Cost of Living in Ernakulam

Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$355
$953
🛋️ Without rent
$230
$645
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$124
$308
🍽️ Food
$164
$418
🚐 Transport
$28.7
$82.2
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$663
😀 Quality of life
61
🏙️ Population
558K

The average cost of living in Ernakulam is $355, which is in the top 4% of the least expensive cities in the world, ranked 8915th out of 9294 in our global list, 70th out of 220 in India, and 3rd out of 10 in Kerala.

The median after-tax salary is $663, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1.9 months. Ranked 5040th (TOP 54%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 13th best city to live in India, and 3rd most liveable city in Kerala. With an estimated population of 558K, Ernakulam is the 86th largest city in India.

✈️ Closest airport 23 km Cochin International Airport
😷 Air quality Moderate 24.3 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank 1842 Cochin University of Science and Technology
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Prices in Ernakulam

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Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.51
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$12
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.41
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.9
 Cappuccino
$1.32
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.56
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$123
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$78.3
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$371
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$229
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$26.9
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$41
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$10.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
8.79%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$857
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$336
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.23
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$6.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$3.46
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.3
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.65
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.54
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.52
🥚 Eggs, x12
$0.96
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.34
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.17
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.28
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.9
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.66
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.1
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.77
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.52
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.58
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.22
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.04
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.55
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.09
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.82
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.26
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.44
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.61
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$0.78
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$15.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$2.66
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$11.4
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.43
👖 Brand Jeans
$30.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$41.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$60.2
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$844

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