India is a diverse nation with varieties of culture, tradition, climate, language, people, religion and everything. It is also the world’s fastest growing economy. It is divided into 29 states. With globalisation, urbanisation and modernisation, the main commercial centres of the country have expanded to be the metropolitan cities, what we have today. The cost of living in Indian cities has grown a lot in the last few years. Cities have been increasing with dimensions to accommodate the immigrants and to provide them with all the basic needs and resources is one of the biggest challenges. The limited residential area, employment opportunities and other essentials has resulted in increased cost of living in such cities. Thus, we have enlisted the top 10 most expensive states in India 2018 taking into consideration the cost of living and standard of living in these states.
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Rajasthan is the northern Indian state. It is the largest state in India by area and It is also the home of biggest city in India, Jaipur. Jaipur is one of I the most popular tourist destination in India. It is also called as the pink city of India. It is the home of City palace, Hawa Mahal and Ameer Fort. It provides shelter to over 74,791,568. The cost of living in Rajasthan ranges from 294 dollars to 1015 dollars. It is a major manufacturer of precious stones, textiles, arts and crafts and drives a lot of revenue through agriculture and tourism too.
Gujarat is situated in Western parts of India, It has been praised as the heart of India’s economic development. It is sixth largest state in India based on its area. It is the home of more than 60,383,628 individuals. Ahmedabad is the capital of this state. It is the second largest cotton producer in India. Almost 19.81 million tourists had visited Rajasthan between 2010 and 2017. People also call Ahmedabad as the Manchester of East. People need to spend an amount of 277.62 dollars to 957.35 dollars to live comfortably in this state.
8. Telangana (Previously known as Andhra Pradesh)
Telangana is a south Indian state. It was the home to Nizam dynasty. The capital of Telangana is Hyderabad. Hyderabad is also known as the pearl city of India. It was previously a part of Andhra Pradesh. Recently, due to dispute between the two. They separated into two parts, namely, Andhra and Telangana. The capital Hyderabad is also known as Cyberabad because of presence of a lot of major IT industries. Along with that, it is home of lot of pharmaceutical and Biotechnology businesses. It has been praised as the India’s Genome Valley. The expenses required for living in here is 270.69 dollars to 961 dollars.
Although, it is not a state. We have considered Chandigarh union territory as the seventh most expensive state in the world. The Capital is Chandigarh itself, it also contains other cities like Mohali, Zirakpur, Kharar, Kurali. It is called as one of the best planned city in the world. It is widely known for its Architecture and Urban design. It was outlined by the great Le Cirbusier. Almost a million individuals live here. It is situated right in between Haryana and Punjab. All things aside, we need to have a minimum of 300 dollars to live in Chandigarh. It may rise up to 1040 dollars based on your living standards.
Goa is probably the smallest state in the country, spreading over a span of 3702 sq km . It is easily one of the most famous tourist destination in the country. More than a million people live here. It is known for its cultural aspect. Many non-Indians live here. It costs almost 300,34 to 1045 dollars every year to live in Goa.
5. Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu is a south Indian coastal state. It is known for its fabulous automobile industry. The capital of Tamil Nadu is Chennai. Chennai is attributed to be the safest state in India. It is spread over 130,060 sq. km. It is 11th biggest state in India. It houses 77,881,463 individuals in it. Tamil Nadu is said to be the powerhouse of India’s Economy. It is the second largest contributor of India’s GDP with a GSDP of 9.7 trillion rupees. The cost of living in Tamil Nadu lies in between 301.33 dollars to 1052 dollars.
4. West Bengal
The capital of West Bengal is Kolkata. It is said to be the city of joy. It holds the India’s oldest port. It is situated in the Eastern part of India. Most of the financial sector revolves around the ports. Its production and manufacturing Industries are not notable. If you want to live in this state. Be prepared to spend 300.67-1055 dollars annually.
Karnataka is a notable south Indian state formed in the year 1956. It is very diversely populated. People from all over the country come to Karnataka to make a living. Bangalore is the capital of Karnataka. Bangalore is the silicon valley of India. It is one of the fastest growing city in the world. It is spread over an area of 191,791 sq km. It has a whopping 62 million individuals living inside it. It is also home for Mysore, One of the most famous tourist destination in the world. With an annual expense of 307.55 -1144.14 dollars. Karnataka is the third most expensive state.
Just like Chandigarh, even Delhi is one of the union territory. It is the capital of India. It plays a major role in the industrial development of the country. It is situated in the northern parts of India. It is the most populous city in the world. It is often called the worse city in the world because of its pollution. It is famous for its IT industry, telecommunication industry, as well as the manufacturing Industry. It has been attracting a lot of foreign investments from a long time. You need to spend at least 340 dollars to live a minimal comforting life or a whopping 1176 dollars for a lavish life.
It is the 3rd biggest state in India, with an area of 307,713 sq. km. More than 112 million individuals live here. The capital of Maharashtra is Mumbai. The major part of the state’s economy is contributed by the Agriculture and Industries. It is said to be the largest industrialised state in India. Students from all over the world come to Pune because of its top class institutes. We need a whopping 301 dollars to 1197.43 dollars to live comfortably in Maharashtra.
This was the list of the top 10 most expensive states in India 2018. It is notable that some of these states have the most populated and most polluted cities in the country. These states definitely contribute to the nation’s economy and are some exceptional centers of culture and tradition of the country.