India a price guide!!

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#1 Apr 11th, 2005, 20:42
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In answer to the many questions about the cost of a trip around India here's a wee price list I put together this trip. The articles show a range of prices this try to take into account regional differences/quality differences etc in price.
This list is by no means comprehesive you may find things cheaper you may find them more expensive on a trip around India but as general rule of thumb you won't go far wrong, with these prices.
I'll try to add to this list in time so bear with me!!
I think many first time travellers to the sub continent will find this ready guide of some use on planning a budget for their upcoming trip to India!!
Oh and as I speak the exchange rate is around the following!



1 GB Pound = 82 Rupees
1 Euro = 54 rupees
1 American Dollar = 43 Rupees

Toiletries


Toothpaste

Colgate 200gr 40-46 rps
Vicco (aruvedic) 200gr 60-65 rps
Toothbrush 10-20 rps

Soap

Johnsons 75gr 20-25 rps
Dove scented 75gr 24-28 rps
Medimix (aruvedic) 75gr 11-14 rps

Shaving

Indian blades x 5 22-25 rps
Gillette GII x 5 80-90 rps
Gillette Mach 3 x 5 250-260 rps
Shaving Brush 15-30 rps
Shaving Soap 75gr tube 30-40 rps
Allum crystal 10-20 rps
Other

Shampoo meduim 100ml 30-40 rps
Shampo sachet 5 ml 3-6 rps
Deodarant spray 80-200 rps
Deodarant roll-on 30-60 rps
Comb 5-10 rps
Brush 10 -30 rps
Tampons x 10 26-60 rps
Sanitary Towels x 10 60-80rps
Talcum Powder 100gr 55-80 rps
Toilet Paper 1 roll 20-45 rps
Tongue scraper 5-10 rps
Wet wipes 85-95 rps
cotton buds x 100 30-40 rps
Handwash 240ml 30-350 rps
Dental Floss ?
Condoms ?

Medical

Doxycycline 8x100mg 30-40 rps
Aspirine 10x25mg 2-4 rps
Lopermide/Immodium 10x50mg 12-18 rps
Tinadazol 10x 500mg 30-40 rps
Metronidazol 10x 500mg 70-80 rps
Norfloxacine 10x100mg 45-55 rps
Ciprofalxin 10x100mg 90-110 rps
Anti-Fungal cream 5gr tube 15-25 rps
Calamine Lotion 60ml 30-45 rps
Antibiotic powder 50gr 30-35 rps
Miconazole ? 25-30 rps
Quinine Sulphate 10x 300mg 50-60 rps
Tiger Balm small 20-25 rps
Local Muscle Balm 12-20 rps
Violini Muscle Spray 150ml 65-75 rps
Violini Muscle salve 100mg 50-60 rps
Oral Rehydration Salts x 1 8-45 rps
Box Of Bandaids medium 45-55 rps
Crepe Bandage 30-100 rps
Cotton wool 25gr 5-10 rps
Contact lense cleaner ?
Tulsi Cough Mixture 30-35 rps

Drinks

Beer 1/2 litre 35-100 rps
Mineral Water 10-15 rps
Soft drinks Coca cola etc.
Small 200ml 5-10 rps
Medium 300 ml 8-15 rps
Large 500ml 15-20 rps
Family 2 litre 45-50 rps
Soda brand 8-15 rps
Soda Local 3-6 rps
Milk 1/2 litre 8-12 rps
Local Soft Drinks 300ml 6-10 rps

Other

Batteries AA 6-7 rps
Batteries D 10-11 rps
Rubber flip-flops 15-30 rps
Candles medium size x 10 0-15 rps
Box of matches 50 paise-1 rps
Lighter 10-25 rps
Tobbaco Drum etc 150 gr 145-175 rps
Cigarettes x 10 8-30 rps
Washing Powder 200gr 20-25 rps
Washing powder sachet 20-25 rps
Camera film 200 ASA 95-120 rps
Camera film 400 ASA 100-135 rps
Advantix 120-150 rps
Mozzie coils x 10 15-25 rps
Electric Mozzie Zapper x 45 days 45-75 rps
Electric Mozzie refill x 45 days 30-45 rps
Internet 1 hour 5-60 rps
telephone to all countries per minute 7-15 rps
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#2 Apr 11th, 2005, 21:15
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i.e. get everything in India!! lols

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I have moved this thread to the packing tips since I have changed that to include questions about costs.

Also I will give it a 'sticky' so it stays at the top since it's a common question.

Thanks for the post Cyberhippie.
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Great post cyber...only you cud do it
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Price of Condom

You forgot the essential cyber. Price of condom?
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#6 Apr 11th, 2005, 23:51
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once you start converting the prices to $ or pounds, it should put a smile on your face.
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Originally Posted by ddevadatta You forgot the essential cyber. Price of condom?
Considering the growth in India's population, the Govt. should be distributing it FOC !
Whoever said money can't buy happiness didn't know where to shop !
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Originally Posted by SHIMLA Considering the growth in India's population, the Govt. should be distributing it FOC !
Shimla, they do and all these condoms (Nirodh) lands up in cheap brothels and with street pimps and prostitutes on the interstate highways.
In a way its better than govt. employees trying to sell it to chemists.
Atleast this way there is a protection in use
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Talking

local call 1 rupee (the coin walla)
chewing gum 1 rupee
air for 2 wheeler 1 rupee
banana 1 rupee
beatle nut pack 1 rupee
shampoo sashe 1 rupee
paracitamol tablet 1 rupee
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Originally Posted by beach local call 1 rupee (the coin walla)
chewing gum 1 rupee
air for 2 wheeler 1 rupee
banana 1 rupee
beatle nut pack 1 rupee
shampoo sashe 1 rupee
paracitamol tablet 1 rupee

Beatle nut pack? A bunch of Lennon fans? Or the Bootleg Beatles?

Guess you meant a Betel Nut sachet.
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Talking

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Originally Posted by rangss Beatle nut pack? A bunch of Lennon fans? Or the Bootleg Beatles?

Guess you meant a Betel Nut sachet.


regarding condom....the silk weavers have found an innovative use.

Weavers in India were using condoms to speed up the process of weaving silk saris: “It is the fine quality lubricant on the condom,” said one weaver, “that does the wonder trick of speeding up the spin of the bobbin while preventing frequent snapping of the yarn.”

that's why sometimes saree shops smell chocolate
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appariently there are other uses too!

http://sify.com/news/offbeat/fullstory.php?id=13706294

Invigilators at Jai Narain Degree College were baffled to find eight condoms hidden inside the underpants of a boy taking BA-II examination in Jai Narain Degree College.

Inside the condoms, chits with short answers, tips and formulae were neatly packed.
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This is a reply I sent privately to some one who asked the price of food stuffs etc. for our winter stay in Goa. I thought I would post it here incase anyone is interested.


We go to the beach most days and eat a snack in the shack or go into the local town and eat there. In the evening we eat mostly at home, probably eat out in the evening once a week or cook for friends, then go out to a bar for a couple of drinks. We stay for about 5 months and will take a few organised day or 2 day trips. Over the 5 months we spend about 127.000 rupees in Goa on personal spending - food, socialising, clothes, medical things including new spectacles and visiting the dentist (the age thing!!).

Our rent is 10,000 rps per month for a 1 bedroom flat with living room, kitchen and bathroom with satellite tv and a washing machine (which is a rare commodity in apartments in Goa) We have also paid this price for a bed/sitting-room with kitchen & bathroom so prices vary from place to place, depending what the owners want to charge or you are willing to pay.
We pay a long term rent of 80 rps per day for a motor scooter.
I will give you the price of some of the staple produce so you can see how much food costs.
Water costs about 13 rps for a ltr bottle but the larger bottle you buy the cheaper it becomes. We have the Bisleri man deliver ours in 20 ltr bottles which cost about 3rps a ltr

FOOD RPS WEIGHT
EGGS 20 FOR 12
SUGAR 20 KG
CHICKEN FILLET 150 KG
BEEF FILLET 95 KG
BEEF MINCE 45 KG
FISH - NEGOTIABLE MACKREL CHEAP - JOHN DORY
EXPENSIVE - TAKE YOUR PICK
PRAWNS LG 100 34 PIECES
BREAD - SLICED 10
FRENCH STICK 20
RICE - BASMATI 50 KG
PORRIDGE OATS 65 KG
MILK 22 LTR
COFFEE 125 200 GMS
DAL 58 2 KG
PEAS 5 PACK
POTATOES 12 KG
PEPPERS 30 KG
TOMATO 10 KG
ONION 10 BUT VARIES KG
MUSHROOMS 18 SML PACK
KIWI FRUIT 20 EACH
GRAPES 50 KG
PAPAYA AND PINEAPPLE ABOUT 15 RPS EACH
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Charlotte, do you hire your apartment in Calangute/Candolim?
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GoanCanuck - yes we are in Calangute near to Luma Supermarket and have the same apartment for a few years now.
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