Cost of Living in Madurai

Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$361
$786
🛋️ Without rent
$210
$591
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$151
$195
🍽️ Food
$141
$363
🚐 Transport
$37
$101
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$824
😀 Quality of life
44
🏙️ Population
1.56M

The average cost of living in Madurai is $361, which is in the top 4% of the least expensive cities in the world, ranked 8893rd out of 9294 in our global list, 63rd out of 220 in India, and 2nd out of 14 in Tamil Nadu.

The median after-tax salary is $824, which is enough to cover living expenses for 2.3 months. Ranked 6606th (TOP 71%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 35th best city to live in India, and 3rd most liveable city in Tamil Nadu. With an estimated population of 1.56M, Madurai is the 27th largest city in India.

✈️ Closest airport 10 km Madurai Airport
😷 Air quality Moderate 21.1 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank 2849 Madurai Kamaraj University
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Prices in Madurai

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Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$1.9
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$9.07
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$1.83
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.03
 Cappuccino
$1.94
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.38
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$158
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$99.2
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$195
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$126
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$27.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$42.4
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$12.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
7.95%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1093
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$585
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.32
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$11.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$2.53
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.9
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.59
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.68
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.67
🥚 Eggs, x12
$0.92
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.25
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.41
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.79
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.65
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.67
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.24
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.47
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.51
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.5
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.2
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.91
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.04
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.44
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.67
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.98
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$1.66
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.93
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$0.77
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$7.18
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$1.63
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$18.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$1.86
👖 Brand Jeans
$22.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$31.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$41.6
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$784

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