Nagpur is the third largest city and the capital of the Indian state of Maharashtra.
The cost of living in Nagpur depends upon the residential area of your choice.
If you live in and around central Nagpur like the areas of Mahal, Mominpura, Central avenue, you’ll pay less since these are cheaper areas of the city, and if you live in the areas like Sadar, Sitabuldi, Dharampeth, Law square, Civil lines, Ambazari – your expenses will definitely be higher.
All in all, the amount of money you spend there depends on what you want to spend it on, and your other personal preferences.
There are thousands of affordable restaurants and cafes where you’ll eat delicious food and have a great time. Now, that also depends on the area. For example, you’ll get eight piece of panipuri for only 0.14$ on Dosar Bhavan square, central avenue, but the same thing in Gandhibagh, Sitabuldi, Dharampeth or Shankar nagar will cost you 0.43$.
If you plan on cooking by yourself, you can find a bunch of grocery stores and open markets that pop up regularly around the city. There, you can always shop for fresh fruits and vegetables – what better place to go to a market than India? This way you’ll save up a bunch of money. Apart from open markets, groceries are best bought at any big supermarket.
Transportation in Nagpur is at time frantic and badly organized, but unbelievably cheap. If you use public transport (like a city bus) or share a car, you will spend maybe less than a dollar for about 5-10 kilometers. However, if you want to avoid public transport and take a taxi, then you’ll likely pay around 2$ for the same distance.
Monthly utilities in Nagpur are very cheap. Depending on the size of the apartment you want to rent and the place you’ll be located, utilities can be very cheap or very expensive. Occasionally you may experience a power outage. All basic utilities for an apartment of a larger structure (85m2) will cost you around 25$.
SPORTS & LEISURE
Like everything else, prices of sports and pastime activities in Nagpur are low too. If you want a gym or a fitness club membership, the price you’ll pay is only about 13$. If you want to go cinema, the tickets are very cheap too – they only cost about 3$. This is very cheap compared to the prices around the world, but for the locals it may be expensive.
CLOTHING & SHOES
Nagpur has a lot of shopping malls where you can go shopping and actually spend less money than you would in your own country. For example, quality jeans will cost you close only about 30$, while a pair of Nike running shoes can cost around 40$. Light pieces of clothing like shirts and dresses are somewhere around 30$, too.
RENT PER MONTH
As for accommodation and rent, it really depends on where you stay, whether you are renting the whole house or just a room. All in all, rent isn’t expensive at all in Nagpur, but for Indian standards, it may turn out to be. If you want an apartment in the city center, it will cost 120$ but there are plenty of gorgeous little apartments a bit further away from the city, that are charming and cost about 70$ a month.
Cost of Living Averages Table for Nagpur
|Average Restaurant Prices|
|Meal (Inexpensive Restaurant)||$ 2.13|
|Domestic Beer (0.5 Liter)||$ 2.49|
|Water (0.33 Liter)||$ 0.20||Average Market Prices|
|Milk (1 Liter)||$ 0.64|
|Loaf Bread (500g)||$ 0.43|
|Eggs (12)||$ 0.85||Average Transport Prices|
|One Way Ticket||$ 0.36|
|Monthly Pass||$ 5.33|
|Gasoline||$ 1.10||Average Utilities Prices|
|Basic (Water, Electricity, Garbage, Heating, Cooling)||$ 23.30|
|1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local||$ 0.01|
|Internet (Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL)||$ 14.79||Average Leisure Prices|
|Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult||$ 12.69|
|Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour)||$ 9.47|
|Cinema, 1 Seat, International Release||$ 2.42||Average Clothing Prices|
|1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Comparable)||$ 31.57|
|1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, etc...)||$ 32.50|
|1 Pair of Adidas Walking Shoes (Mid-Range)||$ 42.80||Average Rent Prices|
|Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Center||$ 123.14|
|Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Center||$ 72.62|
|Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Center||$ 281.01|
How Does the Average Person Spend Their Money in Nagpur?
A huge part of one’s salary in Nagpur gets spent on food – over 40%. This is normal and in most countries and cities, food is the primary expense.
Transportation is the next expense on the list of things people spend their money on in Nagpur: this also makes sense because cities in India are huge and transportation, however badly organized it it, is an everyday necessity and people regularly spend their money on it.
Following transportation is the rent – which is not expensive for a tourist coming from the western countries, but it definitely is costly in Nagpur.
Nagpur: Average Salary, Minimum Wage & Mortgages
Considering their monthly salaries, people of Nagpur might occasionally find it hard to make ends meet, but the situation is definitely okay since the prices are very low, and the salaries are relatively high.
Their minimum monthly wage is only about 155$, but, in turn – the average monthly salary is significantly higher.
With their average monthly net salaries that are around 620$, however, people can cover most of their expenses, since their prices are low too, but there are many aspects of life in Nagpur that are hard to afford.
If you want to travel here, the optimal amount of money for you is around 1000$ – and with this you can splurge away.
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