Busan vs Chennai - Cost of Living Comparison

Busan Chennai
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1031
$425
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2765
$1030
🏠 One person rent
$401
$162
🏘️ Family rent
$777
$296
🍽️ Food expenses
$390
$162
🚐 Transport expenses
$150
$63.2
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1891
$568
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
13 km
16 km
🎓 Higher education
75
77
😀 Quality of life
89
67
🏙️ Population
3.45M
10.3M

The cost of living in Busan is 142% more expensive than in Chennai. Cities ranked 4532nd and 8684th ($1031 vs $425) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 8th and 26th in South Korea and India, respectively. Check South Korea vs India comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.8 months in Busan compared to 1.3 months in Chennai. Busan ranked 3rd best city to live in South Korea vs Chennai ranked 2nd in India, while ranked 130th and 3652nd among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Busan vs Chennai

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Busan Chennai
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.19
$2.21
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$27
$13.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.85
$3.6
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.08
$2.51
 Cappuccino
$3.78
$1.88
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.35
$0.42
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$382
$182
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$279
$112
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$851
$362
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$578
$216
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$80.3
$26.9
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$124
$41.3
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$20.7
$8.78
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.49%
7.62%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4953
$2011
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3043
$686
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.99
$0.25
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$44.2
$13.4
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$12.8
$2.71
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.25
$1.31
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.95
$0.65
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.03
$0.49
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.81
$0.58
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.76
$0.86
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$16.2
$6.66
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.83
$3.78
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$22.8
$4.84
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.82
$2.54
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.63
$0.74
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.03
$1.32
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.65
$0.51
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.34
$0.47
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.87
$0.41
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.57
$0.24
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.15
$1.12
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$10.8
$7.36
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.88
$1.95
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.34
$3.75
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.12
$0.97
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.14
$2.63
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.76
$1.92
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.43
$0.77
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$44.9
$16.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$8.35
$2.67
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$27.8
$13.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$10.3
$2.93
👖 Brand Jeans
$62.1
$27.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$73.7
$40.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$288
$71.7
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$22569
$1266

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$839
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$909
40 km or 25 mi Changwon
$955
46 km or 28 mi Masan
$945
50 km or 31 mi Geoje
$945
51 km or 32 mi Miryang
$861
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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Distance City Cost of living
111 km or 69 mi Tirupati
$474
124 km or 77 mi Vellore
$277
125 km or 78 mi Chittoor
$341
138 km or 85 mi Pondicherry
$328
153 km or 95 mi Nellore
$273
159 km or 99 mi Cuddalore
$337
198 km or 123 mi Madanapalle
$336
219 km or 136 mi Kadapa
$344
260 km or 162 mi Proddatur
$337
269 km or 167 mi Ongole
$338
279 km or 173 mi Salem
$351
282 km or 175 mi Thanjavur
$333
290 km or 180 mi Bangalore
$480
304 km or 189 mi Chirala
$335
305 km or 189 mi Tiruchirappalli
$335
312 km or 194 mi Hindupur
$335
328 km or 204 mi Nandyal
$348
338 km or 210 mi Anantapur
$339
339 km or 211 mi Erode
$278
344 km or 214 mi Tumkur
$301
353 km or 219 mi Tenali
$271
354 km or 220 mi Machilipatnam
$282
357 km or 222 mi Guntur
$294
361 km or 224 mi Tiruppur
$340
383 km or 238 mi Vijayawada
$424
388 km or 241 mi Kurnool
$348
396 km or 246 mi Dindigul
$338
402 km or 250 mi Mysore
$345
411 km or 256 mi Eluru
$329
423 km or 263 mi Madurai
$361
428 km or 266 mi Coimbatore
$360
428 km or 266 mi Adoni
$346
453 km or 282 mi Nalgonda
$333
462 km or 287 mi Rajahmundry
$297
463 km or 288 mi Khammam
$277
474 km or 294 mi Mahbubnagar
$336
476 km or 296 mi Kakinada
$350
482 km or 300 mi Hospet
$339
494 km or 307 mi Davanagere
$282
509 km or 317 mi Malappuram
$263