Delhi travel budget

Delhi: calculate your travel budget

Sample budgets for a trip to Delhi

These example budgets assume a 2-week holiday in Delhi for 2 people.

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 21 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 5.6 per person
  • $ 1.9 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 495* (32018 Rs.)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 35 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 12 per person
  • $ 3 per person
  • $ 4.5 per person

Total budget:

$ 1013* (65520 Rs.)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 75 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 18 per person
  • $ 4.9 per person
  • $ 9.1 per person

Total budget:

$ 1924* (124530 Rs.)

* estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks (excluding plane tickets).


Cost of living in Delhi compared to India in 2020

On average, the cost of living in Delhi in 2020 is 56% less than the average cost of living in the United States (USA).

See the graphic below for the price variation percentage by type of expense in Delhi in 2020 compared to average prices in the United States (USA):


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Local prices in Delhi by expense type

Restaurant budget in Delhi

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Delhi is 61% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 3.8/person
($ 3 to $ 7.5)

76% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 9.1/person
($ 6.1 to $ 14)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 3.8/person
($ 3 to $ 5.3)

53% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.2
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1.9 for 500ml
($ 1.3 to $ 3)

65% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.5
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2.9 for 330ml
($ 2.2 to $ 3.8)

8% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.1
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 1.9/cup
($ 1.1 to $ 3)

58% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.5/can
($ 0.4 to $ 0.7)

74% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.2/bottle
($ 0.1 to $ 0.4)

85% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6

Hotel and accommodation budget in Delhi

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Delhi is 54% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 27/night
($ 15 to $ 46)

75% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 108
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 30/night
($ 15 to $ 52)

75% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 125
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 39/night
($ 21 to $ 63)

78% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 181
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 110/night
($ 67 to $ 167)

57% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 198/night
($ 131 to $ 290)

61% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 508
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 36/month
($ 17 to $ 63)

72% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 133
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 54/month
($ 23 to $ 127)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 170
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 175/month
($ 102 to $ 272)

5% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 168
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 44/month
($ 23 to $ 69)

80% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 224
Family room
Family room
$ 222/month
($ 83 to $ 455)

26% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 176

Supermarket food budget in Delhi

On average, the price of supermarket food in Delhi is 68% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 0.7/litre
($ 0.6 to $ 0.8)

14% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 0.5/500g
($ 0.4 to $ 0.6)

83% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.9
Rice
Rice
$ 1/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 1.2)

78% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.2
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1/12 eggs
($ 1 to $ 1.3)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Cheese
Cheese
$ 4.9/kg
($ 3 to $ 7.5)

57% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 3.8/kg
($ 2.9 to $ 5.3)

58% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.1
Apples
Apples
$ 1.9/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 2.7)

61% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.9
Oranges
Oranges
$ 0.8/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 1.6)

79% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 0.5/kg
($ 0.4 to $ 0.7)

88% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.4
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 0.4/kg
($ 0.2 to $ 0.5)

88% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Salad
Salad
$ 0.5/salad
($ 0.2 to $ 1.1)

71% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.5
($ 0.4 to $ 0.5)

77% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9

Public and private transport budget in Delhi

On average, the price of transport in Delhi is 47% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.5/ticket
($ 0.4 to $ 0.7)

81% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 16/month
($ 7.5 to $ 24)

80% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 78
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.2/km
($ 0.1 to $ 0.4)

89% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.1/litre
($ 1.1 to $ 1.2)

41% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 0.7
($ 0.5 to $ 1.6)

80% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.8
Car hire
Car hire
$ 44/24hrs
($ 23 to $ 87)

10% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Budget for living and housing in Delhi

On average, the cost of housing in Delhi is 77% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 60/month
($ 32 to $ 104)

64% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 168
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0/min.

90% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 12/month
($ 6.1 to $ 16)

83% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 70
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 245/month
($ 152 to $ 456)

82% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1426
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 149/month
($ 93 to $ 229)

87% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1139
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 594/month
($ 379 to $ 1137)

74% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2297
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 346/month
($ 213 to $ 607)

80% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1808
Gym
Gym
$ 28/month
($ 16 to $ 47)

32% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 79/month
($ 39 to $ 152)

92% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 995
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 2051/yr
($ 910 to $ 4545)

88% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17403

Leisure activity budget in Delhi

On average, budget for leisure activities in Delhi is 57% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 4.5/ticket
($ 3.8 to $ 7.2)

65% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14
Tennis
Tennis
$ 8.1/hr
($ 3 to $ 16)

49% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Delhi

On average, shopping budget in Delhi is 27% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 4.5/pack
($ 3 to $ 5.3)

44% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.2
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 39
($ 24 to $ 54)

20% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 48
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 45
($ 24 to $ 77)

15% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39
Trainers
Trainers
$ 59
($ 39 to $ 84)

28% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 82
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 46
($ 28 to $ 77)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 104

Plane ticket budget

Los Angeles → Delhi
Los Angeles  → Delhi
Los Angeles  → Delhi
$ 1007
(fair price: $ 860)
New York City → Delhi
New York City → Delhi
New York City → Delhi
$ 1029
(fair price: $ 900)
Manchester → Delhi
Manchester → Delhi
Manchester → Delhi
$ 704
(fair price: $ 642)
London → Delhi
London → Delhi
London → Delhi
$ 670
(fair price: $ 556)
Toronto (Ontario) → Delhi
Toronto (Ontario) → Delhi
Toronto (Ontario) → Delhi
$ 1384
(fair price: $ 1114)
Dublin → Delhi
Dublin → Delhi
Dublin → Delhi
$ 682
(fair price: $ 619)
Edinburgh → Delhi
Edinburgh → Delhi
Edinburgh → Delhi
$ 774
(fair price: $ 704)
Auckland → Delhi
Auckland → Delhi
Auckland → Delhi
$ 941
(fair price: $ 844)
Melbourne → Delhi
Melbourne → Delhi
Melbourne → Delhi
$ 806
(fair price: $ 700)
Montreal → Delhi
Montreal → Delhi
Montreal → Delhi
$ 1216
(fair price: $ 1083)
Sydney → Delhi
Sydney → Delhi
Sydney → Delhi
$ 858
(fair price: $ 710)
Perth → Delhi
Perth → Delhi
Perth → Delhi
$ 723
(fair price: $ 633)

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About this information on the cost of living in Delhi

The information about the cost of living in Delhi shown on this page comes from multiple sources, including: Numbeo, Easyvoyage and Hotels.com.

The information about the cost of living in Delhi was updated on 07-02-2020.

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