What are the best places in Bangalore to shop under ₹500?

Street markets give you the fun and satisfaction of bargain shopping which you won’t get in shopping malls. The best places in the city to shop under 500 are Chickpet, Malleswaram Market, Jayanagar 4th Block, Commercial Street, Tibet Market and Dubai Plaza, and Avenue Street. 

  1. Chickpet 

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Chickpet is a place where every woman would love to go shopping. It is a popular wholesale and retail market where you can purchase half a dozen clothes under ₹500, i.e., at wholesale prices. The only challenge is to find some amazing shops from the middle of hundreds of shops clustered across the place. But no worries, keep on exploring the shops that are attractive to you. 

Popular Items: Sarees, Jewelry, Crockery  

Timing: 10 AM to 9 PM 

  1. Malleswaram Market

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The place is a one-stop shop where you can find almost every item you need and gives an old market nostalgic vibes where shops are lined up in the street. This is an awesome place to shop well under ₹500 without any disappointments. There are some delicious eateries in the market, from Iyengar bakery that serves fresh puffs and buns to Veena stores that serve soft idlis. 

Popular Items: Clothes, Accessories, Footwear, Bangles

Timing: 7 AM to 10 PM

  1. Jayanagar 4th Block

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Even though the place is not as popular as Commercial Street, it is one of the best places in the city for shoppers looking for garments at reasonable prices. You can get cotton kurtas under ₹250 and slippers for ₹100, and there is an amazing collection of different footwear, jewelry, and dupattas at awesome prices. Sharpen your bargaining skills before going shopping here. 

Popular Items: Clothing, Jewelry, Shoes, Artwork

Timing: 10 AM to 1.30 PM, 4 PM to 8.30 PM 

  1. Commercial Street

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This place is undoubtedly Bangalore's most popular shopping street, where you can find a wide variety of options from Indian to Western outfits, accessories, footwear, denim, and the list goes on. You will have to bargain for better deals as the initial prices will be higher. Eateries in every nook and corner and the shining lights in the evening will spice up your shopping experience. 

Popular Items: Clothing, Footwear, Denim, Unstitched Materials 

Timing: 11 AM to 8 PM 

  1. Tibet Market & Dubai Plaza

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Situated in Brigade Road, this place is quite known for imported merchandise at budget-friendly prices. The place has a huge collection of fashionable outfits and accessories. If you are pretty good at bargaining, you may get two pairs of earrings for less than ₹50. 

Popular Items: Apparels, Jewelry, Soft Toys 

Timing: 10 AM to 9 PM

  1. Avenue Road

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Shopping is not limited to clothes and accessories. If you are a book lover looking to purchase books at an economical price, you must definitely go to Avenue Road. You can find every type of secondhand book here, ranging from fiction to nonfiction, different genres, and languages. A bookworm can happily purchase a handful of books under ₹500. 

Popular Items: Used books, Textbooks 

Timing: 10 AM to 9 PM 

How to decide which health insurance to buy?

Health insurance is an essential policy that must be taken care of, especially during the current scenario, as it can safeguard you from the financial burden of health care expenses. Since there are a wide variety of health insurance plans available, you may feel confused. These tips can aid you to choose a suitable health insurance policy for you: 

  1. Search for the right coverage 

Always make sure to select a health plan that covers you against different ranges of medical problems and offers benefits that include daycare expenses, hospitalization expenses, transportation, etc. You also have to check whether the policy satisfies your family's requirements if you are buying insurance for the family. Think about your requirements, compare the plans and choose a plan accordingly. 

  1. Try to keep it affordable

You should also consider your money while purchasing health insurance that suits you. You have to think about the plan benefits before you consider the plan price. It would be better to purchase an affordably priced health insurance policy at the beginning to assure you are adequately covered and, at the same time, premiums are reasonable. You can also review plans, increase your cover based on income, family size, and so on.  

  1. Pick family health plans rather than individual ones 

If you plan to buy health insurance considering your family in mind, purchase a family health plan to enjoy maximum advantages at economical prices. There should also be flexibility to add a new family member without any problem. 

  1. Select lifetime renewability plan

While buying a health insurance policy, remember to check how many years the plan will cover you or if it provides limited renewability or not. It is essential as you require a health plan the most during the later years of age. It would be wise to choose the health plans that offer lifetime renewability. 

  1. Prefer one with large network hospital coverage 

Once you have finalized the list of health plans, check whether your preferred hospitals and doctors are incorporated in their hospital network. Make sure to select an insurance company that has an extensive network of hospitals across the world. 

  1. Choose insurer with high claim settlement ratio

The claim settlement ratio is the number of claims settled by the insurance company over the total received claims. You must select an insurer with a high claim settlement ratio and a fast and easy claims process.

What is more important, money or health?

Health is more important; with good health, you can earn how much ever you want, but you can't buy good health with money.

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"Wealth is nothing without health", as health is a necessary requirement in one's life and wealth is a satisfactory condition; we need both of them to be happy. You will have a sense of well-being and feel happy when you're physically fit; it's not necessary that wealth will do the same. 

Most people mistakenly think that having money will solve all their problems, health issues and be happy. There is the inevitable fact that some diseases still have no cure; studies have proved that most rich suffer from anxiety, stress, suspicion, and unhappiness, as being wealthy can rob your peace of mind.