Chennai vs Nairobi - Cost of Living Comparison

Chennai Nairobi
🚶 Cost of living one person
$425
$716
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1030
$1916
🏠 One person rent
$162
$280
🏘️ Family rent
$296
$603
🍽️ Food expenses
$162
$241
🚐 Transport expenses
$63.2
$138
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$568
$460
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
16 km
4 km
🎓 Higher education
77
69
😀 Quality of life
67
62
🏙️ Population
10.3M
5.55M

The cost of living in Chennai is 41% less expensive than in Nairobi. Cities ranked 8684th and 6447th ($425 vs $716) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 26th and 1st in India and Kenya, respectively. Check India vs Kenya comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.3 months in Chennai compared to 0.6 months in Nairobi. Chennai ranked 2nd best city to live in India vs Nairobi ranked 1st in Kenya, while ranked 3652nd and 4840th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Chennai vs Nairobi

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Chennai Nairobi
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.21
$3.72
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$13.1
$25.5
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.6
$5.73
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.51
$2.07
 Cappuccino
$1.88
$2.32
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.42
$0.55
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$182
$349
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$112
$159
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$362
$891
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$216
$405
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$26.9
$32.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$41.3
$49.7
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$8.78
$50.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
7.62%
12.96%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2011
$4018
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$686
$654
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.25
$0.84
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$13.4
$32.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$2.71
$11.1
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.31
$1.14
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.65
$0.94
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.49
$0.47
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.58
$1
🥚 Eggs, x12
$0.86
$1.71
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.66
$13.1
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.78
$6.44
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.84
$4.75
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.54
$2.37
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.74
$0.9
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.32
$1.77
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.51
$0.89
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.47
$0.9
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.41
$1
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.24
$0.5
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.12
$1.34
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.36
$9.51
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.95
$1.84
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.75
$2.45
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$0.97
$2.69
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.63
$4.14
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.92
$1.18
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$0.77
$1.33
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$16.4
$40.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$2.67
$6.14
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$13.1
$25
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.93
$5.63
👖 Brand Jeans
$27.5
$19.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$40.3
$42.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$71.7
$181
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1266
$9355

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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
40 km or 25 mi Thika
$414
56 km or 35 mi Machakos
$384
139 km or 87 mi Nakuru
$462
175 km or 109 mi Meru
$422
232 km or 144 mi Arusha
$591
235 km or 146 mi Moshi
$675
263 km or 164 mi Eldoret
$445
265 km or 165 mi Kisumu
$494
316 km or 196 mi Mumias
$443
367 km or 228 mi Tororo
$491
394 km or 245 mi Mbale
$469
425 km or 264 mi Malindi
$350
441 km or 274 mi Mombasa
$599
444 km or 276 mi Jinja
$405
456 km or 284 mi Mwanza
$555
491 km or 305 mi Tanga
$599
501 km or 311 mi Kira Town
$486
503 km or 313 mi Kampala
$637
507 km or 315 mi Entebbe
$516
564 km or 351 mi Dodoma
$656
603 km or 375 mi Stone Town
$636
604 km or 375 mi Zanzibar
$854
623 km or 387 mi Morogoro
$653
671 km or 417 mi Dar es Salaam
$796
674 km or 419 mi Gulu
$433
741 km or 461 mi Muyinga
$481
751 km or 467 mi Byumba
$668
755 km or 469 mi Kigali
$677
769 km or 478 mi Ruyigi
$481
778 km or 483 mi Kasese
$410
794 km or 494 mi Nyanza
$584
796 km or 495 mi Bunia
$886
798 km or 496 mi Ruhengeri
$600
798 km or 496 mi Ngozi
$481
799 km or 496 mi Butare
$578
801 km or 498 mi Gitega
$473
811 km or 504 mi Rutana
$482
813 km or 505 mi Arua
$470
835 km or 519 mi Kibuye
$663
841 km or 523 mi Beni
$869