Cost of Living Comparison Between Mumbai and Chennai 

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Consumer Prices in Chennai are 13.13% lower than in Mumbai (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Chennai are 35.07% lower than in Mumbai
Rent Prices in Chennai are 68.93% lower than in Mumbai
Restaurant Prices in Chennai are 31.84% lower than in Mumbai
Groceries Prices in Chennai are 7.62% lower than in Mumbai
Local Purchasing Power in Chennai is 15.11% higher than in Mumbai
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Restaurants
Mumbai Edit Chennai Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 300.00 ₹ 100.00 ₹      -66.67 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 1,500.00 ₹ 1,000.00 ₹      -33.33 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 300.00 ₹ 300.00 ₹      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 160.00 ₹ 150.00 ₹      -6.25 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 350.00 ₹ 300.00 ₹      -14.29 %
Cappuccino (regular) 155.81 ₹ 144.58 ₹      -7.21 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 39.12 ₹ 36.74 ₹      -6.08 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 15.63 ₹ 15.58 ₹      -0.37 %
Markets
Mumbai Edit Chennai Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 213.49 ₹ 190.67 ₹      -10.69 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 33.06 ₹ 33.07 ₹      +0.01 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 27.21 ₹ 24.10 ₹      -11.45 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 70.77 ₹ 61.83 ₹      -12.63 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 209.36 ₹ 239.80 ₹      +14.54 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 124.80 ₹ 102.99 ₹      -17.48 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 218.94 ₹ 186.24 ₹      -14.94 %
Apples (1 lb) 75.95 ₹ 75.86 ₹      -0.12 %
Banana (1 lb) 23.63 ₹ 27.82 ₹      +17.75 %
Oranges (1 lb) 42.77 ₹ 40.88 ₹      -4.42 %
Tomato (1 lb) 20.73 ₹ 15.14 ₹      -26.93 %
Potato (1 lb) 16.61 ₹ 17.76 ₹      +6.95 %
Onion (1 lb) 18.12 ₹ 18.23 ₹      +0.60 %
Lettuce (1 head) 58.52 ₹ 36.36 ₹      -37.86 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 29.12 ₹ 28.90 ₹      -0.74 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 731.31 ₹ 500.00 ₹      -31.63 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 155.83 ₹ 145.61 ₹      -6.56 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 249.10 ₹ 228.96 ₹      -8.08 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 350.00 ₹ 320.00 ₹      -8.57 %
Transportation
Mumbai Edit Chennai Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 20.00 ₹ 20.00 ₹      0.00 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 400.00 ₹ 1,000.00 ₹      +150.00 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 22.00 ₹ 100.00 ₹      +354.55 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 35.41 ₹ 24.14 ₹      -31.82 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 100.00 ₹ 100.00 ₹      0.00 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 307.76 ₹ 303.26 ₹      -1.46 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 884,283.01 ₹ 1,000,000.00 ₹      +13.09 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,701,397.06 ₹ 1,761,490.20 ₹      +3.53 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Mumbai Edit Chennai Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 4,223.68 ₹ 2,765.75 ₹      -34.52 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.94 ₹ 0.89 ₹      -4.56 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 834.78 ₹ 835.80 ₹      +0.12 %
Sports And Leisure
Mumbai Edit Chennai Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,889.47 ₹ 1,273.46 ₹      -32.60 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 697.90 ₹ 430.21 ₹      -38.36 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 300.00 ₹ 200.00 ₹      -33.33 %
Childcare
Mumbai Edit Chennai Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 6,464.55 ₹ 4,635.73 ₹      -28.29 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 208,984.58 ₹ 108,128.72 ₹      -48.26 %
Clothing And Shoes
Mumbai Edit Chennai Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 2,531.10 ₹ 2,144.76 ₹      -15.26 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 2,701.34 ₹ 2,291.88 ₹      -15.16 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 4,124.56 ₹ 3,106.82 ₹      -24.67 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 3,122.07 ₹ 2,545.44 ₹      -18.47 %
Rent Per Month
Mumbai Edit Chennai Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 41,604.94 ₹ 13,486.11 ₹      -67.59 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 21,737.18 ₹ 7,739.44 ₹      -64.40 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 123,239.44 ₹ 34,671.43 ₹      -71.87 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 54,902.78 ₹ 19,143.84 ₹      -65.13 %
Buy Apartment Price
Mumbai Edit Chennai Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 44,097.68 ₹ 13,430.13 ₹      -69.54 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 16,620.97 ₹ 4,610.46 ₹      -72.26 %
Salaries And Financing
Mumbai Edit Chennai Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 47,427.20 ₹ 35,446.86 ₹      -25.26 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 8.71 9.64      +10.72 %
Last update: January 2021January 2021
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