Cost of Living in Pondicherry

Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$328
$842
🛋️ Without rent
$210
$610
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$118
$233
🍽️ Food
$153
$393
🚐 Transport
$18.7
$53.5
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1086
😀 Quality of life
46
🏙️ Population
244K

The average cost of living in Pondicherry is $328, which is in the top 2% of the least expensive cities in the world, ranked 9065th out of 9294 in our global list, 161st out of 220 in India, and 1st out of 1 in Puducherry.

The median after-tax salary is $1086, which is enough to cover living expenses for 3.3 months. Ranked 6473rd (TOP 70%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 33rd best city to live in India, and 1st most liveable city in Puducherry. With an estimated population of 244K, Pondicherry is the 150th largest city in India.

✈️ Closest airport 5 km Pondicherry Airport
😷 Air quality Moderate 23.6 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank 2169 Pondicherry University
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Prices in Pondicherry

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Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.12
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$9.98
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.41
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.54
 Cappuccino
$2.07
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.38
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$184
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$72
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$278
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$182
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$14.3
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$21.9
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$9.35
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
7.65%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$564
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$445
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.25
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$6.33
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$2.87
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.28
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.59
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.44
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.67
🥚 Eggs, x12
$0.84
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.57
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.14
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.21
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.7
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.04
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.56
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.32
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.41
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.22
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.06
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.6
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.24
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.57
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.29
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.39
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.59
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$0.78
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$16.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$1.9
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$11.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.39
👖 Brand Jeans
$31.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$48.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$54.8
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$2518

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