Chennai vs Port Moresby - Cost of Living Comparison

Chennai Port Moresby
🚶 Cost of living one person
$425
$528
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1030
$1284
🏠 One person rent
$162
$234
🏘️ Family rent
$296
$415
🍽️ Food expenses
$162
$201
🚐 Transport expenses
$63.2
$35.7
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$568
$354
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
16 km
9 km
🎓 Higher education
77
19
😀 Quality of life
67
52
🏙️ Population
10.3M
317K

The cost of living in Chennai is 19% less expensive than in Port Moresby. Cities ranked 8684th and 8082nd ($425 vs $528) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 26th and 1st in India and Papua New Guinea, respectively. Check India vs Papua New Guinea comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.3 months in Chennai compared to 0.7 months in Port Moresby. Chennai ranked 2nd best city to live in India vs Port Moresby ranked 1st in Papua New Guinea, while ranked 3652nd and 6072nd among best cities to live in the world.

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Chennai Port Moresby
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.21
$3.62
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$13.1
$19.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.6
$4.64
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.51
$1.66
 Cappuccino
$1.88
$1.65
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.42
$0.66
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$182
$227
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$112
$149
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$362
$449
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$216
$294
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$26.9
$37.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$41.3
$57.7
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$8.78
$32.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
7.62%
11.8%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2011
$1061
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$686
$654
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.25
$0.45
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$13.4
$18.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$2.71
$6.92
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.31
$0.97
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.65
$1.03
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.49
$0.74
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.58
$1.06
🥚 Eggs, x12
$0.86
$1.49
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.66
$6.22
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.78
$4.14
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.84
$6.51
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.54
$1.94
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.74
$1.12
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.32
$1.31
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.51
$1.07
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.47
$0.89
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.41
$0.89
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.24
$0.37
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.12
$1.25
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.36
$7.05
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.95
$1.3
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.75
$2.49
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$0.97
$3.65
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.63
$2.87
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.92
$1.45
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$0.77
$1.17
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$16.4
$23.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$2.67
$4.04
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$13.1
$20.4
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.93
$4.36
👖 Brand Jeans
$27.5
$33.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$40.3
$63.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$71.7
$119
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1266
$3367

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$338
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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
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$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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$514
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$1400
1050 km or 652 mi Jayapura
$463
1088 km or 676 mi Townsville
$1224
1404 km or 872 mi Honiara
$1577
1489 km or 925 mi Auki
$1581
1586 km or 986 mi Rockhampton
$1390
1656 km or 1029 mi Gladstone
$1603
1734 km or 1077 mi Manokwari
$485
1796 km or 1116 mi Bundaberg
$1482
1810 km or 1125 mi Darwin
$1610
1859 km or 1155 mi Hervey Bay
$1658
2003 km or 1244 mi Sorong
$493
2008 km or 1248 mi Sunshine Coast
$1808
2026 km or 1259 mi Caloundra
$1630
2049 km or 1273 mi Caboolture
$1630
2071 km or 1287 mi Toowoomba
$1462
2093 km or 1301 mi Brisbane
$2056
2101 km or 1306 mi Ipswich
$1612
2119 km or 1317 mi Alice Springs
$2195
2157 km or 1341 mi Southport
$1627
2163 km or 1344 mi Gold Coast
$1776
2192 km or 1362 mi Ambon
$551
2235 km or 1389 mi Byron Bay
$2199
2273 km or 1413 mi Luganville
$2865
2276 km or 1414 mi Baucau
$493
2342 km or 1455 mi Melekeok
$1162
2343 km or 1456 mi Ngerulmud
$1162
2371 km or 1473 mi Dili
$504
2376 km or 1477 mi Ainaro
$494
2384 km or 1481 mi Armidale
$1677
2397 km or 1489 mi Coffs Harbour
$1359
2403 km or 1493 mi Yaren
$624
2407 km or 1496 mi Maliana
$494
2461 km or 1529 mi Port Vila
$1635
2470 km or 1535 mi Ternate
$491
2487 km or 1545 mi Paita
$1457
2495 km or 1550 mi Dumbea
$1457
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$1559
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$1640