Travel budget and cost of living in Kerala how much does a trip cost?

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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:

  • $ 36 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 2.8 per person
  • $ 0.5 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 585* (38220 Rs.)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 51 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 7.5 per person
  • $ 2.7 per person
  • $ 2.5 per person

Total budget:

$ 1067* (69776 Rs.)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 75 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 8.2 per person
  • $ 5 per person
  • $ 5 per person

Total budget:

$ 1556* (101780 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 2019

Cost of living: Kerala VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Kerala in 2019 is 62% less than United States.

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices in Kerala in 2019 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
Kozhikode 31% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Kozhikode
Kochi 57% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Kochi
Thiruvananthapuram 5% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Thiruvananthapuram
Kottayam 10% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Kottayam
Cherthala 15% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Cherthala
Pathanamthitta 2% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Pathanamthitta

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Local prices in Kerala by expense type

Restaurant budget in Kerala

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Kerala costs 70% less than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 1.1/person
($ 0.7 to $ 1.6)

92% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 15
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 3.8/person
($ 2.3 to $ 5)

86% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 3.8/person
($ 3.1 to $ 6.1)

48% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.4
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1.2 for 500ml
($ 1.2 to $ 1.8)

70% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2 for 330ml
($ 1.7 to $ 2.3)

35% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.1
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 1.2/cup
($ 0.7 to $ 1.8)

71% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.5/can
($ 0.4 to $ 0.6)

74% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Bouteille d'eau
Bouteille d'eau
$ 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 Kerala

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Kerala costs 62% less than in United States.
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 44/night
($ 28 to $ 64)

64% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 120
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 59/night
($ 36 to $ 97)

66% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 175
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 91/night
($ 60 to $ 132)

64% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 259
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 151/night
($ 82 to $ 244)

69% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 496
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 55/month
($ 44 to $ 67)

54% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 122
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 82/month
($ 35 to $ 150)

50% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 163
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 102/month
($ 57 to $ 174)

38% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Gîte ou maison d'hôte
Gîte ou maison d'hôte
$ 23/month
($ 16 to $ 36)

89% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 211

Supermarket food budget in Kerala

On average, the price of supermarket food in Kerala costs 68% less than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 0.6/litre
($ 0.4 to $ 0.7)

26% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 0.6/500g
($ 0.4 to $ 0.7)

80% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.7
Rice
Rice
$ 0.7/kg
($ 0.5 to $ 0.8)

83% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1/12 eggs
($ 0.7 to $ 1)

62% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 5.9/kg
($ 3.1 to $ 12)

47% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 3/kg
($ 1.7 to $ 3.9)

66% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 9
Apples
Apples
$ 1.8/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 2.4)

61% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.6
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.1/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 1.3)

75% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 0.4/kg
($ 0.4 to $ 0.6)

90% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 0.5/kg
($ 0.4 to $ 0.6)

82% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.6
Salad
Salad
$ 0.6/salad
($ 0.4 to $ 0.7)

63% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6
Bouteille d'eau
Bouteille d'eau
$ 0.5
($ 0.4 to $ 0.6)

74% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9

Public and private transport budget in Kerala

On average, the price of transport in Kerala costs 50% less than in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.1/ticket
($ 0.1 to $ 0.1)

93% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 4.2/month
($ 3.1 to $ 7.6)

94% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 76
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.2/km
($ 0.1 to $ 0.4)

85% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.2/litre
($ 1.1 to $ 1.3)

54% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 2.3
($ 1.6 to $ 3.8)

32% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.4
Car hire
Car hire
$ 40/24hrs
($ 28 to $ 54)

0% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40

Budget for living and housing in Kerala

On average, the cost of housing in Kerala costs 84% less than in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 29/month
($ 16 to $ 63)

82% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 162
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0/min.

88% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 14/month
($ 6.1 to $ 32)

80% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 67
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 159/month
($ 124 to $ 231)

88% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1341
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 114/month
($ 78 to $ 170)

89% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1054
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 324/month
($ 247 to $ 462)

85% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2185
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 220/month
($ 170 to $ 278)

87% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1703
Gym
Gym
$ 14/month
($ 7.6 to $ 47)

65% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 39
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 150/month
($ 40 to $ 308)

84% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 933
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 986/yr
($ 354 to $ 1842)

94% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 18237

Leisure activity budget in Kerala

On average, budget for leisure activities in Kerala costs 60% less than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 2.5/ticket
($ 2.3 to $ 3.8)

80% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 9.4/hr
($ 5.4 to $ 16)

41% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 16

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Kerala

On average, shopping budget in Kerala costs 42% less than in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 3.1/pack
($ 2.5 to $ 4.7)

58% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.4
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 36
($ 20 to $ 47)

24% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 47
Robe d'été
Robe d'été
$ 27
($ 14 to $ 47)

29% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 51
($ 40 to $ 78)

37% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 79
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 38
($ 24 to $ 54)

63% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 101

Plane ticket budget

Los Angeles → Delhi
Los Angeles  → Delhi
Los Angeles  → Delhi
$ 1005
(fair price: $ 887)
New York City → Delhi
New York City → Delhi
New York City → Delhi
$ 1048
(fair price: $ 911)
Los Angeles → Mumbai
Los Angeles  → Mumbai
Los Angeles  → Mumbai
$ 1091
(fair price: $ 990)
New York City → Mumbai
New York City → Mumbai
New York City → Mumbai
$ 1076
(fair price: $ 940)
Manchester → Goa
Manchester → Goa
Manchester → Goa
$ 876
(fair price: $ 782)
Manchester → Mumbai
Manchester → Mumbai
Manchester → Mumbai
$ 698
(fair price: $ 618)
Manchester → Delhi
Manchester → Delhi
Manchester → Delhi
$ 683
(fair price: $ 607)
Toronto (Ontario) → Delhi
Toronto (Ontario) → Delhi
Toronto (Ontario) → Delhi
$ 1364
(fair price: $ 1088)
London → Delhi
London → Delhi
London → Delhi
$ 660
(fair price: $ 555)
London → Kerala
London → Kerala
London → Kerala
$ 676
(fair price: $ 606)
Dublin → Mumbai
Dublin → Mumbai
Dublin → Mumbai
$ 639
(fair price: $ 548)
Manchester → Kerala
Manchester → Kerala
Manchester → Kerala
$ 797
(fair price: $ 704)
London → Mumbai
London → Mumbai
London → Mumbai
$ 717
(fair price: $ 611)
London → Goa
London → Goa
London → Goa
$ 741
(fair price: $ 686)
Dublin → Delhi
Dublin → Delhi
Dublin → Delhi
$ 661
(fair price: $ 599)
London → Kolkata
London → Kolkata
London → Kolkata
$ 738
(fair price: $ 655)
Toronto (Ontario) → Mumbai
Toronto (Ontario) → Mumbai
Toronto (Ontario) → Mumbai
$ 1238
(fair price: $ 1090)
Edinburgh → Delhi
Edinburgh → Delhi
Edinburgh → Delhi
$ 751
(fair price: $ 676)
Dublin → Kerala
Dublin → Kerala
Dublin → Kerala
$ 854
(fair price: $ 741)
New York City → Kerala
New York City → Kerala
New York City → Kerala
$ 1186
(fair price: $ 1079)
Toronto (Ontario) → Kerala
Toronto (Ontario) → Kerala
Toronto (Ontario) → Kerala
$ 1467
(fair price: $ 1305)
Edinburgh → Kerala
Edinburgh → Kerala
Edinburgh → Kerala
$ 817
(fair price: $ 728)
Edinburgh → Mumbai
Edinburgh → Mumbai
Edinburgh → Mumbai
$ 764
(fair price: $ 683)
Manchester → Kolkata
Manchester → Kolkata
Manchester → Kolkata
$ 959
(fair price: $ 790)
Dublin → Goa
Dublin → Goa
Dublin → Goa
$ 856
(fair price: $ 748)
Edinburgh → Goa
Edinburgh → Goa
Edinburgh → Goa
$ 943
(fair price: $ 843)
New York City → Kolkata
New York City → Kolkata
New York City → Kolkata
$ 1263
(fair price: $ 1122)
Dublin → Kolkata
Dublin → Kolkata
Dublin → Kolkata
$ 966
(fair price: $ 835)

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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, Easyvoyage and Hotels.com.

Information about cost of living in Kerala updated on 18-12-2017.

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