Cost of Living in Chennai

Summary of cost of living in Chennai, India:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 150.00 ₹ 80.00-300.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 800.00 ₹ 600.00-2,500.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 350.00 ₹ 300.00-499.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 180.00 ₹ 120.00-300.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 350.00 ₹ 210.00-600.00
Cappuccino (regular) 145.04 ₹ 50.00-250.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 40.57 ₹ 30.00-60.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 17.40 ₹ 10.00-25.00
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 200.99 ₹ 150.00-283.91
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 40.49 ₹ 27.22-54.43
Rice (white), (1 lb) 27.68 ₹ 20.41-36.29
Eggs (regular) (12) 75.29 ₹ 60.00-96.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 298.72 ₹ 136.08-566.99
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 125.02 ₹ 90.72-181.44
Buffalo Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 231.10 ₹ 136.08-408.23
Apples (1 lb) 100.50 ₹ 45.36-145.15
Banana (1 lb) 33.42 ₹ 22.68-54.43
Oranges (1 lb) 56.49 ₹ 22.68-113.40
Tomato (1 lb) 19.48 ₹ 9.07-36.29
Potato (1 lb) 18.11 ₹ 9.07-27.22
Onion (1 lb) 18.17 ₹ 9.07-27.22
Lettuce (1 head) 48.41 ₹ 20.00-100.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 29.58 ₹ 20.00-40.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 520.00 ₹ 180.00-1,200.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 160.60 ₹ 100.00-250.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 303.08 ₹ 190.00-450.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 360.00 ₹ 250.00-400.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 30.00 ₹ 20.00-50.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 1,000.00 ₹ 600.00-1,500.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 100.00 ₹ 53.00-200.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 40.23 ₹ 28.97-80.47
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 100.00 ₹ 50.00-200.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 392.88 ₹ 378.54-416.40
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,300,000.00 ₹ 1,000,000.00-2,000,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,042,481.63 ₹ 1,684,595.86-2,500,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 3,389.16 ₹ 2,000.00-9,500.00
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 364.29 ₹ 200.00-600.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 781.38 ₹ 500.00-1,000.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,323.43 ₹ 500.00-2,500.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 473.04 ₹ 300.00-600.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 250.00 ₹ 200.00-350.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 6,994.05 ₹ 4,000.00-10,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 118,600.00 ₹ 75,000.00-200,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 2,236.33 ₹ 1,000.00-3,500.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 2,156.00 ₹ 1,000.00-4,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 3,760.00 ₹ 1,800.00-6,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 2,775.86 ₹ 1,200.00-5,000.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 17,805.56 ₹ 12,000.00-25,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 10,250.00 ₹ 7,000.00-15,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 42,842.11 ₹ 28,000.00-65,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 23,218.75 ₹ 17,000.00-35,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 16,675.26 ₹ 9,999.92-29,999.75
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 6,474.83 ₹ 4,999.96-9,290.23
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 66,634.90 ₹
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 9.38 8.00-12.00

Prices in Chennai

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Last update: June 2024
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4 Comments so far
Anonymous on Aug 12, 2023:
This information that chennai rental are less than ahmedabad is so so wrong. Chennai rent is 3 times that of ahmedabad.

If u have option, remain in ahmedabad.
Tamilarasan on Jun 17, 2023:
Chennai Living cost(Middle class) from other states

Rent : 12000(4 (or)5 members family)
Grocery: 4000(Family cover)
Mobile :1000(Family cover)
transport : 2000(2 person per month)
Petrol : 1500
Entertainments:2000
Hotel :2500
Others : 5000

Total Expense per month : Rs.30,000 (More than enough apart from savings)
Krishna Kumar Singha on Apr 02, 2023:
I like all of Chennai as well as Dhaka. And come soon for treatment. Thanks.
Sharan on Feb 17, 2022:
Hi what are the inexpensive and also safe city to rent a home for a single guy and that city should be near to beach since i love the beach, let me know in the reply