Cost of living in Thiruvananthapuram, India

Summary of cost of living in Thiruvananthapuram

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: ₨96,938
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: ₨37,022
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.

List of prices in Thiruvananthapuram
Current as of Jan 2024.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨215
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) ₨196
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨133
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨50
12 eggs, large ₨73
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨31
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨180
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨158
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨37
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨114
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨412
2 liters of coca-cola ₨98
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨40
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area ₨21,088
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area ₨15,352
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨5,377
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area ₨14,941
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area ₨9,027
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio ₨2,674
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) ₨689
40” flat screen tv ₨29,986
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨12,586
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨332
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨261
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) ₨2,510
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) ₨2,248
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨2,472
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨2,204
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨1,057,980
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨76
Monthly ticket public transport ₨930
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨97
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨168
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) ₨600
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) ₨487
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨164
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨112
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨129
Tube of toothpaste ₨76
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨360
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨768
2 tickets to the movies ₨285
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨2,103
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨2,046
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨418
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨153
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨149
Ipad wi-fi 128gb ₨31,993
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨1.00
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨1,985
1 package of marlboro cigarettes ₨200
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 38 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: January 10, 2024

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