Busan vs Gimhae - Cost of Living Comparison

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Busan Gimhae
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1031
$931
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2868
$2461
🏠 One person rent
$380
$308
🏘️ Family rent
$856
$532
🍽️ Food expenses
$420
$453
🚐 Transport expenses
$142
$78.2
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2478
$2316
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
13 km
8 km
🎓 Higher education
73
72
😀 Quality of life
90
73
🏙️ Population
3.45M
534K

The cost of living in Busan is 11% more expensive than in Gimhae. Cities ranked 5144th and 5839th ($1031 vs $931) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 59th and 82nd in South Korea.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.4 months in Busan compared to 2.5 months in Gimhae. Ranked 3rd vs 20th best cities to live in South Korea, and 108th vs 1495th among the best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Busan vs Gimhae

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Busan Gimhae
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.71
$5.84
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$27.7
$43
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.29
$5.48
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.99
$3.12
 Cappuccino
$3.67
$3.73
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.36
$1.63
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$368
$235
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$248
$203
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$875
$448
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$657
$378
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$88.2
$80
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$135
$121
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$19.3
$18.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.49%
4.51%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$8506
$7865
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$7564
$6368
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.01
$0.93
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$44.9
$45.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$11.2
$10.4
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.24
$1.28
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.93
$1.9
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.86
$2.74
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.19
$2.91
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.14
$2.97
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.6
$15.1
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.52
$8.57
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$30
$34.5
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.62
$5.98
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.97
$3.27
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.84
$5.79
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.44
$4.32
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.27
$3.65
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.21
$3.11
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.64
$0.66
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.11
$2.09
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$11.6
$15.3
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.73
$1.94
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.36
$3.1
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.73
$4.09
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.06
$4.61
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.69
$1.77
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.39
$1.49
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$41.9
$42.7
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$8.96
$8.84
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$25.1
$23.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$8.75
$8.11
👖 Brand Jeans
$70.1
$68.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$68.9
$82.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$530
$433
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$14047
$16048

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Cities near Busan

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 Gimhae

Distance City Cost of living
18 km or 11 mi Yangsan
$994
21 km or 13 mi Busan
$1031
21 km or 13 mi Changwon
$1112
31 km or 19 mi Masan
$1029
31 km or 19 mi Miryang
$1008
48 km or 30 mi Sacheon
$972
50 km or 31 mi Geoje
$925
53 km or 33 mi Ulsan
$1151
60 km or 37 mi Tongyeong
$948
66 km or 41 mi Gyeongsan
$1053
72 km or 45 mi Jinju
$884
75 km or 46 mi Daegu
$1108
75 km or 47 mi Gyeongju
$1358
82 km or 51 mi Yeongcheon
$1047
99 km or 61 mi Pohang
$1047
100 km or 62 mi Tsushima Island
$921
112 km or 70 mi Gwangyang
$1043
118 km or 74 mi Gumi
$1060
120 km or 75 mi Gimcheon
$1082
121 km or 75 mi Tsushima
$922
123 km or 76 mi Yeosu
$1120
131 km or 81 mi Suncheon
$1060
137 km or 85 mi Namwon
$999
147 km or 91 mi Sangju
$1062
149 km or 92 mi Andong
$880
163 km or 101 mi Mungyeong
$1034
170 km or 106 mi Jeonju
$823
178 km or 111 mi Yeongju
$1002
179 km or 111 mi Gwangju
$1150
181 km or 113 mi Iki
$937
183 km or 114 mi Daejeon
$952
187 km or 116 mi Jeongeup
$990
187 km or 116 mi Gyeryong
$994
191 km or 119 mi Gimje
$943
191 km or 119 mi Iksan
$971
195 km or 121 mi Nonsan
$1077
198 km or 123 mi Naju
$1049
200 km or 124 mi Cheongju
$985
200 km or 125 mi Sejong
$1028
209 km or 130 mi Gongju
$1080