Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Costs of Traveling in India

(Chris) I though I would post some typical costs we've seen or encountered here in India so far on our trip...

gasoline (petrol): 50 rupees per/litre = $1.13 Cdn
1 litre bottled water (ex. Aquafina): 15-30 rs = $.34 cents - $.68 cents Cdn
bottle of Coke or other soft drinks: same as water
taxi/auto rickshaw: avg 50-100 rs per trip = $1.13 to $2.26 Cdn (so cheap compared to getting around a city in Canada!)
avg meal: 200-300 rs = $4.50 - $7.00 Cdn
chocolate bar: 15- 30 rs = $.34 to $.68 cents Cdn
internet use: 15-20 rs per half hour = $.34 - $.45 cents Cdn
tailored pants & shirt: 1600 rs = $36 Cdn
paperback novel: 250 rs = $5.65 Cdn
3 star hotel (decent): 1500-2500 rs per night = $34 - $56 Cdn for 2 people

if anyone is wondering about any other costs let me know and I'll get back to you!


  1. Now I want to go to India and buy clothes. Do you see lots of fabric for sale?

  2. That is the REAL Taj Mahal in the background!



  3. Hey guys! Good news. Lindsay and I booked tickets to go to India. We are super excited. Thank you so much for keeping us updated. I am looking forward to having coffee with you when you get back.

  4. That's great Don! Don't worry we will have LOTS of advice and you can have our Lonely Planet India- I broke down and bought it in Delhi even though it weighs 5 lbs its super useful.

  5. Wow! Your pictures look great! Love your honesty about your travel adventures. Take care out there!