Cost of living in Kolkata, India

Summary of cost of living in Kolkata

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: ₨113,032
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: ₨45,193
  • 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 Kolkata
Current as of Oct 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨518
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) ₨360
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨122
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨53
12 eggs, large ₨84
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨47
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨235
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨153
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨26
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨131
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨879
2 liters of coca-cola ₨85
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨24
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area ₨30,180
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area ₨15,342
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨3,800
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area ₨29,037
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area ₨10,222
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio ₨2,920
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) ₨459
40” flat screen tv ₨27,541
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨11,591
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨396
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨790
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) ₨2,623
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) ₨2,700
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨4,468
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨2,570
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨872,079
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨105
Monthly ticket public transport ₨914
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨148
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨162
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨194
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) ₨729
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) ₨254
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨156
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨265
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨95
Tube of toothpaste ₨65
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨368
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨1,057
2 tickets to the movies ₨438
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨1,484
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨1,477
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨790
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨242
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨277
Ipad wi-fi 128gb ₨43,666
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨1.88
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨1,713
1 package of marlboro cigarettes ₨211
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 336 prices entered by 42 different people.
Latest price update: October 06, 2022

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