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Story: Top 10 most expensive cities to live in India in 2023; 27-08-2023;

Our list of Top 10 most expensive cities to live in India in 2023.

India is an affordable country to live in, as cost of living in India is about 69.6% lower than in the United States.

Even though the cost of living is relatively cheap in India as compared to many other nations, we have listed out the most expensive cities in India for you.

Here's our top 10 list:

Our list of Top 10 most expensive cities to live in India in 2023, includes Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Delhi, Pune, Bengaluru, Jaipur, Chennai, Surat, Hyderabad, Kolkata.

Here's why?

The cost of living in the above-mentioned cities is relatively higher than the rest of the cities in India. This is due to factors such as: Housing, Transportation, Food, Utilities, Education, and many other factors.

The numbers behind the facts?

NOTE: The figures below are just average based on online research and data. Actual expenses or cost of living may vary depending on the specific location, and other factors.

Housing: the average rent for a one-bedroom flat in these cities, is around ₹10,000 to ₹15,000 per month, in the city centre. Outside the city centre, the rent is around ₹7,000 per month.

However, in the most expensive city in the country, Mumbai, the rent can be as high as ₹30,000 per month in the city centre and ₹20,000 per month outside the city centre.

While many of these cities have cheap housing options as well, with around ₹5,000 rents per month. These prices are according to various data sources available online.

The Food cost average: The average cost of food per month is about ₹3,000 to ₹5,000 for a single person, depending on how much one spend on eating out a few times per week. The cost of food, including both restaurant meals and groceries, is also higher in these cities.

Average Transportation cost in these cities: The average cost of transportation per month is about ₹2,000. This includes public transportation, taxis, and Uber.

Utilities and other expenses: The average utilities and other expenses could cost, per month, around ₹2,000 to ₹3,000. This includes electricity, water, and gas.

Mumbai is the financial capital of the country and a major commercial and industrial hub, and is the most expensive city in India, according to data available. Mumbai faces high housing rates challenge, due to massive migration to the city, from across the country.


This article may have been created with the assistance of artificial intelligence (AI) tools. Some of the research data used to write this article may have been derived by AI tools, and then put together by humans. Additionally, AI tools may have been used to write some or all of the article.


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