Chennai vs Ningbo - Cost of Living Comparison

Chennai Ningbo
🚶 Cost of living one person
$425
$809
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1030
$2068
🏠 One person rent
$162
$342
🏘️ Family rent
$296
$567
🍽️ Food expenses
$162
$314
🚐 Transport expenses
$63.2
$75.1
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$568
$1228
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
16 km
6 km
🎓 Higher education
77
59
😀 Quality of life
67
59
🏙️ Population
10.3M
9.4M

The cost of living in Chennai is 47% less expensive than in Ningbo. Cities ranked 8684th and 6038th ($425 vs $809) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 26th and 28th in India and China, respectively. Check India vs China comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.3 months in Chennai compared to 1.5 months in Ningbo. Chennai ranked 2nd best city to live in India vs Ningbo ranked 18th in China, while ranked 3652nd and 5369th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Chennai vs Ningbo

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Chennai Ningbo
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.21
$5.76
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$13.1
$23.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.6
$4.99
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.51
$3.05
 Cappuccino
$1.88
$3.91
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.42
$0.38
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$182
$389
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$112
$279
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$362
$709
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$216
$462
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$26.9
$28.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$41.3
$43.2
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$8.78
$12.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
7.62%
5.04%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2011
$6109
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$686
$3384
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.25
$0.52
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$13.4
$14.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$2.71
$4.65
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.31
$1.11
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.65
$2.21
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.49
$2.06
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.58
$1.33
🥚 Eggs, x12
$0.86
$1.69
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.66
$19.1
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.78
$4.78
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.84
$11.3
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.54
$1.64
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.74
$1.84
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.32
$2.95
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.51
$1.44
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.47
$0.92
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.41
$1.15
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.24
$0.47
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.12
$1.15
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.36
$10.4
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.95
$0.76
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.75
$3.62
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$0.97
$14
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.63
$4.27
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.92
$2.6
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$0.77
$2.21
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$16.4
$58.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$2.67
$7.45
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$13.1
$15
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.93
$4.82
👖 Brand Jeans
$27.5
$55
👟 Brand Sneakers
$40.3
$73.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$71.7
$490
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1266
$8160

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$474
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$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
55 km or 34 mi Zhoushan
$680
94 km or 58 mi Shaoxing
$745
120 km or 75 mi Linhai
$675
124 km or 77 mi Jiaxing
$730
139 km or 87 mi Hangzhou
$882
144 km or 89 mi Shanghai
$1413
150 km or 93 mi Pudong
$759
156 km or 97 mi Yiwu
$696
167 km or 104 mi Wenling
$688
177 km or 110 mi Kunshan
$699
178 km or 111 mi Huzhou
$720
180 km or 112 mi Taicang
$677
182 km or 113 mi Suzhou
$921
203 km or 126 mi Jinhua
$852
212 km or 132 mi Changshu
$689
216 km or 134 mi Qidong
$677
224 km or 139 mi Wuxi
$861
224 km or 139 mi Lishui
$768
226 km or 140 mi Wenzhou
$968
227 km or 141 mi Haimen
$673
234 km or 146 mi Yixing
$678
234 km or 146 mi Guangde
$657
242 km or 150 mi Zhangjiagang
$686
243 km or 151 mi Nantong
$1047
249 km or 155 mi Rui'an
$687
257 km or 160 mi Jiangyin
$681
260 km or 162 mi Ningguo
$651
262 km or 163 mi Liyang
$666
263 km or 163 mi Changzhou
$782
267 km or 166 mi Jingjiang
$665
278 km or 173 mi Quzhou
$520
294 km or 182 mi Xuancheng
$732
294 km or 183 mi Taixing
$678
294 km or 183 mi Rugao
$682
302 km or 187 mi Danyang
$669
310 km or 193 mi Yangzhong
$649
313 km or 194 mi Huangshan
$684
313 km or 195 mi Hai'an
$669
325 km or 202 mi Jurong
$664
327 km or 203 mi Zhenjiang
$588