Cost of living in Mumbai, India

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨553
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨274
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨151
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨56
12 eggs, large ₨81
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨32
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨233
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨158
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨28
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨119
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨842
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨77
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨31
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨62,905
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨38,729
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨8,562
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨47,243
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₨26,357
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₨3,775
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ₨1,238
40” flat screen TV ₨37,117
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨12,130
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨426
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨132
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨2,487
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨2,742
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨3,696
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨3,260
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨946,757
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨72
Monthly ticket public transport ₨981
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨215
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨90
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨214
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ₨566
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨276
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨234
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨208
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨148
Tube of toothpaste ₨69
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨311
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨1,693
2 tickets to the movies ₨553
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨1,114
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨2,618
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨732
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨222
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨286
iPod nano 16GB ₨14,593
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨1.69
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨2,934
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨205
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 4,624 prices entered by 607 different people.
Latest price update: February 26, 2017.

Mumbai position in our World Ranking

the world
190th
out of 216
asia
12th
out of 22
india
1st
out of 8

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5th
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5th
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