Cost of living in Madras, India

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨317
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨233
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨144
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨46
12 eggs, large ₨62
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨25
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨160
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨146
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨29
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨122
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨857
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨73
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨32
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨22,930
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨17,376
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨3,603
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨17,057
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₨11,231
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₨2,756
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ₨1,110
40” flat screen TV ₨36,759
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨12,350
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨443
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨109
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨2,258
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨2,299
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨3,008
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨2,434
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨1,207,500
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨70
Monthly ticket public transport ₨904
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨166
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨84
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨120
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ₨384
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨146
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨142
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨221
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨98
Tube of toothpaste ₨61
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨275
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨862
2 tickets to the movies ₨277
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨789
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨1,788
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨1,515
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨195
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨264
iPod nano 16GB ₨13,614
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨5.37
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨1,970
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨154
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,372 prices entered by 169 different people.
Latest price update: February 26, 2017.

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