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By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Nov 27, 2021

Summary: What is the cost of living in India? Expats, digital nomads and retirees living in India talk about the general living costs, the cost of housing and health insurance.

What is the average cost of housing in India?

If you live in India, newcomers to India would love to hear your answer to this question.

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If you are thinking about moving to India, cost of living in probably a key consideration. Expats commented about the cost of housing:

"Lower than home. My area is around 1 lac; we pay less than most expats in Powai, and much more than most Indians. Our electrical bill is much lower than expats, but have my Indian friends falling over in shock," added another person living in Mumbai.

"Higher. In my country, for something comparable, maybe we would pay apron 1000 - 1500 eur," explained one expat living in New Delhi.

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