Final Thoughts: Turns out my Indian-American friends were right when they told me I should not come to India. If I had to sum up my experience I’d say the ‘cost of living’ is too much for what you get (see pricing table below). The rent is high for rather dumpy accommodations. The coolest part of Mumbai were the ricksaws because they were metered and always available. Additionally, the fruit and veggies stands and butchers all over the place were fantastic.