What does a day in the life of a person living in India looks like? Depends on whose life is being looked at but here a synopsis of the general economy of India, broadly over viewed to get a feel for the challenges of the day to day life of the average person living in India.
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The 29 state country, India, has a population of 1.3 billion people. It is a very diverse nation of several religious groups and sects with Hinduism as the majority religion (80%), Islam its second largest (13%). There are also several languages across the country to include English, Hindi (which are both the official language) and Tamil, along with a lot of other native dialects and languages. Mumbai and Delhi are the most populated cities.
India has a net gain in population of one person every 2 seconds based on births, deaths and immigration. The average household size is 4.9 people.
Approximated cost of living in Rupees(Rs),India’s Currency:
Minimum Wage Average: 4,500 – 9,500 Rupee (Rs) per month
Average Monthly Net Salary: 32,935 (Rs)
1 Bedroom Apartment: 11,197 Rs (City Center) 6863 Rs (Outside City Center)
Childcare (Preschool or Kindergarten): 4968 Rs Per Child
A Pair of Jeans (low end fashion): 2585 Rs
Loaf of Bread: 26 Rs
Gallon of Milk: 172 Rs
Gas: 293 Rs per gallon
Monthly Bus Pass: 650 Rs Per Person
Buy an Apartment: 9,341.36 Rs per sq. ft. (City Center) 4,636.08 Rs (Outside City Center)
Car (new): similar to a Volkswagon Golf: 800,000.00 Rs
National Healthcare System: Yes. Universal but due to lower public quality care, those who can afford it choose private care.
Population Location: @67% of the population live in rural areas.
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