Delhi, one of the metropolitan cities in India and the national capital, is considered to offer the best quality of life to its residents and to those who decide to take shelter here.
Despite issues like increasing pollution, or crime rates, it never fails to impress the people and acts as a magnet for those who are in search of employment opportunities.
According to the Liveability Index released by CII Delhi outscores every other developed city in India. This city is the 2nd most expensive city in India and is cheaper than 96% of cities in the world.
However, nothing comes for free, and the same goes for the expenses to live in Delhi. Whenever we shift to a new city, the greatest expense is that of living. Choosing a place to stay incidentally adds to the already existing budget hike. The cost of living majorly depends on a few factors like:
- Rent for accommodation
- Size of accommodation
- Other utilities
For people who have been wondering the amount of money that is enough to carry out life in Delhi, here is a complete guide of the expenses incurred in every sector of Delhi:
Cost of Living for Family
If a family wishes to shift in Delhi, they have a plethora of choices to select from and regulate their budget needs.
An approximate cost of living in different accommodations is :
- 1 BHK: Rs 5000-8000 per month
- 2 BHK : Rs : 8000- 13000 per month.
Usually, a 2 BHK flat is considered an ideal accommodation for a family of 4 with two kids.
However, just staying inside the house cannot be comprised of a living expense for a family. Aspects like food, utilities, transport, school, medical, etc also add up to the existing expenses. These factors are inevitable, one cannot manage to survive without them in any part of the world. Adding these miscellaneous requirements, the total cost would be around:
- 1 BHK: Rs. 22000- 25000 per month
- 2 BHK: Rs. 26000- 30000 per month
If you are well off family who wants to stay in a posh area, expect your budget to be more than Rs. 60000- 80000 per month.
For a couple of moving to Delhi, affording a decent lifestyle is not a big deal as compared to other metropolitan cities in India. An average living expense for a couple living in Delhi would be :
- Rs 18000- 23000 per month: In normal areas
- Rs 50000- 80000 per month: Inexpensive areas
These expenses are approximate based on accommodation, food, travel, utilities, miscellaneous.
Cost of Living for Students
For students who decide to shift to Delhi, there are many options available for aboding.
With the raising educational opportunities in Delhi, a large number of student migration is also evidenced. Students from different cities come to Delhi with the hope of being a successful person.
However, the factor of finance can sometimes become a hurdle in their ways.
Hostels, PGs, Rented or shared rooms, flats, etc are the many options available in the hands of a student shifting to Delhi.
- The rent for a PG accommodation will range between Rs 3000- 6000 based on your decision to share the room or get it whole to yourself.
- Including unavoidable expenses like food and transport, the cost can approximate between Rs 10000 – 12000 per month. Students can either avail the facility of getting homemade food from PGs or they can eat out in restaurants or other outlets.
A little amount of money can always be saved with sustainable spending schemes and living in a mess.
However, if students are moving to Delhi for a short stay, say for internships or training, hiring a hotel room is always preferable than any other accommodation options.
PER MONTH / AVERAGE COST
To make your understanding easy of the living expenses in Delhi, here is a monthly expense of every facility available in Delhi. Monthly expenditure for each service depends on those who avail them. There is a great deal of difference between the facility’s availment for singles, couples, and families living in Delhi.
- Accommodation :
- Single person – Rs 4000 – 8000
- Couple – Rs 9000- 20000
- Family – 10000- 30000
- Transport (including metro, e rickshaws, cabs, etc) :
- Single person – Rs 1000 – 2500
- Couple – Rs 1500- 3500
- Family – Rs 3000- 7000
- Single person – Rs 1000- 1500
- Couple – Rs 2000- 4500
- Family – Rs 4000 – 15000
- Entertainment (including set top boxes, OTT platforms, etc) :
- Single person- Rs 4000- 8000
- Couple – Rs 4000 – 10000
- Family – Rs 3000 – 8000
- Shopping :
- Single person – Rs 2000- 5000
- Couple – Rs 4000- 8000
- Family – Rs 5500- 10500
- Schooling :
- Single person- NIL
- Couple – NIL
- Family – Rs. 3000- 20000
- Miscellaneous (other utilities) :
- Single person – Rs 600- 1500
- Couple – Rs 2000- 4000
- Family – Rs 3000- 6000
Living in Delhi can be an overwhelming experience for some as it can drain them financially. Nonetheless, every problem has a solution. And a solution to this problem is having a look at the minimum cost that a person or family can incur while living in Delhi.
- Minimum transportation costs:
- Single person : Rs 500 – 1000
- Couple : Rs 1000 – 2000
- Family : Rs 2500 – 4500
- Minimum accommodation costs:
- Single person: Rs. 3000 – 6000
- Couple : Rs. 8000- 15000
- Family: Rs. 1600- 23000
- Minimum groceries cost :
- Single person: Rs. 700 – 1200
- Couple : Rs. 1500- 3800
- Family: Rs. 5000- 10000
- Minimum entertainment cost:
- Single person: Rs. 3000- 7000
- Couple: Rs. 4000 – 8500
- Family: Rs. 3000 – 7500
- Minimum Shopping cost :
- Single person: Rs. 1500- 4000
- Couple : Rs. 3500- 7200
- Family: Rs. 5000 – 9000
This minimum expenditure on varied sectors is subject to the fact that the residents follow sustainable investment methods and do not indulge in extravagant finances.
Some people view South Delhi as being completely separate from Delhi. The cultural differences and of course the high maintenance of south Delhi makes it the talk of the town.
Every person who aims to be wealthy also has a hidden aim to live and prosper in South Delhi.
With all of the posh localities, high storeyed buildings, expensive shopping stores, plazas, and everything that makes this place worth the discussion, the expense of living in a place like that can be an intriguing point.
Following are some much awaited cost of living in South Delhi:
- Apartments – Rs. 10,000 – 2,00,000 per square feet
- Villas – Rs. 15,000 – 1,80,000 per square feet
- Plots – Rs. 5,000- 93,000 per square feet
- Builder Floors – Rs. 11,000 – 1,50,000
If you are to live in South Delhi, accommodation is the only area that is expected to see a sharp rise in prices as compared to the rest of the places. Entertainment, travel, food, and other basic commodities show little or no price change in South Delhi.
Apart from everything, nightlife in South Delhi is significantly the best when looked at other places.
Delhi is the center of the action and there are always things happening in New Delhi. It never takes a rest. Living in Delhi can be a mesmerizing experience with the right budget boundaries and viable knowledge of expenses! If you are moving to delhi you can check the best packers and movers in Delhi