Cost of living in Mumbai, India

Summary of cost of living in Mumbai

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: ₨178,789
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: ₨104,841
  • Mumbai is the most expensive city in India (1 out of 4)
  • Cost of living in Mumbai is cheaper than in 78% of cities in Asia (14 out of 18)
  • Cost of living in Mumbai is cheaper than in 95% of cities in the World (198 out of 209)
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List of prices in Mumbai
Current as of Jan 2023.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨388
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) ₨323
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨181
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨63
12 eggs, large ₨83
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨48
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨240
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨174
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨33
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨163
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨822
2 liters of coca-cola ₨78
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨36
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area ₨109,042
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area ₨50,085
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨5,528
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area ₨46,184
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area ₨23,873
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio ₨2,960
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) ₨651
40” flat screen tv ₨31,625
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨13,635
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨542
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨270
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) ₨2,781
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) ₨2,718
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨4,563
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨3,486
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨995,682
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨112
Monthly ticket public transport ₨945
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨219
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨90
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨275
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) ₨1,105
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) ₨326
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨262
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨299
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨171
Tube of toothpaste ₨85
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨296
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨2,014
2 tickets to the movies ₨698
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨1,509
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨1,946
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨898
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨245
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨231
Ipad wi-fi 128gb ₨46,088
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨1.51
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨1,924
1 package of marlboro cigarettes ₨289
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 783 prices entered by 69 different people.
Latest price update: January 29, 2023

Mumbai position in our World Ranking

the world
198th
out of 209
asia
14th
out of 18
india
1st
out of 4

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

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4th
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4th
the world
5th
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5th
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5th
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5th

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