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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

How much does it cost to travel to Mumbai?

You should plan to spend around $69 (₨5,768) per day on your vacation in Mumbai. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $26 (₨2,149) on meals
  • $7.82 (₨649) on local transportation
  • $68 (₨5,635) on hotels

A one week trip to Mumbai for two people costs, on average, $973 (₨80,754). 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 Mumbai cost?

A one week trip to Mumbai usually costs around $486 (₨40,377) for one person and $973 (₨80,754) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Mumbai on average costs around $973 (₨80,754) for one person and $1,946 (₨161,507) 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 Mumbai will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Mumbai on average costs around $2,084 (₨173,043) for one person and $4,169 (₨346,087) 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 Mumbai 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 Mumbai expensive to visit?

Mumbai is a reasonably affordable place to visit. Located in India, which is a very affordable country, visitors will appreciate the relatively low cost of this destination. It is in the top 10% of cities in the country for its overall travel expenses. If you're traveling on a budget, then this is a good destination with affordable accommodation, food, and transportation.

Within Asia, Mumbai is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Malang or Shenyang.

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

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

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

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) 5,635 ($68)
Local Transportation 1 649 ($8)
Food 2 2,149 ($26)
Entertainment 1 222 ($3)
Tips and Handouts 1 63 - 189 ($1 - 2)
Alcohol 2 154 - 463 ($2 - 6)
Accommodation Budget in Mumbai
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Mumbai is $34 (₨2,817). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Mumbai is $68 (₨5,635). 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 Mumbai

Looking for a hotel in Mumbai? 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 Mumbai based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $49. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Mumbai
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Mumbai is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $7.82 (₨649) per person, per day, on local transportation in Mumbai.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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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 $26 (₨2,149) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Mumbai should cost around $10 (₨860) 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
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Mumbai typically cost an average of $2.68 (₨222) 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.

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Tips and Handouts Budget in Mumbai
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average cost for Tips and Handouts in Mumbai is $1.52 (₨126) 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
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $3.71 (₨308) 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
Average Daily Costs

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  • On average, people spend $0.47 (₨39) 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

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. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.