Chennai vs Milan - Cost of Living Comparison

Chennai Milan
🚶 Cost of living one person
$425
$1657
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1030
$4214
🏠 One person rent
$162
$884
🏘️ Family rent
$296
$1696
🍽️ Food expenses
$162
$465
🚐 Transport expenses
$63.2
$164
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$568
$1852
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
16 km
7 km
🎓 Higher education
77
98
😀 Quality of life
67
85
🏙️ Population
10.3M
1.37M

The cost of living in Chennai is 74% less expensive than in Milan. Cities ranked 8684th and 2287th ($425 vs $1657) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 26th and 1st in India and Italy, respectively. Check India vs Italy comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.3 months in Chennai compared to 1.1 months in Milan. Chennai ranked 2nd best city to live in India vs Milan ranked 2nd in Italy, while ranked 3652nd and 206th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Chennai vs Milan

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Chennai Milan
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.21
$14.1
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$13.1
$65.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.6
$9.15
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.51
$5.66
 Cappuccino
$1.88
$1.97
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.42
$2.69
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$182
$1017
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$112
$678
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$362
$1962
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$216
$1381
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$26.9
$111
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$41.3
$171
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$8.78
$27
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
7.62%
1.6%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2011
$8584
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$686
$4627
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.25
$2.03
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$13.4
$37.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$2.71
$22.1
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.31
$1.99
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.65
$1.46
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.49
$1.56
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.58
$1.74
🥚 Eggs, x12
$0.86
$3.54
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.66
$13
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.78
$11.1
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.84
$19.9
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.54
$2.18
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.74
$1.9
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.32
$1.89
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.51
$2.68
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.47
$1.51
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.41
$1.09
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.24
$0.3
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.12
$1.83
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.36
$8.65
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.95
$1.6
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.75
$6.07
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$0.97
$11.6
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.63
$2.97
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.92
$2.7
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$0.77
$2.1
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$16.4
$67.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$2.67
$10.2
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$13.1
$83.7
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.93
$15.1
👖 Brand Jeans
$27.5
$84.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$40.3
$94
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$71.7
$771
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1266
$16123

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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

Cities near Milan

Distance City Cost of living
8 km or 5 mi Buccinasco
$1069
15 km or 9.1 mi Monza
$1290
20 km or 13 mi Seregno
$1151
21 km or 13 mi Saronno
$1105
29 km or 18 mi Lodi
$1234
30 km or 19 mi Cantu
$1046
30 km or 19 mi Vigevano
$1085
31 km or 19 mi Busto Arsizio
$1199
31 km or 20 mi Pavia
$1187
39 km or 24 mi Como
$1351
40 km or 25 mi Crema
$1141
45 km or 28 mi Novara
$1071
45 km or 28 mi Bergamo
$1330
46 km or 28 mi Lecco
$1149
48 km or 30 mi Varese
$1133
55 km or 34 mi Voghera
$1182
61 km or 38 mi Piacenza
$1211
63 km or 39 mi Vercelli
$1076
63 km or 39 mi Lugano
$2470
69 km or 43 mi Tortona
$1090
76 km or 47 mi Cremona
$1110
76 km or 47 mi Alessandria
$965
81 km or 50 mi Brescia
$1200
82 km or 51 mi Bellinzona
$2388
89 km or 55 mi Biella
$1064
100 km or 62 mi Asti
$943
116 km or 72 mi Parma
$1282
120 km or 74 mi Genoa
$1235
125 km or 78 mi Turin
$1134
130 km or 81 mi Mantua
$1267
140 km or 87 mi Savona
$1197
141 km or 87 mi Verona
$1237
142 km or 88 mi Reggio Emilia
$1103
149 km or 92 mi Aosta
$1242
156 km or 97 mi Chur
$2233
159 km or 99 mi La Spezia
$1184
162 km or 100 mi Sassuolo
$1174
162 km or 101 mi Mondovi
$1232
164 km or 102 mi Trento
$1218
164 km or 102 mi Modena
$1285