Chennai vs Hefei - Cost of Living Comparison

Chennai Hefei
🚶 Cost of living one person
$425
$676
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1030
$1664
🏠 One person rent
$162
$257
🏘️ Family rent
$296
$396
🍽️ Food expenses
$162
$253
🚐 Transport expenses
$63.2
$79.6
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$568
$958
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
16 km
32 km
🎓 Higher education
77
92
😀 Quality of life
67
53
🏙️ Population
10.3M
9.37M

The cost of living in Chennai is 37% less expensive than in Hefei. Cities ranked 8684th and 6774th ($425 vs $676) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 26th and 258th 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 1.4 months in Hefei. Chennai ranked 2nd best city to live in India vs Hefei ranked 36th in China, while ranked 3652nd and 5955th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Chennai vs Hefei

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Chennai Hefei
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.21
$3.72
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$13.1
$20.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.6
$5.03
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.51
$2.51
 Cappuccino
$1.88
$4.34
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.42
$0.49
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$182
$290
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$112
$175
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$362
$485
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$216
$270
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$26.9
$43.4
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$41.3
$67.6
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$8.78
$15.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
7.62%
5.32%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2011
$4366
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$686
$1791
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.25
$0.36
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$13.4
$22.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$2.71
$3.76
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.31
$1.15
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.65
$2.07
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.49
$1.54
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.58
$1.18
🥚 Eggs, x12
$0.86
$1.69
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.66
$10.6
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.78
$4.98
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.84
$8.51
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.54
$1.17
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.74
$1.2
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.32
$0.68
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.51
$1.26
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.47
$0.53
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.41
$0.52
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.24
$0.84
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.12
$1.18
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.36
$18.1
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.95
$1.2
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.75
$3.54
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$0.97
$4.79
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.63
$3.9
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.92
$0.98
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$0.77
$1.71
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$16.4
$67.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$2.67
$5.31
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$13.1
$38
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.93
$4.69
👖 Brand Jeans
$27.5
$47.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$40.3
$81.5
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$71.7
$224
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1266
$7374

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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
48 km or 30 mi Chaohu
$665
73 km or 45 mi Huainan
$715
74 km or 46 mi Lu'an
$739
95 km or 59 mi Tongcheng
$665
103 km or 64 mi Ma'anshan
$702
113 km or 70 mi Tongling
$684
118 km or 73 mi Wuhu
$839
119 km or 74 mi Bengbu
$722
122 km or 76 mi Mingguang
$659
135 km or 84 mi Chizhou
$700
142 km or 88 mi Nanjing
$817
152 km or 94 mi Qianshan
$658
153 km or 95 mi Anqing
$717
173 km or 107 mi Xuancheng
$732
178 km or 110 mi Jurong
$664
180 km or 112 mi Fuyang
$782
183 km or 114 mi Yizheng
$660
186 km or 116 mi Tianchang
$661
199 km or 124 mi Suzhou
$750
209 km or 130 mi Zhenjiang
$588
211 km or 131 mi Yangzhou
$709
213 km or 132 mi Ningguo
$651
214 km or 133 mi Liyang
$666
217 km or 135 mi Danyang
$669
227 km or 141 mi Macheng
$672
228 km or 141 mi Gaoyou
$669
229 km or 142 mi Guangde
$657
237 km or 147 mi Huaibei
$702
238 km or 148 mi Jieshou
$660
242 km or 151 mi Yangzhong
$649
243 km or 151 mi Yongcheng
$681
247 km or 153 mi Yixing
$678
248 km or 154 mi Suqian
$773
251 km or 156 mi Huai'an
$736
254 km or 158 mi Changzhou
$782
256 km or 159 mi Taizhou
$696
259 km or 161 mi Huangshan
$684
260 km or 162 mi Taixing
$678
267 km or 166 mi Xuzhou
$622
268 km or 167 mi Xinghua
$682