Chennai vs Hong Kong - Cost of Living Comparison

Chennai Hong Kong
🚶 Cost of living one person
$425
$2822
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1030
$6540
🏠 One person rent
$162
$1941
🏘️ Family rent
$296
$3792
🍽️ Food expenses
$162
$499
🚐 Transport expenses
$63.2
$230
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$568
$3076
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
16 km
19 km
🎓 Higher education
77
100
😀 Quality of life
67
90
🏙️ Population
10.3M
7.5M

The cost of living in Chennai is 85% less expensive than in Hong Kong. Cities ranked 8684th and 51st ($425 vs $2822) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 26th and 1st 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 1.1 months in Hong Kong. Chennai ranked 2nd best city to live in India vs Hong Kong ranked 1st in China, while ranked 3652nd and 91st among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Chennai vs Hong Kong

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Chennai Hong Kong
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.21
$7.95
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$13.1
$58
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.6
$5.54
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.51
$7.63
 Cappuccino
$1.88
$5.48
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.42
$1.29
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$182
$2411
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$112
$1655
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$362
$4764
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$216
$3308
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$26.9
$106
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$41.3
$165
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$8.78
$28.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
7.62%
2.4%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2011
$31776
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$686
$20058
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.25
$1.27
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$13.4
$68.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$2.71
$11.6
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.31
$2.72
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.65
$3.11
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.49
$2.19
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.58
$1.99
🥚 Eggs, x12
$0.86
$4.06
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.66
$25.5
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.78
$10.6
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.84
$22.9
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.54
$4.19
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.74
$2.23
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.32
$3.66
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.51
$2.98
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.47
$2.59
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.41
$2.58
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.24
$1.04
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.12
$2.26
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.36
$18.7
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.95
$2.16
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.75
$7.87
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$0.97
$8.04
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.63
$6.95
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.92
$1.7
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$0.77
$2.77
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$16.4
$76.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$2.67
$12.6
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$13.1
$47.7
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.93
$35.7
👖 Brand Jeans
$27.5
$86
👟 Brand Sneakers
$40.3
$83.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$71.7
$783
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1266
$18213

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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

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Distance City Cost of living
5 km or 3.1 mi Kowloon
$2352
30 km or 19 mi Shenzhen
$1134
61 km or 38 mi Zhuhai
$675
64 km or 40 mi Macau
$1613
88 km or 55 mi Zhongshan
$663
95 km or 59 mi Dongguan
$787
96 km or 60 mi Huizhou
$763
116 km or 72 mi Jiangmen
$711
132 km or 82 mi Guangzhou
$995
132 km or 82 mi Shanwei
$710
137 km or 85 mi Foshan
$641
152 km or 94 mi Kaiping
$665
173 km or 107 mi Heyuan
$696
193 km or 120 mi Qingyuan
$733
195 km or 121 mi Zhaoqing
$707
229 km or 143 mi Yunfu
$763
231 km or 144 mi Yangjiang
$719
236 km or 147 mi Puning
$700
267 km or 166 mi Jieyang
$747
286 km or 178 mi Shaoguan
$688
287 km or 178 mi Shantou
$1051
297 km or 184 mi Chaozhou
$648
301 km or 187 mi Meizhou
$775
320 km or 199 mi Wuzhou
$727
333 km or 207 mi Lianzhou
$651
341 km or 212 mi Maoming
$537
343 km or 213 mi Gaozhou
$686
357 km or 222 mi Hezhou
$701
403 km or 250 mi Ganzhou
$792
406 km or 252 mi Zhanjiang
$667
408 km or 254 mi Chenzhou
$815
414 km or 257 mi Yulin
$753
427 km or 266 mi Longyan
$691
435 km or 270 mi Zhangzhou
$751
469 km or 292 mi Xiamen
$828
471 km or 292 mi Haikou
$608
475 km or 295 mi Guigang
$673
489 km or 304 mi Kinmen
$828
516 km or 320 mi Guilin
$539
529 km or 329 mi Laibin
$704