Money and Living Costs

The Indian currency is the Rupee; one rupee consists of 100 paise. Coins in denominations of 1, 2, 5 and 10 rupees and bill in denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 2000 are in wide circulation.

India is a relatively cheap country to live in and compared to other metropolitan cities in India, Delhi is relatively inexpensive. Citizens of Delhi have access to top-quality schools, high-standard health-care, wide-range of entertainment and cultural activities all at relatively moderate prices. Traveling by Delhi metro is a convenient and economical option and the Delhi transport corporation (DTC) runs a vast and economical network of buses. 

Click here to have an idea of living costs in Delhi.


Dean, International Programs

Prof. James Gomes
Professor, Kusuma School of Biological Sciences, IIT Delhi