Cost of Living in Bhubaneswar, India

The Temple City of India is called Bhubaneswar.

This is the capital of the Odisha state where various ancient temples and monuments are located.

A great number of religious people come to Bhubaneswar at least once in their life to visit the sacred places.

Besides being well-structured, the city is connected to the neighboring cities with the local airways, motorways, and railways.

According to the data on the city, Bhubaneswar’s population is close to 900 000 people.

And 95.69% of them are literate and speak English apart from their native language.

The prices in Bhubaneswar are rather low.



Bhubaneswar restaurants are very different, and there are both fast food establishments and higher priced restaurants in the area.

A lot of restaurants offer vegetarian food.

You can find some really low prices in a lot of cafes, but you should be careful about eating meat or drinking water.

Many restaurants offer poultry, seafood, mutton, and a great variety of fresh fruits and vegetables.



There are more than five street food markets in Bhubaneswar where you can fill your basket with all the necessary products, meat, cheese, milk, wine, and cigarettes.

A cup of coffee is $1.37, a small bottle of imported beer is $1.45, the cigarettes cost $3.76 for a 20 pcs pack.



Bhubaneswar is connected by air with most large cities in India which also have local airports and operate domestic flights.

The autoroutes make it possible to travel by private or rented car, or by taxi.

The bus stations can get you around the city center or to the other cities in India thanks to the main autoroutes which connect Bhubaneswar with Kolkata and Chennai.



About six companies provide Internet connection to the citizens in Bhubaneswar.

Although, not all of the providers succeed in giving the best speed at low prices.

Also, they provide poor customer service, according to the users’ feedback.

Therefore, an average cost for the Internet is $12.00 per month.

The utilities like water, electricity, and garbage cost $23.87 on average.

Sports and leisure


Bhubaneswar is often called the capital of sports in India.

This has been a host city of some hockey, soccer, and athletics competitions.

Despite having hosted a number of national and international sporting competitions, Bhubaneswar still lacks sports infrastructure in the parks, and in the educational establishments.

The city welcomes investments in this sphere.

Clothing and shoes


Bhubaneswar offers you a lot of malls and smaller shops to buy clothing and shoes from both ‘no name’ brands and famous manufacturers.

The chain stores like Zara, H&M, Nike, Adidas have located their stores here too.

The prices are higher than in Bhopal or Ahmedabad, for instance, a pair of jeans is $33.38, and a pair of men’s leather business shoes is $32.41.

Rent per month


If you need a fully furnished apartment in Bhubaneswar which is ready to move in, you can easily find one online.

The prices for residential property is quite low, especially in the less popular districts.

One bedroom apartment in the city center is rented out at an average price of $103.90.

A three bedroom apartment outside of center is $153.41.

Cost of Living Averages Table for Bhubaneswar

Average Restaurant Prices
Meal (Inexpensive Restaurant) $1.43
Domestic Beer (0.5 Liter) $1.43
Water (0.33 Liter) $0.17
Average Market Prices
Milk (1 Liter) $0.57
Loaf Bread (500g) $0.48
Eggs (12) $0.91
Average Transport Prices
One Way Ticket $0.21
Monthly Pass $5.71
Gasoline $1.04
Average Utilities Prices
Basic (Water, Electricity, Garbage, Heating, Cooling) $23.87
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local $0.01
Internet (Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) $12.00
Average Leisure Prices
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult $16.30
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour) $12.59
Cinema, 1 Seat, International Release $2.86
Average Clothing Prices
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Comparable) $33.38
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, etc...) $28.95
1 Pair of Adidas Walking Shoes (Mid-Range) $38.78
Average Rent Prices
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Center $103.90
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Center $61.75
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Center $272.78

How Does the Average Person Spend Their Money in Bhubaneswar?

Almost half of the monthly income of an average Bhubaneswar citizen is spent on the markets.

This is really much in terms of the average salary and the minimum wages of the locals.

Of course, the prices for food seem too low for tourists from more developed countries with the salaries of more than one or two thousand dollars, but Indians do not make those sums at home.

The least of the savings goes to the utilities, clothing, and shoes.

The monthly rent is worth 13.6% of the average person’s budget.

The same percentage approximately is given to transportation.

The restaurants are paid 10% of the income, and leisure and sports 8.5%.

Utilities (Monthly)
Sports & Leisure
Clothing & Shoes
Rent Per Month

Bhubaneswar: Average Salary, Minimum Wage & Mortgages

The national minimum wage paid to the inexperienced workers is $54.5 per month.

This is not enough to even cover the rental or food needs.

The average monthly salary in Bhubaneswar is $420.12 and we are talking about the net sum after the taxes are paid.

The mortgage interest rate in percentages makes 9.75%.

The highest paid jobs are the research assistants, associate professors, executive jobs and IT.

The monthly costs of a single person are $289.42 without rent, while a four-member family spends $1,018.25 monthly.

Average Salary$420.12
Minimum Wage$54.5
Mortgage Interest Rate9.75%

Cost of Living by City in India

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City Cost of Living Index
Ahmedabad 24.24
Bangalore 26.83
Bhopal 22.37
Bhubaneswar 22.4
Chandigarh 26
Chennai 25.2
Coimbatore 22.38
Delhi 28.67
Goa 24.34
Gurgaon 30.71
Guwahati 22.68
Hyderabad 23.59
Indore 25.4
Jaipur 25.46
Kochi 21.73
Kolkata 24.8
Lucknow (Lakhnau) 24.75
Ludhiana 27.17
Mangalore 22.4
Mumbai 29.03
Mysore 22.41
Nagpur 22.76
Navi Mumbai 19.3
Noida 28.55
Pune 27.41
Surat 23.77
Thane 25.31
Thiruvananthapuram 19.26
Vadodara 22.28
Visakhapatnam 21.52

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