Cost of living in Visakhapatnam, India

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨252
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨305
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨136
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨38
12 eggs, large ₨59
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨23
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨185
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨129
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨27
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨104
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨797
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨81
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨27
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨14,957
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨11,336
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨2,624
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨15,428
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₨9,209
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₨3,489
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ₨978
40” flat screen TV ₨44,757
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨10,906
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨263
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨295
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨2,732
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨1,345
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨4,514
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨2,816
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨1,021,980
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨72
Monthly ticket public transport ₨707
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨140
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨109
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨200
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ₨604
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨217
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨80
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨147
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨119
Tube of toothpaste ₨49
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨249
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨700
2 tickets to the movies ₨281
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨435
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨1,655
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨976
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨70
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨166
iPad Air 2, 64GB ₨75,263
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨54
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨1,401
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨168
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 231 prices entered by 22 different people.
Latest price update: September 26, 2017.

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