Living Expenses in Russia, China and Ukraine Compared with India

Presently, a large number of Indian students prefer to study abroad than ever before. Recent research has shown that China, Ukraine, and Russia are some of the major emerging destinations for Indian students for pursuing education in abroad. The rising demand of global education and the improving purchasing power of India’s growing middle-class have aided in making the foreign institutions preferable and affordable. A comparative analysis of living expenses in some of the most preferred study hubs for Indian students are given below:

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➢ Comparison of Living Expense in Russia (Altai) and India (Delhi)

S. No. Expense for Approximate Cost in Russia (in Rupees) Approximate Cost in India (in Rupees)
1. Meal for 1 Person 415 150
2. Coffee (regular) 70 100
3. Cold Drink (500 mL) 52 35
4. Water (1.5 L) 39 20
5. Regular Milk (1 lt) 45 52
6. Loaf of Fresh White Bread  32 26
7. White Rice (1 kg) (Good Quality) 65 40
8. Eggs (dozen) 76 62
9. Fruits (1 kg) 30-45 30-50
10. Tomato (1 kg) 59.73 20
11. Potato (1 kg) 15.28 10
12. Onion (1 kg) 15.28 11
13. One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 26.60 20
14. Taxi Fare per mile (Normal Tariff) 22.26 24
15. Utilities (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) 7,250.46 2,419
16. Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (1 min.) 1.67 0.84
17. Internet (over 60 Mbps, Unlimited Data) 512.02 399
18. Fitness Club (monthly fee) 2,198 1,377
19. Cinema (international release, 1 seat) 319.21 250
20. Branded Apparels 2,000-5,000 2,000-5,000

➢ Comparison of Living Expense in China (Nanjing) and India (Delhi)

S. No. Expense for Approximate Cost in China (in Rupees) Approximate Cost in India (in Rupees)
1. Meal for 1 Person 249 150
2. Coffee (regular) 150 100
3. Cold Drink (500 mL) 34 35
4. Water (1.5 L) 40 20
5. Regular Milk (1 kg) 500 52
6. Loaf of Fresh White Bread 100 26
7. White Rice (1 kg) (Good Quality) 120 40
8. Eggs (dozen) 125 62
9. Fruits (1 kg) 35-55 30-50
10. Tomato (1 kg) 45 20
11. Potato (1 kg) 27 10
12. Onion (1 kg) 30 11
13. One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 20 20
14. Taxi Fare per mile (Normal Tariff) 40 24
15. Utilities (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) 3,826 2,419
16. Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (1 min.) 2.09 0.84
17. Internet (over 60 Mbps, Unlimited Data) 1,046 399
18. Fitness Club (monthly fee) 2,579 1,377
19. Cinema (international release, 1 seat) 518 250
20. Branded Apparels 2,000-5,000 2,000-5,000

➢ Comparison of Living Expense in Ukraine (Mykolaiv) and India (Delhi)

S. No. Expense for Approximate Cost in Ukraine (in Rupees) Approximate Cost in India (in Rupees)
1. Meal for 1 Person 312 150
2. Coffee (regular) 68 100
3. Cold Drink (500 mL) 32 35
4. Water (1.5 L) 40 20
5. Regular Milk (1 kg) 80 52
6. Loaf of Fresh White Bread 90 26
7. White Rice (1 kg) (Good Quality) 80 40
8. Eggs (dozen) 125 62
9. Fruits (1 kg) 60-90 30-50
10. Tomato (1 kg) 60 20
11. Potato (1 kg) 30 10
12. Onion (1 kg) 20 11
13. One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 15 20
14. Taxi Fare per mile (Normal Tariff) 50 24
15. Utilities (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) 3,826 2,419
16. Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (1 min.) 2.09 0.84
17. Internet (over 60 Mbps, Unlimited Data) 1,046 399
18. Fitness Club (monthly fee) 2500 1,377
19. Cinema (international release, 1 seat) 500 250
20. Branded Apparels 2,000-5,000 2,000-5,000
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