Chennai vs Raleigh - Cost of Living Comparison

Chennai Raleigh
🚶 Cost of living one person
$425
$1896
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1030
$4564
🏠 One person rent
$162
$1150
🏘️ Family rent
$296
$2074
🍽️ Food expenses
$162
$506
🚐 Transport expenses
$63.2
$86.1
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$568
$4803
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
16 km
14 km
🎓 Higher education
77
83
😀 Quality of life
67
89
🏙️ Population
10.3M
474K

The cost of living in Chennai is 78% less expensive than in Raleigh. Cities ranked 8684th and 1812th ($425 vs $1896) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 26th and 1677th in India and the United States, respectively. Check India vs the United States comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.3 months in Chennai compared to 2.5 months in Raleigh. Chennai ranked 2nd best city to live in India vs Raleigh ranked 28th in the United States, while ranked 3652nd and 128th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Chennai vs Raleigh

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Chennai Raleigh
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.21
$12.8
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$13.1
$55.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.6
$7.85
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.51
$5.08
 Cappuccino
$1.88
$4.75
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.42
$1.75
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$182
$1294
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$112
$907
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$362
$2402
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$216
$1714
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$26.9
$105
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$41.3
$163
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$8.78
$59.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
7.62%
5.19%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2011
$6118
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$686
$2461
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.25
$2.02
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$13.4
$42.4
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$2.71
$14.7
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.31
$1.01
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.65
$0.9
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.49
$2.6
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.58
$3.79
🥚 Eggs, x12
$0.86
$2.43
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.66
$8.82
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.78
$9.45
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.84
$13.6
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.54
$4.38
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.74
$1.41
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.32
$5.56
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.51
$3.87
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.47
$2.44
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.41
$2.29
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.24
$1.4
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.12
$1.73
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.36
$14
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.95
$2.68
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.75
$6.49
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$0.97
$9.31
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.63
$4.04
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.92
$3.23
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$0.77
$1.86
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$16.4
$34.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$2.67
$11.7
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$13.1
$142
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.93
$15.2
👖 Brand Jeans
$27.5
$45.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$40.3
$79.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$71.7
$1164
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1266
$12235

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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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$1935
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$1989
17 km or 10 mi Morrisville
$1987
21 km or 13 mi Wake Forest
$1947
21 km or 13 mi Apex
$1947
25 km or 16 mi Holly Springs
$2139
28 km or 18 mi Fuquay-Varina
$1933
30 km or 19 mi Durham
$1841
38 km or 23 mi Chapel Hill
$2494
60 km or 37 mi Henderson
$1941
61 km or 38 mi Sanford
$1360
65 km or 41 mi Wilson
$1939
77 km or 48 mi Rocky Mount
$1737
77 km or 48 mi Goldsboro
$1547
78 km or 49 mi Burlington
$1949
87 km or 54 mi Fayetteville
$1570
106 km or 66 mi Asheboro
$1950
109 km or 68 mi Danville
$1441
110 km or 68 mi Greensboro
$1640
114 km or 71 mi Roanoke Rapids
$1935
114 km or 71 mi Kinston
$1979
117 km or 73 mi Greenville
$1710
123 km or 76 mi High Point
$1642
129 km or 80 mi Thomasville
$1508
133 km or 83 mi Kernersville
$1872
137 km or 85 mi Lumberton
$1820
141 km or 87 mi Rockingham
$1946
149 km or 92 mi Winston-Salem
$1724
163 km or 101 mi Jacksonville
$1608
165 km or 103 mi New Bern
$1822
166 km or 103 mi Salisbury
$1949
182 km or 113 mi Kannapolis
$1934
182 km or 113 mi Lynchburg
$1562
183 km or 114 mi Concord
$1876
189 km or 117 mi Havelock
$1590
190 km or 118 mi Wilmington
$1956
191 km or 119 mi Petersburg
$1946
196 km or 122 mi Monroe
$1939
196 km or 122 mi Mint Hill
$1947
198 km or 123 mi Roanoke
$1610