Delhi Prices & Travel Costs

Last Updated: Jan 2024

Delhi is a rather mysterious city, partly because it completely surrounds the small (and more internationally famous) capital district of New Delhi. This is a huge metropolis that most people find shocking upon arrival, with conspicuous displays of poverty and decay through most of the city.

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Travel Costs to Delhi

Population 12,600,000
Area 19,000,000
Timezone UTC+5:30
Currency Indian rupee
Airports Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL)
BACKPACKER INDEX: US$19.51
1 USD = 83.5400 INR
134 World cities ranked cheapest to most expensive: Backpacker Index for 2024

Accommodation Costs in Delhi

Delhi Hotel Seasons

Delhi Hotel Prices

Rating Price(USD)
starstarstarstarstar6.58 - 14.36
starstarstarstarstar7.53 - 54.32
starstarstarstarstar8.06 - 95.22
starstarstarstarstar24.89 - 107.73
starstarstarstarstar47.31 - 191.06

Delhi Hostels Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel Bed6.58 - 9.82

Delhi Attractions Prices

Location Description Type Price(USD)
Red FortThis photogenic Mughal fort is probably the most popular attraction in Delhi.
adults
2.99
Humayuns TombThis tomb in the south of the city is what the Taj Mahal was modeled upon.
adults
5.99
Taj MahalThe Taj Mahal is in Agra, which is 200km from Delhi, but it's a very popular day trip, partly since Agra itself is not very nice.
adults
13.17

Delhi Food and Drink Prices

Food Type Description Price(USD)
Budget breakfastFilling meals from street stalls and casual restaurants are cheap. Western food will cost much more.1.44 - 2.39
Budget lunchYou can eat in any budget in Delhi. Those trying the local fare can find great bargains, but proper restaurants can be pricey.2.15 - 3.59
Budget dinnerIf you save your sit-down meal for evening you can still find budget meals, but spending a fortune is just as easy.3.59 - 5.99
Beer (pint)Finding alcohol is challenging in Delhi. Your hotel can bring you beer at a decent price.1.56 - 2.39
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Delhi Transport Prices

Type Price(USD)
Pre-paid taxi from airport to city center4.79 - 5.87
Metro from airport to city center0.60
3km taxi ride in Delhi/New Delhi0.60 - 0.90
3km auto-rickshaw ride0.42 - 0.69
Metro ride in Delhi0.12 - 0.72
Car & driver for full day20.35 - 29.93
Express train to Agra (return)4.29 - 8.38

Getting around Delhi

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When to visit Delhi

Temperature and rainfall

Month High F Low F Precip (inches)
January70430.6
February75470.6
March86560.4
April99680.2
May105760.7
June104822.1
July95799.5
August927811.0
September93744.7
October92650.7
November83530.3
December73450.3

Delhi Weather advice

Sunrise and sunset

21 Mar6:24am6:33pm
21 Jun5:24am7:22pm
21 Sep6:09am6:19pm
21 Dec7:09am5:29pm

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