Chennai vs Washington - Cost of Living Comparison

Chennai Washington
🚶 Cost of living one person
$425
$2664
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1030
$6371
🏠 One person rent
$162
$1718
🏘️ Family rent
$296
$3145
🍽️ Food expenses
$162
$615
🚐 Transport expenses
$63.2
$162
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$568
$5927
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
16 km
5 km
🎓 Higher education
77
100
😀 Quality of life
67
93
🏙️ Population
10.3M
690K

The cost of living in Chennai is 84% less expensive than in Washington. Cities ranked 8684th and 89th ($425 vs $2664) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 26th and 76th in India and the United States, respectively. Check India vs the United States comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.3 months in Chennai compared to 2.2 months in Washington. Chennai ranked 2nd best city to live in India vs Washington ranked 5th in the United States, while ranked 3652nd and 34th among best cities to live in the world.

Salary adjustment calculator
the estimated difference in money purchasing power

Cost of living in Chennai vs Washington infographic

Share this infographic!

Prices in Chennai vs Washington

Prices for goods and services in Chennai and Washington are partly crowdsourced by our visitors, just like yourself. Please consider telling us about your city.

Chennai Washington
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.21
$14.9
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$13.1
$68.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.6
$9.29
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.51
$6.68
 Cappuccino
$1.88
$5.29
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.42
$2.45
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$182
$1813
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$112
$1494
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$362
$3843
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$216
$2706
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$26.9
$98.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$41.3
$151
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$8.78
$61.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
7.62%
5.15%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2011
$13203
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$686
$4291
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.25
$3.01
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$13.4
$106
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$2.71
$17.4
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.31
$1.16
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.65
$0.98
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.49
$3.04
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.58
$3.83
🥚 Eggs, x12
$0.86
$3.52
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.66
$16
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.78
$11.6
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.84
$15.9
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.54
$4.86
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.74
$2.18
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.32
$5.82
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.51
$6.24
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.47
$3.38
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.41
$3.55
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.24
$1.45
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.12
$2.2
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.36
$14.1
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.95
$3.58
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.75
$10.5
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$0.97
$9.29
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.63
$4.28
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.92
$4.86
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$0.77
$2.62
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$16.4
$76.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$2.67
$13.4
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$13.1
$119
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.93
$22.6
👖 Brand Jeans
$27.5
$55.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$40.3
$94.5
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$71.7
$2150
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1266
$13961

Hotels map

More cities to compare

Cost of Living in the nearest cities

Cities near Chennai

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

Cities near Washington

Distance City Cost of living
2.5 km or 1.5 mi Georgetown
$1947
9.5 km or 5.9 mi Bailey's Crossroads
$1945
10 km or 6.3 mi Alexandria
$2632
11 km or 6.8 mi Bethesda
$2800
12 km or 7.5 mi Silver Spring
$2354
15 km or 9.2 mi College Park
$2287
17 km or 11 mi Springfield
$1966
17 km or 11 mi Greenbelt
$1952
23 km or 14 mi Rockville
$2710
24 km or 15 mi Fairfax
$2582
26 km or 16 mi Bowie
$2513
27 km or 17 mi Laurel
$2018
28 km or 17 mi Reston
$2704
30 km or 19 mi Waldorf
$2118
31 km or 19 mi Gaithersburg
$2565
32 km or 20 mi Herndon
$2345
34 km or 21 mi Woodbridge
$1974
34 km or 21 mi Marumsco
$1946
36 km or 22 mi Centreville
$2814
37 km or 23 mi Germantown
$1913
38 km or 23 mi Columbia
$2586
41 km or 26 mi Manassas
$2391
42 km or 26 mi Ashburn
$2550
47 km or 29 mi Annapolis
$2227
49 km or 31 mi Catonsville
$2044
51 km or 32 mi Leesburg
$2240
57 km or 35 mi Eldersburg
$1767
57 km or 35 mi Baltimore
$1988
61 km or 38 mi Owings Mills
$2233
68 km or 42 mi Frederick
$2316
76 km or 47 mi Fredericksburg
$2405
83 km or 52 mi Charles Town
$1893
87 km or 54 mi Edgewood
$1956
92 km or 57 mi Bel Air South
$1951
93 km or 58 mi Bel Air North
$1950
102 km or 63 mi Hanover
$2239
102 km or 63 mi Hagerstown
$1799
103 km or 64 mi Winchester
$1801
106 km or 66 mi Waynesboro
$1892
122 km or 76 mi York
$1515