COST OF LIVING AND TRANSPORTATION
WHY STUDY IN INDIA
Studying in India, the second largest higher education network in the World is an enriching experience in itself. A welcoming atmosphere, non-discriminative approach and an assured educational and career growth is what attracts students from all over the world to India.
- Top Ranking Universities
- Cost of living
- Student friendly cities
- Popular programs
- Melting pot of diverse cultures
- Campus life
- Work Opportunities
Cost of Living
Studying abroad in a completely different country becomes a major concern for international students and the cost of living in a foreign country can seem daunting to many at first. In a country like India, cost of living is the last thing to worry about. The cost of education in India is way lower compared to giant education hubs such as the US, UK and Australia.
According to HSBC report, an average annual tuition fee in India is mere $580, while an average fee in Australia is over $24,000, $24,500 in the U.S and $20,000 in the UK. So, annual tuition fee in India is not a major obstacle for international students as compared to the western countries. Thus, one of the top reasons to study in India and a preferable choice for foreign students
The Indian Education system is the world's third largest Higher Education System with more than 800 universities, 39,000 colleges and a capacity of enrolling more than a whopping 20 million students. Higher Education Institutions in India offer courses/degrees that are competitive in the world market in terms of quality but are delivered at one fourth the cost, hence guaranteeing value-for-money education.
The Indian Education system is vast in size, as well as its academic offerings. A vibrant and diverse education system means a wide variety of courses are available -- from the modern and cutting edge to the traditional. Indian education ranges from exposure to the latest advancements of science and technology like Virtual and Augmented Reality, Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Computing to Yoga, Ayurveda, Sanskrit and classical dances. This vastness of the Indian education system directly translates to enhanced opportunities for its students and global learning for an all-round academic and personal development. A burgeoning IT and Services sector has led to a robust placement oriented education as about 200 of the Fortune 500 companies hire regularly from Indian campuses
Per academic year are approximately $3,000 compared to $20,000 to $30,000 in European and American countries. Likewise, the cost of living in India is affordable for foreign students. Each student can expect to spend $1,500 per year for accommodation, transportation, food, and other living costs
The student had to decide about accommodation. For which students have 4 options
- To rent an apartment (will cost around Rs 10,000-15,000, US $1=45 Rupees).
- To become a paying guest (will cost around Rs 7000- Rs 9000 with food included).
- To rent a room in student’s residence (will cost around Rs 4,000- Rs 7,000).
- Or to live in a hostel.
Apart from that there are daily travelling charges as well as food, entertainment, gym and other expenses charges which will cost students about Rs6000- Rs9000 per month. (depending upon the ability of spending of an individual).
The transport system in India comprises a number of distinct modes and services, notably railways, roads, road transport, ports, inland water transport, coastal shipping, airports, and airlines. Railways and roads are the dominant means of transport carrying more than 95% of total traffic generated in the country. You will get more information about the cost at the bottom at the page
Indian staple food are rice, lentils, breads and spices. Further, fish and seafood at the coast and chicken, pork, beef and game meats depending on the region. Many dishes contain vegetables such as spinach, peas or mustard greens as well as fruit such as mango, pineapple or bananas.
India is the seventh-largest and is set to become, demographically the youngest nation in the world by 2030. With 29 states and 7 union territories and as many as 22 official languages, religions such as Hinduism, Islam, Sikhism, Buddhism, Jainism and Christianity India truly embodies the spirit of unity in diversity! The country, its people, art, culture, heritage and the education system blends tradition and modernity seamlessly.
India believes in "Vasudhaiva kutumbakam" (the world is a family). A secular nation, tolerant of each other's beliefs, customs and values it celebrates Diwali (Hindu festival of lights), Eid (Islamic religious festival) and Christmas (birth of Jesus Christ) among others with equal fervor.
Art forms such as dance and music are integral to India. Bharatnatyam, odisi, kathakali, kathak, kuchipudi are various dance forms and hindustani and Carnatic are two major music styles which celebrates India's heritage. World famous dancers uday shankar and pandit birju maharaj to musicians such as Ravi Shankar, Zubin mehta and oscar winner Ar Rahman; award-winning authors such as amitava ghosh, arundhati roy, kiran desai, salman rushdie all underline the rich cultural legacy of India.
|Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant||2.11 $|
|Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course||9.82 $|
|McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal)||3.51 $|
|Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught)||1.96 $|
|Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle)||3.51 $|
|Cappuccino (regular)||1.56 $|
|Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle)||0.44 $|
|Water (0.33 liter bottle)||0.20 $|
|One-way Ticket (Local Transport)||0.28 $|
|Monthly Pass (Regular Price)||8.42 $|
|Taxi Start (Normal Tariff)||0.70 $|
|Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff)||0.21 $|
|Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff)||1.26 $|
|Gasoline (1 liter)||1.08 $|
|Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment||35.98 $|
|1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans)||0.01 $|
|Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL)||10.97 $|
|Sports And Leisure|
|Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult||18.95 $|
|Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend)||6.89 $|
|Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat||3.51 $|
|Milk (regular), (1 liter)||0.66 $|
|Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g)||0.44 $|
|Rice (white), (1kg)||0.72 $|
|Eggs (regular) (12)||0.89 $|
|Local Cheese (1kg)||4.97 $|
|Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg)||3.11 $|
|Beef Round (1kg) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat)||4.78 $|
|Apples (1kg)||1.86 $|
|Banana (1kg)||0.69 $|
|Oranges (1kg)||0.97 $|
|Tomato (1kg)||0.45 $|
|Potato (1kg)||0.34 $|
|Onion (1kg)||0.42 $|
|Lettuce (1 head)||0.49 $|
|Water (1.5 liter bottle)||0.40 $|
|Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range)||8.42 $|
|Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle)||1.63 $|
|Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle)||2.71 $|
|Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro)||4.21 $|
|Clothing And Shoes|
|1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar)||31.79 $|
|1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...)||31.64 $|
|1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range)||46.99 $|
|1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes||35.34 $|