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  • Weather
  • Cost of Living
  • Facilities - same in both cities
  • Good connectivity- Airport and Train
  • Equally good healthcare facilities

Chennai and Coimbatore are both cities in the prime of development, while one is the capital of the state, the other is the industrial capital and Manchester of the South. While both cities are excellent choices for retirement, there’s only one you can choose from. We have curated a list of factors to consider and draw a comparison between these two cities to help you decide the best choice for your retirement plans.


Chennai has humid weather around the year with temperatures soaring between 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM. The average temperature is around 32°C making it one of the warmest places to live in. Coimbatore on the other hand showcases a pleasant climate. Situated at the foothills of the famous hill station Ooty and around 2500 ft above sea level, the climate is mostly cool and pleasant all year round. The city also has a generous amount of greenery and minimal pollution, making it ideal for people who prefer a cooler, calmer, and composed environment.


Chennai being a metropolitan city has a higher cost of living as opposed to Coimbatore. Real estate costs higher in Chennai as well as the facilities that are needed on a day-to-day basis. According to stats, living in Chennai is 32% more expensive than living in Coimbatore, even when considering a senior home.


Both cities are developed and have excellent infrastructure for connectivity. Chennai has an international airport and a railway station connecting it to the rest of India and the world. Coimbatore also has an airport and railway station with state-of-the-art facilities.


Chennai is home to some of the best medical centers and hospitals in the country. With leading hospitals like Apollo among others, Chennai has impeccable healthcare for people of all age groups. Coimbatore also has some excellent hospitals and healthcare facilities. Hospitals like Ganga, Kongunadu, Gem, and GKNM Hospital have carved a name for themselves with their expertise and exceptional service.

Coimbatore is the cultural capital with much to offer. Despite being a developing city, Coimbatore already has all the features one would look for when retiring into their golden years in a senior home.

Here is a detailed blog on why you should consider Coimbatore as your retirement haven.