Cost of living in Madras, India

List of prices in Madras, India. Current as of Jan 2019.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨313
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨244
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨143
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨49
12 eggs, large ₨66
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨38
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨263
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨158
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨36
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨134
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨803
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨69
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨36
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨30,001
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨19,538
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨5,867
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨19,963
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₨13,925
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₨5,041
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ₨984
40” flat screen TV ₨32,453
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨10,567
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨344
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨200
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨2,165
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨2,199
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨3,599
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨2,739
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨1,007,070
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨79
Monthly ticket public transport ₨1,037
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨211
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨135
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨250
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ₨1,203
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨233
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨164
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨235
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨171
Tube of toothpaste ₨73
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨261
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨1,159
2 tickets to the movies ₨392
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨1,754
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨1,564
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨743
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨142
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨214
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB ₨41,243
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨14
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨2,203
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨259
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,248 prices entered by 164 different people.
Latest price update: January 24, 2019.

Madras position in our World Ranking

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324th
out of 328
asia
32nd
out of 32
india
11th
out of 11

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