Busan vs Chisinau - Cost of Living Comparison

Busan Chisinau
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1031
$577
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2765
$1413
🏠 One person rent
$401
$281
🏘️ Family rent
$777
$491
🍽️ Food expenses
$390
$195
🚐 Transport expenses
$150
$33.7
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1891
$456
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
13 km
10 km
🎓 Higher education
75
50
😀 Quality of life
89
58
🏙️ Population
3.45M
639K

The cost of living in Busan is 79% more expensive than in Chisinau. Cities ranked 4532nd and 7572nd ($1031 vs $577) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 8th and 1st in South Korea and Moldova, respectively. Check South Korea vs Moldova comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.8 months in Busan compared to 0.8 months in Chisinau. Busan ranked 3rd best city to live in South Korea vs Chisinau ranked 1st in Moldova, while ranked 130th and 5487th among best cities to live in the world.

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Busan Chisinau
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.19
$4.02
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$27
$20.5
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.85
$3.86
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.08
$1.51
 Cappuccino
$3.78
$1.6
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.35
$0.69
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$382
$267
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$279
$185
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$851
$467
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$578
$348
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$80.3
$71.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$124
$111
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$20.7
$7.96
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.49%
9.04%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4953
$1134
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3043
$795
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.99
$0.16
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$44.2
$9.88
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$12.8
$3.34
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.25
$1.45
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.95
$0.84
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.03
$0.35
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.81
$0.77
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.76
$1.63
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$16.2
$7.23
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.83
$4.11
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$22.8
$6.15
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.82
$0.75
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.63
$1.31
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.03
$1.22
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.65
$1.42
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.34
$0.58
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.87
$0.41
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.57
$0.39
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.15
$1.25
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$10.8
$5.48
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.88
$0.87
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.34
$2.11
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.12
$6.28
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.14
$4.38
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.76
$1.19
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.43
$1.52
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$44.9
$26.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$8.35
$5.33
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$27.8
$16
💇 Haircut, simple
$10.3
$4.16
👖 Brand Jeans
$62.1
$51.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$73.7
$78.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$288
$266
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$22569
$2149

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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 Chisinau

Distance City Cost of living
37 km or 23 mi Dubasari
$413
42 km or 26 mi Orhei
$413
51 km or 32 mi Bender
$441
61 km or 38 mi Tiraspol
$345
80 km or 50 mi Comrat
$521
83 km or 52 mi Ungheni
$413
95 km or 59 mi Vaslui
$680
98 km or 61 mi Iasi
$607
109 km or 68 mi Balti
$366
126 km or 79 mi Barlad
$522
132 km or 82 mi Cahul
$522
135 km or 84 mi Soroca
$412
146 km or 91 mi Roman
$475
154 km or 96 mi Odesa
$452
155 km or 96 mi Bacau
$631
184 km or 115 mi Botosani
$635
187 km or 116 mi Galati
$593
189 km or 117 mi Piatra Neamt
$517
194 km or 121 mi Focsani
$507
202 km or 125 mi Tulcea
$549
205 km or 127 mi Braila
$552
209 km or 130 mi Suceava
$542
238 km or 148 mi Mykolaiv
$278
250 km or 155 mi Vinnytsia
$490
259 km or 161 mi Buzau
$597
261 km or 162 mi Chernivtsi
$389
267 km or 166 mi Sfantu Gheorghe
$501
288 km or 179 mi Kherson
$364
292 km or 181 mi Brasov
$676
295 km or 183 mi Slobozia
$543
302 km or 187 mi Khmelnytskyi
$385
305 km or 189 mi Kropyvnytskyi
$388
307 km or 191 mi Mamaia
$558
315 km or 196 mi Constanta
$701
317 km or 197 mi Ploiesti
$609
324 km or 201 mi Bila Tserkva
$399
331 km or 206 mi Targu Mures
$550
332 km or 206 mi Bistrita
$461
334 km or 207 mi Calarasi
$538
348 km or 216 mi Voluntari
$561