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:

  • $ 20 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 5.6 per person
  • $ 1.9 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 478* (31514 Rs.)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 33 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 12 per person
  • $ 3 per person
  • $ 4.5 per person

Total budget:

$ 1001* (65968 Rs.)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

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

Total budget:

$ 1939* (127848 Rs.)

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


Cost of living in Delhi compared to India in 2019

On average, the cost of living in Delhi in 2019 is 55% less than the average cost of living in United States.

See the graphic below for the price variation percentage by type of expense in Delhi in 2019 compared to average prices in United States:


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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 58% cheaper than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 4.2/person
($ 2.3 to $ 7.6)

71% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 15
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 9.2/person
($ 6.1 to $ 16)

66% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 3.8/person
($ 2.7 to $ 4.5)

48% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.4
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1.8 for 500ml
($ 1.4 to $ 3.1)

56% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2.6 for 330ml
($ 1.7 to $ 3.1)

14% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 1.9/cup
($ 1 to $ 3.1)

54% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.5/can
($ 0.4 to $ 0.7)

73% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.2/bottle
($ 0.1 to $ 0.4)

85% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.5

Hotel and accommodation budget in Delhi

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Delhi is 50% cheaper than in United States.
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 24/night
($ 15 to $ 45)

77% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 107
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 29/night
($ 16 to $ 48)

76% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 125
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 38/night
($ 21 to $ 60)

79% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 177
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 113/night
($ 67 to $ 174)

56% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 259
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 201/night
($ 128 to $ 302)

59% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 498
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 41/month
($ 18 to $ 73)

66% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 120
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 54/month
($ 23 to $ 126)

67% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 164
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 177/month
($ 97 to $ 282)

7% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 41/month
($ 22 to $ 66)

81% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 214
Family room
Family room
$ 265/month
($ 95 to $ 585)

51% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 176

Supermarket food budget in Delhi

On average, the price of supermarket food in Delhi is 67% cheaper than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 0.7/litre
($ 0.6 to $ 1)

15% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 0.5/500g
($ 0.4 to $ 0.6)

83% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 0.8/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 1.2)

78% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1/12 eggs
($ 1 to $ 1.4)

58% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 4.8/kg
($ 3.1 to $ 7.6)

57% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 3.8/kg
($ 2.7 to $ 5.4)

57% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 9
Apples
Apples
$ 1.9/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 2.7)

60% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.7
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 1.4)

78% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 0.5/kg
($ 0.4 to $ 0.7)

89% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 0.4/kg
($ 0.2 to $ 0.5)

87% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.7
Salad
Salad
$ 0.5/salad
($ 0.2 to $ 1)

68% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.5
($ 0.4 to $ 0.6)

76% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9

Public and private transport budget in Delhi

On average, the price of transport in Delhi is 44% cheaper than in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.5/ticket
($ 0.4 to $ 0.7)

79% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.2
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 16/month
($ 11 to $ 24)

79% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 76
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.2/km
($ 0.1 to $ 0.2)

90% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.2/litre
($ 1.1 to $ 1.2)

52% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 0.7
($ 0.6 to $ 1.2)

78% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.5
Car hire
Car hire
$ 44/24hrs
($ 23 to $ 87)

10% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40

Budget for living and housing in Delhi

On average, the cost of housing in Delhi is 77% cheaper than in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 61/month
($ 32 to $ 93)

63% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 163
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0/min.

88% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 13/month
($ 7.6 to $ 20)

81% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 67
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 238/month
($ 153 to $ 383)

82% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1367
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 139/month
($ 77 to $ 230)

87% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1078
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 579/month
($ 383 to $ 918)

73% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2217
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 324/month
($ 230 to $ 459)

81% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1728
Gym
Gym
$ 27/month
($ 16 to $ 47)

35% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 71/month
($ 39 to $ 128)

92% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 941
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 2228/yr
($ 918 to $ 5354)

87% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 18203

Leisure activity budget in Delhi

On average, budget for leisure activities in Delhi is 62% cheaper than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 4.5/ticket
($ 3.8 to $ 6.9)

63% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 6.3/hr
($ 3.1 to $ 16)

61% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Delhi

On average, shopping budget in Delhi is 26% cheaper than in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 4.5/pack
($ 3.1 to $ 5.4)

39% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.6
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 39
($ 24 to $ 54)

20% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 47
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 41
($ 24 to $ 77)

7% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 63
($ 39 to $ 93)

22% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 79
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 45
($ 24 to $ 77)

55% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 101

Plane ticket budget

Los Angeles → Delhi
Los Angeles  → Delhi
Los Angeles  → Delhi
$ 1011
(fair price: $ 891)
New York City → Delhi
New York City → Delhi
New York City → Delhi
$ 1039
(fair price: $ 911)
Manchester → Delhi
Manchester → Delhi
Manchester → Delhi
$ 701
(fair price: $ 629)
London → Delhi
London → Delhi
London → Delhi
$ 686
(fair price: $ 549)
Toronto (Ontario) → Delhi
Toronto (Ontario) → Delhi
Toronto (Ontario) → Delhi
$ 1390
(fair price: $ 1102)
Dublin → Delhi
Dublin → Delhi
Dublin → Delhi
$ 676
(fair price: $ 607)
Edinburgh → Delhi
Edinburgh → Delhi
Edinburgh → Delhi
$ 769
(fair price: $ 692)
Montreal → Delhi
Montreal → Delhi
Montreal → Delhi
$ 1201
(fair price: $ 1077)
Auckland → Delhi
Auckland → Delhi
Auckland → Delhi
$ 929
(fair price: $ 837)
Melbourne → Delhi
Melbourne → Delhi
Melbourne → Delhi
$ 817
(fair price: $ 704)
Perth → Delhi
Perth → Delhi
Perth → Delhi
$ 726
(fair price: $ 651)
Sydney → Delhi
Sydney → Delhi
Sydney → Delhi
$ 849
(fair price: $ 732)

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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 26-06-2019.

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