what is the cost of living at your place?

@smille (831)
India
February 22, 2007 5:17am CST
i hv attached a bill for two persons in a good restaurent in india, so tht u can hv n idea how cheap it is here, only 10 odd dollars we get here good food for two, isnt it cheap? i give the prices of various food stuffs in india....(all prices in rupees) food oil.....Rs.70/lit pulses.......ranging between 40-60+/kg milk.........24/lit eggs.........36/doz bread........15/400gms wheat........18/kg rice..........40/kg sugar.........15/kg mutton.......240/kg chicken......100/kg toothpaste...22/100gms now vegeis flower.......24-30/kg onion........20/kg.....too costly tomato.......10-12/kg cabbage......20/kg fruits.. grapes.......40-60/kg sweet lime...60/doz fig..........25/kg apples.......70/kg bananas......20/doz petrol........53/lit and so on........ i just gave this list to have a look at the cost of living in our country, at my place its comparatively costly...
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@sunilkonda (1215)
• India
4 Mar 07
I should appreciate your patience in writing down each and every items costs..The costs u have mentioned are more or less equal at my place too( I am Delhi ),but the only cheapest thing at delhi which u cant find else where is Petrol. currently its cost is only 42.80 Rs.
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@smille (831)
• India
5 Mar 07
thx for ur response, n i must i envy u people in Delhi for so cheap petrol........LOL
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• India
5 Mar 07
ha ha...i guess all India must be jealous of delhi for getting petrol so cheap... U havent mentioned ur from which place. I guess it must be costs of either bombay or pune..is it right?
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@smille (831)
• India
6 Mar 07
pune
@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
22 Feb 07
that's good job and perfect figures. when compared to other countries, it's really awesome. being an indian myself i cannot agree more on this, india has indeed a low cost of living and in india kolkata is cheaper than many cities. thanx for the figures (i got to know many market prices, sorry i don't go to shops). keep sharing.
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@smille (831)
• India
22 Feb 07
yea its tru tht in kolkata or Hyderabad its much cheaper than here.
@smille (831)
• India
24 Feb 07
i think the attachment diodn get attached... i do it again....
@bindishah (2062)
• India
7 Mar 07
Well first of all petrol is terribly expensive in india. And as far as the other prices go it just seems cheap if you convert the prices into USD. But if you look at the living that an average indian makes, then the cost of lviing is quite expensive. There has been a jump in prices specially in the last few years. You cant go to a decent restaurant without spending Rs. 1000 for a meal for 2 (approx $20). So i guess it all depends form whose perspective you are considering the cost of living. From the INR perspective things are expensive and from USD point of view they are cheap.
@smille (831)
• India
7 Mar 07
yes i agree tht the cost of living is comparative and its not tht cheap....bt i had this idea to post the discussion whn i went through another discussion here on mylot which saying around $250/month for insurance which is almost compulsory, another lady was telling tht she had her root cannal treatment when her hubby worked a month for a part time job!!!!!means medication is very much costly and telefones are also cheap here.....as i understand.
22 Feb 07
Yes the cost of living in India is lower but then I would suggest that a proportion of this is relative, because the average earnings are lower, than other countries. Taxation also plays a part as well.
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@smille (831)
• India
22 Feb 07
yes i agree it balances as mansha also said....but think of a dentist....we can hv here a root canal for Rs. 4-5 thousands......which is much cheaper....i know one of my friend came to india from UK just to hv her dental treatment.....
• United States
22 Feb 07
Wow, I don't think I can buy that much here for $10. I think food is so overpriced that I hate going to the food store. I usually only buy things when they are on sale. I also clip a lot of coupons.
@mansha (6301)
• India
22 Feb 07
I agree with you in India cost of living is comparitively lower than other countries but its also true that our earnings are alos lower than the other countries so it just balances out. May be an american will feel like a millionaire here but for a midddle class indian its really hard to keep up with the inflation.
@smille (831)
• India
22 Feb 07
yes u r true and these days its horrible......