Travel budget in Kerala

Kerala: calculate your travel budget

Kerala: sample budgets by traveller type

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 25 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 3 per person
  • $ 0.9 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 457* (37884 Rs.)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 70 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 8.9 per person
  • $ 2.7 per person
  • $ 2.4 per person

Total budget:

$ 1358* (112700 Rs.)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 86 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 11 per person
  • $ 5.8 per person
  • $ 4.7 per person

Total budget:

$ 1791* (148596 Rs.)

* Estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks. This represents an average across the country (budget may vary depending on the city or region visited).



Cost of living in Kerala in 2024

Cost of living: Kerala VS United States

Compare with the average cost of living in:

On average, the cost of living in Kerala in 2024 is 59% less than in the United States (USA).

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices United States in in the United States (USA) and United States by types of expenses:

Cost of living in Kerala by city

See the table below for the variation in the cost of living in different cities in Kerala compared to the national average.

Cities /Kerala View Details
Thiruvananthapuram 10% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Thiruvananthapuram
Kottayam 3% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Kottayam
Kochi 0% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Kochi
Kollam 3% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Kollam
Kozhikode 7% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Kozhikode
Pathanamthitta 17% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Pathanamthitta

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Local prices in Kerala by expense type

Kerala: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Kerala costs 73% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 1.5/person
($ 1 to $ 3.7)

92% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 21
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 4.6/person
($ 4.2 to $ 6)

87% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 38
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 4.2/person
($ 3.1 to $ 4.9)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 11
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1.8 for 500ml
($ 1.2 to $ 2.4)

69% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 6
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2.6 for 330ml
($ 1.7 to $ 3.7)

25% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.5
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 1.1/cup
($ 0.5 to $ 1.9)

78% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.4/can
($ 0.3 to $ 0.6)

80% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.2/bottle
($ 0.1 to $ 0.2)

92% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2

Kerala: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Kerala costs 53% less than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 49/night
($ 1.1 to $ 568)

64% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 135
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 61/night
($ 21 to $ 172)

57% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 142
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 78/night
($ 23 to $ 255)

61% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 204
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 94/night
($ 45 to $ 215)

67% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 292
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 171/night
($ 76 to $ 379)

67% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 520
Hostel/Youth Hostel
Hostel/Youth Hostel
$ 60/month
($ 17 to $ 442)

57% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 141
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 117/month
($ 52 to $ 313)

42% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 203
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 119/month
($ 39 to $ 339)

36% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 187
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 70/month
($ 43 to $ 228)

69% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 226
Family room
Family room
$ 164/month
($ 49 to $ 525)

13% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 190

Kerala: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Kerala costs 74% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 0.6/litre
($ 0.3 to $ 0.8)

36% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.1
Bread
Bread
$ 0.5/500g
($ 0.4 to $ 0.8)

84% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.6
Rice
Rice
$ 0.5/kg
($ 0.4 to $ 0.8)

87% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1/12 eggs
($ 0.8 to $ 1.3)

73% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.7
Chicken
Chicken
$ 3.1/kg
($ 1.4 to $ 5.4)

74% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Apples
Apples
$ 1.9/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 2.9)

64% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 0.8/kg
($ 0.3 to $ 1.2)

85% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.9
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 0.4/kg
($ 0.2 to $ 0.6)

84% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.3
($ 0.2 to $ 0.3)

84% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.2

Kerala: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Kerala costs 40% less than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.2/ticket
($ 0.1 to $ 0.5)

93% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.3/km
($ 0.2 to $ 0.5)

79% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.3/litre
($ 1.3 to $ 1.3)

32% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 1
($ 0.3 to $ 1.8)

74% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.8
Car hire
Car hire
$ 36/24hrs
($ 25 to $ 78)

14% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 32

Kerala: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Kerala costs 64% less than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 2.4/ticket
($ 1.9 to $ 4.2)

82% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 15
Tennis
Tennis
$ 13/hr
($ 4.9 to $ 19)

45% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 24

Kerala: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Kerala costs 51% less than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 4.7/pack
($ 3.7 to $ 6)

53% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 11
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 26
($ 13 to $ 49)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 53
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 24
($ 7.2 to $ 49)

47% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 45

Plane ticket budget

Toronto → Delhi
Toronto → Delhi
Toronto → Delhi
$ 1690
(fair price: $ 1466)
Melbourne → Delhi
Melbourne → Delhi
Melbourne → Delhi
$ 1027
(fair price: $ 817)
New York City → Delhi
New York City → Delhi
New York City → Delhi
$ 1195
(fair price: $ 971)
Sydney → Delhi
Sydney → Delhi
Sydney → Delhi
$ 1050
(fair price: $ 836)
London → Delhi
London → Delhi
London → Delhi
$ 625
(fair price: $ 567)
Vancouver → Delhi
Vancouver → Delhi
Vancouver → Delhi
$ 1688
(fair price: $ 1445)




About the information on the cost of living in Kerala

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

Information about cost of living in Kerala updated on 19-02-2024.

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