Cost of living in Chandigarh, India

Summary of cost of living in Chandigarh

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: ₨106,920
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: ₨44,317
  • WARNING!  These estimates are currently based on just a small amount of data. They provide a decent starting assumption, but they are not yet completely reliable.

List of prices in Chandigarh
Current as of May 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨272
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) ₨317
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨111
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨54
12 eggs, large ₨77
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨37
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨200
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨133
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨26
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨133
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨805
2 liters of coca-cola ₨89
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨32
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area ₨29,542
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area ₨17,083
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨4,589
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area ₨18,888
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area ₨11,902
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio ₨5,019
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) ₨586
40” flat screen tv ₨25,424
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨10,498
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨348
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨343
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) ₨2,861
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) ₨2,824
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨3,876
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨2,960
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨875,026
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨80
Monthly ticket public transport ₨987
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨228
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨83
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨205
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) ₨890
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) ₨248
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨161
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨239
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨98
Tube of toothpaste ₨82
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨272
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨1,207
2 tickets to the movies ₨442
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨1,434
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨1,588
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨777
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨180
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨222
Ipad wi-fi 128gb ₨42,208
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨1.22
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨2,191
1 package of marlboro cigarettes ₨311
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 84 prices entered by 27 different people.
Latest price update: May 18, 2022

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