Busan vs Cheonan - Cost of Living Comparison

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Busan Cheonan
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1031
$997
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2868
$2525
🏠 One person rent
$380
$398
🏘️ Family rent
$856
$645
🍽️ Food expenses
$420
$429
🚐 Transport expenses
$142
$84
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2478
$1898
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
13 km
20 km
🎓 Higher education
73
64
😀 Quality of life
90
67
🏙️ Population
3.45M
652K

The cost of living in Busan is 3% more expensive than in Cheonan. Cities ranked 5144th and 5399th ($1031 vs $997) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 59th and 68th in South Korea.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.4 months in Busan compared to 1.9 months in Cheonan. Ranked 3rd vs 56th best cities to live in South Korea, and 108th vs 3758th among the best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Busan vs Cheonan

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Busan Cheonan
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.71
$5.32
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$27.7
$20.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.29
$5.06
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.99
$3.03
 Cappuccino
$3.67
$3.03
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.36
$1.58
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$368
$408
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$248
$273
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$875
$675
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$657
$455
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$88.2
$87.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$135
$136
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$19.3
$10.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.49%
4.77%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$8506
$6788
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$7564
$4529
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.01
$1.13
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$44.9
$52.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$11.2
$8.57
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.24
$1.26
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.93
$1.52
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.86
$3.08
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.19
$3.39
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.14
$1.81
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.6
$12.1
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.52
$10.3
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$30
$12
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.62
$6.99
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.97
$2.65
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.84
$5.92
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.44
$6.02
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.27
$4.39
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.21
$3.18
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.64
$0.72
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.11
$2.52
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$11.6
$8.62
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.73
$2.45
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.36
$3.38
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.73
$4.93
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.06
$5.37
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.69
$2.24
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.39
$2.19
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$41.9
$40.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$8.96
$8.35
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$25.1
$26.5
💇 Haircut, simple
$8.75
$7.33
👖 Brand Jeans
$70.1
$62.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$68.9
$74.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$530
$372
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$14047
$19453

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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

Cities near Cheonan

Distance City Cost of living
22 km or 13 mi Pyeongtaek
$1058
25 km or 16 mi Anseong
$1042
35 km or 22 mi Cheongju
$985
37 km or 23 mi Sejong
$1028
38 km or 24 mi Osan
$1060
39 km or 24 mi Gongju
$1080
48 km or 30 mi Dangjin
$1040
48 km or 30 mi Yongin
$1255
55 km or 34 mi Daejeon
$952
55 km or 34 mi Suwon
$984
55 km or 34 mi Asan
$1064
56 km or 35 mi Hwaseong
$1110
59 km or 36 mi Icheon
$1041
60 km or 37 mi Gyeryong
$994
62 km or 39 mi Uiwang
$1069
62 km or 39 mi Seosan
$1040
65 km or 40 mi Ansan
$1132
65 km or 40 mi Gunpo
$1127
67 km or 42 mi Nonsan
$1077
68 km or 42 mi Gwangju
$1089
68 km or 42 mi Siheung
$1088
68 km or 42 mi Anyang
$1101
69 km or 43 mi Yeoju
$1029
70 km or 44 mi Seongnam
$1122
71 km or 44 mi Gwacheon
$1069
71 km or 44 mi Boryeong
$1089
72 km or 45 mi Chungju
$1107
79 km or 49 mi Gwangmyeong
$1099
82 km or 51 mi Hanam
$1084
84 km or 52 mi Bucheon
$1151
86 km or 53 mi Incheon
$1052
87 km or 54 mi Seoul
$1451
88 km or 54 mi Guri
$1122
91 km or 56 mi Wonju
$982
92 km or 57 mi Namyangju
$1127
96 km or 60 mi Mungyeong
$1034
98 km or 61 mi Iksan
$971
99 km or 61 mi Goyang
$1166
99 km or 61 mi Gimpo
$1136
100 km or 62 mi Sangju
$1062