Chennai vs Singapore City - Cost of Living Comparison

Chennai Singapore City
🚶 Cost of living one person
$425
$2433
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1030
$5525
🏠 One person rent
$162
$1602
🏘️ Family rent
$296
$2843
🍽️ Food expenses
$162
$474
🚐 Transport expenses
$63.2
$220
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$568
$4368
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
16 km
14 km
🎓 Higher education
77
87
😀 Quality of life
67
97
🏙️ Population
10.3M
5.87M

The cost of living in Chennai is 83% less expensive than in Singapore City. Cities ranked 8684th and 168th ($425 vs $2433) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 26th and 1st in India and Singapore, respectively. Check India vs Singapore comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.3 months in Chennai compared to 1.8 months in Singapore City. Chennai ranked 2nd best city to live in India vs Singapore City ranked 1st in Singapore, while ranked 3652nd and 6th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Chennai vs Singapore City

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Chennai Singapore City
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.21
$9.02
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$13.1
$52
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.6
$5.93
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.51
$7.66
 Cappuccino
$1.88
$4.26
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.42
$1.35
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$182
$1922
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$112
$1370
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$362
$3959
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$216
$2353
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$26.9
$88.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$41.3
$136
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$8.78
$32.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
7.62%
2.12%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2011
$19898
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$686
$9311
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.25
$1.44
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$13.4
$84.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$2.71
$8.86
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.31
$1.98
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.65
$2.37
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.49
$1.78
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.58
$2.01
🥚 Eggs, x12
$0.86
$2.86
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.66
$19.3
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.78
$8.1
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.84
$19.1
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.54
$3.4
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.74
$2.42
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.32
$3.45
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.51
$2.53
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.47
$2.09
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.41
$2.05
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.24
$0.87
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.12
$2.11
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.36
$22.4
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.95
$3.74
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.75
$10.1
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$0.97
$11.7
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.63
$7.01
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.92
$2.16
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$0.77
$3.45
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$16.4
$84.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$2.67
$9.38
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$13.1
$53.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.93
$24.2
👖 Brand Jeans
$27.5
$68.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$40.3
$100
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$71.7
$933
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1266
$22932

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Distance City Cost of living
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
3.3 km or 2.1 mi Bukit Merah
$1915
18 km or 11 mi Johor Bahru
$575
35 km or 22 mi Batam
$613
84 km or 52 mi Tanjung Pinang
$451
98 km or 61 mi Kluang
$526
114 km or 71 mi Batu Pahat
$527
161 km or 100 mi Muar
$552
199 km or 123 mi Malacca
$530
261 km or 162 mi Seremban
$547
264 km or 164 mi Dumai
$493
275 km or 171 mi Pekanbaru
$562
285 km or 177 mi Kuantan
$541
296 km or 184 mi Putrajaya
$495
299 km or 186 mi Cyberjaya
$450
311 km or 193 mi Kuala Lumpur
$694
314 km or 195 mi Subang Jaya
$642
316 km or 196 mi Petaling Jaya
$625
321 km or 199 mi Shah Alam
$635
322 km or 200 mi Jambi
$499
325 km or 202 mi Klang
$591
328 km or 204 mi Chukai
$532
434 km or 269 mi Teluk Intan
$533
454 km or 282 mi Kuala Terengganu
$416
457 km or 284 mi Padang
$985
476 km or 296 mi Ipoh
$561
482 km or 299 mi Tanjungbalai
$488
488 km or 303 mi Palembang
$500
504 km or 313 mi Padangsidempuan
$493
521 km or 324 mi Taiping
$552
522 km or 324 mi Lubuklinggau
$491
528 km or 328 mi Prabumulih
$490
558 km or 347 mi Pematangsiantar
$322
562 km or 349 mi Tebing Tinggi
$489
564 km or 351 mi Kota Bharu
$460
578 km or 359 mi Singkawang
$492
592 km or 368 mi Bengkulu
$503
594 km or 369 mi Butterworth
$518
595 km or 370 mi Pagar Alam
$487
598 km or 372 mi George Town
$510
608 km or 378 mi Sungai Petani
$526