Chennai vs Chongqing - Cost of Living Comparison

Chennai Chongqing
🚶 Cost of living one person
$425
$725
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1030
$2101
🏠 One person rent
$162
$238
🏘️ Family rent
$296
$422
🍽️ Food expenses
$162
$307
🚐 Transport expenses
$63.2
$72.9
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$568
$772
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
16 km
16 km
🎓 Higher education
77
88
😀 Quality of life
67
55
🏙️ Population
10.3M
7.74M

The cost of living in Chennai is 41% less expensive than in Chongqing. Cities ranked 8684th and 6369th ($425 vs $725) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 26th and 99th in India and China, respectively. Check India vs China comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.3 months in Chennai compared to 1.1 months in Chongqing. Chennai ranked 2nd best city to live in India vs Chongqing ranked 28th in China, while ranked 3652nd and 5791st among best cities to live in the world.

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Chennai Chongqing
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.21
$6.3
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$13.1
$25.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.6
$4.54
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.51
$3.43
 Cappuccino
$1.88
$4.67
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.42
$0.46
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$182
$291
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$112
$161
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$362
$474
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$216
$322
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$26.9
$37.3
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$41.3
$57.1
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$8.78
$13
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
7.62%
5.52%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2011
$2871
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$686
$1924
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.25
$0.44
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$13.4
$18.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$2.71
$4.08
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.31
$0.98
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.65
$2.21
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.49
$1.46
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.58
$1.46
🥚 Eggs, x12
$0.86
$2.31
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.66
$14
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.78
$6.15
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.84
$13.2
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.54
$2.05
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.74
$1.35
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.32
$1.38
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.51
$1.23
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.47
$0.91
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.41
$1.34
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.24
$0.38
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.12
$1.18
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.36
$17.9
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.95
$0.82
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.75
$4.09
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$0.97
$9.37
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.63
$4.29
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.92
$1.01
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$0.77
$2.44
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$16.4
$45.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$2.67
$5.99
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$13.1
$61.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.93
$7.98
👖 Brand Jeans
$27.5
$81.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$40.3
$80.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$71.7
$373
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1266
$22110

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$474
124 km or 77 mi Vellore
$277
125 km or 78 mi Chittoor
$341
138 km or 85 mi Pondicherry
$328
153 km or 95 mi Nellore
$273
159 km or 99 mi Cuddalore
$337
198 km or 123 mi Madanapalle
$336
219 km or 136 mi Kadapa
$344
260 km or 162 mi Proddatur
$337
269 km or 167 mi Ongole
$338
279 km or 173 mi Salem
$351
282 km or 175 mi Thanjavur
$333
290 km or 180 mi Bangalore
$480
304 km or 189 mi Chirala
$335
305 km or 189 mi Tiruchirappalli
$335
312 km or 194 mi Hindupur
$335
328 km or 204 mi Nandyal
$348
338 km or 210 mi Anantapur
$339
339 km or 211 mi Erode
$278
344 km or 214 mi Tumkur
$301
353 km or 219 mi Tenali
$271
354 km or 220 mi Machilipatnam
$282
357 km or 222 mi Guntur
$294
361 km or 224 mi Tiruppur
$340
383 km or 238 mi Vijayawada
$424
388 km or 241 mi Kurnool
$348
396 km or 246 mi Dindigul
$338
402 km or 250 mi Mysore
$345
411 km or 256 mi Eluru
$329
423 km or 263 mi Madurai
$361
428 km or 266 mi Coimbatore
$360
428 km or 266 mi Adoni
$346
453 km or 282 mi Nalgonda
$333
462 km or 287 mi Rajahmundry
$297
463 km or 288 mi Khammam
$277
474 km or 294 mi Mahbubnagar
$336
476 km or 296 mi Kakinada
$350
482 km or 300 mi Hospet
$339
494 km or 307 mi Davanagere
$282
509 km or 317 mi Malappuram
$263

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Distance City Cost of living
97 km or 60 mi Huaying
$650
103 km or 64 mi Guang'an
$722
120 km or 75 mi Longchang
$663
127 km or 79 mi Luzhou
$737
140 km or 87 mi Suining
$720
140 km or 87 mi Neijiang
$785
145 km or 90 mi Nanchong
$677
170 km or 106 mi Zigong
$688
183 km or 113 mi Shehong
$672
191 km or 119 mi Ziyang
$710
194 km or 120 mi Renhuai
$665
201 km or 125 mi Yibin
$731
208 km or 129 mi Dazhou
$719
209 km or 130 mi Zunyi
$733
211 km or 131 mi Jianyang
$678
232 km or 144 mi Langzhong
$668
249 km or 154 mi Lichuan
$667
258 km or 160 mi Bazhong
$721
264 km or 164 mi Meishan
$714
265 km or 165 mi Chengdu
$752
266 km or 165 mi Leshan
$721
266 km or 166 mi Guanghan
$662
268 km or 167 mi Deyang
$724
272 km or 169 mi Mianyang
$566
277 km or 172 mi Bijie
$768
285 km or 177 mi Shifang
$652
292 km or 181 mi Emeishan
$652
294 km or 183 mi Pengzhou
$668
298 km or 185 mi Enshi
$670
298 km or 185 mi Mianzhu
$657
298 km or 185 mi Chongzhou
$664
300 km or 186 mi Jiangyou
$670
309 km or 192 mi Qionglai
$662
316 km or 196 mi Wanyuan
$653
320 km or 199 mi Dujiangyan
$664
327 km or 203 mi Guangyuan
$710
331 km or 206 mi Guiyang
$603
331 km or 206 mi Tongren
$717
342 km or 212 mi Ya'an
$693
342 km or 213 mi Jishou
$646