Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨315
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) ₨583
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨87
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨54
12 eggs, large ₨83
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨42
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨293
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨150
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨23
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨89
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨613
2 liters of coca-cola ₨74
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨33
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area ₨16,250
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area ₨5,304
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas …) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨4,867
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area ₨19,000
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area ₨5,917
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas …) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio ₨1,500
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) ₨1,000
40” flat screen tv ₨35,000
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨6,000
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨350
Hourly rate for cleaning help Rs 100
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) ₨1,800
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) ₨800
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨1,900
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨999
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨90
Monthly ticket public transport ₨1,492
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Rs 800
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Rs 994
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Rs 185
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Rs 500
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, …) Rs
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨250
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Rs 364
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨130
Tube of toothpaste Rs 74
Standard men’s haircut in expat area of the city Rs 160
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨1,000
2 tickets to the movies ₨500
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨300
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨2,500
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨200
Cappuccino in expat area of the city
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨90
Ipad wi-fi 128gb ₨25,000
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans)
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨500
1 package of marlboro cigarettes ₨135

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