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Cost of Living in India

Cost of livingOne personFamily of 4
💰 Total with rent
$413
$1004
🛋️ Without rent
$244
$685
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$169
$319
🍽️ Food
$160
$408
🚐 Transport
$42.3
$116
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$433
💸 GDP per capita
$2010
🏙️ Population
1.33B

The cost of living in India is $413, which is 1.79 times less expensive than the world average. India ranked 194th out of 197 countries by cost of living and the 67th best country to live in.

The average salary after taxes in India is $433, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1 months.

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To maintain the standard of living with a salary of $1000 in Delhi, you will need $1388 a month in Mumbai - the cost of living in Mumbai is 1 times higher than in Delhi.

Prices in India

We calculate prices for India as a population-weighted mean of 220 cities. Since large cities tend to have a higher cost of living, it's better to visit specific city pages below for more relevant information.

Eating Out

🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.84
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$12.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.67
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.32
☕ Cappuccino
$2.06
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.44

Groceries

🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.67
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.44
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.63
🥚 Eggs, x12
$0.92
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.48
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.42
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.12
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.75
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.67
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.93
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.46
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.36
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.43
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.25
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.08
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$9.06
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.66
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.68
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.21
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.01
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.69
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$0.89

Transportation

🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.3
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$11.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$2.58
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.01

Rent & Utilities

🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$186
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$114
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$380
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$233
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$29.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$45.4
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$11.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
9.5%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1616
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$772

Other

🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$20.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$3.23
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$9.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.69
👖 Brand Jeans
$30.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$47.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$57.5
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1650

Cities by population

States ranked from the most expensive to the cheapest ones

RankStateCost of living
1Maharashtra
$514
2Haryana
$490
3Telangana
$445
4Karnataka
$432
5Mizoram
$417
6Meghalaya
$395
7Punjab
$393
8Manipur
$392
9Jammu and Kashmir
$383
10Gujarat
$379
11Tamil Nadu
$379
12Tripura
$362
13Goa
$360
14West Bengal
$359
15Uttar Pradesh
$356
16Chhattisgarh
$354
17Assam
$353
18Jharkhand
$347
19Rajasthan
$345
20Madhya Pradesh
$343
21Bihar
$329
22Andhra Pradesh
$325
23Kerala
$325
24Uttarakhand
$319
25Odisha
$316
26Himachal Pradesh
$309
27Puducherry
$299