Cost of Living in Salem, Tamil Nadu

Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$351
$790
🛋️ Without rent
$209
$583
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$142
$207
🍽️ Food
$132
$341
🚐 Transport
$33.2
$90.1
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$516
😀 Quality of life
38
🏙️ Population
693K

The average cost of living in Salem is $351, which is in the top 4% of the least expensive cities in the world, ranked 8931st out of 9294 in our global list, 75th out of 220 in India, and 4th out of 14 in Tamil Nadu.

The median after-tax salary is $516, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1.5 months. Ranked 7373rd (TOP 79%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 88th best city to live in India, and 10th most liveable city in Tamil Nadu. With an estimated population of 693K, Salem is the 70th largest city in India.

✈️ Closest airport 18 km Salem Airport
😷 Air quality Moderate 22.1 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank 4330 Periyar University
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Prices in Salem

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Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$1.33
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$12.5
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.05
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.93
 Cappuccino
$1.62
🥤 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
$148
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$96.2
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$165
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$158
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$23
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$35.3
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$12.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
9.34%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$797
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$270
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.34
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$14.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$2.71
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.09
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.55
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.34
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.53
🥚 Eggs, x12
$0.77
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.17
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.48
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.03
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.85
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.69
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.57
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.32
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.43
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.43
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.22
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.95
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.5
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.5
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.99
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.18
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.59
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.55
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$0.58
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$59.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$1.74
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$11.5
💇 Haircut, simple
$1.8
👖 Brand Jeans
$26.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$42.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$55
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1270

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