Cost of living in Thiruvananthapuram, India

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨181
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨220
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨115
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨41
12 eggs, large ₨66
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨41
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨205
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨105
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨34
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨111
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨540
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨82
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨36
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨18,203
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨15,351
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨2,876
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨15,059
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₨9,025
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₨1,474
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ₨873
40” flat screen TV ₨32,692
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨9,584
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨261
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨261
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨2,119
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨1,871
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨3,227
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨2,663
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨909,934
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨76
Monthly ticket public transport ₨967
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) ₨128
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨302
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) -
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨320
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨136
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨114
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨84
Tube of toothpaste ₨49
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨255
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨690
2 tickets to the movies ₨293
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 ₨1,846
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨353
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨120
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨152
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB ₨35,000
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨10
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨1,280
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨157
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 357 prices entered by 22 different people.
Latest price update: August 26, 2018.

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