Chennai vs Seoul - Cost of Living Comparison

Chennai Seoul
🚶 Cost of living one person
$425
$1460
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1030
$3914
🏠 One person rent
$162
$719
🏘️ Family rent
$296
$1659
🍽️ Food expenses
$162
$496
🚐 Transport expenses
$63.2
$157
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$568
$2716
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
16 km
18 km
🎓 Higher education
77
100
😀 Quality of life
67
94
🏙️ Population
10.3M
9.67M

The cost of living in Chennai is 71% less expensive than in Seoul. Cities ranked 8684th and 2834th ($425 vs $1460) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 26th and 2nd in India and South Korea, respectively. Check India vs South Korea comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.3 months in Chennai compared to 1.9 months in Seoul. Chennai ranked 2nd best city to live in India vs Seoul ranked 1st in South Korea, while ranked 3652nd and 25th 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
$2.21
$5.87
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$13.1
$38
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.6
$5.6
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.51
$3.1
 Cappuccino
$1.88
$4.24
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.42
$1.46
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$182
$755
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$112
$539
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$362
$2190
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$216
$1279
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$26.9
$115
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$41.3
$176
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$8.78
$21.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
7.62%
3.32%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2011
$12026
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$686
$11060
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.25
$1
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$13.4
$43.4
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$2.71
$9.94
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.31
$1.41
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.65
$2.11
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.49
$2.72
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.58
$3.17
🥚 Eggs, x12
$0.86
$4.43
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.66
$17.9
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.78
$10.1
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.84
$39.4
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.54
$6.32
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.74
$3.75
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.32
$6.14
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.51
$6.08
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.47
$3.37
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.41
$2.84
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.24
$0.71
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.12
$2.31
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.36
$16.2
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.95
$2.1
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.75
$3.48
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$0.97
$5.11
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.63
$5.82
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.92
$2.81
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$0.77
$1.96
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$16.4
$50.7
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$2.67
$9.42
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$13.1
$23.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.93
$11.3
👖 Brand Jeans
$27.5
$54.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$40.3
$70.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$71.7
$380
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1266
$19045

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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
13 km or 7.9 mi Guri
$906
17 km or 10 mi Goyang
$1002
17 km or 10 mi Gwangmyeong
$928
17 km or 11 mi Gwacheon
$897
19 km or 12 mi Uijeongbu
$998
20 km or 12 mi Hanam
$906
20 km or 12 mi Namyangju
$970
20 km or 13 mi Seongnam
$1022
21 km or 13 mi Siheung
$945
21 km or 13 mi Bucheon
$1121
22 km or 14 mi Anyang
$1102
23 km or 14 mi Yangju
$912
24 km or 15 mi Gunpo
$975
26 km or 16 mi Gimpo
$979
27 km or 17 mi Uiwang
$901
30 km or 19 mi Gwangju
$927
32 km or 20 mi Paju
$941
33 km or 20 mi Ansan
$921
33 km or 21 mi Suwon
$977
34 km or 21 mi Incheon
$1002
37 km or 23 mi Dongducheon
$911
39 km or 24 mi Pocheon
$906
42 km or 26 mi Yongin
$1049
47 km or 29 mi Hwaseong
$965
49 km or 31 mi Osan
$912
52 km or 32 mi Icheon
$979
58 km or 36 mi Kaesong
$1473
65 km or 40 mi Yeoju
$902
66 km or 41 mi Pyeongtaek
$809
69 km or 43 mi Anseong
$912
72 km or 45 mi Chuncheon
$834
83 km or 52 mi Dangjin
$904
86 km or 53 mi Wonju
$857
87 km or 54 mi Cheonan
$930
101 km or 63 mi Seosan
$872
107 km or 66 mi Chungju
$1004
114 km or 71 mi Cheongju
$880
118 km or 73 mi Jecheon
$932
123 km or 77 mi Haeju
$1478
124 km or 77 mi Sejong
$928