Top 10 Most Expensive Cities of India to Live in 2016

With increased urbanization in the country, the cost of living has skyrocketed. Most of the urban cities in India are now becoming highly expensive. However, these cities offer lucrative job opportunities to the young generation. Most of these cities are major Information Technology hubs in the country. The wages offered in these cities are quite higher as compared to rest of the country so that people working here can afford a luxurious lifestyle. In this article, we have listed top ten most expensive cities to live in the country in 2016.

10. Jaipur, Rajasthan

The capital city of Rajasthan is also popularly known as Pink city of India. The city is among the well-planned cities in India. The city once home to royal kingdom now is counted as one of the most expensive cities in India. Apart from being a popular tourist destination, Jaipur is also a hub of gold and diamond jewelry business.

9. Chandigarh, Punjab & Haryana

The capital city of both Punjab & Haryana is the world’s first planned city. The city is also hailed for its cleanliness and eco-friendly structural establishments. The city is home to people with one of the highest per capital income in the country. Chandigarh is a unique amalgamation of both rural and urban cultural society.

8. Ahmedabad, Gujarat

The capital city of Gujarat is one of the most expensive cities in India. The beautiful city of Ahmedabad is one of the largest diamond jewelry exporters in India and abroad. Apart from being the center of several small middle enterprises, the city is one of the biggest industrial and manufacturing hubs in the country.

7. Kolkata, West Bengal

As compared to other metro cities, Kolkata is not a very expensive city. But the city is also home to several IT companies. The city attracts thousands of job seekers from all corners of the country. Kolkata is one of the oldest cities in India but has not lost its charm yet. The city of joy Kolkata is one of the most loved cities in India.

6. Pune, Maharashtra

Pune is one of the biggest metropolitan cities in the state of Maharashtra after Mumbai. The city is also popular as one of the biggest educational hubs in the country. With the establishment of several IT companies in Pune, the city has become highly expensive. In last few years, Pune has emerged as one of the largest business centers in the country.

5. New Delhi

The capital city of India, New Delhi is one of the most expensive cities in the country. Being a center of the cultural, economic and political hub of the country, Delhi experiences a high migration rate of workers coming from other states. The city is also home to several reputed private and public hospitals in India.

4. Hyderabad, Telangana

The city of Nizams was once famous for pearl jewelry is now one of the most popular IT hubs in the country. Hyderabad is one of the most expensive metropolitan cities in the Southern part of India. Bestowed with beautiful geographical attributes, the city now attracts several job seekers every day. Apart from IT companies, the city is home to several Indian pharmaceutical giants.

3. Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Chennai is one of the top expensive cities in India located in Southern most part of the country. The city is home to all the major IT companies in the world. The city has also emerged as one of the top destinations for medical tourism in the world.

2. Bangalore, Karnataka

Bangalore is popularly known as ‘Indian Silicon Valley’ and it is among one of the most expensive cities in the country to live in 2016. The city is also home to several top-notch educational centers. The city is costly as compared to other metro cities in India but the city offers highly lucrative job opportunities for the job seekers.

1. Mumbai, Maharashtra


Mumbai is one of the top most expensive cities in India to live in 2016. The city is known to be the economic capital of the country post independence. The city has witnessed a high influx of people coming from other states in search of better job opportunities. Mumbai is also home to Indian Cinematic hub Bollywood.

The above-listed cities are among the top ten most expensive cities in India to live in 2016.







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