Chennai vs Ottawa - Cost of Living Comparison

Chennai Ottawa
🚶 Cost of living one person
$425
$1867
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1030
$4288
🏠 One person rent
$162
$1071
🏘️ Family rent
$296
$1707
🍽️ Food expenses
$162
$504
🚐 Transport expenses
$63.2
$172
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$568
$3431
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
16 km
5 km
🎓 Higher education
77
48
😀 Quality of life
67
90
🏙️ Population
10.3M
934K

The cost of living in Chennai is 77% less expensive than in Ottawa. Cities ranked 8684th and 1884th ($425 vs $1867) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 26th and 34th in India and Canada, respectively. Check India vs Canada comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.3 months in Chennai compared to 1.8 months in Ottawa. Chennai ranked 2nd best city to live in India vs Ottawa ranked 10th in Canada, while ranked 3652nd and 88th among best cities to live in the world.

Salary adjustment calculator
the estimated difference in money purchasing power

Cost of living in Chennai vs Ottawa infographic

Share this infographic!

Prices in Chennai vs Ottawa

Prices for goods and services in Chennai and Ottawa are partly crowdsourced by our visitors, just like yourself. Please consider telling us about your city.

Chennai Ottawa
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.21
$14.6
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$13.1
$54.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.6
$8.71
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.51
$5.54
 Cappuccino
$1.88
$3.75
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.42
$2.17
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$182
$1159
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$112
$858
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$362
$1807
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$216
$1426
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$26.9
$98.8
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$41.3
$151
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$8.78
$54
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
7.62%
4.94%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2011
$5037
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$686
$3248
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.25
$2.92
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$13.4
$95.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$2.71
$16.5
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.31
$1.46
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.65
$2.23
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.49
$1.87
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.58
$2.15
🥚 Eggs, x12
$0.86
$3.11
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.66
$12.7
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.78
$11.2
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.84
$13
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.54
$3.6
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.74
$1.28
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.32
$3.21
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.51
$3.48
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.47
$1.99
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.41
$2.07
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.24
$1.07
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.12
$2.01
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.36
$11.8
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.95
$2.3
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.75
$11.9
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$0.97
$10.4
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.63
$4.38
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.92
$2.07
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$0.77
$2.29
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$16.4
$49.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$2.67
$11.4
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$13.1
$65.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.93
$13.6
👖 Brand Jeans
$27.5
$56.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$40.3
$79.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$71.7
$1062
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1266
$17102

Hotels map

More cities to compare

Cost of Living in the nearest cities

Cities near Chennai

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 Ottawa

Distance City Cost of living
7.4 km or 4.6 mi Gatineau
$1490
19 km or 12 mi Kanata
$1876
87 km or 54 mi Cornwall
$1358
94 km or 58 mi Brockville
$1710
124 km or 77 mi Salaberry-de-Valleyfield
$1670
128 km or 80 mi Mirabel
$1704
130 km or 81 mi Vaudreuil-Dorion
$1703
138 km or 86 mi Saint-Jerome
$1712
141 km or 87 mi Saint-Eustache
$1698
143 km or 89 mi Kirkland
$1706
144 km or 89 mi Blainville
$1711
146 km or 90 mi Sainte-Therese
$1698
147 km or 91 mi Pointe-Claire
$1694
147 km or 91 mi Boisbriand
$1663
147 km or 91 mi Dollard-des-Ormeaux
$1710
147 km or 91 mi Kingston
$1601
150 km or 93 mi Le Ray
$1942
152 km or 94 mi Dorval
$1698
152 km or 94 mi Chateauguay
$1753
153 km or 95 mi Laval
$1389
157 km or 98 mi Saint-Lin-Laurentides
$1709
158 km or 98 mi Cote-Saint-Luc
$1701
160 km or 100 mi Mount Royal
$1704
162 km or 101 mi Watertown
$2132
163 km or 102 mi Terrebonne
$1714
163 km or 102 mi Westmount
$1699
166 km or 103 mi Saint-Constant
$1706
167 km or 104 mi Montreal
$1727
167 km or 104 mi Mascouche
$1247
170 km or 106 mi Saint-Lambert
$1700
170 km or 106 mi Candiac
$1705
170 km or 106 mi Longueuil
$1411
171 km or 106 mi La Prairie
$1707
175 km or 109 mi Brossard
$1559
176 km or 109 mi Boucherville
$1708
177 km or 110 mi Repentigny
$1704
178 km or 111 mi Varennes
$1701
183 km or 114 mi L'Assomption
$1708
183 km or 114 mi Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville
$1696
185 km or 115 mi Sainte-Julie
$1707