Cost of living in Thiruvananthapuram, India

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨183
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨256
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨116
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨40
12 eggs, large ₨66
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨39
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨123
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨117
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨36
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨122
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨558
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨74
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨32
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨17,468
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨10,329
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨1,764
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨10,234
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₨7,181
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₨1,340
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ₨809
40” flat screen TV ₨34,789
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨10,426
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨249
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨228
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) ₨2,023
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨3,201
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨2,967
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨911,707
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨71
Monthly ticket public transport ₨678
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) ₨96
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨184
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ₨379
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨564
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨157
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨120
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨100
Tube of toothpaste ₨47
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨126
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨466
2 tickets to the movies ₨230
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨727
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨1,947
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨364
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨129
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨161
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨10
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨1,320
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨181
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 275 prices entered by 14 different people.
Latest price update: November 22, 2017.

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