Cost of living in Mumbai, India

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨428
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨246
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨148
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨57
12 eggs, large ₨69
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨39
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨232
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨160
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨28
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨109
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨724
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨69
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨32
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨68,190
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨39,466
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨8,461
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨44,052
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₨21,907
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₨4,175
Internet 8MB (1 month) ₨1,196
40” flat screen TV ₨39,810
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨12,563
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨413
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨363
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨2,658
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨3,153
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨4,031
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨3,171
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨939,282
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨70
Monthly ticket public transport ₨761
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨199
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨96
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨266
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ₨652
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨262
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨188
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨238
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨150
Tube of toothpaste ₨80
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨240
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨1,397
2 tickets to the movies ₨557
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨1,260
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨2,933
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨702
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨204
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨253
iPod nano 16GB ₨13,650
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨15
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨3,315
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨205
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 4,329 prices entered by 541 different people.
Latest price update: July 23, 2016.

Mumbai position in our World Ranking

the world
242nd
out of 268
asia
15th
out of 25
india
2nd
out of 8

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

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3rd
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3rd
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4th
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5th
asia
2nd
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2nd

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