
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨222
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨181
Tube of toothpaste ₨77
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨221
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨1,393
2 tickets to the movies ₨367
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨1,572
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨1,692
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨616
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨165
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨276
Ipad wi-fi 128gb ₨38,678
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨2.11
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨1,860
1 package of marlboro cigarettes ₨265
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 996 prices entered by 89 different people.
Latest price update: January 22, 2020

Madras position in our World Ranking

the world
285th
out of 285
asia
21st
out of 21
india
6th
out of 6

Cheapest and most expensive products in Madras compared to other cities:

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