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 forApproximate Cost in Russia (in Rupees)Approximate Cost in India (in Rupees)
1.Meal for 1 Person415150
2.Coffee (regular)70100
3.Cold Drink (500 mL)5235
4.Water (1.5 L)3920
5.Regular Milk (1 lt)4552
6.Loaf of Fresh White Bread 3226
7.White Rice (1 kg) (Good Quality)6540
8.Eggs (dozen)7662
9.Fruits (1 kg)30-4530-50
10.Tomato (1 kg)59.7320
11.Potato (1 kg)15.2810
12.Onion (1 kg)15.2811
13.One-way Ticket (Local Transport)26.6020
14.Taxi Fare per mile (Normal Tariff)22.2624
15.Utilities (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage)7,250.462,419
16.Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (1 min.)1.670.84
17.Internet (over 60 Mbps, Unlimited Data)512.02399
18.Fitness Club (monthly fee)2,1981,377
19.Cinema (international release, 1 seat)319.21250
20.Branded Apparels2,000-5,0002,000-5,000

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

S. No.Expense forApproximate Cost in China (in Rupees)Approximate Cost in India (in Rupees)
1.Meal for 1 Person249150
2.Coffee (regular)150100
3.Cold Drink (500 mL)3435
4.Water (1.5 L)4020
5.Regular Milk (1 kg)50052
6.Loaf of Fresh White Bread10026
7.White Rice (1 kg) (Good Quality)12040
8.Eggs (dozen)12562
9.Fruits (1 kg)35-5530-50
10.Tomato (1 kg)4520
11.Potato (1 kg)2710
12.Onion (1 kg)3011
13.One-way Ticket (Local Transport)2020
14.Taxi Fare per mile (Normal Tariff)4024
15.Utilities (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage)3,8262,419
16.Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (1 min.)2.090.84
17.Internet (over 60 Mbps, Unlimited Data)1,046399
18.Fitness Club (monthly fee)2,5791,377
19.Cinema (international release, 1 seat)518250
20.Branded Apparels2,000-5,0002,000-5,000

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

S. No.Expense forApproximate Cost in Ukraine (in Rupees)Approximate Cost in India (in Rupees)
1.Meal for 1 Person312150
2.Coffee (regular)68100
3.Cold Drink (500 mL)3235
4.Water (1.5 L)4020
5.Regular Milk (1 kg)8052
6.Loaf of Fresh White Bread9026
7.White Rice (1 kg) (Good Quality)8040
8.Eggs (dozen)12562
9.Fruits (1 kg)60-9030-50
10.Tomato (1 kg)6020
11.Potato (1 kg)3010
12.Onion (1 kg)2011
13.One-way Ticket (Local Transport)1520
14.Taxi Fare per mile (Normal Tariff)5024
15.Utilities (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage)3,8262,419
16.Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (1 min.)2.090.84
17.Internet (over 60 Mbps, Unlimited Data)1,046399
18.Fitness Club (monthly fee)25001,377
19.Cinema (international release, 1 seat)500250
20.Branded Apparels2,000-5,0002,000-5,000
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