Chennai vs Edinburgh - Cost of Living Comparison

Chennai Edinburgh
🚶 Cost of living one person
$425
$1695
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1030
$3835
🏠 One person rent
$162
$1001
🏘️ Family rent
$296
$1521
🍽️ Food expenses
$162
$413
🚐 Transport expenses
$63.2
$126
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$568
$2793
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
16 km
11 km
🎓 Higher education
77
89
😀 Quality of life
67
93
🏙️ Population
10.3M
488K

The cost of living in Chennai is 75% less expensive than in Edinburgh. Cities ranked 8684th and 2213th ($425 vs $1695) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 26th and 37th in India and the United Kingdom, respectively. Check India vs the United Kingdom comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.3 months in Chennai compared to 1.6 months in Edinburgh. Chennai ranked 2nd best city to live in India vs Edinburgh ranked 5th in the United Kingdom, while ranked 3652nd and 37th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Chennai vs Edinburgh

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Chennai Edinburgh
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.21
$14.8
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$13.1
$58.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.6
$7.22
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.51
$5.74
 Cappuccino
$1.88
$3.76
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.42
$2.02
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$182
$1080
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$112
$797
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$362
$2059
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$216
$1120
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$26.9
$119
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$41.3
$184
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$8.78
$28.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
7.62%
2.36%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2011
$4964
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$686
$3800
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.25
$2.2
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$13.4
$72.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$2.71
$18.3
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.31
$1.92
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.65
$1.15
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.49
$1.25
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.58
$1.38
🥚 Eggs, x12
$0.86
$2.87
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.66
$9.27
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.78
$6.89
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.84
$9.47
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.54
$2.28
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.74
$1.17
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.32
$2.47
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.51
$2.39
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.47
$1.03
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.41
$0.97
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.24
$0.82
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.12
$2.29
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.36
$9.26
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.95
$2.04
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.75
$13.7
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$0.97
$6.93
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.63
$5.25
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.92
$2.4
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$0.77
$1.59
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$16.4
$38
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$2.67
$12.2
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$13.1
$109
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.93
$20.7
👖 Brand Jeans
$27.5
$78.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$40.3
$78.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$71.7
$961
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1266
$14721

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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

Cities near Edinburgh

Distance City Cost of living
18 km or 11 mi Kirkcaldy
$1285
21 km or 13 mi Livingston
$1378
21 km or 13 mi Dunfermline
$1384
42 km or 26 mi Alloa
$1497
49 km or 30 mi Cumbernauld
$1505
49 km or 31 mi Stirling
$1282
52 km or 32 mi Perth
$1553
56 km or 35 mi Hamilton
$1497
59 km or 37 mi Dundee
$1157
65 km or 40 mi East Kilbride
$1500
66 km or 41 mi Glasgow
$1533
78 km or 48 mi Paisley
$1498
89 km or 56 mi Kilmarnock
$1148
98 km or 61 mi Greenock
$1198
99 km or 61 mi Irvine
$1496
102 km or 63 mi Dumfries
$1200
105 km or 65 mi Ayr
$955
120 km or 74 mi Carlisle
$1273
147 km or 91 mi Newcastle upon Tyne
$1340
149 km or 93 mi Aberdeen
$1302
150 km or 93 mi Gateshead
$1498
153 km or 95 mi Tynemouth
$1496
153 km or 95 mi Jarrow
$1496
154 km or 96 mi South Shields
$1502
158 km or 98 mi Washington
$1495
158 km or 98 mi Whitehaven
$1461
164 km or 102 mi Sunderland
$1321
166 km or 103 mi Durham
$1372
173 km or 107 mi Bishop Auckland
$1492
182 km or 113 mi Inverness
$1406
189 km or 117 mi Hartlepool
$1402
189 km or 117 mi Elgin
$1409
190 km or 118 mi Darlington
$1211
194 km or 121 mi Stockton-on-Tees
$1300
197 km or 123 mi Middlesbrough
$1281
211 km or 131 mi Morecambe
$1408
212 km or 132 mi Bangor
$1128
213 km or 132 mi Lancaster
$1424
216 km or 134 mi Douglas
$1482
224 km or 139 mi Newtownabbey
$1498