Chennai vs Pyongyang - Cost of Living Comparison

Chennai Pyongyang
🚶 Cost of living one person
$425
$1691
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1030
$4176
🏠 One person rent
$162
$952
🏘️ Family rent
$296
$2112
🍽️ Food expenses
$162
$492
🚐 Transport expenses
$63.2
$190
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$568
$387
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
16 km
15 km
🎓 Higher education
77
21
😀 Quality of life
67
19
🏙️ Population
10.3M
2.86M

The cost of living in Chennai is 75% less expensive than in Pyongyang. Cities ranked 8684th and 2221st ($425 vs $1691) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 26th and 1st in India and North Korea, respectively. Check India vs North Korea comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.3 months in Chennai compared to 0.2 months in Pyongyang. Chennai ranked 2nd best city to live in India vs Pyongyang ranked 1st in North Korea, while ranked 3652nd and 9003rd among best cities to live in the world.

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Chennai Pyongyang
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.21
$8.32
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$13.1
$111
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.6
$5.05
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.51
$1.71
 Cappuccino
$1.88
$1.9
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.42
$0.53
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$182
$882
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$112
$799
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$362
$3211
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$216
$1611
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$26.9
$80.9
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$41.3
$126
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$8.78
$55.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
7.62%
11.09%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2011
$1793
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$686
$1021
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.25
$0.39
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$13.4
$70.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$2.71
$18.1
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.31
$0.88
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.65
$2.54
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.49
$2.61
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.58
$2.64
🥚 Eggs, x12
$0.86
$2.55
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.66
$9.54
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.78
$18.1
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.84
$6.73
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.54
$3.12
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.74
$1.09
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.32
$1.33
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.51
$6.95
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.47
$2.98
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.41
$0.89
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.24
$0.34
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.12
$2.16
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.36
$7.07
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.95
$2.71
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.75
$2.46
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$0.97
$3.24
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.63
$3.07
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.92
$1.49
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$0.77
$4.44
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$16.4
$24.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$2.67
$4.3
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$13.1
$21.6
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.93
$4.33
👖 Brand Jeans
$27.5
$31.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$40.3
$61.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$71.7
$137
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1266
$4610

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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

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Distance City Cost of living
27 km or 17 mi Pyongsong
$1481
44 km or 27 mi Nampo
$1495
46 km or 29 mi Sunchon
$1508
59 km or 36 mi Sariwon
$1486
65 km or 41 mi Anju
$1480
76 km or 47 mi Kaechon
$1489
77 km or 48 mi Chongju
$1467
95 km or 59 mi Tokchon
$1472
111 km or 69 mi Haeju
$1478
115 km or 71 mi Kusong
$1472
135 km or 84 mi Huichon
$1460
138 km or 86 mi Kaesong
$1473
149 km or 92 mi Wonsan
$1494
163 km or 102 mi Paju
$941
165 km or 102 mi Sinuiju
$1500
165 km or 103 mi Donggang
$662
167 km or 104 mi Dandong
$628
170 km or 106 mi Dongducheon
$911
178 km or 111 mi Gimpo
$979
180 km or 112 mi Yangju
$912
180 km or 112 mi Pocheon
$906
181 km or 112 mi Goyang
$1002
183 km or 113 mi Uijeongbu
$998
184 km or 114 mi Hamhung
$1548
192 km or 119 mi Incheon
$1002
193 km or 120 mi Bucheon
$1121
195 km or 121 mi Seoul
$1460
199 km or 124 mi Gwangmyeong
$928
202 km or 125 mi Guri
$906
202 km or 125 mi Namyangju
$970
209 km or 130 mi Gwacheon
$897
210 km or 130 mi Anyang
$1102
210 km or 131 mi Hanam
$906
212 km or 132 mi Ansan
$921
213 km or 132 mi Fengcheng
$659
213 km or 133 mi Gunpo
$975
215 km or 134 mi Seongnam
$1022
216 km or 134 mi Uiwang
$901
216 km or 134 mi Siheung
$945
217 km or 135 mi Chuncheon
$834