Chennai vs Kinshasa - Cost of Living Comparison

Chennai Kinshasa
🚶 Cost of living one person
$425
$1085
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1030
$2907
🏠 One person rent
$162
$574
🏘️ Family rent
$296
$1522
🍽️ Food expenses
$162
$278
🚐 Transport expenses
$63.2
$147
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$568
$583
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
16 km
2 km
🎓 Higher education
77
30
😀 Quality of life
67
28
🏙️ Population
10.3M
11.9M

The cost of living in Chennai is 61% less expensive than in Kinshasa. Cities ranked 8684th and 4329th ($425 vs $1085) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 26th and 1st in India and the DR Congo, respectively. Check India vs the DR Congo comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.3 months in Chennai compared to 0.5 months in Kinshasa. Chennai ranked 2nd best city to live in India vs Kinshasa ranked 1st in the DR Congo, while ranked 3652nd and 8700th among best cities to live in the world.

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Chennai Kinshasa
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.21
$3.67
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$13.1
$20
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.6
$5.95
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.51
$2.32
 Cappuccino
$1.88
$5.68
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.42
$0.41
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$182
$481
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$112
$382
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$362
$2209
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$216
$1038
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$26.9
$143
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$41.3
$222
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$8.78
$28.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
7.62%
8.26%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2011
$4607
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$686
$2452
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.25
$0.17
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$13.4
$76.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$2.71
$3.15
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.31
$0.99
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.65
$1.8
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.49
$2.22
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.58
$1.13
🥚 Eggs, x12
$0.86
$2.61
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.66
$12.4
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.78
$4.34
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.84
$8.64
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.54
$3.2
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.74
$1.01
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.32
$1.14
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.51
$0.95
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.47
$1.07
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.41
$1.88
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.24
$1.03
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.12
$1.67
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.36
$16.1
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.95
$1.23
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.75
$3.78
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$0.97
$2.45
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.63
$4.91
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.92
$1.85
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$0.77
$1.36
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$16.4
$87.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$2.67
$4.29
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$13.1
$59.5
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.93
$5.81
👖 Brand Jeans
$27.5
$36.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$40.3
$44.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$71.7
$143
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1266
$1990

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$338
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$351
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$333
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$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
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$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
8 km or 5 mi Brazzaville
$560
61 km or 38 mi Kinkala
$499
114 km or 71 mi Mbanza-Ngungu
$853
197 km or 122 mi Madingou
$500
225 km or 140 mi Kayes
$500
260 km or 162 mi Gamboma
$499
261 km or 162 mi Matadi
$878
302 km or 188 mi Boma
$861
371 km or 230 mi Cabinda
$953
386 km or 240 mi Pointe-Noire
$536
396 km or 246 mi Kikwit
$865
421 km or 262 mi N'zeto
$1047
460 km or 286 mi Ambriz
$1045
551 km or 343 mi Luanda
$1230
590 km or 366 mi Mbandaka
$906
650 km or 404 mi Tshikapa
$965
809 km or 503 mi Kananga
$964
829 km or 515 mi Port-Gentil
$573
836 km or 520 mi Libreville
$612
914 km or 568 mi Lobito
$1020
924 km or 574 mi Bata
$988
937 km or 582 mi Benguela
$1066
938 km or 583 mi Mbuji-Mayi
$950
939 km or 584 mi Huambo
$1071
948 km or 589 mi Mwene-Ditu
$864
958 km or 595 mi Berberati
$481
971 km or 603 mi Luena
$1047
977 km or 607 mi Gemena
$856
995 km or 618 mi Gandajika
$854
1004 km or 624 mi Yaounde
$723
1033 km or 642 mi Bangui
$519
1075 km or 668 mi Bumba
$853
1085 km or 674 mi Sao Tome
$792
1090 km or 677 mi Trindade
$813
1121 km or 697 mi Douala
$549
1149 km or 714 mi Limbe
$370
1156 km or 718 mi Malabo
$715
1162 km or 722 mi Buea
$346
1187 km or 737 mi Kindu
$861
1191 km or 740 mi Kumba
$451