Cost of living in Delhi, India

Summary of cost of living in Delhi

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: ₨134,039
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: ₨61,448
  • Cost of living in Delhi is cheaper than in 85% of cities in Asia (22 out of 26)
  • Cost of living in Delhi is cheaper than in 97% of cities in the World (254 out of 261)
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List of prices in Delhi
Current as of Aug 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨415
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) ₨312
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨157
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨58
12 eggs, large ₨90
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨45
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨180
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨149
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨25
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨128
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨818
2 liters of coca-cola ₨87
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨38
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area ₨48,696
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area ₨26,337
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨6,151
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area ₨21,598
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area ₨11,396
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio ₨5,525
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) ₨677
40” flat screen tv ₨32,469
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨12,802
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨388
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨481
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) ₨3,227
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) ₨2,589
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨4,152
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨3,112
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨1,028,020
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨102
Monthly ticket public transport ₨919
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨176
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨81
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨286
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) ₨1,042
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) ₨386
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨196
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨244
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨121
Tube of toothpaste ₨72
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨298
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨1,631
2 tickets to the movies ₨789
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨2,073
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨1,642
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨794
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨162
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨219
Ipad wi-fi 128gb ₨53,253
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨0.82
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨2,165
1 package of marlboro cigarettes ₨271
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 513 prices entered by 71 different people.
Latest price update: August 09, 2022

Delhi position in our World Ranking

the world
254th
out of 261
asia
22nd
out of 26
india
2nd
out of 5

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

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