Busan vs Frankfurt - Cost of Living Comparison

Busan Frankfurt
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1031
$1681
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2765
$4002
🏠 One person rent
$401
$1003
🏘️ Family rent
$777
$1817
🍽️ Food expenses
$390
$378
🚐 Transport expenses
$150
$174
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1891
$3305
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Good
✈️ Airport proximity
13 km
12 km
🎓 Higher education
75
88
😀 Quality of life
89
93
🏙️ Population
3.45M
764K

The cost of living in Busan is 39% less expensive than in Frankfurt. Cities ranked 4532nd and 2242nd ($1031 vs $1681) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 8th and 5th in South Korea and Germany, respectively. Check South Korea vs Germany comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.8 months in Busan compared to 2 months in Frankfurt. Busan ranked 3rd best city to live in South Korea vs Frankfurt ranked 6th in Germany, while ranked 130th and 35th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Busan vs Frankfurt

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Busan Frankfurt
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.19
$10.4
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$27
$50.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.85
$8.38
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.08
$4.07
 Cappuccino
$3.78
$3.06
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.35
$2.79
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$382
$964
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$279
$764
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$851
$1904
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$578
$1437
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$80.3
$164
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$124
$251
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$20.7
$35.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.49%
2.22%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4953
$10288
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3043
$6841
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.99
$2.83
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$44.2
$93.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$12.8
$19.7
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.25
$1.99
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.95
$1.07
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.03
$1.7
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.81
$1.75
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.76
$2.91
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$16.2
$11.1
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.83
$7.9
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$22.8
$14.3
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.82
$2.75
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.63
$1.63
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.03
$2.32
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.65
$1.73
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.34
$1.74
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.87
$0.95
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.57
$0.36
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.15
$1.79
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$10.8
$5.77
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.88
$0.79
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.34
$7.07
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.12
$8.06
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.14
$3.1
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.76
$1.21
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.43
$1.58
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$44.9
$38.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$8.35
$12.3
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$27.8
$51.5
💇 Haircut, simple
$10.3
$19.4
👖 Brand Jeans
$62.1
$78.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$73.7
$82.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$288
$801
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$22569
$12544

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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 Frankfurt

Distance City Cost of living
6.4 km or 4 mi Offenbach am Main
$1409
6.6 km or 4.1 mi Neu-Isenburg
$1216
8.2 km or 5.1 mi Bad Vilbel
$1221
8.6 km or 5.3 mi Eschborn
$1218
11 km or 6.6 mi Dreieich
$1217
11 km or 6.7 mi Muhlheim am Main
$1219
12 km or 7.3 mi Maintal
$1216
12 km or 7.7 mi Oberursel
$1218
13 km or 8 mi Obertshausen
$1215
13 km or 8.2 mi Bad Soden
$1217
14 km or 8.4 mi Dietzenbach
$1221
14 km or 8.6 mi Bad Homburg vor der Hohe
$1217
14 km or 8.6 mi Langen
$1218
15 km or 9.1 mi Karben
$1215
15 km or 9.1 mi Hattersheim am Main
$1216
16 km or 9.9 mi Morfelden-Walldorf
$1216
16 km or 10 mi Friedrichsdorf
$1203
16 km or 10 mi Kelkheim
$1214
17 km or 11 mi Hofheim
$1217
17 km or 11 mi Hanau
$1248
18 km or 11 mi Rodgau
$1215
18 km or 11 mi Rodermark
$1214
19 km or 12 mi Bruchkobel
$1218
21 km or 13 mi Florsheim am Main
$1217
22 km or 14 mi Nidderau
$1125
22 km or 14 mi Seligenstadt
$1220
23 km or 14 mi Russelsheim am Main
$1221
24 km or 15 mi Weiterstadt
$1219
25 km or 16 mi Friedberg
$1219
26 km or 16 mi Gro-Gerau
$1214
28 km or 17 mi Darmstadt
$1279
29 km or 18 mi Bad Nauheim
$1264
30 km or 18 mi Griesheim
$1220
32 km or 20 mi Wiesbaden
$1425
32 km or 20 mi Idstein
$1215
32 km or 20 mi Mainz
$1422
33 km or 20 mi Gro-Umstadt
$1217
34 km or 21 mi Riedstadt
$1217
35 km or 22 mi Pfungstadt
$1222
36 km or 22 mi Butzbach
$1219