Cost of living in Ranchi, India

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨297
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨201
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨130
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨38
12 eggs, large ₨67
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨26
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨186
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨95
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨17
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨65
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨600
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨72
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨19
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨22,059
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨16,540
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨2,014
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨14,333
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₨9,435
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₨1,000
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ₨733
40” flat screen TV ₨71,088
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨9,009
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨193
Hourly rate for cleaning help -
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨2,044
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨2,112
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨3,175
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨2,210
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨648,077
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨64
Monthly ticket public transport -
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨137
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨1,500
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) -
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ₨300
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨250
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) -
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) -
4 rolls of toilet paper -
Tube of toothpaste -
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨100
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨839
2 tickets to the movies ₨344
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨382
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨652
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨242
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨89
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨70
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨1.50
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨2,119
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨100
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 39 prices entered by 17 different people.
Latest price update: November 21, 2017.

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