Mumbai Prices & Travel Costs

Last Updated: Jan 2024

Mumbai feels completely insane when you first arrive, and that feeling may never go away. From a traveler standpoint it’s definitely a city of contrasts. With over 20 million people in the area it’s surprising that the tourist infrastructure still isn’t well built out yet.

Is Mumbai Expensive or Cheap?

Mumbai is generally the most expensive city in India, although still fairly cheap by most international standards.

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Travel Costs to Mumbai

Population 13,800,000
Area 22,000,000
Timezone UTC+5:30
Currency Indian rupee
Airports Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (BOM)
BACKPACKER INDEX: US$34.74
1 USD = 83.4400 INR
134 World cities ranked cheapest to most expensive: Backpacker Index for 2024

Accommodation Costs in Mumbai

Mumbai Hotel Seasons

Mumbai Hotel Prices

Rating Price(USD)
starstarstarstarstar17.00 - 54.00
starstarstarstarstar23.00 - 78.00
starstarstarstarstar35.00 - 125.00
starstarstarstarstar58.00 - 166.00
starstarstarstarstar78.00 - 245.00

Mumbai Hostels Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel Bed12.00 - 26.00

Mumbai Attractions Prices

Location Description Type Price(USD)
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu SangrahalayaFormerly known as the Prince of Wales Museum, this is the premier art and history museum of India, in a lovely building
foreign adults
5.99
Elephanta IslandThe caves and the 1-hour cruise to get there are popular with locals and tourists alike.
adults
3.00
Mani Bhavan Gandhi MuseumGandhi's old headquarters is now a museum, which Barack Obama visited in 2010.
everyone
0.00

Mumbai Food and Drink Prices

Food Type Description Price(USD)
Budget breakfastMany hotels come included with a simple breakfast. If not, street stalls offer good local dishes for cheap.1.68 - 2.64
Budget lunchDepending on where you are it may be hard to find budget options, but street stalls and casual restaurants are available in most tourist areas.2.40 - 3.84
Budget dinnerMany expensive restaurants can be found, but cheaper places and many food stalls on Chowpatty Beach offer great budget options.3.84 - 7.19
Beer (pint)Unlike most of India, there are trendy bars in Mumbai, and prices vary greatly. Your hotel can fetch you some cheap beers as well.1.68 - 3.00

Mumbai Transport Prices

Type Price(USD)
Prepaid taxi from airport to city center5.39 - 7.79
3km taxi ride in Mumbai0.68 - 1.08
3km auto-rickshaw ride in Mumbai0.23 - 0.30
Return ferry to Elephanta Island1.80
Metro ride in Mumbai0.12 - 0.48
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When to visit Mumbai

Temperature and rainfall

Month High F Low F Precip (inches)
January87620.0
February88630.1
March91690.0
April92750.0
May92790.5
June897822.3
July867725.6
August857619.2
September867514.0
October91743.5
November92690.2
December90650.0

Mumbai Weather advice

Sunrise and sunset

21 Mar6:42am6:50pm
21 Jun6:02am7:18pm
21 Sep6:27am6:36pm
21 Dec7:07am6:06pm

Where to go before and after