Cost of Living in Hyderabad

Cost of Living in Hyderabad

The Cost of Living in Hyderabad depends on various aspects, such as your job and your lifestyle. The cost might range from 6K to 80K including all your expenses such as accommodation, food and transportation etc. It is called the city of nawabs, and there is a reason for that.

But, before you embark on your royal journey, can we look at something a little down to earth? It’s nothing really. Just the little matter of financing your flights of grandeur. You see, the nawabs had a deep wallet. So, this article is about letting you know how deep yours will have to be.

What is the Cost of Living in Hyderabad?



1 BHK for rent

Rs. 8,500/- to Rs. 15,000/-

2BHK for rent

Rs. 10,000/- to Rs. 29,000/-

Monthly bus pass

₹1000 – Rs. 1200

Electricity Bill


Meal for two


Groceries (Monthly)



₹1,500 – ₹2,000

Factors Determining the Cost of Living in Hyderabad

List of various aspects that decide the cost of living in Hyderabad:

  1. Accommodation
  2. Transport
  3. Groceries
  4. Utilities
  5. Leisure & Entertainment
  6. Childcare

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You go to work. You set the bar, break barriers, stand up and be counted, et al. Basically, you excel. And then you come back. To space where you can just be if that’s what you want. Or have the best party of the year, if need be. That place is your home. And this is how much that home will cost.

In the centre of Hyderabad, renting will run from Rs. 15,000 for a 1BHK to Rs. 36,000 for a 3BHK. Away from the city centre the prices come down to between Rs. 8,500 for a 1BHK to Rs. 19,600 for a 3BHK. If you’d rather not live alone or have a schedule too hectic to factor in cooking, cleaning, etc., then coliving PGs in Hyderabad are a good option and range from Rs. 5,699 to Rs. 8,099 per month.

Apartments Rentals in Hyderabad

Price Range


Rs. 8,500/- to Rs. 15,000


Rs. 10,000/- to Rs. 29,000/-


Rs. 19,600/- to Rs. 36,000/-

PG in Hyderabad

Rs. 5,699/- to Rs. 8,099/-


Hyderabad is a city of many wonders, whether they be food, music, or history and culture. And when you live there, you’re bound to explore them all in your free time. So, what will all this traveling to work and wonder entail? If you’re using local transport, then a one-way ticket is Rs. 30 while a monthly pass is Rs. 1000. Filling up your own vehicle will cost you Rs. 87 for a litre of petrol and Rs. 80 for a litre of diesel.


So, it’s the beginning of the month and you want to get the grocery shopping out of the way. Very wise. If only you knew what it would cost. Read on to get the answers you need. A basic grocery list of one litre of milk and one litre of water, a loaf of bread, a dozen eggs, one kilo each of rice, apples, oranges, potatoes, onions, and cheese will cost you around Rs. 1100. Or, you could completely skip all the bother and book yourself into a coliving space that curates all these things for you. 


You’ve just moved into your new home. Now it’s time to switch on the lights, run a hot bath and unwind. Or maybe it’s summer and you just want to switch on the AC and chill. And what about that mess after the housewarming party? Somebody has to take the garbage away! All these things cost money. How much you ask? Well, basic utilities will run you a bill of Rs. 2300 per month in Hyderabad.

Leisure & Entertainment

At the end of a long day, week, month, year, you need a breather. Some time with family, friends or just by yourself. And when you’re looking to unwind, the last thing you need is the stress of stepping out a little light on the pocket. So, here’s what a night on the town in Hyderabad will cost you. A meal with drinks and a movie will come to about Rs. 800 per person without taxes. And when you need a workout after all that biryani from the night before, your monthly membership will come in at Rs. 1,800 per month. 


You’re in Hyderabad. You’re excited. The family is excited. The kids are excited. Speaking of kids, if you’re both working, how much will a nanny cost? A nanny will come for Rs. 8,000 per month for an eight-hour shift. And what about preschool? That’s about Rs. 4,000 per month per child. And school? Depending on the class that’ll range from Rs. 150,000 to Rs. 4,00,000 a year. And all that’s left is to hope you and the kids have a wonderful time in Hyderabad! 

You’re all set for your dream life in Hyderabad. Now that you know the cost it’ll come at. The way we see it, it’s about priorities. Is Hyderabad the cheapest of cities? Not really. Does it make up for it with the richness of culture, history, cuisine, and people? Yes. And if you’re still worried, coliving is always an option!

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FAQs on Cost of Living in Hyderabad

What Would be the Cost of Living for a Couple?

By our estimation, all things being equal, a couple would live a comfortable life at around Rs. 50,000 a month, not including rent.

Where Would I Find Good PGs in Hyderabad?

Here is the list of various places in Hyderabad where you can find affordable PGs:

What are Some Good Places to Visit in Hyderabad?

Hyderabad is a city rich in culture and history. Of the top of our heads, we would recommend:

  • Golconda Fort
  • Birla Mandir
  • Charminar
  • Ramoji Film City
  • Salar Jung Museum

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