Cost of living in Mumbai, India

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨531
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨258
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨143
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨56
12 eggs, large ₨64
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨36
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨236
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨160
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨33
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨108
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨653
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨71
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨30
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨66,534
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨39,801
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨4,234
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨53,557
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₨23,710
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₨4,816
Internet 8MB (1 month) ₨1,432
40” flat screen TV ₨41,796
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨14,801
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨504
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨116
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨2,638
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨3,233
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨4,222
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨3,302
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨903,660
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨71
Monthly ticket public transport ₨909
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨186
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨91
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨230
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ₨536
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨244
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨199
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨231
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨126
Tube of toothpaste ₨73
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨272
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨1,228
2 tickets to the movies ₨537
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨1,355
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨2,977
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨738
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨218
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨219
iPod nano 16GB ₨12,264
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨1.83
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨3,097
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨205
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 14,391 prices entered by 1,458 different people.
Latest price update: February 07, 2016.

Mumbai position in our World Ranking

the world
203rd
out of 239
asia
12th
out of 22
india
1st
out of 8

Cheapest and most expensive products in Mumbai compared to other cities:

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2nd
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4th
asia
1st
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2nd
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2nd
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4th

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