Busan vs Cheonan - Cost of Living Comparison

Busan Cheonan
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1031
$930
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2765
$2325
🏠 One person rent
$401
$404
🏘️ Family rent
$777
$650
🍽️ Food expenses
$390
$352
🚐 Transport expenses
$150
$86.1
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1891
$1518
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
13 km
20 km
🎓 Higher education
75
64
😀 Quality of life
89
66
🏙️ Population
3.45M
652K

The cost of living in Busan is 11% more expensive than in Cheonan. Cities ranked 4532nd and 5616th ($1031 vs $930) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 8th and 39th in South Korea.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.8 months in Busan compared to 1.6 months in Cheonan. Ranked 3rd vs 51st best cities to live in South Korea, and 130th vs 3761st 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
$5.19
$5.72
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$27
$22.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.85
$5.11
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.08
$3.03
 Cappuccino
$3.78
$3.32
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.35
$1.06
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$382
$414
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$279
$278
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$851
$685
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$578
$458
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$80.3
$88.9
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$124
$137
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$20.7
$10.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.49%
3.53%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4953
$6901
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3043
$4581
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.99
$1.03
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$44.2
$60.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$12.8
$7.37
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.25
$1.26
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.95
$1.77
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.03
$1.06
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.81
$3.86
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.76
$1.8
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$16.2
$8.47
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.83
$4.78
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$22.8
$11.8
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.82
$5.87
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.63
$2.98
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.03
$4.38
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.65
$3.42
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.34
$3.96
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.87
$1.52
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.57
$0.66
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.15
$2.39
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$10.8
$8.77
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.88
$2.51
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.34
$3.41
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.12
$4.9
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.14
$4.87
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.76
$2.4
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.43
$1.88
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$44.9
$44.7
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$8.35
$8.42
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$27.8
$29.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$10.3
$7.47
👖 Brand Jeans
$62.1
$59.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$73.7
$74.5
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$288
$321
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$22569
$18731

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21 km or 13 mi Gimhae
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27 km or 16 mi Yangsan
$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

Cities near Cheonan

Distance City Cost of living
22 km or 13 mi Pyeongtaek
$809
25 km or 16 mi Anseong
$912
35 km or 22 mi Cheongju
$880
37 km or 23 mi Sejong
$928
38 km or 24 mi Osan
$912
39 km or 24 mi Gongju
$939
48 km or 30 mi Dangjin
$904
48 km or 30 mi Yongin
$1049
55 km or 34 mi Daejeon
$944
55 km or 34 mi Suwon
$977
55 km or 34 mi Asan
$927
56 km or 35 mi Hwaseong
$965
59 km or 36 mi Icheon
$979
60 km or 37 mi Gyeryong
$896
62 km or 39 mi Uiwang
$901
62 km or 39 mi Seosan
$872
65 km or 40 mi Ansan
$921
65 km or 40 mi Gunpo
$975
67 km or 42 mi Nonsan
$928
68 km or 42 mi Gwangju
$927
68 km or 42 mi Siheung
$945
68 km or 42 mi Anyang
$1102
69 km or 43 mi Yeoju
$902
70 km or 44 mi Seongnam
$1022
71 km or 44 mi Gwacheon
$897
71 km or 44 mi Boryeong
$946
72 km or 45 mi Chungju
$1004
79 km or 49 mi Gwangmyeong
$928
82 km or 51 mi Hanam
$906
84 km or 52 mi Bucheon
$1121
86 km or 53 mi Incheon
$1002
87 km or 54 mi Seoul
$1460
88 km or 54 mi Guri
$906
91 km or 56 mi Wonju
$857
92 km or 57 mi Namyangju
$970
96 km or 60 mi Mungyeong
$897
98 km or 61 mi Iksan
$925
99 km or 61 mi Goyang
$1002
99 km or 61 mi Gimpo
$979
100 km or 62 mi Sangju
$981