Which city is better to move to, Pune or Bangalore?

Updated on : December 3, 2021 by Finley Harvey



Which city is better to move to, Pune or Bangalore?

This is always my favorite question. I think I am in the right place to answer this because I lived in both cities. You might find a little biased answer towards Pune, but this is what my personal point of view is based on a few facts and different factors in the average lifestyle of Indian people.
1. First starting from accommodation: finding apartments in Pune is relatively very easy and you can easily get a decent apartment in 10-15k in Pune in nice localities where finding an apartment in Bangalore is very difficult as there are not many affordable apartments in Bangalore and you always have to be ready w

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This is always my favorite question. I think I am in the right place to answer this because I lived in both cities. You might find a little biased answer towards Pune, but this is what my personal point of view is based on a few facts and different factors in the average lifestyle of Indian people.
1. First starting from accommodation: Finding apartments in Pune is relatively very easy and you can easily get a decent apartment in 10-15k in Pune in nice localities where finding an apartment in Bangalore is very difficult as there are not many affordable apartments in Bangalore and you always have to be prepared with * 10 rent as a deposit. If you are from North India, God bless you. At the same price, you cannot get a location like the one you can get in Pune. And there are still water problems and power outages in many areas of Bangalore. Most IT people are saturated in certain areas and those areas are very expensive compared to the standard of living. If you are willing to travel 2 hours every day, you will find an apartment in the 10-15k range
2. Transportation: Bangalore has excellent city bus transportation, but most professional programs travel by air-conditioned buses and those tickets are very expensive. But the traffic in Bangalore screwed up. Most of the roads are so narrow. Bangkok does not have big roads like Mumbai and Delhi, except for the outer ring road. Even Pune has decent sized roads. Having more buses is a disadvantage sometimes because it hardly leaves room for other vehicles. on the highway AND it still takes 1.5-2 more hours to get from one end of the city to the other during office hours. Literally during office hours, we have waited more than 30 minutes at a traffic light in Bangalore. Where, as in Pune, you definitely need to have your own bike. There are many shortcuts in the city of Pune and you can easily reach the other end in 30-45 minutes if you know the city well. Some roads are really narrow in both cities. But Pune is much easier to navigate if you have a bike. Also keep in mind that Pune has the worst drivers in the country. No discipline at all. Especially cyclists.
3. Food - Honestly, restaurants in Bangalore have good atmosphere, but good taste? Sorry, but Pune has an advantage here. Awesome street food, homey sweets, Marathi dishes from North India. Even the South Indian food in Pune is much better than in Bangalore. When it comes to bars and clubs, Bangalore has an advantage, but not everyone goes to clubs every day. Restaurants are expensive in Bangalore and I didn't see many good street food options.
4. Opportunities: If you think in the field of software, Bangalore has an advantage in that it has more product-based companies than Pune does not. The service companies are the same in both cities. The startup ecosystem is better in Bangalore, but the competition is higher too. Where, as if considering the automotive and electronics sector, again Pune has advantages, as it is home to many multinational automotive companies such as Mercedes Benz, Volkswagen, GM, Hyundai, TATA, FIAT, John Deere, Mahindra, etc. and many electronic giants like SAMSUNG, LG, Haier, 3M, whirlpool, EMERSON, etc. and many more
5. Education: both are equally good, but if we compare the number of universities in terms of population, the density in Pune is higher. Pune is considered an educational center.
Cost of living: Bangalore is more expensive than Pune. Whether it's apartment rentals, restaurant bills, bus / car shows, or shopping malls. There are cheaper areas in Bangalore, but IT professionals don't live there. Pune has metered car where like Bangalore you have to be ready with multiples of 60 if you want to rent a car
7. Weekend- .Bangalore doesn't have many options. Just the Nandi and Coorg hills, which is miles away. While Pune is surrounded by weekend destinations. Lonavala, Lavasa, matheran, Amber valley, khadkwasla, sinhgad name a few. Mumbai, Goa and the beaches are hours away by car. Concerts, Bollywood celebrities and other sports in addition to cricket continue to be held in Pune, while in Bangalore the frequency is less.
8. Nightlife - Bangalore is better but wait ... everything closes at 11.30: p It is difficult to enjoy the night. Most people spend their weekends only in the malls.
9.climate: both cities have a pleasant climate. Punta is a little hotter in summer and rainier because of the rains. There are never any water problems in Pune.
10. Cosmopolitan feel: Bangalore gives a more cosmopolitan feel, but in some areas only where IT people are saturated. At times, both Marathi and Kannada people act hostile towards outsiders. But if you are polite and respect the locals then you will have no problems. In Pune you will find class societies in every part of the city. It depends on how much you want to spend. The Marathis are more progressive and liberal than the Kannadigas.
11. Culture and festivals - I hardly saw any festival celebrations in Bangalore. Everything is always calm, while Pune is always vibrating during Ganpati, Dahi handi, Diwali and Navratri. International music and film festivals, celebrity events, etc. are often held in Pune. Pune is a young city and culturally the Pune crowd is more active. Be it a sunburn music festival or Ganpati Utsav, we have it all. But if you want corporate or startup events or summits, I saw them more in Bangalore.
12.Salaries: On average you will get 1-2 lakhs more in Bangalore compared to Pune, but it doesn't make much difference as it is more expensive
13. Infrastructure: Bangalore has better infrastructure. Larger airport, outer ring road gives advantage. Pune is still struggling to get better infrastructure. As it is not the capital, it is difficult for him to get funds where significant infrastructure funds are used for Mumbai. The upcoming international airport, the great outer ring road and the metro could change a lot and will make Pune on par with Hyderabad and Bangalore in terms of infrastructure. Politicians are unwilling to do so and continue to blame the other parties.
14. Shopping centers and multiplexes: both cities have the same number of shopping centers and multiplexes. But if we consider the population, Pune has more shopping centers.

15. Safety and security: both cities are equally safe and secure, except for a few minor events. The people of both cities are warm and welcoming. The crimes are much lower compared to the NCR region and most of the people are educated and liberal. Pune is friendlier to North Indians because there are other Hindi or North speaking people, students and communities in the city.

16. Growth potential: Bangalore has almost reached saturation point. IT growth has slowed. Water and traffic problems are a big concern for real estate growth in Bangalore, while Pune has just started to expand. The non-IT sector in Pune is driving growth. Pune has one of the best real estate markets in the country. Upcoming infrastructure projects could change the dynamics and Pune can easily grow to double in size in the next few years.

17. Water crisis: Bangalore is going through a severe writing crisis and the city will run out of groundwater in the next few years. Water is obtained through tanker trucks in many companies in Bangalore. Conditions are getting worse by the day. Where like Pune they hardly have any water problems. Pune is surrounded by multiple dams and there is a lot of water throughout the year.

18.There is nothing called Marathi Manoo culture that you should be scared of in Pune. The Marathi community is very friendly, progressive and hospitable. Some political parties like Shivsena and MNS never fully represented Marathi and always try to influence the people of Marathi to win a vote bank. But when you come to Maharashtra you will know that the people are very different from those presented by the political parties. Marathi people expect respect for their language and culture and, as if you were a professional, I think you can easily do that. There are thousands of UP Bihar and Northern professionals who have studied and settled in Maharashtra. People are helpful and friendly unless you create a threat by not respecting the locals. The same in Bangalore and with the people of Kannada as well or in any other state. If you are good, everything will be fine for you. Simple, give respect, take respect. Pune is a much better option to settle culturally, as it is close to the north and the language barrier is not a problem. The food is also North Indian style when compared to Bangalore. Ask any of your friends who live in Pune. The answers will always be positive. It has consistently been ranked as the second best place to live in India.

It is a difficult choice between Pune and Bangalore. I have lived in both cities and have loved them both. Each has its own merits and demerits.

Pune Pro's - Clean city, not very busy, still expanding, allowing you to get quality accommodation at a reasonable price (deposit amount much less than B'lore), it is a mix of North and South India of India in terms of food, groceries, food and agricultural products are reasonably priced compared to other cities, amazing weather all year round, countless places to visit nearby (many beautiful places for a day trip also, you can travel to unexplored places

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It is a difficult choice between Pune and Bangalore. I have lived in both cities and have loved them both. Each has its own merits and demerits.

Pune Pro's - Clean city, not very busy, still expanding, allowing you to get quality accommodation at a reasonable price (deposit amount much less than B'lore), it is a mix of North and South India of India in terms of food, groceries, food and products are reasonably priced compared to other cities, amazing weather all year round, countless places to visit nearby (many beautiful places for a day trip too , you can travel to unexplored beaches in Konkan area which are only 140 km from Pune). Very green without much pollution, good nightlife as it is close to Bollywood and Mumbai….

Cons: the locals treat you a little differently if you are not a Marathi. I have experienced this both on a professional and personal level. For example: when you walk into a store and start a conversation in Hindi, they initially respond by speaking in Marathi just to check if you know. In office, I have faced some situations where the Marathi people have their own band and they don't mix easily. They always speak Marathi and not even English or Hindi. Airline prices to and from Pune are always expensive. There are water problems in some areas during the summer ...

Bangalore Pro's: Metropolitan city with good infrastructure in terms of transportation, public facilities, etc. Cheap airline ticket prices to and from Bangalore. The diversity of people and cultures is more obvious in Bangalore than in most Indian cities. The opportunities in IT and ITES are huge, cosmopolitan culture, well organized public facilities like parks and separate cycling lanes to name a few, more people are exclusive and adapt to new things very quickly, excellent weather, easy availability of all kinds of cuisines in all prices, both South Indian and North Indian food is reliable and tasty, many beautiful places to visit around bangaluru (you need to take at least a couple of days)….

Cons of Bangalore: heavy traffic and pollution (sound and air, but not as much as in Delhi), high real estate prices (rent, sale and deposit amount), not many places to visit in the vicinity during a day trip, food and supermarket are expensive in most places, ..

Generally, as a South Indian, I consider Bangalore to be friendlier than Pune, but if you want to grow up and settle down, Pune is more peaceful and serene.

Hi, I am staying in Pune and I frequently travel to Bangalore for work, so here is my take.

Cost: Pune is much cheaper in terms of cost compared to Bengaluru. In Pune, you can easily rent a 1-room apartment. Or 2 bed. At 7 to 8,000 and 14 to 15,000, respectively, obviously in some areas it is more, but this is a general average figure. Whereas, Bengaluru will get no less than 15-20k. General expenses in Bengaluru like rick, taxis, restaurants, drinks, maids, etc. are more compared to pune.

Climate: the general climate in both cities is quite good, in summer Pune is a bit hot and Bengaluru is cool

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Hi, I am staying in Pune and I frequently travel to Bangalore for work, so here is my take.

Cost: Pune is much cheaper in terms of cost compared to Bengaluru. In Pune, you can easily rent a 1-room apartment. Or 2 bed. At 7 to 8,000 and 14 to 15,000, respectively, obviously in some areas it is more, but this is a general average figure. Whereas, Bengaluru will get no less than 15-20k. General expenses in Bengaluru like rick, taxis, restaurants, drinks, maids, etc. are more compared to pune.

Climate: the general climate in both cities is quite good, in summer Pune is a bit hot and Bengaluru is cooler, while in pune the winters are cooler, but the weather throughout the year is probably the best in India in these two cities compared to any other metropolitan city, you will feel very lucky to live in one of these cities.

Traffic: Bengaluru is the worst city in the whole country in terms of traffic without a doubt. Last time when I visited Bengaluru it took me 4 hours to get to the airport from Koramangla at night while at the same time I can get to Marine Drive -Mumbai from my home in Pune. Pune also has some rush hour traffic in some areas, but in general it is much better than Bengaluru, you can get to any part of the city in an hour if you know the proper routes.

Infrastructure and Public Transportation: Infrastructure and public transportation are much better in Bengaluru as of now. But, 3 metro lines are being built in Pune, the work started in April 2017 and it will be operational by 2020 (maximum 2022) which will cover the entire city. Cheap CA buses have also started recently in Pune, but only in some areas, but they will definitely increase in the future. The construction of the Chatrapati Sambhaji Raje International Airport, probably the largest airport in India (6000 acres) has also started, it will also be operational from 2021 and a 139 km ring road is being built around the city to connect the main industrial areas such as Chakan, Bhosri, etc. the airport. Therefore, it is only a matter of time before Pune equals or surpasses Bengaluru on those terms and also don't forget that Mumbai hyperloop pune will be built in a few years for the first time in the world. There are never any water or electricity problems in Pune, but Bengaluru does face such problems at some point.

Job opportunities: The IT sector in Bengaluru is much more developed than in Pune. There are many IT companies in Pune, but most of them are based in Bengaluru. The salary is also a bit higher in Bengaluru, but it doesn't matter as the cost of living is more. However, in the automotive and electronics sector, Pune is far ahead as it has some of the largest companies in the world: Benz, Volkswagen, GM, Hyundai, Bosch, Minda, Tata, Fiat, John Deere, Mahindra, etc. More than 260 German companies have installed their plants in Pune. and many more automotive and electronic. giants located here. In addition, a large number of pharmaceutical companies present in the city.

Food and nightlife: in both cities there are many options available. Bengaluru is best for South Indian food. Whereas, Pune is best at Marathi and North Indian food. But overall, I think Pune has an advantage here, except for South India. In terms of nightlife, there is no comparison to Pune. People argue that Bengaluru has the most pubs in India, but what is the point of having pubs when everything is closed at 11:30 that is really sad. Whereas, in Pune, the night starts at 11am and ends whenever you want. Also, the crowd in Pune is young and vibrant due to the higher student population compared to Bengaluru, which I found a bit boring and the drinks are unnecessarily expensive.

Education: both cities are really good in terms of education. Bengaluru has more government universities like iim, iisc and pune, it has many more symbiosis of private universities, flames, Mit and also some government universities like coep, fergusson. Overall, Pune has 7 different highest university councils in the country for any city, which is why it is known as East Oxford.

Weekend Getaway -Pune wins here big, there are many options that will confuse you where to go like Lonavala, Khandala, Lavasa, Mulshi, Lavale, Sinhagad, Riagad Mahabaleshwar, Matherana and many more. Numerous strong, hiking spots in Pune that are impressive when it rains and all within 50 to 70 kms. I don't think Bengaluru has any other option than the Nandi Hills. Coorg who is very, very far away.

Safety - I don't think safety is a concern in either of these cities, both cities are very good, especially for women, unlike NCR.

Beauty: Pune is surrounded by hills on all sides, while Bengaluru has many parks, both cities are beautiful. Pune has more greenery than Bengaluru as it is less congested and there are still many military areas and government land in Pune, which has helped the city maintain its beauty. Pollution is higher in Bangalore due to traffic

People: This is subjective for everyone, as it depends on the type of people you have met. I would vote for Pune here. The bus drivers, Rickshaw walas, everyone is helping and friendly. In Pune, although the local language is Marathi, everyone speaks Hindi and English. Bangalore is good too. You will not have communication problems here. But sometimes local people in Bangalore avoid speaking Hindi, they prefer English

Historic and Tourist Places: Pune also wins here because it has a rich history unlike Bengaluru which has none, Pune is the birthplace of Shivaji Maharaj and has places like Parvati hill, Bajirao Peshwe's Shaniwar Wada house, palace Agakhan, Dagatusheth, etc. Bengaluru also has some like Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace, Bangalore palace, etc., but much less compared to Pune. However, Bengaluru has more museums and gardens to see.

Overall, I think you should definitely consider moving to Pune because it is growing at a much faster rate than Bangalore.

The first problem with both places is the security deposit for your rented accommodation. You have to endure that. At NCR it is a 2-3 month rental expense to get into a new rental. In Bangalore, Pune, the rent is 11-13 months (including brokerage and first month's rent). When it comes to law and order, both places are interesting places. There was a time in Bangalore when local unemployed youth were targeting tech expats living in shared accommodations. Is history. Local youth have ...

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Let me help you with this, you can decide based on the following points: -

Security: -Yes, I feel safe in Bangalore, but there are certain areas that you should avoid if you come late at night (like Silk Board, the Marathalli bridge area).

Accommodation: - if you plan to stay in PG, both cities will be almost the same in terms of expenses (~ 5,500 to 7,000, depends on the area and facilities provided). But if you plan to stay in a flat, keep in mind the fact that in Bangalore the deposit is 3-10 times the monthly rent and usually 1 BHK rent starts around 7-8k while for 2

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Let me help you with this, you can decide based on the following points: -

Security: -Yes, I feel safe in Bangalore, but there are certain areas that you should avoid if you come late at night (like Silk Board, the Marathalli bridge area).

Accommodation: - if you plan to stay in PG, both cities will be almost the same in terms of expenses (~ 5,500 to 7,000, depends on the area and facilities provided). But if you plan to stay in a flat, keep in mind the fact that in Bangalore the deposit is 3-10 times the monthly rent and usually 1 BHK rent starts around 7-8k while for 2 BHK it is around 12. –14K of rest depends on the area y). Where, as in Pune, you can get a decent flat just by paying double the monthly rent. So if depositing money is not a problem. GO to Bangalore.

Food: - I would recommend Bangalore if you choose to stay in Flat (since in PG every day we can not eat rice and do nothing), and in the Pune North Indian restaurant they are not so good (they put a little sugar in everything that I really don't like).

Cost of Living: - Bangalore is more expensive for sure, but if you stay here for 6 months, you will know how and what you need to do to cut some of your monthly bills.

Liquor: - Almost the same in both cities (assuming you'd like to have a little fun on weekends);)

Public Transport: - Bangalore, no doubt (you can take buses to go around all the cities and if you agree to any additional amount, you can board a volvo AC until 11:30 pm, where, as in Pune, public transport does not it is so good and the city has spent a lot and the frequency is also very less).

Job opportunities: - I don't need to say anything (you should be aware of this)

Climate: - Bangalore (has changed a lot, but is still better than any other metropolitan city in India).

Nearby places: - If you love to travel, both cities have a lot to offer (but I lean more towards Bangalore because Kerala, Ooty, Kodikanal… .. the list goes on).

I stay on the floor and can handle all my monthly expenses around 13k-14k (1 BHK 9500/2 = 4750, groceries 3000/2 = 1500, Bike Patrol 1500, vegetables and milk = 1200/2 = 600, rest it's my pocket money for BF, lunch and all). At some point you can get triggered by going out to dinner a few times and watching movies and things like that.

All the means

Hope this helps you decide what to do next :)

Personally, I think both cities share a very, very similar vibe overall.

Most of the answers / reviews posted by people here are pretty outdated.

I am a Puneite and have also lived in Bengaluru.

The cost of living today, in the year after the 2021 pandemic, remains slightly higher in Pune than in Bengaluru given the higher taxation for the state of Maharashtra.

Both are metropolitan cities and both are pub havens when it comes to nightlife in India. In recent times, Pune has seen a boom in terms of breweries.

Both are cosmopolitan cities and home to diverse cultures, given

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Personally, I think both cities share a very, very similar vibe overall.

Most of the answers / reviews posted by people here are pretty outdated.

I am a Puneite and have also lived in Bengaluru.

The cost of living today, in the year after the 2021 pandemic, remains slightly higher in Pune than in Bengaluru given the higher taxation for the state of Maharashtra.

Both are metropolitan cities and both are pub havens when it comes to nightlife in India. In recent times, Pune has seen a boom in terms of breweries.

Both are cosmopolitan cities and host diverse cultures, as Pune and Bengaluru are recognized as major IT hubs in India.

Traffic turns out to be a serious problem in both cities. And no, you just can't get to your location in 30 minutes in any of these cities. Why?

  1. Bengaluru maintains a traffic discipline, but the roads are smaller.
  2. Pune has wider roads, however the city lacks traffic discipline.

Public transportation in Bengaluru is much more reliable than in Pune. However, the scenario for Pune's public transportation will definitely witness a positive change in late 2021, given the completion of the Pune metro.

Kannadigas tend to be much more welcoming than Marathi. But that does not imply the fact that Marathi Manoos is rude.

The quality of education in Pune dominates Bengaluru, given the introduction of autonomy in colleges / schools.

East Pune: Hadapsar / Kharadi / Magarpatta and West Pune: Hinjawadi / Aundh / Baner are relatively much more developed in terms of Infra and offer a better horizon than North Pune and South Pune.

While North Bengaluru: Tumkur / Hebbal / Hennur and South Bengaluru: Electronic City / Begur and Kengeri have started to see positive infrastructure changes recently.

Power and water outages tend to be common in Bangalore.

In general, both cities offer a great variety of food! :)

In terms of youth culture, Pune, being a student-friendly city, has a very vibrant and dazzling aura. But the weather has changed a lot lately. Pune sees extreme temperatures during summers and not so cold winters, unlike Bengaluru.

While Bengaluru's climate is something I would rather live in.

As I said before, both cities share a very similar vibe. ;P

I suggest you move to Bangalore. There are many reasons to give. In Bangalore, the culture is cosmopolitan and mixing with the local people is never a problem. Then there are many people who speak Hindi, which also gives you the feeling of home away from home. Then for transportation, almost all companies provide transportation. If you are in the IT field, you shouldn't worry at all. As for entertainment, you have various entertainment venues that depend on your taste and taste. The cost of living also depends on your attitude. You can live on Rs 20K with rent

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I suggest you move to Bangalore. There are many reasons to give. In Bangalore, the culture is cosmopolitan and mixing with the local people is never a problem. Then there are many people who speak Hindi, which also gives you the feeling of home away from home. Then for transportation, almost all companies provide transportation. If you are in the IT field, you shouldn't worry at all. As for entertainment, you have various entertainment venues that depend on your taste and taste. The cost of living also depends on your attitude. You can live on Rs 20K with the cost of rent and food in charge. There are places to dine from Rs 20 to Rs 200. Again, it comes down to your fantasies. You will not believe that one of my office colleagues used to live on a monthly budget that did not exceed 1000 rupees. Of course, he chose to stay in a dungeon called a room and eat in the office dining room twice a day. But I think others cannot imitate his miserable life. So you live it with a considerable amount of cash, which you can save. The man I mentioned above is now the owner of an apartment and three parcels. Of course not everyone can be like him. What I want to tell you is that if you have the will, you can live on Rs 20,000 more on Rs 50,000 as well. It's in your hands. That is Bangalore for you. In the case of Pune, it is pure Maratha culture and Hindi is treated with contempt but with the Maratha manoos. Socializing is not easy, where again the language is given more weight. Also, Pune is not as developed as Bangalore. In summary,

I say it would be better if you move to Pune if you are from NCR. Because many people here know Hindi they use the Devanagari script. NIGHT LIFE is good, you can walk at night.

Bengaluru is the same as NCR. BECAUSE 2017 saw abuse. And it also has more cars if you want, you can check. Bengaluru is full of people just like in Delhi. Traffic pollution equals Delhi. And it's too hot these days too. like Delhi because many trees are cut down, and there are many concrete and glass buildings, many vehicles, no CNG buses, increased garbage. of the population. of pollution.

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I say it would be better if you move to Pune if you are from NCR. Because many people here know Hindi they use the Devanagari script. NIGHT LIFE is good, you can walk at night.

Bengaluru is the same as NCR. BECAUSE in 2017 he saw abuse. And it also has more cars if you want, you can check. Bengaluru is crowded just like the one in Delhi. Traffic pollution equals Delhi. like Delhi because by cutting down many trees, and there are many concrete and glass buildings, many vehicles, no CNG buses, increased garbage, over population, pollution.

Bengaluru is a South Indian city where North Indian food is hard to come by.

There will be a lot of rounds and bands in Bengaluru because it is the capital of Karnataka and if something happens to any part of the tea state, Bengaluru starts hitting just like Delhi. Kannadigas has started a new motto that we will not speak and other languages ​​besides kannada there is the flag of karnataka, there is a state anthem for karnataka, even during independence day they sing this instead jana gana mana, karnataka and Bengaluru have a very big and rich story if you don't know, they will just tell you that they will make you joke by social media and news channels when they come to ask questions about kannada rajyotsava or even normal kannadigas here they understand many languages ​​many just can't fool them by doing that their groups if they are speaking in Kannada only want to respect their mother tongue.

So all the irritating problems mentioned above from Bengaluru are not there in Pune, so you can happily go to Pune even if I stay in Pune. You just need to learn Marathi which is very easy, just download the glasses translation app.

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I have been staying in Pune for 17 years and in Bangalore for 5 years. I am a South Indian, a Tamil at that.
Had he heard of so many anti-Tamil riots in Bangalore? Does that mean I'm threatened? Of course, no!

And considering that you work in an information technology company, most of the time you will reach predominantly Marathi-dominated areas. Another advantage of Pune is that there are many areas in Pune that are truly cosmopolitan, such as the camp area, etc. There are a couple of areas in Pune where Jains are the majority. In fact, there is a society called Arihant society where only Jains stay. T

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I have been staying in Pune for 17 years and in Bangalore for 5 years. I am a South Indian, a Tamil at that.
Had he heard of so many anti-Tamil riots in Bangalore? Does that mean I'm threatened? Of course, no!

And considering that you work in an information technology company, most of the time you will reach predominantly Marathi-dominated areas. Another advantage of Pune is that there are many areas in Pune that are truly cosmopolitan, such as the camp area, etc. There are a couple of areas in Pune where Jains are the majority. In fact, there is a society called Arihant society where only Jains stay. Ordinary Punekar are among the most accommodating people in the country. Another great advantage that you will have in Pune over Bangalore is that many more people in Pune know Hindi than in Bangalore. Bangaloreans are also quite familiar with Hindi, but you will be immediately recognized as a stranger. Not that they misbehave around outsiders, yet!

Of course, Pune is much cheaper and the food is more North Indian nature compared to Bangalore. Bangalore is home to some North Indian hotels. However, they are very few in number. Some of them are too expensive, while many cater more to the working community. But when it comes to quality of life and big city feel, Bangalore is the place to be. But of course, be prepared to spend more money on housing!

Some differences and similarities in Pune and Bangalore:

1. Both are IT hubs. Although the job opportunities are more in Bangalore.
2. Both are green and clean compared to most cities in India.
3. Traffic: This can break your heart, especially if you are moving from Delhi-NCR. You will have great difficulties on the roads of both cities compared to Delhi.
4. The cost of living is definitely high in Bangalore compared to Pune. The cost of living in Delhi is between the two cities.
5. Pollution, like Delhi, is a problem in both places. But both are much better than Delhi.
6. Safety: Pune is a very safe city in comparison

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Some differences and similarities in Pune and Bangalore:

1. Both are IT hubs. Although the job opportunities are more in Bangalore.
2. Both are green and clean compared to most cities in India.
3. Traffic: This can break your heart, especially if you are moving from Delhi-NCR. You will have great difficulties on the roads of both cities compared to Delhi.
4. The cost of living is definitely high in Bangalore compared to Pune. The cost of living in Delhi is between the two cities.
5. Pollution, like Delhi, is a problem in both places. But both are much better than Delhi.
6. Safety: Pune is a very safe city compared to Bangalore. In fact, Bangalore is the second least safe city in India after Delhi.
7. For a North Indian, Bangalore is a better city. North Indian food has more availability and you will find many North Indians there. You won't find that many in Pune.
Currently, there is no counter activity in North India in Pune, but there is always a risk. Bangalore never has this risk.
8. Buying options are better in Bangalore than in Pune. But both cities will look boring if you move from Delhi. Also, the food from Bangalore and Pune can never give the taste of Delhi street food.
9. Housing is better in Pune compared to Bangalore as a whole. However, currently Noida (which is in NCR) is at the top of Indian cities in terms of housing.
10. Bangalore has a relatively fast life and Pune is relatively peaceful.

I think the choice between cities is totally up to you. By its parameters, I think Bangalore is a better city, although Pune is much safer than Bangalore.

I used to like Bangalore but the situation has gotten worse as of late, check it out below,

  • To get to the airport, you have to pay more than 1000 rupees, even if you take a bus, it costs more than 300 per person from, for example, south of Bangalore. There is no affordable transportation for ordinary people to get to the airport with minimal fees. Why? The old airport was accessible in 25 Rs from anywhere in Bangalore.
  • To get to any IT park, for example White Field, Marathalli, Manyta tech park, Global Village, etc., it takes hours, there is a lot of traffic on the bus routes and there are no subways or local trains. I believe thousands of people travel from West Bangalore to
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I used to like Bangalore but the situation has gotten worse as of late, check it out below,

  • To get to the airport, you have to pay more than 1000 rupees, even if you take a bus, it costs more than 300 per person from, for example, south of Bangalore. There is no affordable transportation for ordinary people to get to the airport with minimal fees. Why? The old airport was accessible in 25 Rs from anywhere in Bangalore.
  • To get to any IT park, for example White Field, Marathalli, Manyta tech park, Global Village, etc., it takes hours, there is a lot of traffic on the bus routes and there are no subways or local trains. I think thousands of people travel from West Bangalore to East or South to North Bangalore and waste a minimum of 4-5 hours. Imagine if there were a meter, how productive it would have been. It is affecting the health of almost all IT professionals. Nobody seems to care. Mass transportation had not been thought of when opening thousands of businesses in one corner of the city.
  • Cars are the worst possible in Bangalore. You really can't talk to them without being humiliated, they humiliate both locals and outsiders, it almost amazes me. You can't really trust ola / uber as they increase their fares almost every time you need the taxi, so you end up paying double, just as a person from the car would have charged, however, in the case of ola / uber, save your dignity but they are plucking you too. The mass rapid transit system is the only solution that we do not have in Bangalore. Metro is used here for photos and selfies, as it does not connect any main routes from one end to the other. It is like the teeth of an elephant.
  • Food OMG any store that starts selling tasty items suddenly increases in price as the options are not too many, here almost all stores sell samosas at over Rs 15, Rasogolla at over Rs 25, Rotis at 40 Rs, etc. does ... while the cost of raw materials is similar to other cities. Idle Vada too, which everyone thought would be cheaper, costs at least Rs 44 per plate. Still, we don't have value-for-money options here. There are few Sagar / Darshinis, but they have also slowly revised their prices and are no longer cheaper.
  • Rent, another dear trap. Forget about the high rent, the owners will charge you 10 months of rent in advance, which they do not return so easily and most of the time you are at their mercy. They can deduct your money for flimsy reasons, since they only have to deduct and not ask.
  • The weather is good, but the last two summers have not usually been hot and with so many buildings going around, you are always in the middle of dust and pollution. Trees are cut down on all avenues to widen it, and the city is losing green cover at an alarming rate. People can relate to how the new BEL road looks now compared to a couple of years ago.
  • Taxes, I think it is one of the highest here, when you have to buy a vehicle. You cannot take that vehicle out to buy, first you will not have parking, or the experience will not be good, then you will stop leaving.
  • Corruption is high here, in the sense that for the same reason, you have to pay more bribes in Bangalore.
  • If you have too much money, pollution and traffic are the main problems for you, otherwise, for others, everything is a fight.

There are positives in terms of increased job availability and a better work culture, but I think the above factors have really brought this otherwise pleasant and welcoming city down.

Edition 1:

2k views, so fast, feeling humbled. It seems that I have touched the soft nerve of my colleagues from Bangalore.

Pune is not mentioned because I want Bangalore to regain its former glory so that it is above those comparisons.

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