Chennai vs Palembang - Cost of Living Comparison

Chennai Palembang
🚶 Cost of living one person
$425
$500
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1030
$1010
🏠 One person rent
$162
$219
🏘️ Family rent
$296
$187
🍽️ Food expenses
$162
$198
🚐 Transport expenses
$63.2
$49.6
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$568
$166
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
16 km
12 km
🎓 Higher education
77
41
😀 Quality of life
67
39
🏙️ Population
10.3M
1.54M

The cost of living in Chennai is 15% less expensive than in Palembang. Cities ranked 8684th and 8325th ($425 vs $500) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 26th and 27th in India and Indonesia, respectively. Check India vs Indonesia comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.3 months in Chennai compared to 0.3 months in Palembang. Chennai ranked 2nd best city to live in India vs Palembang ranked 39th in Indonesia, while ranked 3652nd and 7321st among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Chennai vs Palembang

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Chennai Palembang
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.21
$1.28
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$13.1
$7.93
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.6
$2.7
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.51
$5.4
 Cappuccino
$1.88
$2.51
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.42
$0.67
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$182
$241
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$112
$146
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$362
$163
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$216
$109
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$26.9
$24.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$41.3
$38.1
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$8.78
$29.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
7.62%
9.78%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2011
$1014
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$686
$845
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.25
$0.34
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$13.4
$21
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$2.71
$4.08
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.31
$0.7
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.65
$1.15
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.49
$1.17
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.58
$0.77
🥚 Eggs, x12
$0.86
$1.38
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.66
$7.71
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.78
$3.17
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.84
$7.9
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.54
$2.42
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.74
$1.17
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.32
$1.84
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.51
$0.62
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.47
$1.06
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.41
$2.35
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.24
$0.33
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.12
$1.13
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.36
$20.1
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.95
$3.32
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.75
$1.29
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$0.97
$2.43
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.63
$1.2
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.92
$0.67
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$0.77
$0.79
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$16.4
$13.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$2.67
$2.62
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$13.1
$13.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.93
$2.06
👖 Brand Jeans
$27.5
$19.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$40.3
$34.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$71.7
$90.4
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1266
$7244

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$338
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$480
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$335
305 km or 189 mi Tiruchirappalli
$335
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$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
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$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
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$490
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$499
204 km or 127 mi Pagar Alam
$487
214 km or 133 mi Lubuklinggau
$491
245 km or 152 mi Metro
$443
278 km or 172 mi Bandar Lampung
$348
292 km or 182 mi Bengkulu
$503
363 km or 226 mi Cilegon
$487
381 km or 237 mi Serang
$510
411 km or 255 mi Tangerang
$638
427 km or 265 mi South Tangerang
$530
427 km or 265 mi Jakarta
$708
435 km or 270 mi Tanjung Pinang
$451
438 km or 272 mi Bekasi
$531
443 km or 275 mi Depok
$467
458 km or 285 mi Batam
$613
461 km or 286 mi Bogor
$505
486 km or 302 mi Bukit Merah
$1915
488 km or 303 mi Singapore City
$2433
499 km or 310 mi Sukabumi
$531
506 km or 314 mi Johor Bahru
$575
531 km or 330 mi Cimahi
$617
537 km or 334 mi Pekanbaru
$562
539 km or 335 mi Padang
$985
539 km or 335 mi Bandung
$506
575 km or 357 mi Batu Pahat
$527
581 km or 361 mi Kluang
$526
591 km or 367 mi Cirebon
$497
606 km or 377 mi Pontianak
$446
611 km or 380 mi Muar
$552
615 km or 382 mi Tasikmalaya
$443
635 km or 395 mi Dumai
$493
637 km or 396 mi Singkawang
$492
639 km or 397 mi Malacca
$530
642 km or 399 mi Banjar
$491
649 km or 403 mi Tegal
$496
696 km or 432 mi Pekalongan
$495
706 km or 439 mi Cilacap
$523
709 km or 440 mi Seremban
$547
741 km or 460 mi Putrajaya
$495