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Cochin, Kerala, India

How much does it cost to travel to Cochin?

You should plan to spend around $37 (₨3,041) per day on your vacation in Cochin. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $12 (₨1,025) on meals
  • $9.97 (₨827) on local transportation
  • $30 (₨2,486) on hotels

A one week trip to Cochin for two people costs, on average, $513 (₨42,570). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Cochin cost?

A one week trip to Cochin usually costs around $256 (₨21,285) for one person and $513 (₨42,570) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Cochin on average costs around $513 (₨42,570) for one person and $1,026 (₨85,141) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Cochin will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Cochin on average costs around $1,099 (₨91,222) for one person and $2,198 (₨182,444) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Cochin has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Cochin expensive to visit?

Cochin is a very affordable place to visit. Located in India, which is a very affordable country, visitors will appreciate the lower prices of this destination. It falls in the average range in the country for its prices. Budget travelers enjoy spending long periods of time exploring Cochin in depth.

Within Asia, Cochin is a reasonably affordable destination compared to other places. It is in the top 25% of cities in Asia for its affordability. You can find more affordable cities such as Luang Prabang, but there are also more expensive cities, such as Taipei.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Cochin Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Cochin?

The average Cochin trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Cochin travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) 2,486 ($30)
Local Transportation 1 827 ($10)
Food 2 1,025 ($12)
Entertainment 1 854 ($10)
Tips and Handouts 1 53 - 159 ($1 - 2)
Alcohol 2 367 - 1,102 ($4 - 13)
Accommodation Budget in Cochin
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Cochin is $15 (₨1,243). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Cochin is $30 (₨2,486). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Cochin

Looking for a hotel in Cochin? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options.

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Cochin based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $33. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Cochin
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Cochin is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $9.97 (₨827) per person, per day, on local transportation in Cochin.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Flights to Cochin
How much does it cost to go to Cochin? Naturally, it depends on the dates. We recommend Kayak because they can find the best deals across all airlines.

Rental Cars in Cochin
The price of renting a car in Cochin will depends on dates, the type of car, the location, and your age. We recommend Kayak because they can find the best deals across all car rental companies.

Food Budget in Cochin
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Cochin can vary, the average cost of food in Cochin is $12 (₨1,025) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Cochin should cost around $4.94 (₨410) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Cochin is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Cochin
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  • Entertainment and activities in Cochin typically cost an average of $10 (₨854) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

Tips and Handouts Budget in Cochin
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  • The average cost for Tips and Handouts in Cochin is $1.28 (₨106) per day. The usual amount for a tip in Cochin is 5% - 15%.

  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers

Alcohol Budget in Cochin
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  • The average person spends about $8.85 (₨735) on alcoholic beverages in Cochin per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Water Budget in Cochin
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  • On average, people spend $0.59 (₨49) on bottled water in Cochin per day. The public water in Cochin is not usually considered safe to drink.

  • Water2 Bottled water for one day

Cochin On a Budget
Cochin Cochin, India
Cochin is a large city in Kerala, India. It's a cosmopolitan commercial port city with a population of over two million and is a major tourist destination. The city has a diverse population that has migrated from elsewhere in Kerala, as well as the rest of India. The city continues to become more cosmopolitan with fashion shifting to western styles. There are also many large shopping malls as well as an enthusiasm for sports such as football (soccer) or cricket.

The climate is tropical and temperatures are quite hot, between 30 and 35 degree Celsius during the day and dropping to 24 degrees at night. The monsoon showers reach Cochin earlier than elsewhere in India, with storms often starting in mid May and lasting until the first week in September. The ideal time to visit the area is between September and early February when the weather is typically pleasant. In February the summer season begins and the high humidity during this time makes the 40 degree days seem even hotter. Finally, in May, the temperatures begin to fall again.
Popular sights around Cochin include the Chinese Fishing Nets, Hill Palace Museum, Santacruz Basilica, VOC Gate, Bastion Bungalow, Jew Street and Paradesi Synagogue, the Dutch Palace, and Chendamangalam Palace Fort among many others. Popular museums include the Museum of Kerala History, Pareekshith Thampuran Durbar Hall Art Gallery, the Indian Naval Maritime Museum, Indo-Portuguese Museum, and the Kerala Folklore Museum.

One fun place to explore is Broadway Market, between Marine Drive and MG Road. Here you'll find vendors selling everything from cloth, to spices, or random souvenirs. It's the city's oldest shopping area and it's fun to get lost here.
Cochin is a large city. Ernakulam Mainland City is the city's transportation hub, and can be broken down into the Central Business District, the Downtown, and the Suburb.

Other areas in the city include Willingdon Island, the Peninsula of Mattencherry and Fort Kochi, West Kochi, Bolgatty Island, Vallarpadom Island, Vypin Island, Aluva, Thrikakara Town, Tripunithura, and Maradu.

The people of Cochin love sports and there are some great sporting venues that you can visit. Football is particularly popular, as is cricket. Cochin International Stadium and Rajiv Gandhi Indoor Statium both have facilities where you can play or watch.

There are many festivals held in Cochin throughout the year. Popular festivals include Cochin Carnival, Onam Festival, Shiva Temple Festival, the Fireworks Festival of Maradu Kottaram Devi Temple, Thripunithura Vrishikolsavam, and Chendamangalam Matta Chanda.
Food and Dining
Cochin has become a melting pot of cuisines from around the world and you'll find everything including Arabic, Chinese, Portuguese, French, English, Dutch, and Russian flavors. Because Cochin is a coastal town, seafood is excellent and fresh. Prawns, squid, and shrimp are incorporated into many of the dishes. Popular local specialties include Meen Molagitta Curry, which is a smoked fish served with coconut milk, and Kurukku Kalan, a yogurt curry dish made with bananas and served with rice. It's possible to buy fresh fish at Fort Kochi beach and have one of the nearby food stalls cook it for you.

For budget food, head to thattukadas, which are streetside food vendors that offer hot food for a cheap price. There are usually benches or chairs nearby where you can sit. There are also some Indian fast food chains that are affordable. These include KR Hot Chicken, Potpurri, The Oven, and Krispy Chicken.

There are a number of options for traveling around Cochin, most of which are quite cheap. The city's bus system is excellent and efficient, but if you're not interested in navigating it, there are many taxis and rickshaws around that will eagerly give you a ride. There is a train system that is best used if you're hoping to visit the outlying suburban areas.

The bus system has several options. The red buses (or Line buses) are private, straight forward routes that offer English signs. Thiru-Kochi buses follow similar routes to the Red buses. Together, these two options reach most parts of the city. Orange buses are air conditioned Volvos that travel between the most important destinations. They are slightsly more expensive with longer wait times. Green buses are not air conditioned but link the suburbs to the city center. This is a good option for budget travelers who want to visit attractions that are farther out.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.