Cost of Living in Lucknow (Lakhnau), India

Lucknow (Lakhnau), the capital of the Uttar Pradesh state, is an old city which was the major cultural center of ancient India.

The Indians consider Lucknow one of the best cities in the country.

It combines an old heritage with modern streets and districts which are more like a labyrinth than an orderly plan.

It is worthy of note that Lucknow has gained the reputation of the city with rich Mughlai cuisine.

Lakhnau is one of those special cities in India where you can try an edible silver foil.



The mid-range restaurants in Lucknow serve three-course meals for two at the price of $7.20 which is considered very cheap.

The combo meals in McDonald’s or similar restaurants are twice cheaper or $3.60 per meal.

As for the beverages, you can choose some non-alcoholic drinks like coffee for $1.90 or Coke for $0.46 per 0.33-liter bottle, or buy a glass of imported beer at $3.31.



The local markets offer diverse foods and there are also some small eateries around where you can try ready-made dishes.

There are some small cozy street markets which are not polluted by cars.

Local cheese, meat, and eggs, as well as vegetables and cereals, are one of the cheapest in India.

For instance, you can buy a kilo of red meat at $2.66, and a head of lettuce at $0.22 only.



If you are mulling over the idea of buying a new car in Lucknow, the prices will impress you.

A new Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (90 KW trendline) or an equivalent new car is $11,520 on average, while Toyota Corolla is $10,000 more expensive.

The prices for a liter of gasoline run anywhere between $1.01 and $1.15.



Basic home comforts in Lucknow cannot be called cheap.

The bills for electricity, water, or garbage collection charge $59.80 per month.

At the same time, the mobile connection all over the Indian states remains at the level of $0.01 per minute.

The Internet connection is available at $10.58 per month.

Sports and leisure


The authorities in Lakhnau are trying their best to provide for the best facilities and programmes for active lifestyle and recreation.

You can choose to go to one of the soccer fields or play baseball if you don’t want to swim in the outdoor pool or play hockey.

There are numerous recreational programmes for kids and adults at moderate prices.

Clothing and shoes


Lucknow is famous for its embroidery style Chikan, so this city offers a unique chance to buy original clothes and shoes at local shops and markets.

Both men and women love and wear this style so this type of clothes would be a great gift for all genders.

The locals enjoy discounts and sales in the chain stores too, since the prices are very moderate.

Rent per month


Accommodation in Lucknow is available at different prices depending on the number of rooms, water facilities, some standard appliances, and so on.

People choose the apartments according to their needs, either it is nice, comfortable and expensive, and close to the city center, or not so cool yet cheap and close to work.

To search for rented properties, locals usually look in the newspapers.

Cost of Living Averages Table for Lucknow (Lakhnau)

Average Restaurant Prices
Meal (Inexpensive Restaurant) $2.86
Domestic Beer (0.5 Liter) $1.71
Water (0.33 Liter) $0.24
Average Market Prices
Milk (1 Liter) $0.72
Loaf Bread (500g) $0.42
Eggs (12) $0.88
Average Transport Prices
One Way Ticket $0.57
Monthly Pass $7.14
Gasoline $1.05
Average Utilities Prices
Basic (Water, Electricity, Garbage, Heating, Cooling) $59.80
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local $0.01
Internet (Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) $10.58
Average Leisure Prices
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult $17.14
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour) $5.53
Cinema, 1 Seat, International Release $2.86
Average Clothing Prices
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Comparable) $30.13
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, etc...) $31.92
1 Pair of Adidas Walking Shoes (Mid-Range) $43.80
Average Rent Prices
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Center $113.36
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Center $73.79
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Center $273.45

How Does the Average Person Spend Their Money in Lucknow (Lakhnau)?

In Lucknow, the average person spends most of the money or 39.9% on the markets.

The landlords receive a little more than 14% of the total income of the tenants while even more earnings are spent on transportation.

The locals also pay equally (6.6%) for utilities like water, garbage, electricity, Internet, and mobile phone, and for the recreation activities like fitness clubs, tennis courts, soccer, baseball or hockey matches.

The average local also save as much as 4.4% to buy jeans, snickers, dresses, or trousers and other articles of clothing.

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

Lucknow (Lakhnau): Average Salary, Minimum Wage & Mortgages

After paying taxes, the employers in Lucknow pay an average monthly net salary of $436.07 to their employees in such positions as civil engineers and sales managers.

Also, this amount of salary is usually paid to mechanical and software engineers and accountants.

The minimum wage in Uttar Pradesh, India was set at $54.5 which is usually paid to unskilled or less skilled workers in automobile repairs, workshops, bakeries and the like.

There are some highly rated agencies in Lucknow offering to assist the clients in taking mortgage loans for 20 years.

The average interest rate in Lucknow is 9.29%.

Average Salary$436.07
Minimum Wage$54.5
Mortgage Interest Rate9.29%

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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