Cost of living in Puducherry, India

Summary of cost of living in Puducherry

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: ₨104,793
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: ₨46,358
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.
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List of prices in Puducherry, India. Current as of Feb 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨273
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) ₨269
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨173
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨39
12 eggs, large ₨68
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨60
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨255
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨155
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨35
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨71
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨734
2 liters of coca-cola ₨71
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨34
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area ₨29,863
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area ₨17,676
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨2,625
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area ₨28,800
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area ₨22,582
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio ₨8,783
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) ₨1,078
40” flat screen tv ₨37,500
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨8,000
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨425
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨225
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) ₨2,634
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) ₨1,050
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨2,375
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨2,340
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨878,750
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨68
Monthly ticket public transport ₨1,288
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨346
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨235
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨243
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) -
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) ₨298
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨152
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨230
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨240
Tube of toothpaste ₨75
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨275
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨820
2 tickets to the movies ₨340
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) -
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨1,575
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨867
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨217
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨135
Ipad wi-fi 128gb ₨32,000
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨1,817
1 package of marlboro cigarettes ₨129
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 15 prices entered by 14 different people.
Latest price update: February 22, 2020

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