Cost of living in Kochi, India, India

Summary of cost of living in Kochi, India

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: ₨125,220
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: ₨51,414
  • 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 Kochi, India
Current as of Apr 2024.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨251
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) ₨352
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨152
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨59
12 eggs, large ₨94
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨38
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨277
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨214
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨43
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨140
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨697
2 liters of coca-cola ₨102
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨29
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area ₨30,337
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area ₨24,280
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨4,878
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area ₨13,313
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area ₨9,148
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio ₨5,564
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) ₨687
40” flat screen tv ₨11,723
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨7,723
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨746
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨204
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) ₨1,177
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) ₨2,574
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨1,759
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨1,686
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨1,446,760
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨100
Monthly ticket public transport ₨874
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨328
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨108
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨306
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) ₨5,321
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) ₨344
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨67
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨49
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨33
Tube of toothpaste ₨27
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨395
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨1,878
2 tickets to the movies ₨840
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨926
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨4,649
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨535
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨372
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨214
Ipad wi-fi 128gb ₨40,030
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨8
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨1,241
1 package of marlboro cigarettes ₨266
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 70 prices entered by 23 different people.
Latest price update: April 19, 2024

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