Cost of Living in Tamil Nadu

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Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$385
$1000
🛋️ Without rent
$247
$703
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$138
$297
🍽️ Food
$157
$399
🚐 Transport
$53.9
$150
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$617
🏙️ Population
72.1M

The cost of living in Tamil Nadu is $385, which is 1.03 times less expensive than the average in India. Tamil Nadu ranked 12th most expensive and 4th best state to live in India.

The average salary after taxes in Tamil Nadu is $617, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1.6 months.

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Prices in Tamil Nadu

We calculate prices for Tamil Nadu as a weighted mean for the population of 14 cities. Since large cities tend to have a higher cost of living, it's better to visit specific city pages for more relevant information.

Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$1.64
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$9.43
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.1
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.92
 Cappuccino
$1.6
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.45
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$151
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$95.2
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$390
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$222
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$26.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$40.8
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$8.55
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
9%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1710
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$704
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.4
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$11.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$3.47
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.25
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.63
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.51
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.66
🥚 Eggs, x12
$0.85
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.42
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.05
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.55
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.37
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.83
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.39
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.57
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.47
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.46
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.23
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.02
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$6.28
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.89
🚬 Cigarette pack
$4.01
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.13
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.64
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.12
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$0.69
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$14.7
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$2.87
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$12.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.31
👖 Brand Jeans
$24
👟 Brand Sneakers
$40.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$74.9
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1762

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