Chennai vs Mecca - Cost of Living Comparison

Chennai Mecca
🚶 Cost of living one person
$425
$926
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1030
$2168
🏠 One person rent
$162
$371
🏘️ Family rent
$296
$588
🍽️ Food expenses
$162
$300
🚐 Transport expenses
$63.2
$143
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$568
$1689
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
16 km
68 km
🎓 Higher education
77
40
😀 Quality of life
67
53
🏙️ Population
10.3M
1.68M

The cost of living in Chennai is 54% less expensive than in Mecca. Cities ranked 8684th and 5632nd ($425 vs $926) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 26th and 8th in India and Saudi Arabia, respectively. Check India vs Saudi Arabia comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.3 months in Chennai compared to 1.8 months in Mecca. Chennai ranked 2nd best city to live in India vs Mecca ranked 6th in Saudi Arabia, while ranked 3652nd and 5985th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Chennai vs Mecca

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Chennai Mecca
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.21
$5.75
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$13.1
$40.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.6
$6.48
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.51
$1.33
 Cappuccino
$1.88
$3.7
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.42
$0.73
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$182
$313
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$112
$243
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$362
$601
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$216
$418
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$26.9
$39.3
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$41.3
$60.3
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$8.78
$73.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
7.62%
5.49%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2011
$1003
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$686
$718
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.25
$1.07
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$13.4
$63.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$2.71
$15.5
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.31
$0.44
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.65
$1.36
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.49
$0.39
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.58
$1.5
🥚 Eggs, x12
$0.86
$2.57
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.66
$7.69
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.78
$6.77
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.84
$14.3
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.54
$2.12
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.74
$1.58
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.32
$1.94
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.51
$2.12
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.47
$1.07
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.41
$1.34
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.24
$0.59
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.12
$1.39
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.36
$1.06
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.95
$1.2
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.75
$5.35
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$0.97
$5.24
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.63
$3.93
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.92
$2.07
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$0.77
$1.45
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$16.4
$138
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$2.67
$16.6
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$13.1
$26
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.93
$4.23
👖 Brand Jeans
$27.5
$40.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$40.3
$72.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$71.7
$243
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1266
$3243

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$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
69 km or 43 mi Jeddah
$990
329 km or 204 mi Bisha
$821
338 km or 210 mi Port Sudan
$603
339 km or 211 mi Medina
$892
350 km or 218 mi Yanbu
$833
354 km or 220 mi Bareq
$820
453 km or 282 mi Abha
$975
606 km or 377 mi As Sulayyil
$834
620 km or 385 mi Ar Rass
$752
628 km or 390 mi Najran
$981
642 km or 399 mi Al Wajh
$820
644 km or 400 mi Keren
$484
648 km or 403 mi Sa'dah
$485
649 km or 403 mi Massawa
$484
670 km or 416 mi Unaizah
$847
684 km or 425 mi Asmara
$522
703 km or 437 mi Ha'il
$877
735 km or 457 mi Mendefera
$482
738 km or 458 mi Atbara
$568
756 km or 470 mi Kassala
$600
769 km or 478 mi Aswan
$309
790 km or 491 mi Riyadh
$1132
807 km or 501 mi Al Hudaydah
$510
818 km or 508 mi Sanaa
$562
842 km or 523 mi Sayyan
$485
842 km or 523 mi Tabuk
$1051
873 km or 542 mi Luxor
$345
884 km or 549 mi Mekelle
$613
884 km or 549 mi Zabid
$484
890 km or 553 mi Hurghada
$433
895 km or 556 mi Qena
$329
904 km or 562 mi Dhamar
$490
909 km or 565 mi El Gouna
$360
912 km or 567 mi Sharm El Sheikh
$457
933 km or 580 mi Dumat al-Jandal
$815
947 km or 588 mi El-Gadarif
$589
948 km or 589 mi Ibb
$502
951 km or 591 mi Sakakah
$827
951 km or 591 mi Dahab
$468
979 km or 608 mi Taiz
$512