Cost of living in Visakhapatnam, India

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨268
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨294
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨151
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨52
12 eggs, large ₨60
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨62
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨217
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨126
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨27
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨117
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨836
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨83
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨26
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨18,866
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨13,063
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨2,888
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨14,680
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₨8,973
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₨2,484
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ₨1,012
40” flat screen TV ₨43,169
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨10,385
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨292
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨353
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨3,031
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨1,771
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨4,985
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨3,177
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨913,747
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨74
Monthly ticket public transport ₨787
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨254
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨122
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨209
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ₨1,105
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨188
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨105
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨157
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨113
Tube of toothpaste ₨64
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨257
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨839
2 tickets to the movies ₨340
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨1,500
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨1,845
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨887
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨100
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨170
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB ₨47,797
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨59
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨1,586
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨177
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 287 prices entered by 32 different people.
Latest price update: June 23, 2018.

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