Cost of living in Varanasi, India

Summary of cost of living in Varanasi

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: ₨112,356
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: ₨38,945
  • WARNING!  These estimates are currently based on just a small amount of data. They provide a decent starting assumption, but they are not yet completely reliable.

List of prices in Varanasi
Current as of Jan 2023.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨291
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) ₨205
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨105
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨52
12 eggs, large ₨55
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨30
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨162
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨98
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨21
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨148
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨974
2 liters of coca-cola ₨74
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨29
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area ₨19,469
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area ₨12,696
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨3,004
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area ₨9,867
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area ₨9,424
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio ₨1,829
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) ₨970
40” flat screen tv ₨42,436
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨12,545
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨260
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Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) ₨2,148
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) ₨2,278
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨3,291
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨1,755
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨831,546
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨73
Monthly ticket public transport ₨1,493
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨269
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨171
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨229
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) ₨500
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) ₨268
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨127
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨240
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨116
Tube of toothpaste ₨69
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨144
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨726
2 tickets to the movies ₨391
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨1,055
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨1,237
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨297
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨112
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨184
Ipad wi-fi 128gb ₨62,940
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨38
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨1,390
1 package of marlboro cigarettes ₨227
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on less than 10 prices entered by 6 different people.
Latest price update: January 28, 2023

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