Busan vs Chisinau - Cost of Living Comparison

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Busan Chisinau
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1031
$785
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2868
$1944
🏠 One person rent
$380
$406
🏘️ Family rent
$856
$769
🍽️ Food expenses
$420
$260
🚐 Transport expenses
$142
$40
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2478
$573
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
13 km
10 km
🎓 Higher education
73
50
😀 Quality of life
90
57
🏙️ Population
3.45M
639K

The cost of living in Busan is 31% more expensive than in Chisinau. Cities ranked 5144th and 6437th ($1031 vs $785) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 59th and 8th in South Korea and Moldova, respectively. Check South Korea vs Moldova comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.4 months in Busan compared to 0.7 months in Chisinau. Busan ranked 3rd best city to live in South Korea vs Chisinau ranked 1st in Moldova, while ranked 108th and 5671st among best cities to live in the world.

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Busan Chisinau
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.71
$6.73
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$27.7
$28.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.29
$6.42
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.99
$1.65
 Cappuccino
$3.67
$1.69
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.36
$0.81
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$368
$362
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$248
$246
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$875
$711
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$657
$528
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$88.2
$126
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$135
$194
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$19.3
$10.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.49%
13.7%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$8506
$1473
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$7564
$1022
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.01
$0.34
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$44.9
$13.4
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$11.2
$4.32
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.24
$1.44
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.93
$1.09
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.86
$0.47
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.19
$1.17
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.14
$2.33
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.6
$9.55
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.52
$5.5
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$30
$8.03
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.62
$0.86
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.97
$1.77
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.84
$1.62
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.44
$1.86
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.27
$0.7
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.21
$0.72
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.64
$0.49
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.11
$1.45
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$11.6
$5.63
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.73
$1.16
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.36
$2.56
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.73
$5.75
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.06
$4.98
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.69
$1.31
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.39
$1.96
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$41.9
$37.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$8.96
$6.65
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$25.1
$19.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$8.75
$4.2
👖 Brand Jeans
$70.1
$53
👟 Brand Sneakers
$68.9
$94.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$530
$349
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$14047
$3785

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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 Chisinau

Distance City Cost of living
37 km or 23 mi Dubasari
$812
42 km or 26 mi Orhei
$909
51 km or 32 mi Bender
$462
61 km or 38 mi Tiraspol
$488
80 km or 50 mi Comrat
$875
83 km or 52 mi Ungheni
$1687
95 km or 59 mi Vaslui
$791
98 km or 61 mi Iasi
$836
109 km or 68 mi Balti
$1271
126 km or 79 mi Barlad
$754
132 km or 82 mi Cahul
$944
135 km or 84 mi Soroca
$1101
146 km or 91 mi Roman
$738
154 km or 96 mi Odesa
$563
155 km or 96 mi Bacau
$668
184 km or 115 mi Botosani
$753
187 km or 116 mi Galati
$740
189 km or 117 mi Piatra Neamt
$679
194 km or 121 mi Focsani
$758
202 km or 125 mi Tulcea
$742
205 km or 127 mi Braila
$632
209 km or 130 mi Suceava
$696
238 km or 148 mi Mykolaiv
$373
250 km or 155 mi Vinnytsia
$552
259 km or 161 mi Buzau
$756
261 km or 162 mi Chernivtsi
$534
267 km or 166 mi Sfantu Gheorghe
$718
288 km or 179 mi Kherson
$406
292 km or 181 mi Brasov
$914
295 km or 183 mi Slobozia
$783
302 km or 187 mi Khmelnytskyi
$540
305 km or 189 mi Kropyvnytskyi
$543
307 km or 191 mi Mamaia
$902
315 km or 196 mi Constanta
$959
317 km or 197 mi Ploiesti
$855
324 km or 201 mi Bila Tserkva
$458
331 km or 206 mi Targu Mures
$698
332 km or 206 mi Bistrita
$647
334 km or 207 mi Calarasi
$701
348 km or 216 mi Voluntari
$835