Cost of living in Kolkata, India

Summary of cost of living in Kolkata

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: ₨113,807
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: ₨47,121
  • Kolkata is the 4th cheapest city in Asia (16 out of 19)
  • Cost of living in Kolkata is cheaper than in 97% of cities in the World (249 out of 258)

List of prices in Kolkata
Current as of Apr 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨325
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) ₨301
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨107
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨46
12 eggs, large ₨67
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨38
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨187
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨138
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨22
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨136
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨806
2 liters of coca-cola ₨89
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨24
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area ₨31,828
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area ₨17,823
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨3,812
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 ₨15,351
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio ₨3,203
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) ₨604
40” flat screen tv ₨30,376
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨11,990
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨432
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨642
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) ₨2,306
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) ₨2,812
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨3,376
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨2,319
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨1,077,110
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨75
Monthly ticket public transport ₨1,232
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨152
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨179
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨221
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) ₨985
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) ₨279
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨185
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨253
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨123
Tube of toothpaste ₨72
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨185
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨1,318
2 tickets to the movies ₨457
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨2,016
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨2,187
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨792
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨223
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨246
Ipad wi-fi 128gb ₨41,800
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨7
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨1,904
1 package of marlboro cigarettes ₨227
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,027 prices entered by 125 different people.
Latest price update: April 01, 2020

Kolkata position in our World Ranking

the world
249th
out of 258
asia
16th
out of 19
india
4th
out of 6

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

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