Busan vs Calgary - Cost of Living Comparison

Busan Calgary
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1031
$1881
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2765
$4575
🏠 One person rent
$401
$1024
🏘️ Family rent
$777
$1899
🍽️ Food expenses
$390
$554
🚐 Transport expenses
$150
$175
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1891
$4161
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
13 km
8 km
🎓 Higher education
75
54
😀 Quality of life
89
93
🏙️ Population
3.45M
1.24M

The cost of living in Busan is 45% less expensive than in Calgary. Cities ranked 4532nd and 1847th ($1031 vs $1881) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 8th and 28th in South Korea and Canada, respectively. Check South Korea vs Canada comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.8 months in Busan compared to 2.2 months in Calgary. Busan ranked 3rd best city to live in South Korea vs Calgary ranked 5th in Canada, while ranked 130th and 48th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Busan vs Calgary

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Busan Calgary
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.19
$17.1
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$27
$66.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.85
$8.63
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.08
$5.47
 Cappuccino
$3.78
$3.75
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.35
$1.75
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$382
$958
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$279
$813
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$851
$2064
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$578
$1555
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$80.3
$114
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$124
$174
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$20.7
$68.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.49%
4.32%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4953
$3153
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3043
$2857
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.99
$2.82
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$44.2
$86.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$12.8
$15.6
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.25
$1.39
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.95
$1.86
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.03
$2.26
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.81
$2.42
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.76
$2.96
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$16.2
$11.9
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.83
$10.8
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$22.8
$14.8
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.82
$4.04
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.63
$1.5
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.03
$3.8
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.65
$3.95
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.34
$2.35
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.87
$2.48
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.57
$1.16
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.15
$4.55
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$10.8
$11.7
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.88
$2.86
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.34
$12.5
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.12
$11.5
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.14
$8.08
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.76
$2.75
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.43
$3.05
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$44.9
$61.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$8.35
$12.5
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$27.8
$60.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$10.3
$18.5
👖 Brand Jeans
$62.1
$57.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$73.7
$82
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$288
$930
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$22569
$12409

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$909
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46 km or 28 mi Masan
$945
50 km or 31 mi Geoje
$945
51 km or 32 mi Miryang
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56 km or 35 mi Ulsan
$1066
63 km or 39 mi Tongyeong
$900
64 km or 40 mi Sacheon
$795
81 km or 50 mi Tsushima Island
$1024
84 km or 52 mi Gyeongsan
$922
85 km or 53 mi Gyeongju
$1184
87 km or 54 mi Jinju
$765
94 km or 58 mi Daegu
$918
98 km or 61 mi Yeongcheon
$792
102 km or 64 mi Tsushima
$1021
108 km or 67 mi Pohang
$775
123 km or 77 mi Gwangyang
$963
131 km or 82 mi Yeosu
$1003
138 km or 86 mi Gumi
$951
141 km or 88 mi Gimcheon
$925
142 km or 88 mi Suncheon
$923
154 km or 96 mi Namwon
$895
162 km or 101 mi Iki
$1020
165 km or 103 mi Andong
$800
166 km or 103 mi Sangju
$981
183 km or 113 mi Mungyeong
$897
189 km or 118 mi Jeonju
$791
193 km or 120 mi Gwangju
$902
195 km or 121 mi Yeongju
$963
198 km or 123 mi Hirado
$1020
199 km or 124 mi Munakata
$1024
199 km or 124 mi Fukutsu
$1023
200 km or 124 mi Okagaki
$1024
201 km or 125 mi Koga
$1023
201 km or 125 mi Shingu
$1021
202 km or 125 mi Itoshima
$1021
202 km or 126 mi Karatsu
$1025
204 km or 127 mi Daejeon
$944
205 km or 127 mi Jeongeup
$901

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$1868
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$1553
174 km or 108 mi Lethbridge
$1669
248 km or 154 mi Leduc
$1699
265 km or 165 mi Medicine Hat
$1439
278 km or 173 mi Spruce Grove
$1741
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$1692
357 km or 222 mi Sandpoint
$1556
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$1774
422 km or 262 mi Coeur d'Alene
$1994
426 km or 265 mi Post Falls
$1941
429 km or 266 mi Penticton
$1801
440 km or 273 mi Spokane Valley
$1943
442 km or 275 mi Kamloops
$1529
443 km or 275 mi Great Falls
$1902
452 km or 281 mi Spokane
$1886
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$1766
517 km or 322 mi Helena
$1813
524 km or 325 mi Saskatoon
$1513
526 km or 327 mi Moscow
$1344
531 km or 330 mi Pullman
$1402
556 km or 345 mi Grande Prairie
$1734
560 km or 348 mi Lewiston
$1610
572 km or 355 mi Butte
$1341
579 km or 360 mi Moses Lake
$1911
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$1872
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$1638
607 km or 377 mi Wenatchee
$1877
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$1530
630 km or 391 mi Abbotsford
$1579
636 km or 395 mi Whistler
$2493
637 km or 396 mi Walla Walla
$1681
638 km or 396 mi Bozeman
$1971
641 km or 398 mi Maple Ridge
$1914
650 km or 404 mi Langley
$1837
650 km or 404 mi Pasco
$1628
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$2071
654 km or 406 mi Bellingham
$2177
654 km or 406 mi Richland
$1880
655 km or 407 mi Fort McMurray
$1758