Noida, short for the New Okhla Industrial Development Authority, is a satellite city of Delhi and is part of the National Capital Region of India.
The amount of money you spend in Noida depends solely on your preferences but for a somewhat decent lifestyle you would need around 150$-250$. That includes rent, electricity and food.
Having said that, it is obvious that Noida is a very cheap country, but if you want to live luxuriously, Noida also has a way of showing some fun, expensive times.
As anywhere else in the world, it is definitely cheaper to eat the street food than to go out to restaurants. However, in Noida, even the most fancy restaurants shouldn’t represent a huge luxury. They are usually affordable, though if you’re looking to keep your cost of living in Noida down, stick to the restaurants where you see locals heading off to.
If you don’t live and work in Noida, you might find it a bit expensive to shop for groceries here. No need to worry, just roam around and you’ll find cheaper places for groceries and if you want to do other kinds of shopping, you should head straight to New Delhi, as almost all major spots are within 30 km radius from Noida.
If you don’t live nearby metro or Noida expressway, it is going to cost you a lot since Noida doesn’t have a proper public transport. You’ll have to either hail a taxi or drive your own private car (which is a cheaper option). Normal taxi tariff is around 0.70$ while a monthly pass for all existing forms of public transport in Noida is around 15$.
Utilities, for an apartment of a normal size or a bit larger (of about 85m2) cost a bit more than in many other Indian cities, amounting to less than 60$, including electricity, heating, cooling and water. Cell phone services are considerably lower than in most cities as well, while high-speed internet can get a bit pricey, around 13$.
SPORTS & LEISURE
You will have to cash out a bit more money if you want to splurge on sports and fitness activities and pass your time this way. Luckily for you, in Noida, these are very low prices, and most tourists interested in sports will be able to pay for fitness centers that cost about 25$ a month. Renting a tennis court for an hour costs around 13$ in Noida.
CLOTHING & SHOES
When it comes to clothing and shoes, this is something that isn’t quite necessary for any tourist, but if you happen to want to go shopping, Noida is a great place you can do this in. You can find quality jeans like Levi’s for around 35$, dresses and shirts for around 40$, while quality shoes and sneakers cost around 60$.
RENT PER MONTH
Like in most countries, living and renting apartments, studios or houses depends on the neighborhood and the type of living facility you’re renting. And, like everything else, in Noida, regardless of the part of the city, rent is much, much cheaper than in other parts of India. You can expect an apartment for one or two people in the city center to cost up to 160$, while apartments for larger families can cost twice as much and more.
Cost of Living Averages Table for Noida
|Average Restaurant Prices|
|Meal (Inexpensive Restaurant)||$ 4.24|
|Domestic Beer (0.5 Liter)||$ 15.55|
|Water (0.33 Liter)||$ 0.20||Average Market Prices|
|Milk (1 Liter)||$ 0.67|
|Loaf Bread (500g)||$ 0.41|
|Eggs (12)||$ 0.94||Average Transport Prices|
|One Way Ticket||$ 0.57|
|Monthly Pass||$ 15.55|
|Gasoline||$ 1.09||Average Utilities Prices|
|Basic (Water, Electricity, Garbage, Heating, Cooling)||$ 57.33|
|1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local||$ 0.01|
|Internet (Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL)||$ 13.45||Average Leisure Prices|
|Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult||$ 26.03|
|Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour)||$ 13.82|
|Cinema, 1 Seat, International Release||$ 4.24||Average Clothing Prices|
|1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Comparable)||$ 35.37|
|1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, etc...)||$ 40.79|
|1 Pair of Adidas Walking Shoes (Mid-Range)||$ 59.27||Average Rent Prices|
|Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Center||$ 164.03|
|Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Center||$ 108.14|
|Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Center||$ 375.54|
How Does the Average Person Spend Their Money in Noida?
Taking into consideration the statistics provided, it can be said that people in Noida spend most their money in supermarkets and markets, buying food and necessities.
People in Noida also spend a lot of money covering their taxes and rent expenses, which is normal, considering that these are things that need to be paid.
This is closely followed by expenses on restaurants, since there are many people that only eat out and never cook.
It also seems that people in Noida practice sports and leisure and enjoy this more than spending their money on clothing and shoes.
Noida: Average Salary, Minimum Wage & Mortgages
Unfortunately, Noida has a very low minimum wage, amounting to about 130$ monthly, which is nowhere near enough to cover all expenses, even with the low cost of living.
Still, there’s a huge gap between the minimum wage, and the average monthly net salary, which is much higher – around 650$.
Taking into consideration that 500$ would be plenty enough in Noida if you’re planning on living comfortably, this is a good salary, and tourists coming from the western countries will be pleasantly surprised when it comes to finances.
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