Vadodara is the third-largest city in the Western Indian state of Gujarat, but it doesn’t make it expensive!
The cost of living in Vadodara is cheap compared to metropolitan cities like Mumbai or Delhi – it actually happens to be one of the cheapest, most affordable and peaceful cities to live in India.
Expenses depend on your personal choices too. If you want to spend generously, no one can stop you, whereas, if you want to lead a smooth, happy life, yet still remain thrifty – it’s also possible.
If you aren’t a fan of cooking, you can contact a nearby food delivery restaurants service, available in most localities. They provide you with ‘tiffin’ – a meal, at an affordable cost of around 1$. If you really want to eat out, you can eat at an inexpensive restaurant for only 2$, while a meal for two in a mid-range restaurant costs only 7$.
If you’re one to cook, here are some valuable information for you: vegetables are as cheap as 0.14$ per kilo if you go to the main markets- Khanderao and Kadak Bajar. If you go there, you’ll be amazed at the varieties they’re offering. Grocery shopping is also recommended in these two shops because all items are much cheaper. You also have Chokhandi Road near Gendi Gate, if you want to stock grocery for a month.
Vadodara is well connected and transportation has never been a problem. You can easily board shared auto-rickshaws at the stands. Minimum rate is 0.14$ for nearby locations and the price increases depending on the distance. You also have the option of local buses. Transportation is really cheap. A monthly public transport ticket costs around 5$.
Monthly utilities in Vadodara are relatively cheap. Depending on the size of the apartment you want to rent and the place you’ll be located, utilities can move anywhere from 20$ to 70$. Occasionally you may get a power outage but it’s pretty normal and the power will be restored rather quickly. Internet is pretty cheap, too.
SPORTS & LEISURE
Like everything else, prices in Vadodara of sports and pastime activities are low too, and Vadodara is actually one of the cheaper countries in India when it comes to these activities. If you want a gym or a fitness club membership, the price you’ll pay is only about 18$. The prices of cinema tickets are very low, too – they only cost about 2.80$.
CLOTHING & SHOES
In Vadodara, you can find a lot of places where you can shop for clothes. The prices in this city are fairly low compared to some other cities. For example, quality jeans will cost you around 30$, while a pair of Nike running shoes can cost around 43$. Light pieces of clothing for summer cost around 27$.
RENT PER MONTH
Rent isn’t as expensive in Vadodara either. Of course, the price of rent depends on what you want from a home. If you want a one-bedroom apartment in the center of the city, that will cost you around 100$. But there are plenty of gorgeous little apartments a bit further away from the city, that are charming and cost only about 65$.
Cost of Living Averages Table for Vadodara
|Average Restaurant Prices|
|Meal (Inexpensive Restaurant)||$ 2.12|
|Domestic Beer (0.5 Liter)||$ 1.84|
|Water (0.33 Liter)||$ 0.19||Average Market Prices|
|Milk (1 Liter)||$ 0.72|
|Loaf Bread (500g)||$ 0.44|
|Eggs (12)||$ 0.78||Average Transport Prices|
|One Way Ticket||$ 0.21|
|Monthly Pass||$ 5.65|
|Gasoline||$ 1.04||Average Utilities Prices|
|Basic (Water, Electricity, Garbage, Heating, Cooling)||$ 42.66|
|1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local||$ 0.01|
|Internet (Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL)||$ 7.91||Average Leisure Prices|
|Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult||$ 18.16|
|Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour)||$ 10.36|
|Cinema, 1 Seat, International Release||$ 2.83||Average Clothing Prices|
|1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Comparable)||$ 31.30|
|1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, etc...)||$ 27.21|
|1 Pair of Adidas Walking Shoes (Mid-Range)||$ 43.14||Average Rent Prices|
|Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Center||$ 105.03|
|Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Center||$ 67.13|
|Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Center||$ 223.90|
How Does the Average Person Spend Their Money in Vadodara?
A huge percentage of an average person’s salary gets spent on food in Vadodara – almost 40% of one’s entire salary.
Rent is another pretty big expense for the people of Vadodara, but in this city – it’s far behind the expense of transportation which is something that has to be paid everyday since it’s a regular necessity.
Restaurants are fourth on the list of expenses.
Utilities follow, and sports and leisure along with clothing draw the least money from one’s salary in Vadodara.
Vadodara: Average Salary, Minimum Wage & Mortgages
Considering their monthly salaries, people of Vadodara might find it hard to make ends meet.
Their minimum monthly wage is only about 130$, while the average monthly salary is much more.
With their average monthly net salaries that are around 430$, however, people can cover most of their expenses, since their prices are low too, but there are many aspects of life in Vadodara that are huge financial burdens.
If you want to travel to Vadodara, the optimal amount of money for you is around 700$ – and with this you can splurge away.
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