Chennai vs Suva - Cost of Living Comparison

Chennai Suva
🚶 Cost of living one person
$425
$793
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1030
$1829
🏠 One person rent
$162
$441
🏘️ Family rent
$296
$772
🍽️ Food expenses
$162
$277
🚐 Transport expenses
$63.2
$22.8
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$568
$851
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
16 km
17 km
🎓 Higher education
77
25
😀 Quality of life
67
58
🏙️ Population
10.3M
88.3K

The cost of living in Chennai is 46% less expensive than in Suva. Cities ranked 8684th and 6092nd ($425 vs $793) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 26th and 2nd in India and Fiji, respectively. Check India vs Fiji comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.3 months in Chennai compared to 1.1 months in Suva. Chennai ranked 2nd best city to live in India vs Suva ranked 1st in Fiji, while ranked 3652nd and 5486th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Chennai vs Suva

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Chennai Suva
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.21
$3.87
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$13.1
$30
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.6
$6.14
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.51
$2.83
 Cappuccino
$1.88
$2.84
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.42
$1.12
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$182
$569
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$112
$320
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$362
$1145
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$216
$559
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$26.9
$45.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$41.3
$70.1
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$8.78
$26
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
7.62%
7.3%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2011
$2522
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$686
$1343
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.25
$0.46
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$13.4
$26.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$2.71
$5.09
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.31
$1.02
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.65
$1.28
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.49
$0.67
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.58
$1.05
🥚 Eggs, x12
$0.86
$3.03
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.66
$9.43
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.78
$6.81
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.84
$4.4
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.54
$2.28
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.74
$1.63
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.32
$1.69
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.51
$2.08
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.47
$1.2
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.41
$0.96
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.24
$0.4
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.12
$1.91
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.36
$9.65
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.95
$1.92
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.75
$5.84
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$0.97
$5.28
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.63
$3.24
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.92
$1.62
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$0.77
$1.84
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$16.4
$23.7
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$2.67
$3.57
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$13.1
$13.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.93
$4.39
👖 Brand Jeans
$27.5
$27.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$40.3
$67.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$71.7
$188
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1266
$6176

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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
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$699
114 km or 71 mi Nadi
$890
118 km or 73 mi Lautoka
$519
745 km or 463 mi Nukualofa
$958
755 km or 469 mi Mua
$954
1072 km or 666 mi Vaiaku
$536
1073 km or 667 mi Funafuti
$536
1073 km or 667 mi Port Vila
$1635
1112 km or 691 mi Manase
$1013
1145 km or 711 mi Apia
$1014
1233 km or 766 mi Luganville
$2865
1328 km or 825 mi Dumbea
$1457
1332 km or 827 mi Noumea
$1559
1335 km or 830 mi Paita
$1457
1997 km or 1241 mi Whangarei
$1401
2086 km or 1296 mi Hibiscus Coast
$1386
2112 km or 1312 mi Auckland
$2043
2121 km or 1318 mi Waitakere
$1361
2125 km or 1320 mi Manukau
$1320
2148 km or 1335 mi Pukekohe
$1234
2180 km or 1355 mi Auki
$1581
2185 km or 1358 mi Tauranga
$1561
2206 km or 1371 mi Hamilton
$1461
2216 km or 1377 mi Honiara
$1577
2234 km or 1388 mi Rotorua
$1276
2253 km or 1400 mi South Tarawa
$499
2283 km or 1419 mi Gisborne
$1544
2297 km or 1427 mi Taupo
$1410
2306 km or 1433 mi Avarua
$1118
2325 km or 1445 mi Yaren
$624
2364 km or 1469 mi New Plymouth
$1342
2379 km or 1478 mi Napier
$1209
2397 km or 1490 mi Hastings
$1011
2446 km or 1520 mi Whanganui
$1504
2486 km or 1545 mi Palmerston North
$1242
2553 km or 1586 mi Masterton
$1248
2554 km or 1587 mi Paraparaumu
$1388
2578 km or 1602 mi Upper Hutt
$1378
2580 km or 1603 mi Porirua
$920
2589 km or 1608 mi Lower Hutt
$1455