Cost of living in Mumbai, India

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨530
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨248
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨137
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨55
12 eggs, large ₨69
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨35
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨235
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨150
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨29
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨123
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨833
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨73
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨31
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨73,705
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨40,901
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨8,524
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨46,177
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₨23,226
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₨3,298
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ₨1,208
40” flat screen TV ₨37,872
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨10,931
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨408
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨137
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨2,637
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨2,793
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨3,628
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨3,272
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨993,771
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨71
Monthly ticket public transport ₨1,691
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨202
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨104
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨228
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ₨596
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨266
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨234
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨266
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨155
Tube of toothpaste ₨77
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨312
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨1,842
2 tickets to the movies ₨554
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨1,309
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨2,793
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨903
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨225
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨300
iPod nano 16GB ₨13,400
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨1.74
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨2,921
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨195
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 4,394 prices entered by 593 different people.
Latest price update: December 10, 2016.

Mumbai position in our World Ranking

the world
199th
out of 234
asia
14th
out of 25
india
1st
out of 8

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

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