Cost of living in Mumbai, India

Summary of cost of living in Mumbai

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: ₨163,517
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: ₨89,969
  • Mumbai is the most expensive city in India (1 out of 6)
  • Cost of living in Mumbai is cheaper than in 67% of cities in Asia (14 out of 21)
  • Cost of living in Mumbai is cheaper than in 89% of cities in the World (251 out of 283)

List of prices in Mumbai, India. Current as of Jan 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨475
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) ₨275
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨158
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨60
12 eggs, large ₨76
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨43
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨229
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨153
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨30
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨164
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨748
2 liters of coca-cola ₨84
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨32
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area ₨90,023
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area ₨39,891
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨7,852
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area ₨49,878
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area ₨25,129
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio ₨3,440
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) ₨819
40” flat screen tv ₨31,818
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨12,991
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨438
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨366
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) ₨2,601
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) ₨3,386
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨4,679
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨3,199
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨957,922
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨77
Monthly ticket public transport ₨1,271
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨206
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨107
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨270
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) ₨1,004
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) ₨301
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨165
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨289
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨153
Tube of toothpaste ₨76
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨325
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨1,713
2 tickets to the movies ₨607
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨1,975
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨2,805
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨1,159
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨317
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨318
Ipad wi-fi 128gb ₨35,738
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨2.10
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨3,617
1 package of marlboro cigarettes ₨281
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 2,148 prices entered by 241 different people.
Latest price update: January 28, 2020

Mumbai position in our World Ranking

the world
251st
out of 283
asia
14th
out of 21
india
1st
out of 6

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

the world
3rd
the world
5th
the world
5th
the world
5th
asia
1st
asia
1st

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