Chennai vs Surabaya - Cost of Living Comparison

Chennai Surabaya
🚶 Cost of living one person
$425
$539
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1030
$1469
🏠 One person rent
$162
$225
🏘️ Family rent
$296
$536
🍽️ Food expenses
$162
$201
🚐 Transport expenses
$63.2
$45.2
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$568
$325
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
16 km
16 km
🎓 Higher education
77
71
😀 Quality of life
67
63
🏙️ Population
10.3M
2.89M

The cost of living in Chennai is 21% less expensive than in Surabaya. Cities ranked 8684th and 7990th ($425 vs $539) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 26th and 13th 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 0.6 months in Surabaya. Chennai ranked 2nd best city to live in India vs Surabaya ranked 3rd in Indonesia, while ranked 3652nd and 4506th among best cities to live in the world.

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Chennai Surabaya
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.21
$2.01
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$13.1
$13.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.6
$3.36
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.51
$2.69
 Cappuccino
$1.88
$1.61
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.42
$0.52
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$182
$225
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$112
$138
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$362
$591
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$216
$407
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$26.9
$42.3
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$41.3
$64.2
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$8.78
$27.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
7.62%
9.49%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2011
$2065
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$686
$1171
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.25
$0.34
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$13.4
$10.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$2.71
$3.4
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.31
$0.84
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.65
$1.31
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.49
$1.07
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.58
$0.88
🥚 Eggs, x12
$0.86
$1.7
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.66
$6.19
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.78
$3.6
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.84
$7.44
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.54
$2.39
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.74
$1.44
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.32
$1.9
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.51
$0.94
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.47
$1.2
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.41
$1.35
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.24
$0.28
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.12
$1.17
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.36
$20.2
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.95
$2.55
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.75
$2.01
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$0.97
$2.3
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.63
$2.41
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.92
$0.98
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$0.77
$0.83
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$16.4
$35.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$2.67
$3.33
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$13.1
$18.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.93
$3.21
👖 Brand Jeans
$27.5
$52.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$40.3
$84.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$71.7
$128
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1266
$5743

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$474
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$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
42 km or 26 mi Mojokerto
$471
48 km or 30 mi Pasuruan
$490
73 km or 45 mi Batu
$490
77 km or 48 mi Probolinggo
$493
83 km or 51 mi Malang
$418
102 km or 63 mi Kediri
$499
115 km or 71 mi Blitar
$486
141 km or 87 mi Madiun
$391
215 km or 133 mi Surakarta
$430
247 km or 153 mi Salatiga
$491
258 km or 160 mi Semarang
$525
269 km or 167 mi Yogyakarta
$440
286 km or 177 mi Bali
$736
311 km or 194 mi Ubud
$592
315 km or 196 mi Denpasar
$562
340 km or 211 mi Pekalongan
$495
400 km or 249 mi Tegal
$496
401 km or 249 mi Mataram
$372
414 km or 257 mi Cilacap
$523
464 km or 288 mi Banjar
$491
464 km or 288 mi Cirebon
$497
476 km or 296 mi Banjarbaru
$491
481 km or 299 mi Banjarmasin
$410
501 km or 311 mi Tasikmalaya
$443
572 km or 355 mi Bandung
$506
575 km or 357 mi Palangka Raya
$494
576 km or 358 mi Cimahi
$617
642 km or 399 mi Sukabumi
$531
644 km or 400 mi Bekasi
$531
659 km or 410 mi Bogor
$505
660 km or 410 mi Depok
$467
661 km or 411 mi Jakarta
$708
672 km or 418 mi Bima
$485
673 km or 418 mi South Tangerang
$530
685 km or 425 mi Tangerang
$638
738 km or 459 mi Serang
$510
756 km or 470 mi Cilegon
$487
774 km or 481 mi Makassar
$510
820 km or 510 mi Balikpapan
$530
842 km or 523 mi Parepare
$485