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Here’s What It Costs to Live in Some of India’s Most Popular Cities!

We used Numbeo to investigate the differences in living costs across cities in India and it’s safe to say we were quite surprised by our findings!

Everyone knows that Mumbai is one expensive city to live in, even by global standards. But did you know that taxi prices in Goa are even more expensive that those in India’s most expensive city? And that a meal for 2 in Indore will cost you more than triple than that of the same in Kochi?

We were surprised to! And that’s not all we found…

So, whether you’re thinking of shifting to another city, or perhaps your just curious about the cost of living there, we used Numbeo, the world’s largest database of user-contributed data about cities and countries worldwide, to find out the average cost of rent, transportation and eating out costs for 15 popular cities in India.

Here’s what we found.

This map shows the average cost of rent per month for a 1 bhk in the city.
This map shows the average cost of a meal for 2 in an inexpensive restaurant.

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This map shows the average cost of a taxi per 1km.

You can find out more cost comparisons on Numbeo’s official site here. 

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Written by Lucy Plummer

Born in London, UK, Lucy has traveled the world before falling in love with India during a 9-month backpacking trip in 2016. She's passionate about humanity, culture, food and mountains.