Chennai vs Paris - Cost of Living Comparison

Chennai Paris
🚶 Cost of living one person
$425
$2095
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1030
$4941
🏠 One person rent
$162
$1244
🏘️ Family rent
$296
$2330
🍽️ Food expenses
$162
$510
🚐 Transport expenses
$63.2
$218
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$568
$2701
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
16 km
14 km
🎓 Higher education
77
99
😀 Quality of life
67
92
🏙️ Population
10.3M
2.17M

The cost of living in Chennai is 80% less expensive than in Paris. Cities ranked 8684th and 404th ($425 vs $2095) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 26th and 2nd in India and France, respectively. Check India vs France comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.3 months in Chennai compared to 1.3 months in Paris. Chennai ranked 2nd best city to live in India vs Paris ranked 1st in France, while ranked 3652nd and 51st among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Chennai vs Paris

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Chennai Paris
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.21
$14.3
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$13.1
$56
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.6
$10.6
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.51
$6.89
 Cappuccino
$1.88
$4.2
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.42
$3.19
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$182
$1322
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$112
$1050
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$362
$2686
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$216
$1993
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$26.9
$112
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$41.3
$171
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$8.78
$27.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
7.62%
1.46%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2011
$12392
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$686
$9315
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.25
$1.94
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$13.4
$77.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$2.71
$19.4
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.31
$2.06
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.65
$1.27
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.49
$1.71
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.58
$1.71
🥚 Eggs, x12
$0.86
$4.29
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.66
$16.7
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.78
$13.4
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.84
$21.1
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.54
$3.32
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.74
$1.97
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.32
$2.74
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.51
$3.25
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.47
$2.25
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.41
$2.09
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.24
$0.58
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.12
$2.1
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.36
$9.3
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.95
$2.31
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.75
$10.3
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$0.97
$5.45
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.63
$4.11
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.92
$2.67
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$0.77
$2.05
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$16.4
$38
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$2.67
$12.3
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$13.1
$26.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.93
$19.3
👖 Brand Jeans
$27.5
$97.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$40.3
$98.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$71.7
$819
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1266
$13052

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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

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Distance City Cost of living
5.5 km or 3.4 mi Ivry-sur-Seine
$1172
6.4 km or 4 mi Aubervilliers
$1245
6.7 km or 4.2 mi Montreuil
$1114
7 km or 4.3 mi Neuilly-sur-Seine
$2146
7.7 km or 4.8 mi Asnieres-sur-Seine
$1252
8.3 km or 5.2 mi Vitry-sur-Seine
$1250
8.4 km or 5.2 mi Boulogne-Billancourt
$1308
8.5 km or 5.3 mi Courbevoie
$1250
8.7 km or 5.4 mi Bobigny
$1142
8.7 km or 5.4 mi Saint-Denis
$1253
9.5 km or 5.9 mi La Garenne-Colombes
$1339
11 km or 7.1 mi Nanterre
$1250
12 km or 7.2 mi Creteil
$1250
12 km or 7.5 mi Rueil-Malmaison
$1340
13 km or 7.9 mi Argenteuil
$1249
13 km or 8 mi Champigny-sur-Marne
$1245
13 km or 8.1 mi Chaville
$1247
14 km or 8.5 mi Aulnay-sous-Bois
$1250
15 km or 9.4 mi Massy
$1237
17 km or 11 mi Versailles
$1406
23 km or 14 mi Guyancourt
$1233
24 km or 15 mi Acheres
$1274
32 km or 20 mi Cergy
$1217
34 km or 21 mi Savigny-le-Temple
$1305
42 km or 26 mi Melun
$1225
45 km or 28 mi Rambouillet
$1209
67 km or 42 mi Beauvais
$1205
71 km or 44 mi Compiegne
$1314
73 km or 46 mi Dreux
$1230
78 km or 49 mi Chartres
$1041
111 km or 69 mi Orleans
$941
112 km or 69 mi Rouen
$1153
115 km or 72 mi Amiens
$1150
130 km or 81 mi Reims
$1326
141 km or 88 mi Troyes
$1332
148 km or 92 mi Chalons-en-Champagne
$1212
148 km or 92 mi Auxerre
$1246
150 km or 93 mi Dieppe
$1246
158 km or 98 mi Lisieux
$1431
162 km or 101 mi Arras
$1241