Cost of living in Chandigarh, India

Summary of cost of living in Chandigarh

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: ₨107,236
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: ₨45,365
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List of prices in Chandigarh, India. Current as of Sep 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨248
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) ₨214
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨114
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨52
12 eggs, large ₨65
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨35
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨172
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨130
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨24
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨119
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨856
2 liters of coca-cola ₨87
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨31
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area ₨28,900
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area ₨20,878
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨3,345
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area ₨14,613
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area ₨12,300
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio ₨3,949
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) ₨707
40” flat screen tv ₨20,721
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨12,230
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨561
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨272
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) ₨3,296
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) ₨2,925
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨3,839
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨2,670
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨1,089,730
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨67
Monthly ticket public transport ₨1,087
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨192
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨73
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨254
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) ₨857
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) ₨248
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨148
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨231
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨98
Tube of toothpaste ₨71
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨241
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨1,179
2 tickets to the movies ₨429
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨2,111
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨1,616
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨915
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨251
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨237
Ipad wi-fi 128gb ₨42,208
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨1.66
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨1,989
1 package of marlboro cigarettes ₨262
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 287 prices entered by 47 different people.
Latest price update: September 22, 2020

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