Cost of living in Madras, India

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨283
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨243
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨144
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨50
12 eggs, large ₨65
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨26
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨249
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨151
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨32
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨118
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨1,001
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨73
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨33
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨27,306
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨16,561
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨3,475
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨18,655
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₨11,574
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₨4,270
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ₨1,013
40” flat screen TV ₨37,358
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨12,369
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨449
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨110
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨2,513
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨2,350
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨3,717
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨2,782
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨888,687
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨72
Monthly ticket public transport ₨861
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨168
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨100
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨155
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ₨432
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨158
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨146
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨209
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨154
Tube of toothpaste ₨61
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨182
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨898
2 tickets to the movies ₨285
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨1,169
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨1,716
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨645
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨178
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨248
iPad Air 2, 64GB ₨42,347
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨5.06
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨2,049
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨187
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,408 prices entered by 156 different people.
Latest price update: October 18, 2017.

Madras position in our World Ranking

the world
310th
out of 320
asia
24th
out of 30
india
7th
out of 13

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

the world
2nd
the world
4th
the world
5th
the world
5th
asia
1st
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2nd

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