Chennai vs Honolulu - Cost of Living Comparison

Chennai Honolulu
🚶 Cost of living one person
$425
$2636
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1030
$5905
🏠 One person rent
$162
$1682
🏘️ Family rent
$296
$2848
🍽️ Food expenses
$162
$686
🚐 Transport expenses
$63.2
$103
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$568
$4876
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
16 km
7 km
🎓 Higher education
77
61
😀 Quality of life
67
86
🏙️ Population
10.3M
351K

The cost of living in Chennai is 84% less expensive than in Honolulu. Cities ranked 8684th and 96th ($425 vs $2636) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 26th and 82nd in India and the United States, respectively. Check India vs the United States comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.3 months in Chennai compared to 1.8 months in Honolulu. Chennai ranked 2nd best city to live in India vs Honolulu ranked 51st in the United States, while ranked 3652nd and 184th among best cities to live in the world.

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Chennai Honolulu
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.21
$15
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$13.1
$73.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.6
$10
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.51
$6.53
 Cappuccino
$1.88
$5.49
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.42
$2.12
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$182
$1782
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$112
$1398
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$362
$2998
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$216
$2449
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$26.9
$148
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$41.3
$230
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$8.78
$59.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
7.62%
5.41%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2011
$8068
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$686
$6043
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.25
$2.89
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$13.4
$67
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$2.71
$17.6
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.31
$1.34
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.65
$1.68
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.49
$4.49
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.58
$4.93
🥚 Eggs, x12
$0.86
$6.11
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.66
$19.8
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.78
$14.5
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.84
$18.3
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.54
$5.72
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.74
$4.6
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.32
$6.9
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.51
$6.43
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.47
$2.71
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.41
$2.43
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.24
$1.48
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.12
$3.28
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.36
$16.4
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.95
$3.73
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.75
$11.6
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$0.97
$9.26
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.63
$5.3
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.92
$4.86
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$0.77
$1.81
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$16.4
$56.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$2.67
$14.6
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$13.1
$113
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.93
$23.3
👖 Brand Jeans
$27.5
$44.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$40.3
$103
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$71.7
$898
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1266
$24102

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Distance City Cost of living
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

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Distance City Cost of living
15 km or 9.1 mi East Honolulu
$1955
16 km or 10 mi Pearl
$2694
19 km or 12 mi Waipahu
$2136
24 km or 15 mi Mililani Mauka
$1945
152 km or 94 mi Kahului
$2449
191 km or 118 mi Kauai
$1935
267 km or 166 mi Kailua-Kona
$2554
339 km or 211 mi Hilo
$2248
2149 km or 1335 mi London
$497
3662 km or 2275 mi Djarrit
$1271
3674 km or 2283 mi Majuro
$1270
3836 km or 2383 mi Eureka
$1772
3840 km or 2386 mi Ukiah
$2182
3843 km or 2388 mi Pacifica
$1944
3847 km or 2390 mi Daly
$1938
3848 km or 2391 mi San Bruno
$1935
3849 km or 2392 mi South San Francisco
$1954
3849 km or 2392 mi Millbrae
$1951
3850 km or 2392 mi Windsor
$1943
3852 km or 2393 mi Rohnert Park
$1946
3852 km or 2393 mi San Rafael
$2631
3852 km or 2394 mi Burlingame
$1941
3853 km or 2394 mi Petaluma
$3077
3853 km or 2394 mi Novato
$1947
3854 km or 2395 mi San Francisco
$3415
3855 km or 2395 mi Santa Rosa
$2882
3855 km or 2396 mi San Mateo
$3397
3856 km or 2396 mi Belmont
$2736
3858 km or 2397 mi San Carlos
$1935
3859 km or 2398 mi South Tarawa
$499
3859 km or 2398 mi Foster
$2122
3859 km or 2398 mi Redwood
$3431
3860 km or 2398 mi Monterey
$2046
3860 km or 2399 mi Santa Cruz
$2773
3863 km or 2400 mi Menlo Park
$1942
3864 km or 2401 mi Seaside
$1800
3866 km or 2402 mi Richmond
$1948
3866 km or 2402 mi Palo Alto
$2864
3867 km or 2403 mi San Pablo
$1938
3867 km or 2403 mi Los Altos
$1936