Chennai vs Semarang - Cost of Living Comparison

Chennai Semarang
🚶 Cost of living one person
$425
$525
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1030
$1421
🏠 One person rent
$162
$247
🏘️ Family rent
$296
$552
🍽️ Food expenses
$162
$180
🚐 Transport expenses
$63.2
$46.1
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$568
$200
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
16 km
5 km
🎓 Higher education
77
61
😀 Quality of life
67
56
🏙️ Population
10.3M
1.62M

The cost of living in Chennai is 19% less expensive than in Semarang. Cities ranked 8684th and 8105th ($425 vs $525) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 26th and 18th in India and Indonesia, respectively. Check India vs Indonesia comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.3 months in Chennai compared to 0.4 months in Semarang. Chennai ranked 2nd best city to live in India vs Semarang ranked 7th in Indonesia, while ranked 3652nd and 5687th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Chennai vs Semarang

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Chennai Semarang
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.21
$1.69
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$13.1
$10.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.6
$3.34
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.51
$2.37
 Cappuccino
$1.88
$1.41
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.42
$0.51
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$182
$250
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$112
$163
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$362
$544
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$216
$452
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$26.9
$28.2
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$41.3
$43.4
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$8.78
$38.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
7.62%
12.1%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2011
$1417
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$686
$612
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.25
$0.24
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$13.4
$18.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$2.71
$3.34
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.31
$0.82
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.65
$1.35
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.49
$1.02
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.58
$0.91
🥚 Eggs, x12
$0.86
$1.27
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.66
$9.48
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.78
$2.57
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.84
$9.79
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.54
$2.25
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.74
$1.78
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.32
$1.57
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.51
$1.17
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.47
$1.45
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.41
$1.56
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.24
$0.29
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.12
$1.16
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.36
$10
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.95
$2.03
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.75
$2.18
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$0.97
$1.36
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.63
$1.1
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.92
$0.94
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$0.77
$0.75
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$16.4
$30.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$2.67
$3.68
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$13.1
$14.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.93
$2.45
👖 Brand Jeans
$27.5
$29.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$40.3
$67.5
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$71.7
$83.7
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1266
$10888

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159 km or 99 mi Cuddalore
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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
42 km or 26 mi Salatiga
$491
80 km or 50 mi Surakarta
$430
82 km or 51 mi Pekalongan
$495
93 km or 58 mi Yogyakarta
$440
142 km or 88 mi Tegal
$496
143 km or 89 mi Madiun
$391
175 km or 109 mi Cilacap
$523
200 km or 124 mi Kediri
$499
206 km or 128 mi Cirebon
$497
212 km or 132 mi Banjar
$491
229 km or 142 mi Blitar
$486
229 km or 143 mi Mojokerto
$471
248 km or 154 mi Tasikmalaya
$443
253 km or 157 mi Batu
$490
258 km or 160 mi Surabaya
$539
268 km or 166 mi Malang
$418
285 km or 177 mi Pasuruan
$490
315 km or 195 mi Bandung
$506
318 km or 198 mi Cimahi
$617
321 km or 199 mi Probolinggo
$493
385 km or 239 mi Sukabumi
$531
386 km or 240 mi Bekasi
$531
401 km or 249 mi Bogor
$505
402 km or 250 mi Depok
$467
403 km or 251 mi Jakarta
$708
415 km or 258 mi South Tangerang
$530
427 km or 265 mi Tangerang
$638
481 km or 299 mi Serang
$510
498 km or 310 mi Cilegon
$487
533 km or 331 mi Bali
$736
561 km or 348 mi Ubud
$592
562 km or 349 mi Denpasar
$562
595 km or 370 mi Bandar Lampung
$348
602 km or 374 mi Metro
$443
613 km or 381 mi Banjarmasin
$410
618 km or 384 mi Banjarbaru
$491
653 km or 406 mi Mataram
$372
656 km or 408 mi Palangka Raya
$494
767 km or 476 mi Palembang
$500
782 km or 486 mi Pontianak
$446