Cost of living in Patna, India

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨191
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨242
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨117
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨43
12 eggs, large ₨72
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨31
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨180
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨118
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨21
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨76
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨600
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨82
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨26
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨14,949
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨11,309
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨2,211
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨11,132
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₨9,449
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₨2,797
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ₨1,064
40” flat screen TV ₨37,015
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨11,077
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨260
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨554
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨2,354
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨1,817
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨2,794
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨2,117
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨666,667
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨69
Monthly ticket public transport ₨810
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨214
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨82
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨209
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ₨390
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨200
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨195
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨197
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨93
Tube of toothpaste ₨49
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨356
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨765
2 tickets to the movies ₨365
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨855
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨1,430
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨895
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨196
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨128
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB ₨32,000
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨35
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨1,693
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨147
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 65 prices entered by 21 different people.
Latest price update: February 25, 2018.

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