Cost of living in Mangalore, India

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨200
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨217
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨120
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨39
12 eggs, large ₨67
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨28
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨217
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨152
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨29
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨96
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨679
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨70
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨28
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨19,999
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨14,156
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨2,083
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨12,272
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₨7,931
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₨4,897
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ₨933
40” flat screen TV ₨39,312
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨10,226
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨368
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨445
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨2,485
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨1,738
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨3,245
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨3,324
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨740,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨72
Monthly ticket public transport ₨852
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨221
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨81
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨198
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ₨328
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨136
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨120
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨304
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨120
Tube of toothpaste ₨46
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨263
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨787
2 tickets to the movies ₨323
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨821
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨1,859
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨531
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨149
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨162
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB ₨40,347
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨1,392
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨170
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 175 prices entered by 12 different people.
Latest price update: November 22, 2017.

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