Cost of living in Madurai, India

Summary of cost of living in Madurai

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: ₨90,946
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: ₨34,671
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.
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List of prices in Madurai, India. Current as of Dec 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨215
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) ₨146
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨136
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨47
12 eggs, large ₨72
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨37
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨207
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨131
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨40
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨113
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨552
2 liters of coca-cola ₨72
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨54
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area ₨19,489
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area ₨12,569
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨3,536
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area ₨15,632
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area ₨9,767
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio ₨3,779
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) ₨990
40” flat screen tv ₨34,945
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨6,741
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨271
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨1,500
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) ₨1,756
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) ₨1,150
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨2,471
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨1,984
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨806,280
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨72
Monthly ticket public transport ₨942
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨193
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨205
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨1,084
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) ₨1,500
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) ₨520
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨133
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨131
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨153
Tube of toothpaste ₨61
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨185
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨681
2 tickets to the movies ₨261
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨1,561
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨1,035
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨426
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨153
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨238
Ipad wi-fi 128gb ₨34,500
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨1.50
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨741
1 package of marlboro cigarettes ₨133
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 177 prices entered by 9 different people.
Latest price update: December 01, 2020

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