Cost of living in Delhi, India

Summary of cost of living in Delhi

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: ₨120,988
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: ₨55,092
  • Cost of living in Delhi is cheaper than in 78% of cities in Asia (14 out of 18)
  • Cost of living in Delhi is cheaper than in 97% of cities in the World (232 out of 239)

List of prices in Delhi, India. Current as of Jul 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨522
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) ₨266
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨168
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨54
12 eggs, large ₨79
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨38
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨212
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨112
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨24
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨116
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨1,041
2 liters of coca-cola ₨82
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨31
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area ₨42,276
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area ₨23,868
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨4,498
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area ₨26,120
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area ₨13,928
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio ₨3,838
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) ₨683
40” flat screen tv ₨28,766
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨9,820
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨329
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨247
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) ₨2,332
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) ₨2,562
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨3,414
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨2,511
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨932,267
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨74
Monthly ticket public transport ₨1,207
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨311
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨113
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨199
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) ₨600
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) ₨351
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨194
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨276
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨96
Tube of toothpaste ₨78
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨301
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨1,201
2 tickets to the movies ₨791
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨2,559
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨2,369
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨977
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨272
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨245
Ipad wi-fi 128gb ₨32,540
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨3.25
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨2,394
1 package of marlboro cigarettes ₨314
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 2,076 prices entered by 234 different people.
Latest price update: July 03, 2020

Delhi position in our World Ranking

the world
232nd
out of 239
asia
14th
out of 18
india
2nd
out of 6

Cheapest and most expensive products in Delhi compared to other cities:

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the world
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the world
5th

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