Chennai vs Riga - Cost of Living Comparison

Chennai Riga
🚶 Cost of living one person
$425
$967
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1030
$2363
🏠 One person rent
$162
$469
🏘️ Family rent
$296
$735
🍽️ Food expenses
$162
$314
🚐 Transport expenses
$63.2
$81.6
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$568
$1012
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
16 km
9 km
🎓 Higher education
77
59
😀 Quality of life
67
78
🏙️ Population
10.3M
615K

The cost of living in Chennai is 56% less expensive than in Riga. Cities ranked 8684th and 5468th ($425 vs $967) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 26th and 1st in India and Latvia, respectively. Check India vs Latvia comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.3 months in Chennai compared to 1 months in Riga. Chennai ranked 2nd best city to live in India vs Riga ranked 1st in Latvia, while ranked 3652nd and 417th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Chennai vs Riga

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Chennai Riga
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.21
$8.2
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$13.1
$37.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.6
$6.63
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.51
$3.69
 Cappuccino
$1.88
$3.18
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.42
$1.5
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$182
$457
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$112
$299
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$362
$743
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$216
$473
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$26.9
$125
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$41.3
$194
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$8.78
$13.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
7.62%
2.54%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2011
$2506
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$686
$1424
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.25
$1.16
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$13.4
$48.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$2.71
$7.43
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.31
$1.82
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.65
$1.19
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.49
$0.93
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.58
$1.36
🥚 Eggs, x12
$0.86
$2.41
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.66
$8.58
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.78
$6.33
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.84
$9.59
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.54
$1.23
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.74
$1.59
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.32
$1.75
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.51
$2.45
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.47
$0.7
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.41
$0.55
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.24
$0.47
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.12
$1.71
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.36
$8.02
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.95
$1.26
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.75
$4.42
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$0.97
$8.19
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.63
$4.35
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.92
$1.6
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$0.77
$2.56
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$16.4
$34.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$2.67
$8.62
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$13.1
$43.7
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.93
$15.1
👖 Brand Jeans
$27.5
$62.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$40.3
$73.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$71.7
$363
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1266
$15867

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$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
21 km or 13 mi Jurmala
$829
34 km or 21 mi Ogre
$676
40 km or 25 mi Jelgava
$724
103 km or 64 mi Valmiera
$673
118 km or 74 mi Jekabpils
$580
123 km or 77 mi Siauliai
$628
129 km or 80 mi Mazeikiai
$711
137 km or 85 mi Panevezys
$645
161 km or 100 mi Ventspils
$758
161 km or 100 mi Parnu
$863
174 km or 108 mi Kuressaare
$773
181 km or 112 mi Viljandi
$703
186 km or 115 mi Utena
$741
190 km or 118 mi Daugavpils
$644
195 km or 121 mi Liepaja
$650
203 km or 126 mi Rezekne
$582
209 km or 130 mi Jonava
$632
223 km or 138 mi Tartu
$891
228 km or 142 mi Kaunas
$843
229 km or 142 mi Klaipeda
$767
262 km or 163 mi Vilnius
$1021
270 km or 168 mi Marijampole
$721
271 km or 168 mi Pskov
$687
279 km or 174 mi Tallinn
$1145
283 km or 176 mi Alytus
$671
286 km or 178 mi Maardu
$861
298 km or 185 mi Rakvere
$837
327 km or 203 mi Suwalki
$715
330 km or 205 mi Kohtla-Jarve
$842
335 km or 208 mi Kaliningrad
$745
339 km or 211 mi Raseborg
$1342
347 km or 215 mi Sillamae
$783
353 km or 219 mi Kirkkonummi
$1387
357 km or 222 mi Visby
$1199
361 km or 225 mi Narva
$743
362 km or 225 mi Helsinki
$1763
364 km or 226 mi Espoo
$1752
365 km or 227 mi Grodno
$424
365 km or 227 mi Elk
$724
367 km or 228 mi Lohja
$1277