Cost of living in Madras, India

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨320
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨238
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨142
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨50
12 eggs, large ₨70
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨37
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨282
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨152
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨35
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨130
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨814
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨72
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨35
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨30,117
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨19,731
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨5,972
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨23,365
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₨14,002
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₨5,230
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ₨997
40” flat screen TV ₨32,266
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨10,707
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨365
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨200
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨2,265
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨2,496
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨3,525
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨2,860
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨1,029,520
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨77
Monthly ticket public transport ₨1,121
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨199
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨137
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨224
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ₨1,343
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨168
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨147
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨214
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨190
Tube of toothpaste ₨56
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨240
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨1,196
2 tickets to the movies ₨354
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨1,686
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨1,492
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨714
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨153
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨208
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB ₨39,973
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨12
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨2,112
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨228
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,641 prices entered by 192 different people.
Latest price update: September 23, 2018.

Madras position in our World Ranking

the world
329th
out of 338
asia
33rd
out of 34
india
11th
out of 12

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

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4th
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5th
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