Cost of living in Madras, India

Summary of cost of living in Madras

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: ₨104,777
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: ₨40,510
  • WARNING!  These estimates are currently based on just a small amount of data. They provide a decent starting assumption, but they are not yet completely reliable.
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List of prices in Madras, India. Current as of Apr 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨256
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) ₨216
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨158
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨58
12 eggs, large ₨90
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨36
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨290
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨185
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨38
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨134
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨906
2 liters of coca-cola ₨81
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨37
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area ₨21,546
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area ₨17,938
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨4,987
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area ₨18,684
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area ₨10,957
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio ₨3,460
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) ₨689
40” flat screen tv ₨30,537
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨10,142
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨481
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨210
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) ₨2,549
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) ₨2,423
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨3,586
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨2,957
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨1,006,610
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨81
Monthly ticket public transport ₨1,293
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨178
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨67
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨282
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) ₨971
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) ₨323
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨161
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨162
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨169
Tube of toothpaste ₨54
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨202
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨983
2 tickets to the movies ₨323
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨1,613
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨1,252
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨516
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨160
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨237
Ipad wi-fi 128gb ₨38,456
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨5.01
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨1,645
1 package of marlboro cigarettes ₨280
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 386 prices entered by 32 different people.
Latest price update: April 18, 2021

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