Chennai vs Guangzhou - Cost of Living Comparison

Chennai Guangzhou
🚶 Cost of living one person
$425
$995
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1030
$2664
🏠 One person rent
$162
$512
🏘️ Family rent
$296
$924
🍽️ Food expenses
$162
$280
🚐 Transport expenses
$63.2
$99.2
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$568
$1257
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
16 km
20 km
🎓 Higher education
77
97
😀 Quality of life
67
75
🏙️ Population
10.3M
18.7M

The cost of living in Chennai is 57% less expensive than in Guangzhou. Cities ranked 8684th and 5389th ($425 vs $995) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 26th and 11th 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 1.3 months in Guangzhou. Chennai ranked 2nd best city to live in India vs Guangzhou ranked 5th in China, while ranked 3652nd and 737th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Chennai vs Guangzhou

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Chennai Guangzhou
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.21
$4.33
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$13.1
$31.5
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.6
$4.94
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.51
$3.49
 Cappuccino
$1.88
$4.51
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.42
$0.5
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$182
$635
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$112
$410
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$362
$1251
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$216
$743
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$26.9
$42.2
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$41.3
$64.8
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$8.78
$15
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
7.62%
5.2%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2011
$13733
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$686
$5739
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.25
$0.37
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$13.4
$29.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$2.71
$5.41
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.31
$1.14
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.65
$2.28
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.49
$1.86
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.58
$1.37
🥚 Eggs, x12
$0.86
$2.24
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.66
$13.7
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.78
$5.39
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.84
$11
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.54
$1.98
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.74
$1.46
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.32
$1.67
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.51
$1.43
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.47
$0.96
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.41
$1.04
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.24
$0.39
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.12
$1.15
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.36
$10.5
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.95
$0.89
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.75
$3.34
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$0.97
$4.42
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.63
$5.41
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.92
$1.48
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$0.77
$2.56
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$16.4
$36.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$2.67
$7.14
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$13.1
$48.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.93
$9.62
👖 Brand Jeans
$27.5
$70.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$40.3
$90.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$71.7
$619
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1266
$25579

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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

Cities near Guangzhou

Distance City Cost of living
19 km or 12 mi Foshan
$641
51 km or 32 mi Dongguan
$787
63 km or 39 mi Jiangmen
$711
65 km or 41 mi Qingyuan
$733
67 km or 42 mi Zhongshan
$663
83 km or 52 mi Zhaoqing
$707
100 km or 62 mi Zhuhai
$675
102 km or 63 mi Kaiping
$665
105 km or 65 mi Shenzhen
$1134
111 km or 69 mi Macau
$1613
118 km or 73 mi Huizhou
$763
127 km or 79 mi Yunfu
$763
131 km or 81 mi Kowloon
$2352
132 km or 82 mi Hong Kong
$2822
162 km or 100 mi Heyuan
$696
189 km or 117 mi Shaoguan
$688
194 km or 121 mi Yangjiang
$719
202 km or 126 mi Wuzhou
$727
205 km or 127 mi Lianzhou
$651
216 km or 134 mi Shanwei
$710
225 km or 140 mi Hezhou
$701
281 km or 175 mi Gaozhou
$686
291 km or 181 mi Maoming
$537
298 km or 185 mi Chenzhou
$815
298 km or 185 mi Puning
$700
319 km or 198 mi Meizhou
$775
321 km or 199 mi Jieyang
$747
323 km or 201 mi Yulin
$753
345 km or 214 mi Ganzhou
$792
349 km or 217 mi Chaozhou
$648
352 km or 219 mi Shantou
$1051
364 km or 226 mi Zhanjiang
$667
373 km or 232 mi Guigang
$673
384 km or 239 mi Guilin
$539
406 km or 252 mi Yongzhou
$751
414 km or 257 mi Liuzhou
$698
416 km or 259 mi Laibin
$704
424 km or 264 mi Hengyang
$678
440 km or 273 mi Longyan
$691
460 km or 286 mi Haikou
$608