Cost of living in Thiruvananthapuram, India

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨179
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨204
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨116
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨40
12 eggs, large ₨67
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨43
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨123
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨108
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨33
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨108
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨494
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨76
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨38
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨17,202
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 ₨2,348
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 ₨8,430
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₨1,340
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ₨882
40” flat screen TV ₨32,999
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨9,688
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨266
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨261
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨2,270
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) ₨3,221
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨2,724
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨885,327
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨76
Monthly ticket public transport ₨914
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) ₨101
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨306
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) -
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨489
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨139
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨110
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨100
Tube of toothpaste ₨51
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨200
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨625
2 tickets to the movies ₨281
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 ₨1,977
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨353
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨130
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨158
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨10
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨1,244
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 406 prices entered by 21 different people.
Latest price update: July 11, 2018.

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