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I missed out on two important categories in the previous post.- Health - 6.1% ( 5.6% Insurance, 0.5% Rest )
- Telecom - 1.15% ( 0.24% Phone )

Following is the chart of expenses for pre-paid cellular service for last 5 years (in INR) -

It's been ~150 days now in UP and following is the expense category split -

Clearly the housing and communications are not in desirable range, however the rest of the infrastructure is overall competitive.

My rough energy intensity calculations have gone a bit haywire. I'd skip the lengthy calculation and directly give the number -

If we take Gapminder's 2007 number, then we get the same

Few sample reference points -

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It's been ~150 days now in UP and following is the expense category split -

- Taxes - 32%, Rs. 230 per day
- Rent - 28%, Rs. 200 per day
- Misc - 13%, Rs. 92 per day
- Travel - 11%, Rs. 78 per day
- Food - 9%, Rs. 66 per day (subsidized)
- Internet - 4%, Rs. 27 per day
- Commute - 2%, Rs. 15 per day
- Electricity - 1%, Rs. 8 per day
- Water - Free!

**Rs. 716**per dayClearly the housing and communications are not in desirable range, however the rest of the infrastructure is overall competitive.

My rough energy intensity calculations have gone a bit haywire. I'd skip the lengthy calculation and directly give the number -

**1120 tons per $mil**expense. (excludes investment and professional outlay). This was**~750**for the time in Bangalore. Why the sudden increase- More per-capita electricity usage (~3 base units per day, 1.4 tons GHG)
- More miles in traveled in a private four-wheeler (1000+ miles, 40mpg ~0.26 tons GHG)

- Oil - 2.7mn bbl per day = 4.63 GkWh per day
- Gas - 4.9 bcf per day = 1.47 GkWh per day
- Coal - 842,563 tons per day = 5.43 GkWh per day
- Others - 3.2 GkWh per day
- Total ~ 14.7 GkWh per day (~=
**0.46bn**toe per annum)

**0.59bn**toe, so it'd appear that my calculations are underestimating the other's category.If we take Gapminder's 2007 number, then we get the same

**703 watts**per capita (16.8 kWh units per day). From my data it comes to be**560 watts**(13.4 kWh units per day per capita).Few sample reference points -

- Average human body requires 2100 kCal per day or ~2.5 kWh units per day (~102 Watts)
- CFL - typically 16 to 24 Watts
- Laptop - 18 to 40 Watts (with 60-90 Whr batteries)
- iPad - 2 to 4 Watts (shipping with 25Whr battery = 10 hours usage)
- Smartphone - 0.15 to 0.6 watts (with typically 1200 mAh = 3.5 Whr battery)
- Nissan Leaf ships with 24kWhr batteries with ~3.7 miles range per kWhr charge.

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