The cost of a domestic beer in India is 100INR on average (approx $2), but you can grab one for as little as 80INR.
A meal at an inexpensive restaurant in India can range from 80-250INR (approx $1.60-$5), however you will get food much cheaper if you explore the street food stalls, where you can get samosas for 5INR (10c).
Want to catch a cab? Taxi fares start from 50INR (approx $1), and you should always ensure you get a prepaid taxi. Or you could go for the cheaper option: a Rickshaw.
The easiest and most frequent mode of transport around India is by autorickshaw (like Tuk Tuks), which start at 25INR (approx 50x), or taxi. However you can also get around by bus, boats and trains.
Looking to stay in a hostel when you're in India? Dorm rooms start from as little as 165INR (approx $3.30).
From budget to 5*, you'll be able to find a hotel room to suit your budget. The average cost for a double room is 500INR(approx $10).
Independent? Good on you, bold traveller. India's bus and rail network can be a little tricky to get your head around at first, and often requires booking in advance in order to nab a comfortable seat or sleeping berth. We recommend you do planning and research if you intend to travel by public transport, instead of winging it.