Chennai vs Seoul - Cost of Living Comparison

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Chennai Seoul
🚶 Cost of living one person
$434
$1451
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1139
$4244
🏠 One person rent
$161
$686
🏘️ Family rent
$367
$1925
🍽️ Food expenses
$167
$513
🚐 Transport expenses
$68.2
$155
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$770
$3062
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
16 km
18 km
🎓 Higher education
78
100
😀 Quality of life
67
94
🏙️ Population
10.3M
9.67M

The cost of living in Chennai is 70% less expensive than in Seoul. Cities ranked 8850th and 3594th ($434 vs $1451) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 20th and 1st in India and South Korea, respectively. Check India vs South Korea comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.8 months in Chennai compared to 2.1 months in Seoul. Chennai ranked 2nd best city to live in India vs Seoul ranked 1st in South Korea, while ranked 3885th and 17th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Chennai vs Seoul

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Chennai Seoul
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.08
$6.82
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$9.45
$40.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.24
$6.03
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.07
$3.69
 Cappuccino
$1.79
$4.01
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.47
$1.58
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$181
$756
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$107
$498
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$488
$2544
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$268
$1523
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$30.5
$113
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$46
$174
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$9.13
$23.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
9.28%
4.77%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1804
$19429
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$808
$11029
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.48
$1.05
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$12.6
$45.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$3.55
$9.69
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.27
$1.25
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.66
$2.19
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.56
$3.1
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.71
$3.31
🥚 Eggs, x12
$0.91
$3.8
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8
$12.1
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.25
$10.4
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.59
$40.2
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.57
$6.59
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.89
$3.65
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.53
$5.99
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.58
$6.07
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.48
$3.97
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.47
$3.22
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.24
$0.75
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.08
$2.39
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$6.17
$18
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.03
$2.4
🚬 Cigarette pack
$4.2
$3.41
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.3
$4.97
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.94
$6.05
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.47
$2.34
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$0.71
$3.08
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$15.8
$49
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$2.99
$11.1
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$12.1
$25
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.6
$9.6
👖 Brand Jeans
$23.8
$61.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$41.1
$81.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$84.7
$369
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1701
$19664

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$319
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$268
125 km or 78 mi Chittoor
$415
138 km or 85 mi Pondicherry
$341
153 km or 95 mi Nellore
$325
159 km or 99 mi Cuddalore
$325
198 km or 123 mi Madanapalle
$361
219 km or 136 mi Kadapa
$349
260 km or 162 mi Proddatur
$344
269 km or 167 mi Ongole
$323
279 km or 173 mi Salem
$327
282 km or 175 mi Thanjavur
$357
290 km or 180 mi Bangalore
$604
304 km or 189 mi Chirala
$314
305 km or 189 mi Tiruchirappalli
$321
312 km or 194 mi Hindupur
$356
328 km or 204 mi Nandyal
$336
338 km or 210 mi Anantapur
$382
339 km or 211 mi Erode
$317
344 km or 214 mi Tumkur
$405
353 km or 219 mi Tenali
$311
354 km or 220 mi Machilipatnam
$317
357 km or 222 mi Guntur
$286
361 km or 224 mi Tiruppur
$329
383 km or 238 mi Vijayawada
$345
388 km or 241 mi Kurnool
$354
396 km or 246 mi Dindigul
$339
402 km or 250 mi Mysore
$320
411 km or 256 mi Eluru
$332
423 km or 263 mi Madurai
$309
428 km or 266 mi Coimbatore
$350
428 km or 266 mi Adoni
$351
453 km or 282 mi Nalgonda
$309
462 km or 287 mi Rajahmundry
$382
463 km or 288 mi Khammam
$326
474 km or 294 mi Mahbubnagar
$388
476 km or 296 mi Kakinada
$352
482 km or 300 mi Hospet
$360
494 km or 307 mi Davanagere
$372
509 km or 317 mi Malappuram
$322

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Distance City Cost of living
13 km or 7.9 mi Guri
$1122
17 km or 10 mi Goyang
$1166
17 km or 10 mi Gwangmyeong
$1099
17 km or 11 mi Gwacheon
$1069
19 km or 12 mi Uijeongbu
$992
20 km or 12 mi Hanam
$1084
20 km or 12 mi Namyangju
$1127
20 km or 13 mi Seongnam
$1122
21 km or 13 mi Siheung
$1088
21 km or 13 mi Bucheon
$1151
22 km or 14 mi Anyang
$1101
23 km or 14 mi Yangju
$996
24 km or 15 mi Gunpo
$1127
26 km or 16 mi Gimpo
$1136
27 km or 17 mi Uiwang
$1069
30 km or 19 mi Gwangju
$1089
32 km or 20 mi Paju
$1088
33 km or 20 mi Ansan
$1132
33 km or 21 mi Suwon
$984
34 km or 21 mi Incheon
$1052
37 km or 23 mi Dongducheon
$1082
39 km or 24 mi Pocheon
$1059
42 km or 26 mi Yongin
$1255
47 km or 29 mi Hwaseong
$1110
49 km or 31 mi Osan
$1060
52 km or 32 mi Icheon
$1041
58 km or 36 mi Kaesong
$1545
65 km or 40 mi Yeoju
$1029
66 km or 41 mi Pyeongtaek
$1058
69 km or 43 mi Anseong
$1042
72 km or 45 mi Chuncheon
$920
83 km or 52 mi Dangjin
$1040
86 km or 53 mi Wonju
$982
87 km or 54 mi Cheonan
$997
101 km or 63 mi Seosan
$1040
107 km or 66 mi Chungju
$1107
114 km or 71 mi Cheongju
$985
118 km or 73 mi Jecheon
$1097
123 km or 77 mi Haeju
$1553
124 km or 77 mi Sejong
$1028