Gurgaon (Gurugram) is the largest offshoring center with the developing IT industries, real estate, machine building, and insurance sectors.
It is in Gurgaon that such popular world brands and companies as Airtel, Google, Motorola, Sapient, Microsoft, Hero Honda, and many others have their headquarters.
The city has tens of schools, colleges, and universities where the local students study.
They are predominantly studying engineering, technology, and architecture.
Unfortunately, the high-quality Internet and mobile connection are still a dream for many people in Gurgaon.
KFC, Pizza Hut, China Club, and McDonald’s are just a few to mention among the fast food restaurants that welcome the citizens of Gurgaon.
Meal in an inexpensive restaurant is $4.28 which is not expensive compared to a mid-range restaurant where the three-course meal for two costs $17.43.
A cup of coffee in Gurgaon runs anywhere between $1.09 and $2.76.
A few large trading malls are available in Gurgaon, although the cheap cereals, fruit, vegetables, and other products cannot be found in the shopping centers.
Local people are accustomed to buying all the necessary products and spices in the markets, although many products seem overpriced.
Wine is among the most expensive products for a bottle is $11.62 on average.
A pack of cigarettes is $4.36, and back leg red meat is sold at $6.23 per kilo.
The main transport artery of the city is the national highway No 8 connecting Delhi with the largest India’s city Mumbai.
The public transport in Gurgaon is represented by buses and subway.
You can also take advantage of private transportation services like buses and auto walas.
Besides, many locals use the railway station to get to Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, and Jaipur.
Mobile connection is traditionally the cheapest in Gurgaon for as little as $0.01 is paid for a minute of the call (prepaid tariff).
The Internet prices are at the same level as charged by the Goa or Delhi providers.
You can get your cable/ADSL unlimited data connection for $17.12 per month.
The bills for electricity/water/garbage collection/heating/cooling are $61.71.
At that, the water supply is often an issue and there is no garbage disposal unit.
SPORTS & LEISURE
In Gurgaon, are more than a hundred sports clubs and fitness locations, skating rinks, football arenas, amusement parks with sports grounds, and a number of cinemas (you’ll have to pay an average of $5.00 for a seat).
A monthly fee in a fitness club for one adult is $34.47.
To rent a tennis court for one hour during the weekend is $7.62.
CLOTHING & SHOES
Over forty shopping malls in Gurgaon are welcoming guests for shopping, active leisure, and recreation.
The chain stores like H&M, Zara, Nike, Levis are usually located there.
The prices for basic numbers (running shoes, summer dresses, or jeans) are slightly higher than in the rest of India and are equal to those in Delhi or Goa.
A pair of leather shoes for men is $50.39, for instance.
RENT PER MONTH
Gurgaon is the city of contrasts with lots of skyscrapers and luxurious apartments with stunning views, a considerable part of citizens continue living in a deprived area without being able to pay rent.
A one bedroom apartment in the city center is $248.58 per month, while the same space outside the downtown is $144.72.
At that, you will have to pay $638.15 for three bedrooms in the center.
Cost of Living Averages Table for Gurgaon
|Average Restaurant Prices|
|Meal (Inexpensive Restaurant)||$4.28|
|Domestic Beer (0.5 Liter)||$2.14|
|Water (0.33 Liter)||$0.23|
|Average Market Prices|
|Milk (1 Liter)||$0.67|
|Loaf Bread (500g)||$0.42|
|Average Transport Prices|
|One Way Ticket||$0.57|
|Average Utilities Prices|
|Basic (Water, Electricity, Garbage, Heating, Cooling)||$61.71|
|1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local||$0.01|
|Internet (Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL)||$17.12|
|Average Leisure Prices|
|Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult||$34.47|
|Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour)||$7.62|
|Cinema, 1 Seat, International Release||$5.00|
|Average Clothing Prices|
|1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Comparable)||$37.54|
|1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, etc...)||$45.50|
|1 Pair of Adidas Walking Shoes (Mid-Range)||$65.24|
|Average Rent Prices|
|Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Center||$248.58|
|Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Center||$144.72|
|Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Center||$638.15|
How Does the Average Person Spend Their Money in Gurgaon?
Markets and monthly rent are something that people in Gurgaon are ready to pay the most money for.
Food and beverages take 35.7% of their income, and monthly rent is 22%.
Besides, many citizens prefer spending their leisure time out, meeting friends at the malls (paying 4.3% for clothing and shoes) or in restaurants (12.9% of the money are spent on these).
The other big item of expenditure is public transport and gasoline (11.8%).
As for sports and leisure, they seem to be much more important than monthly utilities or shopping for outwear.
People are ready to spend 8.2% of their budget on recreational activities and cinema rather than paying bills given that the latter is cheaper too.
Gurgaon: Average Salary, Minimum Wage & Mortgages
As a leader in the financial and industrial spheres, Gurgaon offers some high-paid jobs in the world-known companies that have located their offices here.
This city is called a business hub and the prices here are higher than in most of the other large cities in India.
An individual worker has to work hard to make both ends meet, and this is often an issue when someone moves to Gurgaon with their family.
An average monthly net salary is $1,041.39 which is paid to software engineers, developers and analysts.
The higher salaries and better jobs are available in the new part of the city, although the prices for food, rent, education, and healthcare are much higher too.
A single person spends $406 on average per month without rent, while a family of four has to spend $1,417 monthly.
Those who want to buy some property can take a mortgage loan under 9.35% yearly.
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