Mumbai, Delhi and others: top most expensive cities for expats to live in India

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Mumbai, Delhi and others: top most expensive cities for expats to live in India

India, with its diverse culture, rich traditions and rapid economic growth, is becoming increasingly attractive to foreigners looking for new opportunities and experiences. However, along with its growing popularity comes the issue of cost of living. Learn more about the most expensive cities for foreigners in India

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Mumbai was ranked 147th in the global ranking, showing the most significant drop of 20 positions since 2022. According to the ranking, the cities listed in ascending order are New Delhi (169), Chennai (184), Bengaluru (189), Hyderabad (202), Kolkata (211) and Pune (213). Compared to the 2022 cost of living study, Pune has become the least expensive Indian city for emigrants, displacing Kolkata from its previous position. The largest number of migrants come to India from Bangladesh, Nepal and Syria.

Rating of the most expensive cities in India for migrants

1. Mumbai

Mumbai, the largest city in India, is famous for its financial activities and cultural wealth. According to ratings, it is one of the most expensive cities for foreigners in the country. The main factors that determine the cost of living here are high housing prices, traffic congestion, and demand for limited space in this densely populated city. Large enterprises, banks and financial institutions guarantee high standards of living, but at the same time put some pressure on the infrastructure.