Chennai vs Dallas - Cost of Living Comparison

Chennai Dallas
🚶 Cost of living one person
$425
$2268
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1030
$5207
🏠 One person rent
$162
$1388
🏘️ Family rent
$296
$2375
🍽️ Food expenses
$162
$552
🚐 Transport expenses
$63.2
$173
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$568
$5356
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Good
✈️ Airport proximity
16 km
9 km
🎓 Higher education
77
92
😀 Quality of life
67
90
🏙️ Population
10.3M
1.3M

The cost of living in Chennai is 81% less expensive than in Dallas. Cities ranked 8684th and 271st ($425 vs $2268) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 26th and 211th in India and the United States, respectively. Check India vs the United States comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.3 months in Chennai compared to 2.4 months in Dallas. Chennai ranked 2nd best city to live in India vs Dallas ranked 17th in the United States, while ranked 3652nd and 95th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Chennai vs Dallas

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Chennai Dallas
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.21
$16.6
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$13.1
$61.5
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.6
$8.08
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.51
$5.18
 Cappuccino
$1.88
$4.46
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.42
$2.11
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$182
$1483
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$112
$1142
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$362
$2860
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$216
$1961
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$26.9
$108
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$41.3
$164
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$8.78
$70.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
7.62%
4.68%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2011
$3782
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$686
$1848
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.25
$3.02
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$13.4
$98.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$2.71
$12.3
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.31
$1.12
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.65
$0.86
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.49
$2.79
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.58
$3.14
🥚 Eggs, x12
$0.86
$3.36
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.66
$10.3
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.78
$11.7
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.84
$15.6
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.54
$4.25
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.74
$2.01
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.32
$4.24
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.51
$3.51
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.47
$2.89
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.41
$2.88
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.24
$1.42
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.12
$3.17
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.36
$12.9
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.95
$4.25
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.75
$8.54
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$0.97
$8.18
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.63
$5.11
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.92
$2.17
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$0.77
$1.65
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$16.4
$40.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$2.67
$13
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$13.1
$115
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.93
$20.7
👖 Brand Jeans
$27.5
$53.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$40.3
$88.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$71.7
$1178
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1266
$15441

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Distance City Cost of living
111 km or 69 mi Tirupati
$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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$1935
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$1953
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$1938
18 km or 11 mi Farmers Branch
$1948
19 km or 12 mi Mesquite
$1961
19 km or 12 mi Balch Springs
$1907
20 km or 12 mi Lancaster
$1936
21 km or 13 mi DeSoto
$1948
21 km or 13 mi Grand Prairie
$1971
22 km or 13 mi Garland
$1977
22 km or 14 mi Richardson
$1950
25 km or 15 mi Carrollton
$1942
25 km or 15 mi Cedar Hill
$1938
27 km or 17 mi Coppell
$1944
28 km or 17 mi Euless
$1944
28 km or 18 mi Rowlett
$1946
30 km or 19 mi Sachse
$1947
30 km or 19 mi Arlington
$1643
31 km or 19 mi Plano
$2066
31 km or 19 mi Grapevine
$2287
32 km or 20 mi Bedford
$1937
32 km or 20 mi Forney
$1951
34 km or 21 mi Colleyville
$1950
34 km or 21 mi Lewisville
$1978
35 km or 22 mi Hurst
$1936
35 km or 22 mi The Colony
$1945
36 km or 22 mi Rockwall
$1763
37 km or 23 mi Southlake
$1941
37 km or 23 mi Mansfield
$1965
37 km or 23 mi Midlothian
$1801
37 km or 23 mi Wylie
$1827
38 km or 23 mi Flower Mound
$1955
38 km or 24 mi Allen
$2132
39 km or 24 mi North Richland Hills
$1938
40 km or 25 mi Frisco
$1945
42 km or 26 mi Waxahachie
$1941
42 km or 26 mi Watauga
$1936
43 km or 27 mi Keller
$1983
43 km or 27 mi Haltom
$1938
44 km or 28 mi Little Elm
$1941