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31 Cities From India Made Into The World’s Most Expensive Cities According to Research By Numbeo

At the time when India is facing currency crunches, it is interesting to know about the data released by Numbeo about the most expensive cities to live in. Numbeo has conducted research and analysis of 586 cities across the world keeping New york of USA as the benchmark. It is intersting to note that 31 cities from India made into the list. Anothe interesting fact is that the least expensive cities are from India. Before going into the list from India, let us find out the most expensive city in the world.

31 Cities From India Made Into The World’s Most Expensive Cities According to Research By Numbeo

Most Expensive City 

The most expensive city is out of our expectations. It is Hamilton present in Bermuda. In Hamilton, 
  • The estimated cost of one meal is $156.15 which is the most expensive in the world
  • It has the first most expensive two-bed room apartment out of 586 cities in the world. 
  • 1st Most Expensive Gasoline (1 liter) (Transportation) out of 586 Cities in the World

Top 10 Expensive Cities in the World:



  1. Hamilton, Bermuda
  2. Geneva, Switzerland
  3. Basel, Switzerland
  4. Zurich, Switzerland
  5. Cuneo, Italy
  6. Ferrara, Italy
  7. Perugia, Italy
  8. Venice, Italy
  9. Reggio Nellemilia, Italy
  10. Bern, Switzerland
As we can see there are 4 cities from Switzerland made into top 10 and 5 cities from Italy made into top 10.

Most Expensive Cities from India

Most expensive city in India is easily predictable which is none other than Gurgaon. The second most expensive city is Mumbai. The top three cities with the lowest cost of living in India are Thiruvananthapuram, Madurai and Mangalore. These are the list of most expensive cities in India

  1. Gurgaon
  2. Mumbai
  3. Delhi
  4. Ludhiana
  5. Thane
  6. Noida
  7. Bengaluru
  8. Pune
  9. Chennai
  10. Kolkata
  11. Chandigarh
  12. Vadodara
  13. Surat
  14. Lucknow
  15. Navi Mumbai
  16. Ahmedabad
  17. Goa
  18. Jaipur
  19. Nagpur
  20. Indore
  21. Guwahati
  22. Mysore
  23. Nasik
  24. Hyderabad
  25. Kochi
  26. Visakhapatnam
  27. Bhubaneshwar
  28. Coimbatore
  29. Mangalore
  30. Madurai
  31. Thiruvananthapuram
If we observe the list, the least expensive cities are from South India. The Top 10 cities in the list include all the metro cities. Interestingly Ludhiana and Thane made into the Top 10. 

If we see the expenses by city wise we have some very interesting information. So, let us see the city wise expenses and find out some interesting facts. 

Expenses in Gurgaon

  • One meal in inexpensive restaurant costs Rs 300 on an average
  • Meal for two people in a mid-range restaurant costs Rs 1200
  • McMeal at McDonald costs Rs 220
  • Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) costs Rs 120
  • Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) costs Rs 185
  • Milk (regular), (1 liter) costs Rs 46.08
  • Rice (white), (1kg) costs Rs 55
  • One-way Ticket (Local Transport) costs Rs 25
  • Monthly Pass (Regular Price) costs Rs 1000
  • Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre costs Rs 16530
  • Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre costs Rs 39,763
  • Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre costs Rs 125,191
  • Average Monthly Disposable Salary (Net After Tax) is Rs 62,172.41 

Expenses in Mumbai

  • One meal in inexpensive restaurant costs Rs 203 on an average
  • Meal for two people in a mid-range restaurant costs Rs 1000
  • McMeal at McDonald costs Rs 200
  • Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) costs Rs 120
  • Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) costs Rs 200
  • Milk (regular), (1 liter) costs Rs 49.47
  • Rice (white), (1kg) costs Rs 54.45
  • One-way Ticket (Local Transport) costs Rs 15
  • Monthly Pass (Regular Price) costs Rs 500
  • Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre costs Rs 35,660.48
  • Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre costs Rs 97,651.85
  • Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre costs Rs 492,462.96
  • Average Monthly Disposable Salary (Net After Tax) is Rs 49,952.24 Rs

Expenses in Delhi


  • One meal in inexpensive restaurant costs Rs 200 on an average
  • Meal for two people in a mid-range restaurant costs Rs 1000
  • McMeal at McDonald costs Rs 250
  • Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) costs Rs 100
  • Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) costs Rs 160
  • Milk (regular), (1 liter) costs Rs 46.33
  • Rice (white), (1kg) costs Rs 57.39
  • One-way Ticket (Local Transport) costs Rs 25
  • Monthly Pass (Regular Price) costs Rs 800
  • Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre costs Rs 16,318.52
  • Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre costs Rs 40,371.90
  • Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre costs Rs 177,606.87
  • Average Monthly Disposable Salary (Net After Tax) is Rs 41,359.53

Expenses in Ludhiana

  • One meal in inexpensive restaurant costs Rs 200 on an average
  • Meal for two people in a mid-range restaurant costs Rs 1000
  • McMeal at McDonald costs Rs 200
  • Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) costs Rs 110
  • Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) costs Rs 170
  • Milk (regular), (1 liter) costs Rs 47.33
  • Rice (white), (1kg) costs Rs 55.88
  • One-way Ticket (Local Transport) costs Rs 10
  • Monthly Pass (Regular Price) costs Rs 400
  • Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre costs Rs 5,777.78
  • Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre costs Rs 19,250.00
  • Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre costs Rs 76,469.93
  • Average Monthly Disposable Salary (Net After Tax) is Rs 28,500.00

Expenses in Thane


  • One meal in inexpensive restaurant costs Rs 200 on an average
  • Meal for two people in a mid-range restaurant costs Rs 800
  • McMeal at McDonald costs Rs 200
  • Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) costs Rs 100
  • Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) costs Rs 150
  • Milk (regular), (1 liter) costs Rs 45.33
  • Rice (white), (1kg) costs Rs 54.00
  • One-way Ticket (Local Transport) costs Rs 25
  • Monthly Pass (Regular Price) costs Rs 500
  • Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre costs Rs 14,500.00
  • Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre costs Rs 34,444.44
  • Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre costs Rs 155,989.86 
  • Average Monthly Disposable Salary (Net After Tax) is Rs 29,222.22

Expenses in Bengaluru

  • One meal in inexpensive restaurant costs Rs 120 on an average
  • Meal for two people in a mid-range restaurant costs Rs 700
  • McMeal at McDonald costs Rs 200
  • Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) costs Rs 100
  • Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) costs Rs 160
  • Milk (regular), (1 liter) costs Rs 37.88
  • Rice (white), (1kg) costs Rs 50.35
  • One-way Ticket (Local Transport) costs Rs 21
  • Monthly Pass (Regular Price) costs Rs 1200
  • Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre costs Rs 14,164.25 
  • Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre costs Rs 35,808.82
  • Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre costs Rs 107,738.70 
  • Average Monthly Disposable Salary (Net After Tax) is Rs 47,637.22

Expenses in Pune

  • One meal in inexpensive restaurant costs Rs 190 on an average
  • Meal for two people in a mid-range restaurant costs Rs 700
  • McMeal at McDonald costs Rs 200
  • Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) costs Rs 110
  • Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) costs Rs 200
  • Milk (regular), (1 liter) costs Rs 46.47
  • Rice (white), (1kg) costs Rs 51.56
  • One-way Ticket (Local Transport) costs Rs 20
  • Monthly Pass (Regular Price) costs Rs 1000
  • Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre costs Rs 13,520.99 
  • Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre costs Rs 28,020.38
  • Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre costs Rs 110,862.19 
  • Average Monthly Disposable Salary (Net After Tax) is Rs 48,633.33

Expenses in Chennai

  • One meal in inexpensive restaurant costs Rs 100 on an average
  • Meal for two people in a mid-range restaurant costs Rs 500
  • McMeal at McDonald costs Rs 250
  • Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) costs Rs 120
  • Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) costs Rs 200
  • Milk (regular), (1 liter) costs Rs 42.96
  • Rice (white), (1kg) costs Rs 49.62
  • One-way Ticket (Local Transport) costs Rs 15
  • Monthly Pass (Regular Price) costs Rs 1000
  • Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre costs Rs 11,980.21 
  • Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre costs Rs 30,358.70
  • Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre costs Rs 138,254.17 
  • Average Monthly Disposable Salary (Net After Tax) is Rs 38,195.123

Expenses in Kolkata

  • One meal in inexpensive restaurant costs Rs 200 on an average
  • Meal for two people in a mid-range restaurant costs Rs 975
  • McMeal at McDonald costs Rs 250
  • Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) costs Rs 85
  • Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) costs Rs 150
  • Milk (regular), (1 liter) costs Rs 39.65
  • Rice (white), (1kg) costs Rs 43.9
  • One-way Ticket (Local Transport) costs Rs 10
  • Monthly Pass (Regular Price) costs Rs 287
  • Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre costs Rs 11,319.29 
  • Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre costs Rs 27,829.27
  • Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre costs Rs 85,806.32 
  • Average Monthly Disposable Salary (Net After Tax) is Rs 27,533.75

Expenses in Hyderabad

  • One meal in inexpensive restaurant costs Rs 100 on an average
  • Meal for two people in a mid-range restaurant costs Rs 500
  • McMeal at McDonald costs Rs 200
  • Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) costs Rs 100
  • Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) costs Rs 150
  • Milk (regular), (1 liter) costs Rs 43.12
  • Rice (white), (1kg) costs Rs 46.57
  • One-way Ticket (Local Transport) costs Rs 20
  • Monthly Pass (Regular Price) costs Rs 800
  • Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre costs Rs 9,565.48 
  • Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre costs Rs24,828.62
  • Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre costs Rs56,364.08 
  • Average Monthly Disposable Salary (Net After Tax) is Rs 30,692.31

Expenses in Visakhapatnam

  • One meal in inexpensive restaurant costs Rs 100 on an average
  • Meal for two people in a mid-range restaurant costs Rs 450
  • McMeal at McDonald costs Rs 250
  • Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) costs Rs 92
  • Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) costs Rs 115
  • Milk (regular), (1 liter) costs Rs 44.78
  • Rice (white), (1kg) costs Rs 47.12
  • One-way Ticket (Local Transport) costs Rs 10
  • Monthly Pass (Regular Price) costs Rs 750
  • Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre costs Rs 9,500
  • Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre costs Rs 23,666.67
  • Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre costs Rs 58,676.32 
  • Average Monthly Disposable Salary (Net After Tax) is Rs 25,300.00 


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