Cost of Living in Kolkata

Cost of livingOne personFamily of 4
💰 Total with rent
$391
$1047
🛋️ Without rent
$265
$757
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$126
$291
🍽️ Food
$173
$444
🚐 Transport
$46.2
$134
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$414
😀 Quality of life
59
🏙️ Population
4.5M

The average cost of living in Kolkata is $391, which is in the top 5% of the least expensive cities in the world, ranked 8847th out of 9294 in our global list, 38th out of 220 in India, and 1st out of 36 in West Bengal.

The median after-tax salary is $414, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1.1 months. Ranked 5140th (TOP 55%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 10th best city to live in India, and 1st most liveable city in West Bengal. With an estimated population of 4.5M, Kolkata is the 10th largest city in India.

✈️ Closest airport17 kmNetaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport
😷 Air qualityBad46.6 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank919University of Calcutta
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Prices in Kolkata

Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.75
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$13.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.11
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.07
 Cappuccino
$1.83
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.45
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$136
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$82.3
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$377
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$211
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$24
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$36.8
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$9.34
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
8.3%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1199
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$584
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.14
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$3.72
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$2.99
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.27
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.66
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.36
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.68
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.91
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.06
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.22
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.25
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.75
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.36
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.57
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.34
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.59
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.26
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.2
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$8.96
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.93
🚬 Cigarette pack
$4.79
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.98
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.36
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.61
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$0.97
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$15.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.1
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$13.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.46
👖 Brand Jeans
$32.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$49.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$49
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1948

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