Cost of living in Mumbai, India

Summary of cost of living in Mumbai

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: ₨162,514
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: ₨83,612
  • Mumbai is the most expensive city in India (1 out of 4)
  • Cost of living in Mumbai is cheaper than in 69% of cities in Asia (11 out of 16)
  • Cost of living in Mumbai is cheaper than in 84% of cities in the World (167 out of 198)

List of prices in Mumbai, India. Current as of Mar 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨687
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) ₨319
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨161
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨64
12 eggs, large ₨85
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨46
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨224
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨181
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨35
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨144
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨772
2 liters of coca-cola ₨88
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨36
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area ₨65,703
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area ₨48,701
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨7,341
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area ₨42,088
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area ₨27,530
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio ₨3,377
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) ₨714
40” flat screen tv ₨28,988
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨10,327
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨478
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨195
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) ₨2,269
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) ₨2,447
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨3,810
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨2,733
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨744,211
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨84
Monthly ticket public transport ₨744
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨183
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨82
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨197
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) ₨701
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) ₨299
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨232
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨295
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨181
Tube of toothpaste ₨75
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨281
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨1,325
2 tickets to the movies ₨531
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨2,488
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨2,718
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨1,068
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨323
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨290
Ipad wi-fi 128gb ₨30,974
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨37
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨2,844
1 package of marlboro cigarettes ₨283
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,068 prices entered by 133 different people.
Latest price update: March 03, 2021

Mumbai position in our World Ranking

the world
167th
out of 198
asia
11th
out of 16
india
1st
out of 4

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

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the world
2nd
the world
2nd
the world
3rd
the world
3rd
the world
4th

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