Cost of living in Shimoga, India

Summary of cost of living in Shimoga

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: ₨116,961
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: ₨42,214
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List of prices in Shimoga, India. Current as of Sep 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨200
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) ₨145
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨121
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨42
12 eggs, large ₨60
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨27
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨200
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨129
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨29
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨133
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨431
2 liters of coca-cola ₨120
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨34
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area ₨21,509
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area ₨15,174
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨5,000
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area ₨17,367
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area ₨8,314
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio ₨3,816
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) ₨381
40” flat screen tv ₨39,735
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) -
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨500
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨4,000
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) ₨1,710
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) ₨2,788
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨2,920
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 ₨400,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨70
Monthly ticket public transport ₨1,500
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨763
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨621
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) -
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) ₨289
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨184
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨223
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨171
Tube of toothpaste ₨100
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨95
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨1,373
2 tickets to the movies ₨342
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨1,000
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨1,315
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨737
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨600
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨645
Ipad wi-fi 128gb -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨2,894
1 package of marlboro cigarettes -
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 63 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: September 27, 2020

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