Cost of living in Meerut, India

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨411
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨277
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨157
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨54
12 eggs, large ₨91
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨31
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨165
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨82
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨25
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨115
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨700
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨82
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨22
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨17,364
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨10,785
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨5,333
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨7,093
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₨6,824
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₨3,960
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ₨1,168
40” flat screen TV ₨23,333
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨10,333
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨600
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨550
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨2,442
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨2,333
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨3,776
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨2,743
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new -
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨65
Monthly ticket public transport -
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨117
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨200
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ₨400
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨1,000
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨231
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨175
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨150
Tube of toothpaste ₨40
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨110
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨884
2 tickets to the movies ₨418
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨545
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨957
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨771
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨50
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨293
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨2,942
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨136
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 68 prices entered by 5 different people.
Latest price update: February 22, 2018.

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