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Photocopies, food, condoms, and a cleaner city: 19 important things you can buy for just 1 rupee in India

Photocopies, food, condoms, and a cleaner city: 19 important things you can buy for just 1 rupee in India

What can you buy in 1 rupee in India? The question isn't rhetoric, there are plenty of things you can buy in Re. 1!

What can 1 rupee buy you in India? The question isn't rhetoric, there are actually things you can buy for just a rupee! You may not be able to buy lavish things, but the stuff you can grab in 1 rupee is not any less significant.You can keep your city cleaner by using the Sulabh Toilet Complex for a rupee and you can check your weight at any railway station. From the unofficial replacement of the 1 rupee coin - Cadbury Elcairs - to an idli at Jayalalithaa's Amma Canteen in Tamil Nadu, there are plenty of things that coin can buy you.Did you know a pack of 5 Deluxe Nirodh condoms can be bought in just Rs. 3? Here are other things you can get in 1 rupee in India. Not just these, there are more such interesting things you can find on this Quora discussion.

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A clean city: By using the Sulabh Toilet Complex, which charges you only 1 rupee, you can keep your city cleaner.

Mango Bites! This favourite childhood candy is still available for 1 rupee in India.

Hair pins: You may have forgotten that those pins that keep your hair in place can also be bought for one rupee.

Check your weight: At any railway station, you can not only check your weight, but also check information about celebrities on the other side!

Food: Idlis can be savoured in just one rupee at the Amma canteen in Tamil Nadu!

Photocopies: College notes, driving license, PAN cards, you can still get photocopies of all your documents in one rupee.

Matchbox: You have it in your puja-rooms and you might be carrying one of those to light your cigarettes too.

Medicines: 1 tablet of Gelusil can be bought in one rupee. That’s just one rupee fighting heartburn, acidity and stomach aches.

Shampoo: 1 rupee can buy you shampoo in India.

Eclairs: Every time you fall short of change, expect the shopkeeper to hand out a couple of Eclairs to you.

Two glasses of water: The roadside vendors sell one glass of water only for 50p.

Kites: In cities where kite flying is every school kid’s favourite pastime, you can get kites for as less as 1 rupee.

Detergent: You can even wash your clothes in just one rupee!

Candies: The melt-in-your-mouth jelly candies can still be bought for just 1 rupee from roadside stalls.

Rubber bands: Though no one really goes out with the intention of buying rubber bands, this is just to let you know that you can buy a plenty of them for just one rupee.

Condoms: The National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO) sells a pack of 5 condoms for just Rs. 3! This actually means you can buy a condom for less than rupee.

Stationery: In case you need just an eraser or a pencil, you can get both for a rupee in India from the local shops.

Bindi: An important part of every married woman’s attire, you can buy a pack of bindis for one rupee too!

Tea: If you happen to visit the Indian parliament, you can get tea and chapatti for one rupee. Rice may cost you two rupees though!

first published:October 13, 2014, 14:06 IST