Top 10 Affordable Places to Live in Bangalore

Mar 2020
Places to Live in Bangalore

Finding the best place to live in Bangalore isn’t exactly rocket science!

However, it does demand a lot of time, physical and mental stress, and a ton of patience if you do it the conventional way.

We realized there’s an easier way you can find THE best area to live in Bangalore for you!

Basically, we kept you in perspective and noted all the possible scenarios regarding (1) your preferred lifestyle/day-to-day priorities, (2) your current (approx.) budget, and (3) your relationship status (matters more than you think).

Here’s what we found (using general considerations).

  1. Freshers or Job Seekers (single):

    • Room size: small

    • Budget: minimum

    • Duration of stay: short-term

    • Amenities: food, places to dine out, entertainment options, etc

    • Top accommodation options: PG, single room, or a 1 RK/studio; check out this blog to quickly find the best place to live in Bangalore for job seekers.

  2. Experienced IT professionals (1-2 members):

    • Room size: small to medium

    • Budget: low to medium

    • Duration of stay: short- to long-term

    • Amenities: food, places to dine out, entertainment options, etc

    • Top accommodation options: 1 RK/studio, 2 BHK (small to big) or Co-living; go through this blog to find the best place to live in Bangalore for IT professionals.

  3. Couples or Families (2-5 members):

    • Home size: medium to big

    • Budget: medium to high

    • Duration of stay: mostly long-term

    • Amenities: supermarkets, hospitals/pharmacies, connectivity, safety, etc.

    • Top accommodation options: 1 BHK, 2 BHK, 3 BHK, or higher; here are the best place to live in Bangalore for family.

Simpler than you expected, right? We thought so too.

Nevertheless, here’s a simple list of cheap and best places to live in Bangalore to help you get started with your research and get an idea of what you can actually expect. I.e., if you’re still at the initial stages of planning your relocation to Bangalore.

Economical Residential Areas in Bangalore

Bangalore is a moderately expensive place to live in. Our list of affordable areas to live in Bangalore is has been created after carefully considering a number of factors like rental costs, food and groceries, cost of education nearby, etc., 

So while it may seem that rents may be cheaper in a certain locality, the total living expenses may not exactly be cheap there, since other costs like food, groceries, and entertainment may be more expensive. The list is in ascending order of expenses and the rental costs have been sourced from Magicbricks and are tentative to change based on demand.

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#1 Malleswaram

30 Minutes away from the city center but takes almost 1 hour and 10 minutes to reach the IT hub. The KempeGowda International Airport is around 40-45 minutes away.

Malleswaram is also known as one of the first-born residential areas of Bangalore, where you can get affordable and balanced accommodation as compared to other regions of North-West Bangalore. It is well known for its cultural as well as social heritage. Among the main attractions of the city are tree-lined avenues, temples, parks, and quick transportation, which has increased the shifting demands in this area.

Category

Rent Rates (as of May 2022)

Real-Estate Prices (as of May 2022)

1 BHK

7,000-18,000

50 Lakhs-1 Crore

2 BHK

20,000- 30,000

75 Lakhs-1.25 Crores

3 BHK

33,000-55,000

1.85-3.2 Crores 

Amenities near Malleswaram:

  • Schools: BP Indian Public School, Kendriya Vidyalaya, Cluny Convent, The Brigade School, Nirmala Rani High School, etc.

  • Workplaces: Locus IT Services, Pvt. Ltd, Idea Infinity IT Solutions Pvt Ltd., Pravridh Technologies, Agni Software, etc.

  • Places to visit: Kadu Malleswaram Temple, Sankey Tank, Shri sankashtahara Ganapathi Temple, and many more.

  • Shopping: Mantri Square Mall, Kaira, India Goes Shopping, etc.

  • Hospitals: Manipal Hospital Malleswaram, Narayana Super Speciality Hospitals, Cloudnine Hospital – Malleshwaram, etc.

  • Recreational: West Park, Malleswaram Park, Swimming Pool Extension Park, etc.

  • Rents and Real-Estate prices: This table will give you the recent price of renting of 1BHK, 2BHK and 3BHK in Malleswaram. If you buy a home in Malleswaram, we have tagged along their real estate prices also.


#2 Hebbal 

Almost 30 Minutes away from the city-center & more than an hour away from the IT hubs of the city. Takes around 40 minutes to reach KempeGowda International Airport from this place.

There was a time when it was considered as the northern end of the Bangalore city but now as the city has expanded, it is included in the central region of the city. Hebbal is famous for its intricate network of flyovers which gives it a very well connectivity with the rest of the city. It is still developing but is surrounded by already developed localities.

This table will give you the recent price of renting of 1BHK, 2BHK and 3BHK in Hebbal. If you are planning to buy a home in Hebbal, we have tagged along their real estate prices too.

Category

Rent Rates (as of May 2022)

Real-Estate Prices (as of May 2022)

1 BHK

7,500-12,000

25-35 Lakhs

2 BHK

18,000-30,000

40 Lakhs-1.15 Crores

3 BHK

25,000-45,000

1.20-3.10 Crores

Amenities near Hebbal:

  • Schools: Vidya Niketan School, Shree Bharati Public School, SES English School, CNK Public School 

  • Workplaces: Golden Square Hebbal, Collabory, WeWork RMZ Latitude, CoSpaze, Awfis KirloskarTech Park.

  • Visiting: Vinny’s, Saga, The Hebbal Lake, Lumbini Park, Ananda Lingeshwara Temple

  • Shopping: Esteem Mall, Patel Gift Shop, City Centre  

  • Hospitals: The Bangalore Baptist Hospital, Manipal Hospital Hebbal, Aster CMI Hospital 

  • Recreational: Muscle Game, Krupa Cottage, Aquarena Swimming Centre  


#3 Yelahanka

The best part of this locality is that it takes  just 20 minutes to reach KempeGowda International Airport. It is an hour away from the city-center and takes almost an hour to reach the IT hubs of the city. 

It is probably the oldest part of the city with a great historical significance as Nadarprabhu Kempegowda I laid the foundation of the Bangalore city from this locality. Presently it is a very pleasant locality, suitable for families. This area is also witnessing rapid developments and is believed to be the next IT corridor of the city.

This table will give you the recent price of renting of 1BHK, 2BHK and 3BHK in Yelahanka. If you buy a home in Yelahanka, we have tagged along their real estate prices also.

Category

Rent Rates (as of May 2022)

Real-Estate Prices (as of May 2022)

1 BHK

7,000-10,000

16- 40 Lakhs 

2 BHK

15,000-25,000

35-75 Lakhs 

3 BHK

22,000-35,000

80 Lakhs- 1.5 Crores

Amenities near Yelahanka:

  • Schools: Vishwa Vidyapeeth School, Chrysalis High, Hilton High Innovative Learning School, MEC Public School 

  • Workplaces: CoWrks Yelahanka, North Bangalore Co-working space, IKYA Inc, Atkins 

  • Visiting: Yelahanka Lake, Yelahanka Air Force Base, Avalahalli Forest, Holy Rosary Church  

  • Shopping: Max, Lifestyle Stores, The Galleria Mall, Bangalore Central, BDK Shopping Complex 

  • Hospitals: Omega Multispeciality Hospital, Shushrusha Hospital, Anupama Hospital, Malavya Hospital 

  • Recreational: Ekalavya Sports, RWF Skating Rink, RWF Swimming Pool, Tree Park


#4 Kadugodi

Almost 1 hour away from the Center of the City, 30-40 minutes away from the IT hubs. It is almost 1 hour and 15 minutes away from the KempeGowda International Airport.

Kadugodi is a residential neighborhood located in Whitefield; you can avail best accommodation facilities available at a reasonable price. Kadugodi usually enjoys a mild climate throughout the year, due to its high elevation, that's the reason people are choosing to live in such a beautiful area due to its moderate accommodation price and excellent infrastructure facilities.

This table will give you the recent price of renting of 1BHK, 2BHK and 3BHK in Kadugodi. If you buy a home in Kadugodi, we have tagged along their real estate prices too.

Category

Rent Rates (as of May 2022)

Real-Estate Prices (as of May 2022)

1 BHK

7,000-14,000

24 Lakhs-80 Lakhs 

2 BHK

12,000-24,000

85 Lakhs-1.14 Crores 

3 BHK

18,000-25,000

95 Lakhs- 2.83 Crores 

Amenities near Kadugodi:

  • Schools: Sharada Vidya Mandira, PVs English High School, Royal English High School Kadugodi, Bloomers School, etc.

  • Workplaces: SingularityAI IT, FicusTexas, IntegrityCloud Software Technologies PVT LTD, and many more.

  • Visiting: The Eshwara Temple, The Kashi Vishwanath Temple, etc.

  • Shopping: Shantiniketan Life Style, Mayura Fancy, Park Square Mall, HBM Square, Arya hub mall, etc.

  • Hospitals: New Life Hospital, Yashomati Hospital, Ashwantiah Poly Clinic, Amrik Hospital, Ahana Children's Clinic, etc.

  • Recreational: Kadugodi Park, Maithri Layout Park, Prashanth extn park, etc.


#5 BTM Layout

Almost 45-50 minutes away from the major IT corporations but is a perfect residential area. Almost 40 minutes away from the City Center and an hour away from the KempeGowda International Airport.

BTM Layout is one of the best residential areas in Bangalore which is a very well- connected locality. This area buds with many private houses and new apartments that provide an affordable housing range. You will easily find a lot of bachelors and newly married couples living in this area along with many local families living in this place for a very long time. 

This table will give you the recent price of renting of 1BHK, 2BHK and 3BHK in BTM Layout. If you buy a home in BTM Layout, we have tagged along their real estate prices also.

Category

Rent Rates (as of May 2022)

Real-Estate Prices (as of May 2022)

1 BHK

8,000-12,000

20-30 Lakhs 

2 BHK

15,000-22,000

50 Lakhs-1.15 Crores 

3 BHK

25,000-45,000

85 Lakhs-3.6 Crores 

Amenities near BTM Layout:

  • Schools: VIBGYOR High School, Vidya Jyothi Primary and High School, St. Thomas Aquinas School. Ekya School BTM Layout.

  • Workplaces: BHIVE Workspace, BJS Hub, Delphic Jobs, Mithra Jobs PVT LTD.

  • Visiting: BTM Lake View, National Poet Kuvempu Park, Madiwala Kere, Kempegowda Playground BTM Layout   

  • Shopping: Vega City Mall, Sampoorna City Center, Shoppers Stop 

  • Hospitals: Sri Sai Ram Hospital, Life Care Hospital, Gangotri Hospital, Spurthy Hospital, Shobha Hospital 

  • Recreational: Jogger Tree Park, Mico Layout Park, BTM Calisthenics Club, Lake Park End.  


#6 Basavanagundi

Only 20 minutes away from the city center and an hour away from the IT hubs. It takes almost 1 hour 15 minutes to reach KempeGowda International Airport from this place.

Basavanagudi is a residential area where the attraction of old Bangalore still lives. This former residential area is full of greenery, ancient temples, and beautiful apartments with all the best accommodation available at an affordable cost. This area is preferred for residential as it has nearby markets, cultural institutions, parks, and restaurants. It also enjoys secure connectivity to various regions of Bangalore.

This table will give you the recent price of renting of 1BHK, 2BHK and 3BHK in Basavanagudi. If you buy a home in Basavanagudi, we have tagged along their real estate prices also.

Category

Rent Rates (as of May 2022)

Real-Estate Prices (as of May 2022)

1 BHK

6,500-12,500

55-60 Lakhs 

2 BHK

12,000-22,000

75-2.07 Crores 

3 BHK

25,000-40,000

1.15- 3.5 Crores 

Amenities near Basavanagudi:

  • Schools: Sri Kumaran Children's Home, New Generation School, The Kenmore English School, Sree Saraswathi Vidya Mandira, etc.

  • Workplaces: Prowess IT Solution, 3S IT Solutions, IMR Softech, Flagroot Technologies, Whizchip, and many more.

  • Visiting: Nandi Temple, Kote Venkataramana Temple, Bugle Rock, Gandhi Bazaar, etc.

  • Shopping: South India Shopping Mall, UNISO, Chaitanya Plaza, Golden Tower, etc.

  • Hospitals: A.V. Hospital, Gunasheela, Sri Balaji Multispeciality Hospital, Basavanagudi Medical Centre, Rangadore Memorial Hospital, etc.

  • Recreational: Bugle Rock Park, M.N. Krishna Rao Park, Prof. B.S. Madhava Rao Park, Shamanna Park, etc.


#7 Ulsoor

15- 20 minutes away from the Center of the City & 40-45 minutes away from the IT hubs. It is almost an hour away from the KempeGowda International Airport.

Ulsoor is one of the popular residential areas due to the reasonable accommodation and secure connectivity with the rest of the city.  You can explore one of the oldest neighbourhoods in Bangalore. Ulsoor is a major tourist attraction due to the presence of several beautiful temples and the picturesque Ulsoor Lake; you can enjoy your weekends in some of the cool places of Ulsoor.

This table will give you the recent price of renting of 1BHK, 2BHK and 3BHK in Ulsoor. If you buy home in Ulsoor, we have tagged along their real estate prices also.

Category

Rent Rates (as of May 2022)

Real-Estate Prices (as of May 2022)

1 BHK

8,500-16,000

25-45 Lakhs

2 BHK

14,000-35,000

42 Lakhs-1.5 Crores

3 BHK

32,000-50,000

1.27- 4 Crores

Amenities near Ulsoor:

  • Schools: Kairali Nikethan Primary School, Aavishkar Academy, Charan's, St. Meera's School, St. Meera's School, etc.

  • Workplaces: Lucid IT Solutions Pvt Ltd, Nortech Infonet Pvt Ltd, ADAA IT Solutions Pvt Ltd, M & C IT Solutions and Services, etc.

  • Visiting: Ulsoor Lake Boating and Park, Halasuru Lake, Kempe Gowda Tower, Culture Rings, and many more.

  • Hospitals: Sai Baba Hospital, Syamala Hospital Research Centre, Sai Jyoti Eye and Dental Hospital, Guru Ram Das Hospital, etc.

  • Shopping: 1 MG-Lido Mall, Ulsoor Bazaar, ministryfashion.com, etc.

  • Recreation: BDA Park, Halasuru Lake Park, etc.


#8 Jayanagar

20-25 minutes away from the Center of the City but takes almost 1 hour and 15 minutes to reach the IT hubs. Also takes more than 1 hour 10 minutes to reach KempeGowda International Airport.

Jayanagar is one of the best and reasonable localities, as it is a well-planned residential area that lies in proximity to major industrial areas of the city. Jayanagar has become the preferred city area in a few years as it is a very calm area that still retains the charm of old Bangalore; you can get all the amenities of daily life quickly.

This table will give you the recent price of renting of 1BHK, 2BHK and 3BHK in Jayanagar. If you buy a home in Jayanagar, we have tagged along their real estate prices also.

Category

Rent Rates (as of May 2022)

Real-Estate Prices (as of May 2022)

1 BHK

8,000-19,000

75 Lakhs-1.7 Crores 

2 BHK

15,000-30,000

85 Lakhs-2.10 Crores

3 BHK

22,000-60,000

95 Lakhs- 4.67 Crores

Amenities near Jayanagar:

  • Schools: Bangalore International Academy, Carmel Convent High School, Sri Rama Vidyalaya, Bangalore High School, RV Girls' High School, etc.

  • Workplaces: Winprotech IT Solutions India Pvt Ltd, Engage IT Service Private Limited, SAN IT Solutions Private Limited, Infinzy IT Solution, etc.

  • Visiting: Yediyur Lake Park, Ranadheera Kanteerava Park, Ranadheera Kanteerava Park, etc.

  • Shopping: Bangalore Central, Jayanagar Shopping Complex, The High Street, KLM Fashion Mall, and many more.

  • Hospitals: Dr. Kamini Rao Hospital, Manipal Hospital Jayanagar, Sagar Hospitals, Apollo Cradle Maternity & Children's Hospital, etc.

  • Recreational: Jayanagar Park, Ranadheera Kanteerava Park, Madhavan Park, Dr. Vishnuvardhan Park, etc.


#9 Marathahalli

Presently the hub of all IT companies and takes less than 20 minutes to reach any major IT company. It is just 45 Minutes from the Center of the City and takes almost an hour to reach KempeGowda International Airport.

Marathahalli is one of the preferred city areas to live in Bangalore due to excellent connectivity with other regions and affordable amenities. Marathahalli is situated in the eastern suburbs, and it connects to all major areas in Bangalore with the best transportation facilities. The area is mostly known as a residential hub and a gateway to Bangalore.

This table will give you the recent price of renting of 1BHK, 2BHK and 3BHK in Marathahalli. If you buy a home in Marathahalli, we have tagged along their real estate prices also.

Category

Rent Rates (as of May 2022)

Real-Estate Prices (as of May 2022)

1 BHK

9,000-14,000

28-50 Lakhs 

2 BHK

15,000-33,000

62 Lakhs-1.07 Crores 

3 BHK

18,000-45,000

80 Lakhs-1.36 Crores 

Amenities near Marathahalli:

  • Schools: Ravindra Bharathi Global School, Vagdevi Vilas School, MVJ International School, HAL Gnanajyoti School, etc.

  • Workplaces: Xplotica IT Solutions Pvt. LTD., Vensys IT Services Pvt.Ltd, Intel IT brains, Instance Software Solutions, XPT Consultancy & Software Service Pvt Ltd, etc.

  • Visiting: Chinnappanahalli Lake Park, Nisarga Park, HAL Aerospace Museum, Life on Wall, and many more.

  • Shopping: Adidas outlet, Jaga Palace, Patel Shopping Complex, etc.

  • Hospitals: Jeevika Hospital, Rainbow Children’s Hospital, M.G.A Hospital, New Akshay Mallya Hospital, etc.

  • Recreational: Munnekolala Lake Park, Gbj Park, Jogging Park, etc.


#10 HSR Layout

The upcoming hub of IT companies and is less than 30 minutes away from the existing major IT Corporations. Just 40 Minutes from the Center of the City and 1 hour 30 minutes from the KempeGowda International Airport.

HSR Layout is one of the well-planned and city areas of south-east Bangalore. It has been one of the prominent residential areas of the city due to its closeness to the IT parks as well as well-maintained apartments. That is the reason HSR layout has been a top-rated residential destination among IT professionals, this area is surrounded by a lush green environment, no 1 choice for nature lovers.

This table will give you the recent price of renting of 1BHK, 2BHK and 3BHK in HSR Layout. If you buy a home in HSR Layout, we have tagged along their real estate prices also.

Category

Rent Rates (as of May 2022)

Real-Estate Prices (as of May 2022)

1 BHK

8,000-15,000

55 Lakhs-1 Crores 

2 BHK

16,000-30,000

60 Lakhs-1.15 Crores 

3 BHK

30,000-53,000

80 Lakhs-1.80 Crores 

Amenities near HSR Layout:

  • Schools: EuroKids Pre-School, Lawrence High School ICSE, JSS Public School, Freedom International School, National Public School, etc.

  • Workplaces: Hexagon Global IT Services Private Limited, Mobiotics IT Solution Pvt Ltd, HashedIn Technologies, Orbio Solutions Pvt Ltd, etc.

  • Visiting: Tree Park, Arogya Ahaara, Agara Lake, Hangover HSR, Basaveshwara Gayatri Temple, etc.

  • Shopping: KLM Fashion Mall, KSRP Shopping Point, N R Complex, and many more.

  • Hospitals: Narayana Multispeciality Hospital, Queen's Hospital, Phoenix Hospital, Hamilton Bailey Hospital, etc.

  • Recreational: Sector 4 Park, HSR, HSR Layout 7 – Park, Independence Park, etc.


A Few Facts About Bangalore City

Bangalore got the name 'Silicon Valley of India' from the growing IT sector and start-up culture base, which made this city the first priority for job seekers all over the world (making the population easily above 10 million). The lovely weather and cosmopolitan culture of Bangalore also adds to its charm and is one of the main reasons for the rise in migration demands here.

Bangalore provides lots of new opportunities to grow, thanks to several well-established IT Hubs as well as fast-growing start-ups. You can also get the best higher education in top colleges which are affiliated with Bengaluru & Visvesvaraya University. You will also be surprised to know that Bangalore was one of the first cities in India to have electricity from Hydropower in 1904, powered by the Hydroelectric situated in Shivanasamudra.

Other than this, Bangalore lets its residents enjoy living in the lap of nature with a large number of trees, lush greenery, and lakes and parks for recreation which has boosted the beauty of this city, such as Lalbagh Botanical Garden, Kariappa Memorial Park, Cubbon Park, etc.

Apart from nature, you can also enjoy late-night partying, shopping for all budgets, authentic & mouth-watering South-Indian dishes, not to forget,. You have comfortable transport options to get anywhere (Ola, Uber, Autos, Bike Taxis, etc.); Bengaluru was also the first city in India to introduce Volvo AC buses for its residents. Check out our blog on best shopping places in Bangalore under 500 bucks!

An interesting thing to look out for is the magnificent amalgamation of traditional local culture along with the ongoing modern Gen-Z culture (and they’re visible in every corner of the city for those who want to see it).

Moreover, the city itself is built (literally) around more than 1000 temples, 400 mosques, 100 churches, three Gurudwaras, two Buddhist viharas, and even a fire temple that are spread all across the hill city (they almost stand as a bond of love for everyone here).

The Final Words

Finalizing the perfect dream home in Bangalore as per your specific needs could be challenging due to the everyday increasing migration demands. It is also important to note that the cost of buying a house or land in some areas may be more expensive than the rental costs and vice versa. This is due to the fact that rental and purchase costs are affected by different sets of factors.

The above-mentioned list of localities are meant to be a start for your research of best places to live in Bangalore; you can find more detailed information in the individual blogs mentioned at these links.

First, shortlist a few localities as per your requirements and then narrow down the options by eliminating the localities that require a lot of travel, are too crowded, or unappealing in general.

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