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India

Local Time

04:25 PM

Local Temperature

33°C / 91°F


Destination Overview

Diversity Despite Over a Billion Residents

India, officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh- largest country by area, the second most populous country with over 1.2 billion people, and the most populous democracy in the world.

Quick Info

  • Currency: Indian Rupee (INR)
  • Electricity: 230 V, 50 Hz, plug types C and D
  • Languages: Hindi, English (and 21 other languages!)
  • Population: 1,215,000,000



Housing

Housing In India is expensive in cities like Mumbai and Delhi due to the limited supply of the good quality of housing. Thus housing in prime locations can go up to USD $20,000 per month for high end properties.

Typical Costs

Temporary Accommodation

  • Studio: $100 – $200/night
  • 1 bedroom: $100 – $400/night
  • 2 bedroom: $200 – $500/night

Permanent Accommodation

  • Furnished 2-bedroom house:  $1,500
  • Unfurnished 2-bedroom house:  $1,350
  • Furnished 2-bedroom apartment:  $1,400
  • Unfurnished 2-bedroom apartment:  $1,150

Deposits

Security deposit is usually 1 – 6 months rent in advance depending on the city. These are retained until end of lease and no interest is earned. Advance rent : 3 – 6 months rent in advance.

Fun Fact

The national symbol of India is the Bengal tiger.

Schooling

Indians place a lot of importance on education, so expats will find that schools in India are thorough and challenging for students; this may not apply to those schools in the public school system. Most expats---and even many middle-class Indians---end up sending their children to private schools.

Typical Costs

Curriculums

  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • French
  • Japanese
Average Cost

Most private schools in India come with quite a steep price tag.  Many international schools cost over USD 30,000 per year.

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Fast Facts

  • Monsoons

    Because of India's location and climate, it occasionally experiences periods of heavy rain called monsoons.

  • National Sport

    The most popular sport in India is cricket.

  • Gandhi

    Mahatma Gandhi is famous for his role in helping India gain its independence.

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