Chennai vs Surrey - Cost of Living Comparison

Chennai Surrey
🚶 Cost of living one person
$425
$1950
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1030
$4525
🏠 One person rent
$162
$1167
🏘️ Family rent
$296
$2151
🍽️ Food expenses
$162
$526
🚐 Transport expenses
$63.2
$134
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$568
$3738
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
16 km
17 km
🎓 Higher education
77
82
😀 Quality of life
67
93
🏙️ Population
10.3M
518K

The cost of living in Chennai is 78% less expensive than in Surrey. Cities ranked 8684th and 751st ($425 vs $1950) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 26th and 21st in India and Canada, respectively. Check India vs Canada comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.3 months in Chennai compared to 1.9 months in Surrey. Chennai ranked 2nd best city to live in India vs Surrey ranked 4th in Canada, while ranked 3652nd and 44th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Chennai vs Surrey

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Chennai Surrey
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.21
$14.7
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$13.1
$55.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.6
$8.16
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.51
$5.33
 Cappuccino
$1.88
$3.97
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.42
$1.54
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$182
$1191
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$112
$968
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$362
$2479
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$216
$1820
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$26.9
$83.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$41.3
$129
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$8.78
$70.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
7.62%
4.47%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2011
$9469
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$686
$5927
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.25
$2.55
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$13.4
$94.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$2.71
$15.3
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.31
$1.66
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.65
$1.89
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.49
$2.15
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.58
$3.77
🥚 Eggs, x12
$0.86
$3.09
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.66
$11.7
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.78
$13
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.84
$13
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.54
$3.05
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.74
$1.24
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.32
$2.95
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.51
$3.51
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.47
$1.82
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.41
$2.55
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.24
$1.19
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.12
$2.02
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.36
$14.1
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.95
$3.79
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.75
$13.2
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$0.97
$9.18
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.63
$4.21
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.92
$2.45
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$0.77
$2.06
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$16.4
$33.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$2.67
$12
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$13.1
$70.4
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.93
$15.2
👖 Brand Jeans
$27.5
$45.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$40.3
$93
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$71.7
$950
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1266
$2729

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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
10 km or 6.4 mi Burnaby
$2209
12 km or 7.4 mi Coquitlam
$2071
12 km or 7.7 mi Delta
$1765
17 km or 10 mi Langley
$1837
19 km or 12 mi Maple Ridge
$1914
20 km or 12 mi Vancouver
$2298
21 km or 13 mi Richmond
$1869
22 km or 13 mi North Vancouver
$2084
41 km or 25 mi Abbotsford
$1579
55 km or 34 mi Bellingham
$2177
65 km or 41 mi Chilliwack
$1872
79 km or 49 mi Nanaimo
$1978
87 km or 54 mi Saanich
$2126
93 km or 58 mi Victoria
$1906
93 km or 58 mi Mount Vernon
$1950
95 km or 59 mi Langford
$1705
100 km or 62 mi Oak Harbor
$1897
105 km or 65 mi Whistler
$2493
124 km or 77 mi Sequim
$1931
127 km or 79 mi Port Angeles
$1782
134 km or 84 mi Marysville
$1950
142 km or 88 mi Lake Stevens
$1938
144 km or 89 mi Everett
$2379
147 km or 91 mi Mukilteo
$1949
154 km or 96 mi Mill Creek
$1938
157 km or 98 mi Lynnwood
$1952
157 km or 98 mi Edmonds
$1950
163 km or 101 mi Shoreline
$2344
164 km or 102 mi Bothell
$2304
165 km or 102 mi Courtenay
$1671
165 km or 103 mi Kenmore
$1877
171 km or 107 mi Bainbridge Island
$2335
173 km or 108 mi Kirkland
$1944
177 km or 110 mi Redmond
$2682
179 km or 112 mi Seattle
$2734
180 km or 112 mi Bremerton
$2337
181 km or 113 mi Bellevue
$2817
185 km or 115 mi Sammamish
$1954
185 km or 115 mi Mercer Island
$1941
193 km or 120 mi Issaquah
$2420