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Living Costs in India

Those living in India, I’m trying to get a sense of what the cost of living is there, specificly in Bangalore, travel, apt, driver, cook, etc. I’m thinking of relocating in the fall and trying to get an idea of the cost involved in doing business from India.

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by Nayan Sthankiya at 2006-04-17 21:17:40 UTC (ed. Mar 12 2008 ) Seoul , Korea (South) | Bookmark | | Report spam→

i live here, but i dont actually rent a place, etc. as a grad student i get highly subsidised housing etc, but i could give you ball park estimates.

you should be able to rent a decentish apt for a deposit of 15k monthly rent around 7k inr. this can vary somewhat depending on where in bangalore you want to live. a driver could be had for abt 5k (thats quite a bit on the high side i think), cook would be abt the same ( maybe less…) travel, well dunno, most people can maintain a car on say abt 3-4k on fuel, would depend on how much you drive i guess…

hope that helps!

by Natasha Mhatre | 18 Apr 2006 01:04 | Bangalore, India | | Report spam→
Natasha

Thanks for the info any thoughts on Mumbai? Might try my hand at being a movie star ;>)

by Nayan Sthankiya | 18 Apr 2006 02:04 (ed. Apr 18 2006) | Seoul, Korea (South) | | Report spam→
ha ha double everything :) or if you’re willing to live like that halve it :0

by Natasha Mhatre | 18 Apr 2006 02:04 | Bangalore, India | | Report spam→
Let’s see, since 1,000 rupees is about $22, that means rent is about $150 a month, a driver is about $110, a cook is the same, and car maintenance about $80, that adds up to $450 per month, plus, of course, dhobi, phone, food, travel, etc.

Say, all you LS people in NYC, how does that compare with your cost of pursuing your art? I could see a mass exodus forming! :-)

by [former member] | 18 Apr 2006 07:04 | Washington, DC, United States | | Report spam→

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