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How much money will you need for your trip to Mumbai? You should plan to spend around ₨4,614 ($57) per day on your vacation in Mumbai, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, ₨1,719 ($21) on meals for one day and ₨519 ($6.37) on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Mumbai for a couple is ₨4,508 ($55). So, a trip to Mumbai for two people for one week costs on average ₨64,603 ($793). 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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A vacation to Mumbai for one week usually costs around ₨32,301 for one person. So, a trip to Mumbai for two people costs around ₨64,603 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs ₨129,206 in Mumbai. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price 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 Mumbai can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

How expensive is Mumbai? How much money do I need for Mumbai?

How much does a trip to Mumbai cost? Is Mumbai expensive? The average Mumbai trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Mumbai prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Accommodation Budget in Mumbai
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The average price for one person for accommodation in Mumbai is ₨2,254. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price for a hotel room in Mumbai is ₨4,508.

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

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Transportation Budget in Mumbai
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Mumbai is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent ₨519 per person, per day, on local transportation in Mumbai.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Flights to Mumbai
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Rental Cars in Mumbai
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Food Budget in Mumbai
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Mumbai can vary, the average cost of food in Mumbai is ₨1,719 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Mumbai should cost around ₨688 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Mumbai is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Entertainment Budget in Mumbai
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  • Entertainment and activities in Mumbai typically cost an average of ₨178 per person, per day. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Tips and Handouts Budget in Mumbai
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  • The average price for Tips and Handouts in Mumbai is ₨101 per day. The usual amount for a tip in Mumbai is 5% - 15%.

  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers

Alcohol Budget in Mumbai
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  • The average person spends about ₨247 on alcoholic beverages in Mumbai 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 Mumbai
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  • On average, people spend ₨31 on bottled water in Mumbai per day. The public water in Mumbai is not usually considered safe to drink.

  • Water2 Bottled water for one day

Last Updated: Jun 2, 2022
Mumbai On a Budget
Mumbai Mumbai, India
Mumbai is the largest city in India and the capital of Maharashtra state. It is still occasionally referred to as Bombay, but most people know it now as Mumbai. It's the commercial capital of the country and is a major port city. It's also famous for Bollywood, which is the movie capital of the country and famous for it's music filled Bollywood flicks that have become popular around the world. Mumbai is arguably the most cosmopolitan city in India and has some of the most liberal views of an otherwise conservative country. Many immigrants and expats live in Mumbai and it's easy to see the blend of cultures.

The region has three major seasons: summer, monsoon, and winter. Summer is incredibly hot, with winter being the mildest season and monsoon the wettest. Winter runs between November and February and is the most ideal time to visit Mumbai. The humidity, which is high year around, is typically at its lowest during the winter months. Summer is between March and May and it can remain quite hot throughout the season. The monsoon season is between June and September and the city is often flooded with rains. It is best not to visit during the monsoon season, not only because of the rains, but also because transportation can become dramatically more difficult.
Mumbai has countless sights that are worth visiting. The city has some of the country's best museums and art galleries. The Kala Ghoda area has a particularly high concentration of them. There are also a few beaches in Mumbai. In general, they aren't the best as they can be quite dirty, but the ones in the northwest are better and they can be fun to see on a Sunday evening when there are food and game stalls set up. There are also many religious sights worth visiting in Mumbai. Temples, mosques, churches, and synagogues are all spread throughout the city. Haji Ali Dargah is one of the most visited places in the city. Also of interest is the Global Vipassana Pagoda in the northwest suburbs. This is a meditation center that seats 8000 people. Other temples in town include Siddhivinayak temple and the two Hare Krishna temples near the Juhu beaches and Chowpatty beaches.
Mumbai is a large city with many districts and neighborhoods. South Mumbai includes the oldest areas of the city such as Fort, Colaba, Malabar Hill, Nariman Point, Marine Line, and Tardeo. South Central Mumbai has Byculla, Parel, Worli, Prabhadevi, and Dadar. North Central Mumbai has the areas of Dharavi, Matunga, Vadala, Sion, and Mahim. West Mumbai has Bandra, Khar, Santa Cruz, Juhu, Vile Parle, Andheri, and Versova. East Mumbai has Kurla Vidyavihar, Ghatkopar, Vikhroli, Kanjur Marg, Bhandup, Mulund, Powai, Thane, and Kalyan. The Harbour Suburbs are Chembur, Mankhurd, Govandi, and Trombay. North Mumbai has the areas of Manori, Jogeshwari, Malad, Borivali, Gorai, Mira Road, Bhyander, Naigaon, Vasai, Nala Sopara, and Virar.

There is a large cultural scene in Mumbai. You should definitely check out a Bollywood movie while you're in town. It's also fun to go to a cricket game or visit one of the city's beaches. There are three cricket stadiums in town: Brabourne Statium, Wankhede Stadium, and D.Y.Patil Stadium. There are also several places where you can see a cricket match for free such as Ruia College, Shivaji Park, Azad Maidan, and Marine Lines.

Popular festivals in Mumbai include the Mumbai Festival, Banganga Festival, Elephanta Festival, and the Mumbai Wine Fest. Diwali is the famous festival of lights that is held in October or November.
Food and Dining
The high end restaurants in Mumbai are much like those you'd find anywhere else in the world. There are international cuisines from everywhere and the food is generally good. If you're looking for a more authentic Indian experience consider a more budget option, or visit some of the countless street stands which serve up good and cheap Indian food options. Some of the more interesting dishes in Mumbai include Gujrati, Maharashtrian and Kerala Thali, Goan seafood, Vada pav, which is a vegetarian burger, Bread Maska, and of course, Kingfisher Blue beer.

It's also fun to try an authentic Marathi restaurant. Mumbai has a large ethnic Marathi population and the restaurants can be interesting and fun.

Public transit, taxis, and rickshaws are the best way to navigate Mumbai. Taking a rickshaw in Mumbai for the first time can be a heart stopping adventure. Public transit options include the bus, the Mumbai Metro, a suburban rail system, and ferry. Buses travel all over the city and its suburbs. They can be crowded and you likely won't find a seat. Many of the bus stops have lines as well.

The metro system opened in 2014 and has trains every 4 minutes during peak hours and every 8 minutes during off peak hours. The suburban rail system has three lines: the Western Line, the Central Main LIne, and the Harbour Line. There's a tourist ticket available for the first class compartments that is convenient to use.

Taxis are a cheap way to get around town, but the cars themselves may not be in great condition. It's easy to hail a cab from the street.


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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.

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