Busan vs Dubai - Cost of Living Comparison

Busan Dubai
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1031
$1899
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2765
$4399
🏠 One person rent
$401
$1165
🏘️ Family rent
$777
$2111
🍽️ Food expenses
$390
$433
🚐 Transport expenses
$150
$167
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1891
$4679
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Bad
✈️ Airport proximity
13 km
6 km
🎓 Higher education
75
61
😀 Quality of life
89
89
🏙️ Population
3.45M
2.5M

The cost of living in Busan is 46% less expensive than in Dubai. Cities ranked 4532nd and 1800th ($1031 vs $1899) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 8th and 2nd in South Korea and the United Arab Emirates, respectively. Check South Korea vs the United Arab Emirates comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.8 months in Busan compared to 2.5 months in Dubai. Busan ranked 3rd best city to live in South Korea vs Dubai ranked 1st in the United Arab Emirates, while ranked 130th and 127th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Busan vs Dubai

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Busan Dubai
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.19
$10.1
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$27
$67.5
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.85
$8.09
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.08
$12.6
 Cappuccino
$3.78
$5.24
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.35
$1.11
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$382
$1328
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$279
$865
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$851
$2486
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$578
$1683
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$80.3
$109
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$124
$169
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$20.7
$98.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.49%
3.71%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4953
$4012
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3043
$2459
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.99
$1.37
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$44.2
$83
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$12.8
$9.99
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.25
$1.01
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.95
$1.87
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.03
$1.29
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.81
$1.77
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.76
$3.43
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$16.2
$9.93
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.83
$7.87
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$22.8
$11.2
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.82
$2.21
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.63
$1.85
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.03
$1.61
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.65
$1.46
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.34
$1.08
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.87
$0.92
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.57
$0.4
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.15
$2.14
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$10.8
$14.5
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.88
$3.41
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.34
$5.48
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.12
$9.34
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.14
$5.36
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.76
$3.25
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.43
$4.18
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$44.9
$74.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$8.35
$12.8
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$27.8
$73.7
💇 Haircut, simple
$10.3
$12.1
👖 Brand Jeans
$62.1
$63.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$73.7
$85.5
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$288
$733
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$22569
$12709

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$909
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$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

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$1360
22 km or 14 mi Ajman
$871
41 km or 25 mi Umm al-Quwain
$1053
104 km or 65 mi Fujairah
$1095
108 km or 67 mi Ras al-Khaimah
$1376
126 km or 78 mi Al Ain
$1448
129 km or 80 mi Abu Dhabi
$1963
234 km or 146 mi Bandar Abbas
$675
246 km or 153 mi Madinat Zayed
$1297
339 km or 211 mi Seeb
$1236
344 km or 214 mi Nizwa
$824
380 km or 236 mi Doha
$1894
380 km or 236 mi Muscat
$1145
385 km or 239 mi Al Khor
$1755
399 km or 248 mi Jahrom
$660
440 km or 273 mi Fasa
$939
449 km or 279 mi Jiroft
$659
466 km or 290 mi Sirjan
$663
485 km or 301 mi Manama
$1307
486 km or 302 mi Riffa
$1002
487 km or 303 mi Isa Town
$1152
523 km or 325 mi Bam
$659
528 km or 328 mi Dhahran
$969
534 km or 332 mi Chabahar
$659
537 km or 334 mi Dammam
$1004
554 km or 345 mi Shiraz
$724
560 km or 348 mi Qatif
$889
568 km or 353 mi Al-Mubarraz
$699
568 km or 353 mi Marvdasht
$659
574 km or 357 mi Rafsanjan
$663
578 km or 359 mi Iranshahr
$657
584 km or 363 mi Kerman
$680
595 km or 370 mi Jubail
$861
601 km or 373 mi Borazjan
$657
603 km or 375 mi Kazerun
$656
604 km or 375 mi Bushehr
$694
703 km or 437 mi Yasuj
$611
721 km or 448 mi Zahedan
$828
743 km or 461 mi Yazd
$809
773 km or 481 mi Behbahan
$660