Chennai vs Makassar - Cost of Living Comparison

Chennai Makassar
🚶 Cost of living one person
$425
$510
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1030
$1233
🏠 One person rent
$162
$217
🏘️ Family rent
$296
$397
🍽️ Food expenses
$162
$193
🚐 Transport expenses
$63.2
$49.8
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$568
$223
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
16 km
17 km
🎓 Higher education
77
56
😀 Quality of life
67
48
🏙️ Population
10.3M
1.34M

The cost of living in Chennai is 17% less expensive than in Makassar. Cities ranked 8684th and 8256th ($425 vs $510) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 26th and 20th in India and Indonesia, respectively. Check India vs Indonesia comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.3 months in Chennai compared to 0.4 months in Makassar. Chennai ranked 2nd best city to live in India vs Makassar ranked 13th in Indonesia, while ranked 3652nd and 6342nd among best cities to live in the world.

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Chennai Makassar
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.21
$2.12
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$13.1
$9.47
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.6
$3.17
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.51
$2.52
 Cappuccino
$1.88
$1.94
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.42
$0.58
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$182
$284
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$112
$129
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$362
$547
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$216
$273
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$26.9
$22.8
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$41.3
$35.1
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$8.78
$34.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
7.62%
10.58%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2011
$1344
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$686
$436
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.25
$0.34
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$13.4
$22.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$2.71
$4.38
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.31
$0.66
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.65
$1.26
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.49
$0.88
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.58
$0.8
🥚 Eggs, x12
$0.86
$1.38
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.66
$9.11
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.78
$3.25
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.84
$7.81
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.54
$2.56
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.74
$0.89
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.32
$2.39
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.51
$1.25
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.47
$1.03
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.41
$1.79
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.24
$0.29
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.12
$1.12
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.36
$19.4
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.95
$2.12
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.75
$1.66
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$0.97
$1.05
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.63
$1.03
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.92
$0.92
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$0.77
$1.03
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$16.4
$16
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$2.67
$2.55
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$13.1
$12
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.93
$1.9
👖 Brand Jeans
$27.5
$47.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$40.3
$66.5
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$71.7
$51
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1266
$5004

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$344
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$337
269 km or 167 mi Ongole
$338
279 km or 173 mi Salem
$351
282 km or 175 mi Thanjavur
$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
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
126 km or 78 mi Parepare
$485
253 km or 157 mi Palopo
$490
358 km or 223 mi Baubau
$488
376 km or 233 mi Kendari
$499
379 km or 235 mi Bima
$485
474 km or 294 mi Palu
$500
523 km or 325 mi Balikpapan
$530
529 km or 329 mi Mataram
$372
549 km or 341 mi Banjarbaru
$491
572 km or 355 mi Banjarmasin
$410
573 km or 356 mi Samarinda
$590
592 km or 368 mi Ubud
$592
607 km or 377 mi Denpasar
$562
614 km or 382 mi Bali
$736
623 km or 387 mi Bontang
$490
691 km or 429 mi Palangka Raya
$494
723 km or 450 mi Kupang
$494
744 km or 462 mi Probolinggo
$493
750 km or 466 mi Gorontalo
$488
771 km or 479 mi Maliana
$494
771 km or 479 mi Pasuruan
$490
774 km or 481 mi Surabaya
$539
779 km or 484 mi Dili
$504
796 km or 495 mi Ainaro
$494
814 km or 506 mi Mojokerto
$471
814 km or 506 mi Malang
$418
820 km or 509 mi Batu
$490
861 km or 535 mi Baucau
$493
867 km or 539 mi Blitar
$486
870 km or 541 mi Kediri
$499
915 km or 569 mi Madiun
$391
952 km or 592 mi Manado
$611
958 km or 595 mi Tarakan
$491
974 km or 605 mi Bitung
$491
984 km or 611 mi Ambon
$551
988 km or 614 mi Surakarta
$430
1015 km or 631 mi Salatiga
$491
1015 km or 631 mi Semarang
$525
1043 km or 648 mi Yogyakarta
$440
1062 km or 660 mi Tawau
$508