Cost of living in Delhi, India

Summary of cost of living in Delhi

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: ₨121,160
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: ₨54,842
  • Delhi is the 2nd most expensive city in India (2 out of 7)
  • Cost of living in Delhi is cheaper than in 72% of cities in Asia (13 out of 18)
  • Cost of living in Delhi is cheaper than in 96% of cities in the World (228 out of 237)

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

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨492
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) ₨269
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨161
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 ₨223
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨107
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨23
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨115
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨1,053
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 ₨42,440
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area ₨23,234
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨4,381
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area ₨24,917
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area ₨14,029
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio ₨3,542
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) ₨668
40” flat screen tv ₨28,375
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨9,803
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨355
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨282
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) ₨2,344
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) ₨2,350
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨3,376
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨2,367
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨1,064,090
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨77
Monthly ticket public transport ₨1,340
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨294
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨84
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨192
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) ₨591
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) ₨316
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨186
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨298
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨94
Tube of toothpaste ₨68
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨224
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨1,045
2 tickets to the movies ₨585
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨2,249
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨2,357
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨935
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨262
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨241
Ipad wi-fi 128gb ₨33,370
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨3.11
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨2,402
1 package of marlboro cigarettes ₨319
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,988 prices entered by 222 different people.
Latest price update: August 10, 2020

Delhi position in our World Ranking

the world
228th
out of 237
asia
13th
out of 18
india
2nd
out of 7

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

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