Busan vs Changhua - Cost of Living Comparison

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Busan Changhua
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1031
$886
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2868
$2573
🏠 One person rent
$380
$348
🏘️ Family rent
$856
$862
🍽️ Food expenses
$420
$384
🚐 Transport expenses
$142
$43.7
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2478
$1541
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
13 km
24 km
🎓 Higher education
73
83
😀 Quality of life
90
65
🏙️ Population
3.45M
227K

The cost of living in Busan is 16% more expensive than in Changhua. Cities ranked 5144th and 6081st ($1031 vs $886) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 59th and 8th in South Korea and Taiwan, respectively. Check South Korea vs Taiwan comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.4 months in Busan compared to 1.7 months in Changhua. Busan ranked 3rd best city to live in South Korea vs Changhua ranked 15th in Taiwan, while ranked 108th and 4396th among best cities to live in the world.

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Busan Changhua
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.71
$3.89
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$27.7
$25.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.29
$4.86
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.99
$2.22
 Cappuccino
$3.67
$2.83
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.36
$1.06
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$368
$355
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$248
$262
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$875
$920
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$657
$731
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$88.2
$46.2
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$135
$71.5
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$19.3
$21.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.49%
1.73%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$8506
$4910
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$7564
$3912
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.01
$0.68
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$44.9
$36.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$11.2
$8.92
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.24
$1
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.93
$3.24
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.86
$1.78
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.19
$3.26
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.14
$3.28
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.6
$16.4
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.52
$6.97
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$30
$18.9
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.62
$4.33
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.97
$1.76
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.84
$2.72
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.44
$3.86
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.27
$2.29
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.21
$2.43
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.64
$0.76
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.11
$1.67
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$11.6
$14.5
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.73
$1.55
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.36
$3.54
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.73
$10.9
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.06
$6.49
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.69
$2.08
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.39
$2.49
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$41.9
$32.7
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$8.96
$9.37
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$25.1
$44.5
💇 Haircut, simple
$8.75
$12.8
👖 Brand Jeans
$70.1
$85.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$68.9
$82.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$530
$348
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$14047
$12589

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Distance City Cost of living
21 km or 13 mi Gimhae
$931
27 km or 16 mi Yangsan
$994
40 km or 25 mi Changwon
$1112
46 km or 28 mi Masan
$1029
50 km or 31 mi Geoje
$925
51 km or 32 mi Miryang
$1008
56 km or 35 mi Ulsan
$1151
63 km or 39 mi Tongyeong
$948
64 km or 40 mi Sacheon
$972
81 km or 50 mi Tsushima Island
$921
84 km or 52 mi Gyeongsan
$1053
85 km or 53 mi Gyeongju
$1358
87 km or 54 mi Jinju
$884
94 km or 58 mi Daegu
$1108
98 km or 61 mi Yeongcheon
$1047
102 km or 64 mi Tsushima
$922
108 km or 67 mi Pohang
$1047
123 km or 77 mi Gwangyang
$1043
131 km or 82 mi Yeosu
$1120
138 km or 86 mi Gumi
$1060
141 km or 88 mi Gimcheon
$1082
142 km or 88 mi Suncheon
$1060
154 km or 96 mi Namwon
$999
162 km or 101 mi Iki
$937
165 km or 103 mi Andong
$880
166 km or 103 mi Sangju
$1062
183 km or 113 mi Mungyeong
$1034
189 km or 118 mi Jeonju
$823
193 km or 120 mi Gwangju
$1150
195 km or 121 mi Yeongju
$1002
198 km or 123 mi Hirado
$937
199 km or 124 mi Munakata
$946
199 km or 124 mi Fukutsu
$961
200 km or 124 mi Okagaki
$929
201 km or 125 mi Koga
$971
201 km or 125 mi Shingu
$976
202 km or 125 mi Itoshima
$972
202 km or 126 mi Karatsu
$949
204 km or 127 mi Daejeon
$952
205 km or 127 mi Jeongeup
$990

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Distance City Cost of living
16 km or 10 mi Taichung
$986
23 km or 14 mi Nantou
$857
40 km or 25 mi Douliu
$798
63 km or 39 mi Miaoli
$728
66 km or 41 mi Chiayi
$743
93 km or 58 mi Hsinchu
$822
98 km or 61 mi Zhubei
$929
111 km or 69 mi Taoyuan
$866
126 km or 78 mi Tainan
$922
140 km or 87 mi New Taipei
$999
145 km or 90 mi Yilan
$874
149 km or 92 mi Taipei
$1161
158 km or 98 mi Taitung
$963
163 km or 101 mi Kaohsiung
$932
170 km or 106 mi Keelung
$857
215 km or 133 mi Jinjiang
$806
217 km or 135 mi Putian
$736
218 km or 136 mi Quanzhou
$848
227 km or 141 mi Kinmen
$853
253 km or 157 mi Xiamen
$802
256 km or 159 mi Fuzhou
$671
295 km or 183 mi Zhangzhou
$785
307 km or 191 mi Ningde
$709
368 km or 229 mi Ishigaki
$1145
372 km or 231 mi Nanping
$710
373 km or 231 mi Longyan
$754
381 km or 237 mi Sanming
$710
398 km or 248 mi Shantou
$598
399 km or 248 mi Chaozhou
$598
413 km or 257 mi Rui'an
$742
428 km or 266 mi Jieyang
$726
437 km or 272 mi Wenzhou
$794
448 km or 279 mi Meizhou
$819
452 km or 281 mi Puning
$746
481 km or 299 mi Wuyishan
$671
487 km or 302 mi Wenling
$743
488 km or 303 mi Miyakojima
$1152
491 km or 305 mi Lishui
$755
536 km or 333 mi Linhai
$730
550 km or 342 mi Shangrao
$735