Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan and its largest city.
The locals often call their native city the Pink City because of the pink color stone of the buildings.
Jaipur is also known as one of the diamond and jewelry centers.
Interestingly, this was the first city in India with straight streets in the shape of a rectangle.
Jaipur is extremely popular among single tourists and families with kids.
One of the reasons for this is low prices, as well as pretty good climate conditions.
Winter is the best time to visit Jaipur.
The cuisines in Jaipur are so much numerous that they can meet literally any gourmet’s requirements.
European, Continental, Chinese, Indian, Pan-Asian meals are available at fast foods, cafes, restaurants, and deliveries.
A three-course meal in a mid-range restaurant is $11.55 for two persons.
A cup of coffee can be bought at $2.89.
The markets in Jaipur offer the 2nd least expensive bananas in the world.
The cheapest are also fresh white bread, tomatoes, and milk.
A pack of cigarettes is $4.33 on average, and a bottle of wine is sold at $10.46 per 0.5 liters.
Local cheese and buffalo round do not exceed the price of $8 per kilo.
The international airport is 10 kilometers far from the downtown of Jaipur.
The airport operates both domestic and international flights.
If you are going to travel from Delhi to Jaipur, you can use the trains since the cities are connected with the railway.
The public transportation is traditionally Indian rickshaws, buses, taxis, and city metro train.
The Internet and mobile connection are very well developed in Jaipur.
Local providers offer prepaid services at $0.01 for a minute of calling and $18.55 for the unlimited data cable/ADSL internet connection.
The bills for electricity, water, and other home comforts do not usually exceed the price of $100 for an 85 sqm apartment.
Although, the average price for utilities is $44.42.
SPORTS & LEISURE
Jaipur has a few large movie centers where you can watch either a local film or an international release movie.
A monthly subscription to a fitness center will cost you $23.46, and an hour of tennis playing at a local court is as much as $8.25 on weekends.
There are sports league, sports academy, and hundreds of sports shops in Jaipur where you can buy everything you need to start living actively.
CLOTHING & SHOES
Jaipur is a cheap place to buy clothes and shoes, and it’s especially inexpensive in case you are not hunting for some well-known brands and designer things.
There are some really good local manufacturer’s shops for men, women, and kids.
The prices in the chain stores like Zara or Nike are very affordable for someone with an average or high salary and almost unreachable for the low-income buyer.
RENT PER MONTH
Monthly rent for one bedroom apartment is lower than in Hyderabad.
The price for one bedroom flat in the city center is $78.91.
The three bedroom apartment on the opposite side of the street will rent out their apartment at $356.33, but the prices slightly go down for the tenants who cannot afford living there.
Cost of Living Averages Table for Jaipur
|Average Restaurant Prices|
|Meal (Inexpensive Restaurant)||$2.86|
|Domestic Beer (0.5 Liter)||$1.43|
|Water (0.33 Liter)||$0.21|
|Average Market Prices|
|Milk (1 Liter)||$0.62|
|Loaf Bread (500g)||$0.36|
|Average Transport Prices|
|One Way Ticket||$0.21|
|Average Utilities Prices|
|Basic (Water, Electricity, Garbage, Heating, Cooling)||$46.27|
|1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local||$0.01|
|Internet (Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL)||$18.55|
|Average Leisure Prices|
|Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult||$23.46|
|Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour)||$8.25|
|Cinema, 1 Seat, International Release||$4.28|
|Average Clothing Prices|
|1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Comparable)||$33.24|
|1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, etc...)||$38.67|
|1 Pair of Adidas Walking Shoes (Mid-Range)||$49.01|
|Average Rent Prices|
|Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Center||$139.80|
|Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Center||$78.91|
|Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Center||$356.33|
How Does the Average Person Spend Their Money in Jaipur?
The number of money spent on the markets has not been that impressive as it used to be for most of the cities in India.
Only 39.2% of all the money is spent on markets.
Then there goes rent per month or 15.9% of all the states.
One-way tickets, monthly passes, fitness club fees, eating out make people om Jaipur spend large sums of money.
The restaurants are given 12.8%, transportation has 13.3%, and rent per month is 15.9%.
Shoes and clothes have been less important in terms of money.
The average Jaipur citizen spends as little as 4.6% on shopping for things.
Jaipur: Average Salary, Minimum Wage & Mortgages
The national minimum wage in Jaipur, just like in any other city in India, is $54.5.
This is the minimum that will not buy a thing if you want to live a decent life.
Despite the mortgage is the dream come true to many Indians, most of them still prefer to live in the rented apartments and be more independent and less responsible.
The mortgage interest rate is $10.23 which is a very high figure in terms of the city.
The average salary for an experienced and qualified employee is $468.82 per month, which is often paid to accountants, operational managers, mechanical engineers, and software developers.
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