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Cost of Living in India

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By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Sep 07, 2023

Summary: The cost of living in India varies greatly depending on the city and the lifestyle of the individual. Generally speaking, a nice 1 bedroom apartment in India can cost anywhere from $400 to $1,000 per month, while a nice 2 bedroom apartment can cost anywhere from $600 to $1,500 per month. The cost of dinner at a moderately priced restaurant in India can range from $10 to $20 per person.

Is the cost of living in India high?

We asked people how much they someone comfortably live on in India, they wrote:

"The cost of living in India varies depending on the city and lifestyle. Housing costs in India tend to be lower than in other parts of the world and basic amenities like food, transportation, and utilities are generally affordable. However, luxury items like cars, international travel, and designer goods tend to be expensive. Overall, India is known for being a relatively affordable country to live in," said one expat in India.

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Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

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