Cost of living in Srinagar, India

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨262
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨583
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨107
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨45
12 eggs, large ₨56
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨37
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨120
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨62
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨33
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨120
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨296
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨83
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨25
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨15,806
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨13,350
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨1,069
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨11,505
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₨7,097
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₨9,326
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ₨1,758
40” flat screen TV ₨46,557
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨24,525
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨209
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨375
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨2,621
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨3,017
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨3,551
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨3,256
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨745,918
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨76
Monthly ticket public transport ₨727
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨252
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨263
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨91
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ₨310
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨156
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨113
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨186
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨140
Tube of toothpaste ₨56
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨506
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨539
2 tickets to the movies ₨527
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨1,351
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨1,428
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨400
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨106
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨163
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB ₨7,000
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨2.56
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨1,029
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨128
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 172 prices entered by 8 different people.
Latest price update: January 23, 2018.

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