Chennai vs Reykjavik - Cost of Living Comparison

Chennai Reykjavik
🚶 Cost of living one person
$425
$2127
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1030
$4545
🏠 One person rent
$162
$1203
🏘️ Family rent
$296
$1891
🍽️ Food expenses
$162
$665
🚐 Transport expenses
$63.2
$85.5
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$568
$3489
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
16 km
4 km
🎓 Higher education
77
51
😀 Quality of life
67
87
🏙️ Population
10.3M
129K

The cost of living in Chennai is 80% less expensive than in Reykjavik. Cities ranked 8684th and 377th ($425 vs $2127) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 26th and 2nd in India and Iceland, respectively. Check India vs Iceland comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.3 months in Chennai compared to 1.6 months in Reykjavik. Chennai ranked 2nd best city to live in India vs Reykjavik ranked 1st in Iceland, while ranked 3652nd and 164th among best cities to live in the world.

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Chennai Reykjavik
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.21
$16.6
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$13.1
$79.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.6
$13.8
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.51
$8.9
 Cappuccino
$1.88
$4.8
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.42
$2.48
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$182
$1282
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$112
$1010
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$362
$2001
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$216
$1637
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$26.9
$76.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$41.3
$119
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$8.78
$62.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
7.62%
5.32%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2011
$6311
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$686
$4566
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.25
$3.62
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$13.4
$72.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$2.71
$27.8
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.31
$2.24
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.65
$1.47
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.49
$3.33
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.58
$3.21
🥚 Eggs, x12
$0.86
$5.73
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.66
$14.1
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.78
$16.8
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.84
$24.5
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.54
$2.92
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.74
$2.13
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.32
$2.37
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.51
$4.63
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.47
$2.71
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.41
$1.37
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.24
$1.28
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.12
$2.29
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.36
$21
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.95
$3.26
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.75
$12.1
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$0.97
$11.5
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.63
$5.47
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.92
$3.91
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$0.77
$2.87
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$16.4
$60.7
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$2.67
$12.6
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$13.1
$43.6
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.93
$36.1
👖 Brand Jeans
$27.5
$116
👟 Brand Sneakers
$40.3
$144
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$71.7
$310
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1266
$6855

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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
6.8 km or 4.2 mi Kopavogur
$2132
9.8 km or 6.1 mi Hafnarfjorur
$1961
38 km or 24 mi Keflavik
$1883
247 km or 153 mi Akureyri
$1701
795 km or 494 mi Torshavn
$1597
1204 km or 748 mi Inverness
$1406
1230 km or 764 mi Elgin
$1409
1300 km or 808 mi Derry
$1261
1309 km or 813 mi Greenock
$1198
1321 km or 821 mi Aberdeen
$1302
1325 km or 823 mi Perth
$1553
1328 km or 825 mi Stirling
$1282
1331 km or 827 mi Paisley
$1498
1333 km or 828 mi Alloa
$1497
1337 km or 831 mi Glasgow
$1533
1339 km or 832 mi Dundee
$1157
1340 km or 833 mi Omagh
$1494
1341 km or 833 mi Cumbernauld
$1505
1342 km or 834 mi Irvine
$1496
1348 km or 838 mi East Kilbride
$1500
1349 km or 838 mi Kilmarnock
$1148
1351 km or 839 mi Dunfermline
$1384
1353 km or 841 mi Hamilton
$1497
1357 km or 843 mi Ayr
$955
1360 km or 845 mi Kirkcaldy
$1285
1365 km or 848 mi Livingston
$1378
1372 km or 852 mi Edinburgh
$1695
1382 km or 859 mi Newtownabbey
$1498
1387 km or 862 mi Belfast
$1545
1390 km or 864 mi Bangor
$1128
1391 km or 864 mi Lisburn
$1495
1401 km or 871 mi Alesund
$1544
1413 km or 878 mi Galway
$1828
1425 km or 886 mi Dundalk
$1694
1431 km or 889 mi Dumfries
$1200
1433 km or 891 mi Nuuk
$2011
1441 km or 895 mi Molde
$1739
1454 km or 903 mi Kristiansund
$1755
1455 km or 904 mi Drogheda
$1683
1455 km or 904 mi Bergen
$1747