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India prices 2021

What are the prices in India? Wondering how much dinner costs? What are the costs for the accommodation? How much money do I need for shopping in a supermarket in India?

Manuel Robertson recently visited India and prepared this article about prices in India. Find out about average prices in India, including food prices, restaurants, beer, accommodation, transportation, and more.

What currency is used in India?
Here you can find information about the currency:
The currency of India is Indian Rupee (INR). 1 ₹ (rupee) is divided into 100 p (paisa). There are 7 different coins: 1, 2, 5, 100, 1000, p50, 10. There are 9 different banknotes with the following values: 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500, 1000, 1, 2. To be unexpected To avoid the risk of receiving counterfeit money, we recommend checking the currency when trading. Be especially careful with these banknotes: 1000, 500. The current Indian Rupee (INR) exchange rate is: $ 1 USD = 73 INR, 1 EUR = 89 INR. (Data updated: today) Less popular banknotes are: 1, 2.

  1. For $ 1 US Dollar (USD) you can get: 73.16INR Indian Rupee (INR)
  2. For € 1 you can get: 89.14INR Indian Rupee (INR)
  3. For £ 1 British Pound (GBP) you can get: 103.32INR Indian Rupee (INR)
  4. For 1₽ Russian Ruble (RUB) you can get: 0.99INR Indian Rupee (INR)

Is India an expensive country?
The prices for basic products in India are lower than in Germany. You have to pay 2.93 times less for purchases in India than in Germany. Average accommodation costs in India range from: 11 EUR (942 INR) in a hostel to 23 EUR (2,000 INR) in a 3-star hotel. Price per night in a luxury hotel in India is around 62 EUR (5,500 INR).
Using Public Transport in India Income at a cost of: 0.22 EUR (20 INR) for a one-way ticket. The price to rent a car in India (e.g. Volkswagen Golf or Toyota Corolla) is 18,000 EUR (1,680,000 INR). If you prefer taxi, keep in mind that the price of a taxi in India depends on several factors. Taxi starting price is around: 0.56 EUR (50 INR). For 1 km in India you have to pay approximately: 0.19 EUR (17 INR).

Also read how prices have changed in recent years: Price changes in previous years in India


Cost of living in India is:
  1. 3.00 times lower than in Berlin
  2. 3.13 times lower than in Hamburg
  3. 3.40 times lower than in Munich
  4. 2.87 times lower than in Dresden
  5. 2.80 times lower than in Bremen

Is Food Expensive In India?

Food prices in supermarkets are lower than in Germany. For example in India you have to pay for:
  1. Bottle or carton of milk (1 liter): 0.57 USD (51 INR)
  2. Popular yellow cheese (1 kg): 4.50 USD (401 INR)
  3. A bottle of beer from a known brand: 2.40 USD (213 INR)
  4. Sausage or sausage (1 kg): 5.90 EUR (526 INR)
  5. A mid-range wine (one bottle): 6.70 USD (600 INR)

How much money do I need for a week's stay in India?

If you want to spend a week in India the cost of your stay will be:

  1. 178 EUR (15,000 INR) - a cheap 7 day stay in India
  2. 269 ​​EUR (24,000 INR) - affordable travel for 7 days in India
  3. 302 USD (26,000 INR) for a one week of comfortable stay in India
  4. 721 EUR (64,000 INR) for a week of luxury vacation in India

What is the cost of eating (breakfast / lunch / dinner) in India? What is the average cost of lunch in India?

In India, you can choose a meal from many different types of cuisine. For example a meal for two in a restaurant:
  1. Asian restaurant 13 EUR (1,100 INR)
  2. Chinese restaurant 12 EUR (1,000 INR)
  3. French restaurant 15 EUR (1,300 INR)
  4. Italian restaurant 12 EUR (1,000 INR)
  5. Japanese Restaurant 19 EUR (1,600 INR)
  6. Mexican restaurant 12 EUR (1,000 INR)
In India a typical fast food meal costs: 3.40 EUR (300 INR) for a McMeal at McDonalds or BurgerKing (or a similar combo meal) and 1.00 EUR (90 INR) for a cheeseburger. For coffee lovers: cappuccino coffee 1.30 EUR (120 INR) and espresso 0.94 EUR (84 INR).
For more information on the food budget, see our: Travel Guide.

How much do cigarettes cost in India?
Cigarettes are cheaper in India than in Germany. The average cost of a pack of local cigarettes is 2.90 EUR (256 INR). For more famous brands like: Lucky Strike, Kent, Gauloises you have to pay around 3.60 EUR (320 INR).


Bellow you can find information about food and beverage prices in supermarkets and groceries. You can also read about prices in hotels, cafes and restaurants in India.



Prices in India 2021

Average prices in restaurants and pubs, transportation, taxi, groceries, salaries, food, hotels and rentals in India.

Currency: Indian rupee

How much does a hotel cost in India?

Average hotel price in India is 2.81 times lower than the average price in Germany

Average hotel price in India is:27 EUR2.389 INR33 USDRUB 2,410
Hostel prices in India are around:11 EUR942 INR13 USD950 rub
Price for the 1-star hotel in India is approximately:21 EURINR 1,85525 USD1,871 rub
Price for the 2-star hotel in India is approx:22 EURINR 1,93026 USD1.946 rub
Price for the 3-star hotel in India is approximately:23 EURINR 2,03328 USDRUB 2.050
Price for the 4-star hotel in India is approx:45 EUR4.023 INR55 USD4.057 RUB
Price for the 5-star hotel in India is approximately:62 EUR5,520 INR75 USD5.566 RUB

How much does it cost to rent a car in India?

Car rental average prices in India

automobileprice
average price89 EUR (7,900 INR)
Economy car48 EUR (4,300 INR)
Compact car51 EUR (4,500 INR)
SUV90 EUR (8,000 INR)
Passenger van112 EUR (9,900 INR)

Is Food Expensive In India? How much does an inexpensive meal cost in India?

Prices in restaurants in India.

Meal in a cheap restaurant 2.00 EUR (0.90-4.50) 180 INR (80-400) 2.50 USD (1.10-5.50)
Meal for 2 people, medium-sized restaurant, three-course 10 EUR (5.60-27) 900 INR (500-2,400) 12 USD (6.80-33)
McMeal at McDonalds (or equivalent combo meal) 3.40 EUR (2.50-4.50) 300 INR (225-400) 4.10 USD (3.10-5.50)
Local beer (0.5 liter draft) 1.70 EUR (0.90-3.40) 150 INR (80-300) 2.10 USD (1.10-4.10)
Imported beer (0.33 liter bottle) 3.10 EUR (1.80-5.00) 280 INR (160-450) 3.80 USD (2.20-6.20)
Coca Cola / Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 0.38 EUR (0.22-0.56) 34 INR (20-50) 0.46 USD (0.27-0.68)
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 0.17 EUR (0.11-0.25) 15 INR (10.00-22) 0.21 USD (0.14-0.30)
Cappuccino (regular) 1.30 EUR (0.45-2.80) 120 INR (40-250) 1.60 USD (0.55-3.40)
Espresso coffee 0.94 EUR (0.31-2.00) 84 INR (28-175) 1.10 USD (0.38-2.40)
Cheeseburger (fast food) 1.00 EUR (0.76-1.30) 90 INR (68-120) 1.20 USD (0.92-1.60)
Prices for different cuisines in India »

Can you eat cheaply in India?

How much should you pay for cheese, eggs, milk or oranges in India?

Prices in supermarkets in India.

(Regular), milk (1 liter) 0.57 EUR (0.43-0.67) 51 INR (38-60) 0.69 USD (0.52-0.82)
Loaf of fresh white bread (500g) 0.38 EUR (0.22-0.62) 34 INR (20-55) 0.47 USD (0.27-0.75)
Eggs (regular) (12) 0.76 EUR (0.54-1.10) 68 INR (48-96) 0.93 USD (0.66-1.30)
Local cheese (1kg) 4.50 EUR (2.20-11) 401 INR (200-1,000) 5.50 USD (2.70-14)
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.32 EUR (0.22-0.39) 28 INR (20-35) 0.38 USD (0.27-0.48)
A bottle of wine (middle class) 6.70 EUR (2.70-13) 600 INR (240-1,200) 8.20 USD (3.30-16)
Local beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.50 EUR (0.90-2.20) 134 INR (80-200) 1.80 USD (1.10-2.70)
Imported beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.40 EUR (1.20-3.40) 213 INR (110-300) 2.90 USD (1.50-4.10)
Pack of cigarettes (Marlboro) 3.60 EUR (2.80-4.50) 320 INR (250-400) 4.40 USD (3.40-5.50)
Chicken breast (skinless and boneless) - (1kg) 2.60 EUR (1.30-4.50) 232 INR (120-400) 3.20 USD (1.60-5.50)
Apples (1kg) 1.60 EUR (0.67-2.50) 142 INR (60-220) 1.90 USD (0.82-3.00)
Oranges (1kg) 0.79 EUR (0.34-1.70) 71 INR (30-150) 0.97 USD (0.41-2.10)
Potato (1kg) 0.34 EUR (0.17-0.56) 31 INR (15-50) 0.42 USD (0.21-0.68)
Lettuce (1 head) 0.46 EUR (0.17-1.10) 41 INR (15-100) 0.56 USD (0.21-1.40)
Rice (white) (1kg) 0.59 EUR (0.39-0.90) 53 INR (35-80) 0.72 USD (0.48-1.10)
Tomatoes (1kg) 0.42 EUR (0.17-0.67) 37 INR (15-60) 0.51 USD (0.21-0.82)
Banana (1kg) 0.56 EUR (0.33-1.10) 50 INR (29-100) 0.69 USD (0.40-1.40)
Onions (1kg) 0.41 EUR (0.22-0.67) 37 INR (20-60) 0.51 USD (0.27-0.82)
Beef (1kg) (or equivalent - red meat) 4.80 EUR (2.20-9.00) 424 INR (200-800) 5.80 USD (2.70-11)
Pears (1kg) 1.90 EUR (0.81-3.00) 170 INR (72-264) 2.30 USD (0.98-3.60)
Cucumber (1kg) 0.23 EUR (0.09-0.37) 20 INR (8.30-33) 0.28 USD (0.11-0.45)
Perrier water (small bottle 0.33l) 0.21 EUR (0.15-0.27) 19 INR (14-24) 0.26 USD (0.19-0.33)
Sausages (1kg) 5.90 EUR (3.10-10) 526 INR (272-908) 7.20 USD (3.70-12)
Cottage cheese (1kg) 3.60 EUR (1.80-8.90) 317 INR (158-790) 4.30 USD (2.20-11)

How much do you have to pay for a fuel or a taxi in India?

Transportation and fuel prices in India.