Cost of living in Lucknow, India

Summary of cost of living in Lucknow

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: ₨100,256
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: ₨37,230
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.
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List of prices in Lucknow, India. Current as of Aug 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨401
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) ₨240
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨121
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨55
12 eggs, large ₨70
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨34
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨147
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨117
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨21
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨143
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨984
2 liters of coca-cola ₨82
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨23
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area ₨18,304
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area ₨14,303
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨5,267
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area ₨18,901
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area ₨13,746
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio ₨4,723
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) ₨649
40” flat screen tv ₨33,148
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨10,148
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨345
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨239
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) ₨2,134
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) ₨3,092
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨3,077
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨2,865
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨840,572
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨76
Monthly ticket public transport ₨1,191
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨155
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨120
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨464
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) ₨829
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) ₨225
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨207
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨264
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨161
Tube of toothpaste ₨84
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨214
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨978
2 tickets to the movies ₨486
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨1,081
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨1,749
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨481
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨181
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨246
Ipad wi-fi 128gb ₨44,106
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨1.32
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨1,785
1 package of marlboro cigarettes ₨222
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 320 prices entered by 37 different people.
Latest price update: August 07, 2020

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