Chennai vs Phnom Penh - Cost of Living Comparison

Chennai Phnom Penh
🚶 Cost of living one person
$425
$850
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1030
$2307
🏠 One person rent
$162
$425
🏘️ Family rent
$296
$1021
🍽️ Food expenses
$162
$275
🚐 Transport expenses
$63.2
$79
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$568
$300
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
16 km
9 km
🎓 Higher education
77
42
😀 Quality of life
67
56
🏙️ Population
10.3M
2.13M

The cost of living in Chennai is 50% less expensive than in Phnom Penh. Cities ranked 8684th and 5902nd ($425 vs $850) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 26th and 2nd in India and Cambodia, respectively. Check India vs Cambodia comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.3 months in Chennai compared to 0.4 months in Phnom Penh. Chennai ranked 2nd best city to live in India vs Phnom Penh ranked 1st in Cambodia, while ranked 3652nd and 5715th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Chennai vs Phnom Penh

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Chennai Phnom Penh
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.21
$2.99
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$13.1
$23.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.6
$6.47
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.51
$0.99
 Cappuccino
$1.88
$2.55
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.42
$0.81
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$182
$472
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$112
$274
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$362
$1433
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$216
$730
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$26.9
$76.1
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$41.3
$116
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$8.78
$34.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
7.62%
10.06%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2011
$2345
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$686
$1487
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.25
$0.99
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$13.4
$12.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$2.71
$9.04
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.31
$1.17
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.65
$2.19
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.49
$1.72
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.58
$1.03
🥚 Eggs, x12
$0.86
$1.82
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.66
$12.9
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.78
$5.62
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.84
$9.51
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.54
$3.8
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.74
$1.3
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.32
$3.41
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.51
$1.54
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.47
$1.69
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.41
$1.43
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.24
$0.56
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.12
$1.51
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.36
$11.9
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.95
$1.03
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.75
$1.6
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$0.97
$2.24
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.63
$3.64
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.92
$1.77
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$0.77
$2.09
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$16.4
$79.7
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$2.67
$4.95
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$13.1
$27.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.93
$4.2
👖 Brand Jeans
$27.5
$22.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$40.3
$71.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$71.7
$202
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1266
$8388

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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

Cities near Phnom Penh

Distance City Cost of living
44 km or 27 mi Prey Veng
$642
75 km or 47 mi Kampong Cham
$509
110 km or 68 mi Svay Rieng
$645
136 km or 84 mi Kampot
$531
144 km or 90 mi Long Xuyen
$531
166 km or 103 mi Sa Dec
$494
173 km or 107 mi Rach Gia
$521
182 km or 113 mi Phu Quoc
$510
187 km or 116 mi Sihanoukville
$870
195 km or 121 mi Can Tho
$551
200 km or 124 mi Thu Dau Mot
$520
205 km or 127 mi Ho Chi Minh
$734
218 km or 135 mi Bien Hoa
$502
230 km or 143 mi Siem Reap
$639
244 km or 152 mi Stung Treng
$639
247 km or 154 mi Soc Trang
$530
253 km or 157 mi Battambang
$540
267 km or 166 mi Ca Mau
$518
269 km or 167 mi Bac Lieu
$514
275 km or 171 mi Vung Tau
$538
286 km or 178 mi Ko Chang
$536
307 km or 191 mi Serei Saophoan
$638
360 km or 224 mi Phan Thiet
$433
361 km or 225 mi Buon Ma Thuot
$425
373 km or 232 mi Mui Ne
$504
380 km or 236 mi Klaeng
$549
385 km or 239 mi Da Lat
$496
407 km or 253 mi Ubon Ratchathani
$457
443 km or 275 mi Phan Rang-Thap Cham
$509
458 km or 285 mi Nong Prue
$535
460 km or 286 mi Chaophraya Surasak
$537
464 km or 288 mi Pattaya
$584
466 km or 289 mi Laem Chabang
$534
470 km or 292 mi Nha Trang
$622
487 km or 303 mi Nakhon Ratchasima
$580
525 km or 326 mi Pu Chao Saming Phrai
$535
527 km or 328 mi Qui Nhon
$518
528 km or 328 mi Lat Luang
$535
536 km or 333 mi Bangkok
$848
539 km or 335 mi Rangsit
$485