Cost of living in Mumbai, India

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨547
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨253
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨143
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨56
12 eggs, large ₨69
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨39
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨226
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨158
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨28
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨116
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨789
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨72
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨32
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨65,914
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨37,919
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨7,705
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨46,893
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₨22,844
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₨3,477
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ₨1,283
40” flat screen TV ₨39,433
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨11,201
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨413
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨303
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨2,579
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨2,927
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨3,861
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨3,560
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨988,058
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨70
Monthly ticket public transport ₨974
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨197
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨96
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨256
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ₨574
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨227
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨229
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨251
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨128
Tube of toothpaste ₨83
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨247
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨1,556
2 tickets to the movies ₨547
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨1,334
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨2,924
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨803
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨208
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨292
iPod nano 16GB ₨13,400
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨5.70
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨3,402
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨201
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 4,371 prices entered by 562 different people.
Latest price update: October 01, 2016.

Mumbai position in our World Ranking

the world
228th
out of 255
asia
15th
out of 25
india
1st
out of 8

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

the world
3rd
the world
4th
asia
3rd
asia
4th
asia
4th

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