Cost of living in Salem, India

Summary of cost of living in Salem

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: ₨98,119
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: ₨35,791
  • WARNING!  These estimates are currently based on just a small amount of data. They provide a decent starting assumption, but they are not yet completely reliable.

List of prices in Salem
Current as of Nov 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨152
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) ₨222
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨89
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨44
12 eggs, large ₨65
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨27
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨269
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨141
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨43
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨118
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨760
2 liters of coca-cola ₨75
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨31
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area ₨17,969
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area ₨13,279
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨3,943
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area ₨18,773
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area ₨10,597
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio ₨2,761
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) ₨1,428
40” flat screen tv ₨41,682
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨13,897
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨351
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨158
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) ₨2,686
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) ₨3,000
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨3,797
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨3,324
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨850,442
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨70
Monthly ticket public transport ₨1,360
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨287
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨149
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨493
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) -
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) ₨151
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨97
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨284
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨122
Tube of toothpaste ₨45
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨176
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨1,177
2 tickets to the movies ₨251
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 ₨1,541
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨856
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨112
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨228
Ipad wi-fi 128gb ₨35,042
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨1.08
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨1,852
1 package of marlboro cigarettes ₨165
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 13 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: November 28, 2022

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