Chennai vs Kabul - Cost of Living Comparison

Chennai Kabul
🚶 Cost of living one person
$425
$422
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1030
$961
🏠 One person rent
$162
$164
🏘️ Family rent
$296
$248
🍽️ Food expenses
$162
$155
🚐 Transport expenses
$63.2
$68.3
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$568
$171
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Bad
✈️ Airport proximity
16 km
6 km
🎓 Higher education
77
31
😀 Quality of life
67
21
🏙️ Population
10.3M
4.27M

The cost of living in Chennai is 0.8% more expensive than in Kabul. Cities ranked 8684th and 8701st ($425 vs $422) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 26th and 1st in India and Afghanistan, respectively. Check India vs Afghanistan comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.3 months in Chennai compared to 0.4 months in Kabul. Chennai ranked 2nd best city to live in India vs Kabul ranked 1st in Afghanistan, while ranked 3652nd and 8956th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Chennai vs Kabul

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Chennai Kabul
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.21
$2.38
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$13.1
$11.5
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.6
$3.66
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.51
$4.4
 Cappuccino
$1.88
$1.7
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.42
$0.22
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$182
$160
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$112
$98.7
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$362
$278
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$216
$157
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$26.9
$25.8
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$41.3
$39.7
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$8.78
$26.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
7.62%
13.82%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2011
$1047
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$686
$396
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.25
$0.22
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$13.4
$20.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$2.71
$5.1
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.31
$0.69
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.65
$0.68
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.49
$0.29
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.58
$0.74
🥚 Eggs, x12
$0.86
$1.14
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.66
$3.45
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.78
$3.33
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.84
$5.13
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.54
$0.73
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.74
$0.89
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.32
$1.19
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.51
$0.5
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.47
$0.3
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.41
$0.21
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.24
$0.21
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.12
$0.76
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.36
$14
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.95
$1.55
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.75
$1.73
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$0.97
$2.85
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.63
$2.87
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.92
$0.81
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$0.77
$1.4
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$16.4
$14
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$2.67
$2.27
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$13.1
$21.7
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.93
$2.43
👖 Brand Jeans
$27.5
$17.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$40.3
$31.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$71.7
$25.1
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1266
$1456

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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
105 km or 65 mi Gardez
$353
119 km or 74 mi Jalalabad
$361
129 km or 80 mi Ghazni
$346
150 km or 93 mi Khost
$346
163 km or 101 mi Puli Khumri
$349
223 km or 138 mi Peshawar
$238
235 km or 146 mi Kohat
$243
246 km or 153 mi Kunduz
$363
266 km or 166 mi Mardan
$244
293 km or 182 mi Mingora
$246
304 km or 189 mi Mazar-i-Sharif
$355
336 km or 209 mi Wah
$211
368 km or 229 mi Islamabad
$304
369 km or 229 mi Qurghonteppa
$500
374 km or 232 mi Rawalpindi
$319
389 km or 242 mi Sheberghan
$352
425 km or 264 mi Sargodha
$404
450 km or 280 mi Tursunzoda
$503
451 km or 280 mi Dushanbe
$467
451 km or 280 mi Mirpur
$256
456 km or 284 mi Mandi Bahauddin
$243
458 km or 285 mi Kandahar
$373
467 km or 290 mi Jhang
$236
474 km or 294 mi Chiniot
$226
476 km or 296 mi Baramulla
$353
499 km or 310 mi Gojra
$286
501 km or 312 mi Hafizabad
$196
503 km or 313 mi Faisalabad
$254
505 km or 314 mi Gujrat
$243
517 km or 321 mi Dera Ghazi Khan
$233
520 km or 323 mi Srinagar
$398
523 km or 325 mi Quetta
$271
526 km or 327 mi Multan
$244
534 km or 332 mi Sahiwal
$201
536 km or 333 mi Gujranwala
$223
538 km or 334 mi Khanewal
$266
546 km or 340 mi Sialkot
$239
549 km or 341 mi Sheikhupura
$234
550 km or 342 mi Kamoke
$213
553 km or 344 mi Lashkargah
$355