Thane is a metropolitan city in India, making it a bit more expensive than the norm in India.
The good thing about this city, is that everything is at your disposal: you have malls, theaters, cinemas and all kinds of entertainment in Thane.
It is a very nice city with good culture and warm people.
If you want to live in Thane then you have a couple of options: instead of staying near the station, where it’s more expensive, you can stay in nearby places like Jambhali naka , Kalwa, Majiwada , Balkum.
If you’re one to dine out, there are plenty of cheap restaurants and food stalls that cost only about 4.50$ for a meal. If you really want to splurge, though, you can spend around 30$ per person for a meal with wine at a nice, fancy restaurant. Dining in a hotel’s restaurant always costs more, but the street food is so delicious and of a good quality that we recommend trying it at least once!
Groceries are best bought at any big supermarket where you’ll save plenty of money. The good news is you can always shop for fresh fruits and vegetables at street markets (and we mean the exotic, enticing fruit) that are sold for very low prices. Where to buy the freshest, most delicious pieces of fruit if not on the streets of India?
Traffic can be pretty horrendous during rush hour in Thane and public transport can sometimes be unreliable, but at least it’s very cheap! You can buy a one-way ticket to anywhere for only 0.20$, while a monthly pass for public transport costs only 6$. Even taxi isn’t expensive with a starting tariff being only 0.31$.
Monthly utilities in Thane are very cheap. Depending on the size of the apartment you want to rent and the place you’ll be located, utilities can move anywhere from 25$ to 70$. For an 85m2 apartment your rent will cost around 40$. If you use A/C in your bedroom the electric bill will shoot up further during summer.
SPORTS & LEISURE
Prices in Thane when it comes to sports and pastime activities are low, too. If you want a gym or a fitness club membership, the price you’ll pay is only about 17$. This is very cheap compared to the prices around the world. If you want to go cinema, the prices of tickets aren’t high either – they only cost less than 4$.
CLOTHING & SHOES
In Thane, you can shop in many shops and shopping malls and the prices are as cheap as can be, typically for India! For example, quality jeans will cost you around 30$, light pieces of clothing like dresses and shirts as well, while a pair of Nike running shoes can cost as much as 50$.
RENT PER MONTH
If you are renting a flat you will need to shell out about 240$ for a one bedroom flat. The rent will be more in prime locations like Panch Pakhadi and Naupada, and this is the most expensive aspect of living in Thane. Apartment a bit further from the city center will cost significantly less – around 170$ a month.
Cost of Living Averages Table for Thane
|Average Restaurant Prices|
|Meal (Inexpensive Restaurant)||$4.24|
|Domestic Beer (0.5 Liter)||$1.55|
|Water (0.33 Liter)||$1.55|
|Average Market Prices|
|Milk (1 Liter)||$0.71|
|Loaf Bread (500g)||$0.44|
|Average Transport Prices|
|One Way Ticket||$0.21|
|Average Utilities Prices|
|Basic (Water, Electricity, Garbage, Heating, Cooling)||$39.53|
|1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local||$0.01|
|Internet (Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL)||$12.75|
|Average Leisure Prices|
|Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult||$17.76|
|Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour)||$8.17|
|Cinema, 1 Seat, International Release||$3.53|
|Average Clothing Prices|
|1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Comparable)||$32.40|
|1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, etc...)||$35.10|
|1 Pair of Adidas Walking Shoes (Mid-Range)||$49.97|
|Average Rent Prices|
|Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Center||$244.30|
|Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Center||$174.14|
|Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Center||$593.59|
How Does the Average Person Spend Their Money in Thane?
A vast percentage of an average person’s salary gets spent on food in Thane – as much as 35% of one’s entire salary.
Another quite big expense for the people of Thane is the rent, since the prices are pretty high for the average salary in India.
Restaurants are third on the list: many people eat in restaurants only, which builds up quite a percentage of money that gets spent on eating out.
Transportation is also quite an expense, even though it’s not too expensive it is an everyday necessity and it basically sends money down the drain each day.
Thane: Average Salary, Minimum Wage & Mortgages
Considering their monthly salaries, people of Thane might find it hard to make ends meet sometimes, though the situation is not dire.
Their minimum monthly wage is only about 150$, which is definitely a small amount of money.
With their average monthly net salaries being around 600$, however, most people of this city have no problem covering their expenses.
If you want to travel to Thane, the optimal amount of money for you is around 700$ – and that’s if you’re really planning on splurging.
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