Cost of living in Madras, India

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨293
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨249
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨144
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨48
12 eggs, large ₨63
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨25
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨209
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨151
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨31
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨125
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨645
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨71
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨33
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨25,196
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨17,463
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨4,066
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨20,225
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₨12,614
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₨4,319
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ₨1,114
40” flat screen TV ₨37,856
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨11,232
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨417
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨110
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨2,537
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨2,270
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨3,261
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨2,667
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨1,174,760
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨71
Monthly ticket public transport ₨916
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨181
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨96
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨155
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ₨405
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨176
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨197
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨315
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨168
Tube of toothpaste ₨84
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨230
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨773
2 tickets to the movies ₨357
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨1,112
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨1,690
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨1,178
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨204
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨262
iPod nano 16GB ₨13,335
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨2.60
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨1,906
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨178
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,176 prices entered by 146 different people.
Latest price update: June 28, 2017.

Madras position in our World Ranking

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264th
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22nd
out of 26
india
7th
out of 11

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