Cost of living in Kolkata, India

Summary of cost of living in Kolkata

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: ₨105,291
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: ₨41,331
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List of prices in Kolkata, India. Current as of Mar 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨319
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) ₨330
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨119
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨44
12 eggs, large ₨74
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨42
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨190
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨139
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨27
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨149
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨856
2 liters of coca-cola ₨86
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨22
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area ₨25,165
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area ₨14,783
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨4,145
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area ₨27,216
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area ₨14,333
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio ₨3,203
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) ₨620
40” flat screen tv ₨29,631
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨11,142
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨426
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨642
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) ₨2,069
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) ₨2,061
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨3,609
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨2,478
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨1,115,320
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨77
Monthly ticket public transport ₨1,011
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨156
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨187
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨220
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) ₨868
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) ₨279
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨174
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨244
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨118
Tube of toothpaste ₨72
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨231
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨1,092
2 tickets to the movies ₨457
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨2,012
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨2,007
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨574
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨240
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨272
Ipad wi-fi 128gb ₨41,800
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨2.93
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨1,787
1 package of marlboro cigarettes ₨200
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 302 prices entered by 91 different people.
Latest price update: March 05, 2021

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