Chennai vs Dhaka - Cost of Living Comparison

Chennai Dhaka
🚶 Cost of living one person
$425
$484
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1030
$1167
🏠 One person rent
$162
$162
🏘️ Family rent
$296
$277
🍽️ Food expenses
$162
$205
🚐 Transport expenses
$63.2
$71.8
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$568
$285
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Unhealthy
✈️ Airport proximity
16 km
14 km
🎓 Higher education
77
72
😀 Quality of life
67
56
🏙️ Population
10.3M
16.8M

The cost of living in Chennai is 12% less expensive than in Dhaka. Cities ranked 8684th and 8456th ($425 vs $484) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 26th and 2nd in India and Bangladesh, respectively. Check India vs Bangladesh comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.3 months in Chennai compared to 0.6 months in Dhaka. Chennai ranked 2nd best city to live in India vs Dhaka ranked 1st in Bangladesh, while ranked 3652nd and 5644th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Chennai vs Dhaka

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Chennai Dhaka
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.21
$2.15
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$13.1
$13.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.6
$5.21
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.51
$6.13
 Cappuccino
$1.88
$2.16
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.42
$0.29
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$182
$122
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$112
$113
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$362
$328
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$216
$188
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$26.9
$26.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$41.3
$40.8
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$8.78
$20.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
7.62%
9.13%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2011
$1200
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$686
$610
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.25
$0.42
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$13.4
$16.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$2.71
$4.52
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.31
$0.94
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.65
$0.93
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.49
$0.66
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.58
$0.64
🥚 Eggs, x12
$0.86
$1.28
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.66
$6.85
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.78
$3.62
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.84
$7.3
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.54
$2.31
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.74
$1.07
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.32
$2.11
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.51
$0.8
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.47
$0.29
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.41
$0.53
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.24
$0.2
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.12
$1.28
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.36
$8.97
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.95
$4.44
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.75
$2.96
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$0.97
$3.04
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.63
$5.1
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.92
$0.97
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$0.77
$1.27
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$16.4
$18.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$2.67
$5.39
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$13.1
$11.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.93
$1.97
👖 Brand Jeans
$27.5
$24.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$40.3
$53.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$71.7
$70.6
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1266
$1810

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$474
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$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
15 km or 9.5 mi Narayanganj
$382
38 km or 24 mi Narsingdi
$297
77 km or 48 mi Brahmanbaria
$335
90 km or 56 mi Agartala
$324
113 km or 70 mi Barisal
$337
115 km or 71 mi Mymensingh
$343
132 km or 82 mi Khulna
$376
135 km or 84 mi Jessore
$314
164 km or 102 mi Bogra
$365
196 km or 122 mi Rajshahi
$303
196 km or 122 mi Krishnanagar
$348
199 km or 124 mi Sylhet
$333
207 km or 129 mi Shantipur
$335
213 km or 132 mi Chittagong
$414
221 km or 137 mi Naihati
$339
222 km or 138 mi Berhampore
$338
223 km or 139 mi Bhatpara
$346
224 km or 139 mi Hugli-Chuchura
$337
226 km or 141 mi Chandannagar
$335
228 km or 142 mi Rajarhat
$346
229 km or 142 mi Madhyamgram
$339
234 km or 145 mi Barrackpore
$335
234 km or 146 mi North Dumdum
$340
235 km or 146 mi Balurghat
$336
236 km or 147 mi Serampore
$336
236 km or 147 mi Aizawl
$328
236 km or 147 mi Panihati
$345
238 km or 148 mi Kamarhati
$343
238 km or 148 mi South Dumdum
$346
238 km or 148 mi Bidhannagar
$353
239 km or 149 mi Baranagar
$341
239 km or 149 mi Uttarpara
$336
241 km or 150 mi Bally
$343
247 km or 154 mi Howrah
$313
248 km or 154 mi Kolkata
$370
248 km or 154 mi Rajpur Sonarpur
$347
254 km or 158 mi Rangpur
$355
255 km or 159 mi Shillong
$303
259 km or 161 mi Barasat
$341
265 km or 165 mi Bardhaman
$343