India vs Palau - Cost of Living Comparison

India Palau
🚶 Cost of living one person
$416
$1162
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1027
$2757
🏠 One person rent
$165
$586
🏘️ Family rent
$317
$1094
🍽️ Food expenses
$164
$433
🚐 Transport expenses
$45.3
$35
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$620
$723
💸 GDP per capita
$1928
$14244
😃 Human freedom index
6.39
6.4
❤️ Life expectancy
69.9
69.1
👮 Corruption perceptions index
40
49
🌐 English speaking %
10.6%
92.5%
🎓 Higher education
73
1
😀 Quality of life
51
29
🏙️ Population
1.33B
21.7K

The average cost of living in India ($416) is 64% less expensive than in Palau ($1162). India ranked 190th vs 44th for Palau in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.5 months in India compared to 0.6 months in Palau. Ranked 85th and 164th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in India vs Palau

We calculate prices for India and Palau as a population-weighted mean of 220 and 2 cities, respectively. Since large cities tend to have a higher cost of living, it's better to visit specific city pages below for more relevant information.

India Palau
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.93
$10.5
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$14.3
$52
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.88
$6.02
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.21
$7.02
 Cappuccino
$1.84
$5.03
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.44
$1.26
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$181
$483
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$116
$362
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$400
$1075
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$234
$794
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$26.3
$80.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$40.2
$124
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$9.72
$120
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
8.33%
6.6%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1696
$1697
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$822
$1316
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.36
$0.76
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$10.7
$26.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$2.63
$8.86
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.25
$2.19
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.67
$2.67
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.46
$2.01
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.62
$2.02
🥚 Eggs, x12
$0.96
$4.58
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.41
$21.9
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.52
$8.55
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.82
$7.92
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.98
$4.27
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.65
$1.21
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$1.4
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.53
$1.93
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.36
$2.1
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.42
$0.92
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.24
$0.53
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.05
$3.41
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$8.76
$21.9
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.76
$3.32
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.62
$8.01
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$1.91
$6.28
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.81
$3.73
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.66
$1.6
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$0.85
$1.97
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$18.9
$69.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$3.31
$5.34
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$11.6
$49.6
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.7
$5.57
👖 Brand Jeans
$29.4
$54.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$45.9
$123
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$64.1
$220
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1660
$4896

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In India

City Cost of living Population
Bangalore
$480
11.3M
Delhi
$486
26.5M
Mumbai
$632
15.4M
Pune
$446
5.95M
Chennai
$425
10.3M
Hyderabad
$477
9.31M
Ahmedabad
$468
7.65M
Jaipur
$359
3.07M
Kolkata
$370
4.5M
Nagpur
$408
2.41M
Surat
$426
5.94M
Visakhapatnam
$492
2.04M
Bhagalpur
$284
3.04M
Mysore
$345
3M
Lucknow
$361
3.38M
Kanpur
$441
2.77M
Mirzapur
$381
2.5M
Kalyan
$353
1.25M
Gurgaon
$493
877K
Madurai
$361
1.56M
Navi Mumbai
$466
1.12M
Ghaziabad
$402
2.38M
Thane
$454
1.89M
Bhopal
$331
1.8M
Raipur
$351
1.01M
Ludhiana
$391
1.62M
Indore
$340
1.99M
Allahabad
$540
1.54M
Noida
$457
637K
Bilaspur
$301
1.63M

In Palau

City Cost of living Population
Melekeok
$1162
299
Ngerulmud
$1162
271