Busan vs Chongqing - Cost of Living Comparison

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Busan Chongqing
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1031
$760
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2868
$2206
🏠 One person rent
$380
$293
🏘️ Family rent
$856
$536
🍽️ Food expenses
$420
$287
🚐 Transport expenses
$142
$75.7
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2478
$752
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
13 km
16 km
🎓 Higher education
73
87
😀 Quality of life
90
57
🏙️ Population
3.45M
32.1M

The cost of living in Busan is 36% more expensive than in Chongqing. Cities ranked 5144th and 6539th ($1031 vs $760) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 59th and 54th in South Korea and China, respectively. Check South Korea vs China comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.4 months in Busan compared to 1 months in Chongqing. Busan ranked 3rd best city to live in South Korea vs Chongqing ranked 30th in China, while ranked 108th and 5752nd among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Busan vs Chongqing

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Busan Chongqing
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.71
$6.28
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$27.7
$23
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.29
$4.29
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.99
$3.22
 Cappuccino
$3.67
$4.41
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.36
$0.43
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$368
$349
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$248
$191
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$875
$577
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$657
$398
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$88.2
$57.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$135
$90
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$19.3
$12.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.49%
5.12%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$8506
$5389
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$7564
$1642
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.01
$0.35
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$44.9
$21.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$11.2
$3.97
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.24
$0.93
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.93
$2.07
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.86
$1.39
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.19
$1.37
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.14
$2.18
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.6
$11.9
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.52
$5.79
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$30
$12.7
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.62
$1.96
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.97
$1.32
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.84
$1.4
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.44
$1.17
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.27
$0.87
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.21
$1.02
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.64
$0.36
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.11
$1.11
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$11.6
$17.1
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.73
$0.78
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.36
$3.92
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.73
$8.1
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.06
$4.09
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.69
$0.96
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.39
$2.32
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$41.9
$43
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$8.96
$5.46
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$25.1
$57.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$8.75
$7.18
👖 Brand Jeans
$70.1
$77.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$68.9
$85.5
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$530
$352
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$14047
$28105

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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 Chongqing

Distance City Cost of living
97 km or 60 mi Huaying
$618
103 km or 64 mi Guang'an
$637
120 km or 75 mi Longchang
$654
127 km or 79 mi Luzhou
$670
140 km or 87 mi Suining
$611
140 km or 87 mi Neijiang
$703
145 km or 90 mi Nanchong
$563
170 km or 106 mi Zigong
$619
183 km or 113 mi Shehong
$575
191 km or 119 mi Ziyang
$640
194 km or 120 mi Renhuai
$581
201 km or 125 mi Yibin
$635
208 km or 129 mi Dazhou
$610
209 km or 130 mi Zunyi
$589
211 km or 131 mi Jianyang
$625
232 km or 144 mi Langzhong
$571
249 km or 154 mi Lichuan
$604
258 km or 160 mi Bazhong
$606
264 km or 164 mi Meishan
$642
265 km or 165 mi Chengdu
$653
266 km or 165 mi Leshan
$638
266 km or 166 mi Guanghan
$608
268 km or 167 mi Deyang
$610
272 km or 169 mi Mianyang
$540
277 km or 172 mi Bijie
$619
285 km or 177 mi Shifang
$593
292 km or 181 mi Emeishan
$607
294 km or 183 mi Pengzhou
$619
298 km or 185 mi Enshi
$599
298 km or 185 mi Mianzhu
$572
298 km or 185 mi Chongzhou
$621
300 km or 186 mi Jiangyou
$556
309 km or 192 mi Qionglai
$616
316 km or 196 mi Wanyuan
$583
320 km or 199 mi Dujiangyan
$616
327 km or 203 mi Guangyuan
$592
331 km or 206 mi Guiyang
$574
331 km or 206 mi Tongren
$596
342 km or 212 mi Ya'an
$614
342 km or 213 mi Jishou
$561