Busan vs Gaborone - Cost of Living Comparison

Busan Gaborone
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1031
$668
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2765
$1669
🏠 One person rent
$401
$293
🏘️ Family rent
$777
$557
🍽️ Food expenses
$390
$257
🚐 Transport expenses
$150
$52.9
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1891
$797
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
13 km
11 km
🎓 Higher education
75
38
😀 Quality of life
89
62
🏙️ Population
3.45M
232K

The cost of living in Busan is 54% more expensive than in Gaborone. Cities ranked 4532nd and 6864th ($1031 vs $668) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 8th and 1st in South Korea and Botswana, respectively. Check South Korea vs Botswana comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.8 months in Busan compared to 1.2 months in Gaborone. Busan ranked 3rd best city to live in South Korea vs Gaborone ranked 1st in Botswana, while ranked 130th and 4718th among best cities to live in the world.

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Busan Gaborone
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.19
$8.44
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$27
$29.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.85
$5.64
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.08
$1.5
 Cappuccino
$3.78
$2.19
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.35
$0.84
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$382
$256
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$279
$193
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$851
$623
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$578
$413
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$80.3
$30.1
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$124
$45.7
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$20.7
$56.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.49%
10.65%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4953
$1608
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3043
$881
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.99
$0.48
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$44.2
$16.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$12.8
$18.5
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.25
$0.86
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.95
$1.09
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.03
$0.67
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.81
$1.04
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.76
$2.24
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$16.2
$5.61
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.83
$4.54
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$22.8
$5.36
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.82
$1.6
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.63
$1.43
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.03
$2.24
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.65
$1.22
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.34
$1.15
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.87
$1.42
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.57
$0.6
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.15
$1.4
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$10.8
$6.08
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.88
$1.28
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.34
$3.46
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.12
$3.6
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.14
$2.93
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.76
$1.55
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.43
$1.26
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$44.9
$32.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$8.35
$5.53
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$27.8
$23.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$10.3
$4.82
👖 Brand Jeans
$62.1
$40.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$73.7
$64.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$288
$156
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$22569
$4028

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$909
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46 km or 28 mi Masan
$945
50 km or 31 mi Geoje
$945
51 km or 32 mi Miryang
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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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Distance City Cost of living
50 km or 31 mi Molepolole
$616
67 km or 42 mi Lobatse
$615
67 km or 42 mi Kanye
$641
136 km or 84 mi Mmabatho
$762
174 km or 108 mi Rustenburg
$881
196 km or 122 mi Mahalapye
$544
215 km or 134 mi Brits
$763
257 km or 160 mi Klerksdorp
$629
258 km or 160 mi Potchefstroom
$639
259 km or 161 mi Pretoria
$835
264 km or 164 mi Randburg
$776
265 km or 165 mi Palapye
$506
266 km or 165 mi Centurion
$734
266 km or 165 mi Soweto
$897
266 km or 165 mi Serowe
$527
269 km or 167 mi Sandton
$907
275 km or 171 mi Johannesburg
$935
296 km or 184 mi Benoni
$821
298 km or 185 mi Vanderbijlpark
$852
302 km or 188 mi Vereeniging
$728
310 km or 193 mi Springs
$766
358 km or 222 mi Kroonstad
$770
379 km or 235 mi Welkom
$708
380 km or 236 mi Middelburg
$822
407 km or 253 mi Bethal
$760
421 km or 261 mi Francistown
$544
468 km or 291 mi Kimberley
$785
495 km or 308 mi Bloemfontein
$696
514 km or 319 mi Butha-Buthe
$579
531 km or 330 mi Teyateyaneng
$579
540 km or 336 mi Maseru
$593
559 km or 347 mi Mbabane
$722
569 km or 354 mi Bulawayo
$775
584 km or 363 mi Manzini
$733
589 km or 366 mi Mafeteng
$579
597 km or 371 mi Vryheid
$835
628 km or 390 mi Upington
$815
675 km or 419 mi Matola
$1058
685 km or 425 mi Maputo
$1049
705 km or 438 mi Gweru
$754