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Old December 5th, 2016, 05:57 AM
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Unhappy Mumbai utterly disappoints.

I had expectations and I was in awe about Mumbai due to two reasons. I have fond memories of growing up in Mumbai. In childhood, you don't have sense of quality. Moreover nostalgia distorts memory. Secondly, I had heard stories of Mumbai, implying greatness of the city. The tall claims included description like financial capital of the country, the city that never sleeps, fast-paced and efficient work culture, low cost of living, people having sharp intelligence, etcetera. Now I have seen the city after attaining maturity and I know that except the tag of financial capital, the perception of awesomeness of Mumbai is all bullshit.

How I wished the above cited stories were true. But to my dismay the actuality of Mumbai is as follows:

People, especially women (both locals as well as many immigrant settlers of that city) are ugly. The food there doesn't taste good. The prices of anything and everything in Mumbai is same as in Mysore or Bangalore. The people's IQ is pretty average. People are scary. Most are either corrupt or outright criminal minded and some are blood-thirsty demons. People's body language is obnoxious.

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Old December 5th, 2016, 06:12 AM
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Old December 5th, 2016, 06:21 AM
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I had expectations and I was in awe about Mumbai due to two reasons. I have fond memories of growing up in Mumbai. In childhood, you don't have sense of quality. Moreover nostalgia distorts memory. Secondly, I had heard stories of Mumbai, implying greatness of the city. The tall claims included description like financial capital of the country, the city that never sleeps, fast-paced and efficient work culture, low cost of living, people having sharp intelligence, etcetera. Now I have seen the city after attaining maturity and I know that except the tag of financial capital, the perception of awesomeness of Mumbai is all bullshit.

How I wished the above cited stories were true. But to my dismay the actuality of Mumbai is as follows:

People, especially women (both locals as well as many immigrant settlers of that city) are ugly. The food there doesn't taste good. The prices of anything and everything in Mumbai is same as in Mysore or Bangalore. The people's IQ is pretty average. People are scary. Most are either corrupt or outright criminal minded and some are blood-thirsty demons. People's body language is obnoxious.
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Old December 5th, 2016, 06:29 AM
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Re: Mumbai utterly disappoints.

low cost of living in Mumbai? Are we talking about the same city? May be a kholi could be considered low cost.

In India, Mumbai is perhaps the costliest city to live in, Bengaluru is getting there, Mysuru is far behind.
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Old December 5th, 2016, 06:36 AM
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low cost of living in Mumbai? Are we talking about the same city? May be a kholi could be considered low cost.

In India, Mumbai is perhaps the costliest city to live in, Bengaluru is getting there, Mysuru is far behind.
I thought cost of living also includes things like street-side fast food, ice-creams, milkshakes, the Puja plate which contains all items for conducting Puja rituals (one such thali at the vicinity of an ancient temple costed a disappointing 50 Rupees), auto fares, the fees charged by doctors (some doctors in Mysore charge half or even less than Mumbai doctors do), etcetera.
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Old December 5th, 2016, 06:42 AM
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I thought cost of living also includes things like street-side fast food, ice-creams, milkshakes, the Puja plate which contains all items for conducting Puja rituals (one such thali at the vicinity of an ancient temple costed a disappointing 50 Rupees), auto fares, the fees charged by doctors (some doctors in Mysore charge half or even less than Mumbai doctors do), etcetera.
exactly.. the rents are super high in Mumbai and so is other living cost, like the ones you mentioned.

A simple google search confirms what I said.

From the URL above: You would need around 125,015.58Rs in Mumbai to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 89,000.00Rs in Bangalore (assuming you rent in both cities). This calculation uses our Cost of Living Plus Rent Index to compare cost of living.

Indices Difference Info
Consumer Prices in Mumbai are 10.32% higher than in Bangalore
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Mumbai are 40.47% higher than in Bangalore
Rent Prices in Mumbai are 142.81% higher than in Bangalore
Restaurant Prices in Mumbai are 34.01% higher than in Bangalore
Groceries Prices in Mumbai are 8.12% higher than in Bangalore
Local Purchasing Power in Mumbai is 25.82% lower than in Bangalore

You would need around 75,780.74Rs in Mysore to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 89,000.00Rs in Bangalore (assuming you rent in both cities).

Indices Difference Info
Consumer Prices in Mysore are 4.70% lower than in Bangalore
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Mysore are 14.85% lower than in Bangalore
Rent Prices in Mysore are 49.33% lower than in Bangalore
Restaurant Prices in Mysore are 28.82% lower than in Bangalore
Groceries Prices in Mysore are 11.74% higher than in Bangalore
Local Purchasing Power in Mysore is 61.78% lower than in Bangalore

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By the way folks, come to Mysore. You will get to see some GENUINELY beautiful girls and women despite the practice of avunculate and cousin marriages. And they are safe here unlike most of North where there are dangers of acid-attacks, rapes and sexual harassment.

P.S.: Regarding this aspect of genuinely beautiful girls and women, I am not sure about rest of South though. I don't know about even rest of Karnataka.

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Re: Mumbai utterly disappoints.

I am from Mumbai.. I accept that Mumbai has deteriorated with respect to infrastructure as the population has exploded and infra is far behind. However, I love Mumbai because there is no other city like it in India. I cannot and dont need to explain why Mumbai is unique and special.

To outsiders or even Mumbaikars who now find the city bad and crap, its very simple - dont visit Mumbai and if you are living there then move out to some other place in India.
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I am from Mumbai.. I accept that Mumbai has deteriorated with respect to infrastructure as the population has exploded and infra is far behind. However, I love Mumbai because there is no other city like it in India. I cannot and dont need to explain why Mumbai is unique and special.

To outsiders or even Mumbaikars who now find the city bad and crap, its very simple - dont visit Mumbai and if you are living there then move out to some other place in India.
It's not about infrastructure or population. These points are superficial. See OP.

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I love Mumbai because there is no other city like it in India. I cannot and don't need to explain why Mumbai is unique and special.
I know what you are talking about. But it could be 'Raju Srivastav effect'. It means he sounded so great when we were newly acquainted to Raju Srivastav jokes. Once the novelty wore off he was irritating. Many (which includes college students and even famous public figures like former Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh) would concur with this view. When he once ridiculed Navjot Sidhu he was actually indirectly ridiculing Raju Srivastav. Navjot Sidhu is known to laugh a lot at Raju Srivastav's jokes. Amarinder Singh had said, "The jokes that he cracks have become stale." Being a Sikh, Amarinder could not directly criticize Srivastav because of reasons of political correctness. Amarinder had also said, "He (Sidhu) reminds me of Johnny Walker (comedian) and will be a hit in the Mumbai film world." By the way, was the mention of 'Mumbai' in his tirade a mere coincidence?

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I love Mumbai because there is no other city like it in . I cannot and don't need to explain why Mumbai is unique and special.
Can Mumbai boast of Calcutta like greatness? Big cities produce great technical geniuses. Calcutta has produced some and is closely associated with some scientists like Jagdish Chandra Bose, Satyendra Bose, Meghnad Saha, Prafulla Chandra Ray, Amar Gopal Bose, Amal Kumar Raychaudhuri etcetera. Now, pray someone tell me. Of whom can 'Mumbai' be proud of?

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I had expectations and I was in awe about Mumbai due to two reasons. I have fond memories of growing up in Mumbai. In childhood, you don't have sense of quality. Moreover nostalgia distorts memory. Secondly, I had heard stories of Mumbai, implying greatness of the city. The tall claims included description like financial capital of the country, the city that never sleeps, fast-paced and efficient work culture, low cost of living, people having sharp intelligence, etcetera. Now I have seen the city after attaining maturity and I know that except the tag of financial capital, the perception of awesomeness of Mumbai is all bullshit.

How I wished the above cited stories were true. But to my dismay the actuality of Mumbai is as follows:

People, especially women (both locals as well as many immigrant settlers of that city) are ugly. The food there doesn't taste good. The prices of anything and everything in Mumbai is same as in Mysore or Bangalore. The people's IQ is pretty average. People are scary. Most are either corrupt or outright criminal minded and some are blood-thirsty demons. People's body language is obnoxious.
Perhaps that's the reason why 99% of Bollywood's content is crap.
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Prices of anything in a city is a significant indicator about that city. Low prices are an indication of greatness of that city. Low cost of living means the city's people are industrious and it (the people's industriousness) causes the goods and services to be available at cheap rates.

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Prices of anything in a city is a significant indicator about that city. Low prices are an indication of greatness of that city. Low cost of living means the city's people are industrious and it (the people's industriousness) causes the goods and services to be available at cheap rates.
Be ready to remain depressed forever, every big and great city is costly to live in.. check any big metro around the world. New York, SFO, Chicago, Miami, London, Paris.

I challenge you to name one great city other than Utopia.. per your standards of cheap living for millions of it's inhabitants.
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