Cost of living in Surat, India

List of prices in Surat, India. Current as of Jan 2019.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨390
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨317
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨221
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨56
12 eggs, large ₨89
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨52
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨164
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨132
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨22
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨125
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨878
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨80
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨32
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨17,304
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨15,683
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨2,512
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨19,661
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₨13,596
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₨2,127
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ₨846
40” flat screen TV ₨34,108
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨13,486
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨351
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨426
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨1,614
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨2,396
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨3,094
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨2,213
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨860,515
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨80
Monthly ticket public transport ₨984
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨168
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨130
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨277
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) -
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨171
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨182
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨221
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨86
Tube of toothpaste ₨71
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨329
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨566
2 tickets to the movies ₨438
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨1,800
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨1,477
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨415
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨138
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨165
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB ₨32,367
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨20
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨1,830
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨163
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 336 prices entered by 44 different people.
Latest price update: January 19, 2019.

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