Cost of living in Madras, India

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨252
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨243
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨143
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨51
12 eggs, large ₨69
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨41
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨289
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨148
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨35
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨128
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨719
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨72
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨33
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨31,165
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨19,117
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨5,032
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨23,196
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₨13,710
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₨5,572
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ₨1,017
40” flat screen TV ₨32,599
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨12,064
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨394
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨200
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨2,216
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨2,336
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨3,629
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨2,686
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨885,058
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨75
Monthly ticket public transport ₨1,116
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨195
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨101
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨202
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) -
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨171
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨143
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨210
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨189
Tube of toothpaste ₨58
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨222
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨1,148
2 tickets to the movies ₨344
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨1,747
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨1,588
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨708
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨168
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨202
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB ₨40,465
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨12
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨2,131
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨201
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,520 prices entered by 192 different people.
Latest price update: July 18, 2018.

Madras position in our World Ranking

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337th
out of 345
asia
31st
out of 34
india
11th
out of 14

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