Cost of living in Mumbai, India

Summary of cost of living in Mumbai

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: ₨155,670
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: ₨83,570
  • Mumbai is the most expensive city in India (1 out of 7)
  • Cost of living in Mumbai is cheaper than in 63% of cities in Asia (12 out of 19)
  • Cost of living in Mumbai is cheaper than in 88% of cities in the World (209 out of 238)

List of prices in Mumbai, India. Current as of Jul 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨527
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) ₨304
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨159
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨61
12 eggs, large ₨84
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨43
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨224
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨162
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨33
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨155
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨732
2 liters of coca-cola ₨82
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨33
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area ₨75,956
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area ₨41,995
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨8,884
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area ₨52,852
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area ₨27,738
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio ₨3,475
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) ₨740
40” flat screen tv ₨33,550
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨12,832
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨413
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨256
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) ₨2,546
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) ₨3,080
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨4,465
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨3,358
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨879,561
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨78
Monthly ticket public transport ₨1,018
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨185
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨83
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨240
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) ₨702
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) ₨325
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨185
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨324
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨166
Tube of toothpaste ₨72
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨342
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨1,456
2 tickets to the movies ₨591
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨2,539
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨3,071
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨731
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨326
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨282
Ipad wi-fi 128gb ₨35,981
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨1.64
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨3,781
1 package of marlboro cigarettes ₨275
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,813 prices entered by 200 different people.
Latest price update: July 14, 2020

Mumbai position in our World Ranking

the world
209th
out of 238
asia
12th
out of 19
india
1st
out of 7

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

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1st
the world
3rd
the world
3rd
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the world
5th

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