Chennai vs Manchester - Cost of Living Comparison

Chennai Manchester
🚶 Cost of living one person
$425
$1764
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1030
$4580
🏠 One person rent
$162
$1028
🏘️ Family rent
$296
$2108
🍽️ Food expenses
$162
$430
🚐 Transport expenses
$63.2
$157
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$568
$2682
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
16 km
13 km
🎓 Higher education
77
91
😀 Quality of life
67
91
🏙️ Population
10.3M
548K

The cost of living in Chennai is 76% less expensive than in Manchester. Cities ranked 8684th and 2066th ($425 vs $1764) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 26th and 27th in India and the United Kingdom, respectively. Check India vs the United Kingdom comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.3 months in Chennai compared to 1.5 months in Manchester. Chennai ranked 2nd best city to live in India vs Manchester ranked 10th in the United Kingdom, while ranked 3652nd and 75th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Chennai vs Manchester

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Chennai Manchester
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.21
$14.5
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$13.1
$53.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.6
$7.71
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.51
$5.01
 Cappuccino
$1.88
$3.94
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.42
$2.13
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$182
$1008
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$112
$787
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$362
$1764
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$216
$1837
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$26.9
$166
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$41.3
$255
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$8.78
$31.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
7.62%
2.79%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2011
$4874
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$686
$3055
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.25
$3.39
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$13.4
$105
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$2.71
$17
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.31
$2.05
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.65
$1.28
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.49
$1.3
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.58
$1.71
🥚 Eggs, x12
$0.86
$3.22
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.66
$9.51
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.78
$8.92
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.84
$9.91
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.54
$2.63
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.74
$1.66
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.32
$2.37
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.51
$2.01
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.47
$1.21
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.41
$1.49
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.24
$0.96
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.12
$2.91
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.36
$9.72
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.95
$2.56
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.75
$12.5
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$0.97
$6.35
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.63
$4.27
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.92
$2.17
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$0.77
$1.64
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$16.4
$32.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$2.67
$9.72
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$13.1
$123
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.93
$13.5
👖 Brand Jeans
$27.5
$77.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$40.3
$80
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$71.7
$1237
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1266
$13786

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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
4.3 km or 2.7 mi Salford
$1562
5.3 km or 3.3 mi Droylsden
$1495
5.5 km or 3.4 mi Stretford
$1498
7.5 km or 4.7 mi Sale
$1508
9.1 km or 5.7 mi Ashton-under-Lyne
$1425
12 km or 7.2 mi Oldham
$1193
12 km or 7.6 mi Altrincham
$1494
15 km or 9.1 mi Bury
$1236
17 km or 11 mi Rochdale
$1035
19 km or 12 mi Bolton
$1167
24 km or 15 mi Macclesfield
$1497
26 km or 16 mi Warrington
$1469
28 km or 17 mi Wigan
$1323
34 km or 21 mi Chorley
$1494
34 km or 21 mi St Helens
$1266
35 km or 22 mi Widnes
$1495
35 km or 22 mi Blackburn
$1122
35 km or 22 mi Runcorn
$1501
36 km or 22 mi Burnley
$1129
36 km or 22 mi Huddersfield
$1166
38 km or 23 mi Halifax
$1234
39 km or 25 mi Brighouse
$1491
42 km or 26 mi Leek
$1497
43 km or 27 mi Crewe
$1437
45 km or 28 mi Preston
$1189
46 km or 29 mi Dewsbury
$1496
48 km or 30 mi Bradford
$1193
49 km or 30 mi Batley
$1501
49 km or 30 mi Ellesmere Port
$1503
49 km or 31 mi Keighley
$1491
50 km or 31 mi Bootle
$1495
51 km or 31 mi Newcastle-under-Lyme
$1314
51 km or 32 mi Barnsley
$1231
51 km or 32 mi Liverpool
$1498
51 km or 32 mi Sheffield
$1424
52 km or 32 mi Stoke-on-Trent
$1251
52 km or 33 mi Chester
$1632
53 km or 33 mi Bebington
$1495
53 km or 33 mi Birkenhead
$1509
53 km or 33 mi Crosby
$1493