Busan vs Cheongju - Cost of Living Comparison

Busan Cheongju
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1031
$880
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2765
$2334
🏠 One person rent
$401
$293
🏘️ Family rent
$777
$516
🍽️ Food expenses
$390
$388
🚐 Transport expenses
$150
$109
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1891
$1689
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
13 km
9 km
🎓 Higher education
75
71
😀 Quality of life
89
68
🏙️ Population
3.45M
833K

The cost of living in Busan is 17% more expensive than in Cheongju. Cities ranked 4532nd and 5804th ($1031 vs $880) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 8th and 75th in South Korea.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.8 months in Busan compared to 1.9 months in Cheongju. Ranked 3rd vs 37th best cities to live in South Korea, and 130th vs 2903rd among the best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Busan vs Cheongju

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Busan Cheongju
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.19
$5.74
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$27
$23.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.85
$3.36
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.08
$3.06
 Cappuccino
$3.78
$3.52
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.35
$1.27
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$382
$207
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$279
$171
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$851
$470
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$578
$320
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$80.3
$95.9
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$124
$147
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$20.7
$19.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.49%
3.51%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4953
$6961
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3043
$4066
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.99
$1.31
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$44.2
$76.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$12.8
$7.47
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.25
$1.26
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.95
$1.52
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.03
$2.41
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.81
$3.86
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.76
$2.58
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$16.2
$17.1
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.83
$4.78
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$22.8
$30.6
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.82
$5.92
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.63
$3.01
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.03
$3.84
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.65
$3.45
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.34
$3.99
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.87
$3.07
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.57
$0.53
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.15
$2.39
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$10.8
$16.2
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.88
$1.87
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.34
$3.47
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.12
$4.89
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.14
$4.97
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.76
$2.39
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.43
$1.87
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$44.9
$51.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$8.35
$8.43
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$27.8
$30.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$10.3
$7.56
👖 Brand Jeans
$62.1
$59.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$73.7
$74.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$288
$320
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$22569
$18587

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Distance City Cost of living
21 km or 13 mi Gimhae
$839
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 Cheongju

Distance City Cost of living
25 km or 16 mi Sejong
$928
33 km or 21 mi Daejeon
$944
35 km or 22 mi Cheonan
$930
38 km or 24 mi Gongju
$939
45 km or 28 mi Anseong
$912
46 km or 28 mi Gyeryong
$896
53 km or 33 mi Pyeongtaek
$809
54 km or 34 mi Chungju
$1004
60 km or 37 mi Nonsan
$928
60 km or 38 mi Asan
$927
64 km or 40 mi Mungyeong
$897
65 km or 40 mi Sangju
$981
68 km or 42 mi Osan
$912
71 km or 44 mi Yongin
$1049
72 km or 44 mi Icheon
$979
74 km or 46 mi Yeoju
$902
80 km or 50 mi Gimcheon
$925
82 km or 51 mi Dangjin
$904
84 km or 52 mi Suwon
$977
85 km or 53 mi Jecheon
$932
85 km or 53 mi Boryeong
$946
87 km or 54 mi Wonju
$857
88 km or 55 mi Gwangju
$927
90 km or 56 mi Hwaseong
$965
91 km or 56 mi Gumi
$951
91 km or 56 mi Iksan
$925
91 km or 57 mi Uiwang
$901
93 km or 58 mi Siheung
$945
94 km or 58 mi Seosan
$872
94 km or 59 mi Seongnam
$1022
94 km or 59 mi Gunpo
$975
96 km or 59 mi Jeonju
$791
97 km or 60 mi Ansan
$921
98 km or 61 mi Anyang
$1102
99 km or 61 mi Gwacheon
$897
101 km or 63 mi Gunsan
$941
103 km or 64 mi Hanam
$906
104 km or 64 mi Yeongju
$963
107 km or 67 mi Gimje
$944
109 km or 67 mi Gwangmyeong
$928