Busan vs Gothenburg - Cost of Living Comparison

Busan Gothenburg
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1031
$1442
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2765
$3145
🏠 One person rent
$401
$743
🏘️ Family rent
$777
$1187
🍽️ Food expenses
$390
$427
🚐 Transport expenses
$150
$146
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1891
$2915
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
13 km
13 km
🎓 Higher education
75
46
😀 Quality of life
89
92
🏙️ Population
3.45M
605K

The cost of living in Busan is 29% less expensive than in Gothenburg. Cities ranked 4532nd and 2868th ($1031 vs $1442) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 8th and 8th in South Korea and Sweden, respectively. Check South Korea vs Sweden comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.8 months in Busan compared to 2 months in Gothenburg. Busan ranked 3rd best city to live in South Korea vs Gothenburg ranked 2nd in Sweden, while ranked 130th and 63rd among best cities to live in the world.

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Busan Gothenburg
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.19
$9.81
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$27
$49.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.85
$8.51
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.08
$6.14
 Cappuccino
$3.78
$3.86
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.35
$1.89
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$382
$839
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$279
$582
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$851
$1364
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$578
$952
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$80.3
$79.4
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$124
$122
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$20.7
$30.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.49%
2.56%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4953
$6222
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3043
$3932
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.99
$3.41
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$44.2
$79.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$12.8
$18.3
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.25
$1.77
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.95
$1.23
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.03
$2.18
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.81
$2.35
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.76
$3.18
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$16.2
$8.87
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.83
$10.2
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$22.8
$15.7
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.82
$2.76
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.63
$2.12
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.03
$2.37
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.65
$3.07
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.34
$1.24
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.87
$1.21
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.57
$1.03
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.15
$2.09
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$10.8
$9.94
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.88
$1.77
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.34
$6.38
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.12
$6.31
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.14
$2.9
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.76
$1.74
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.43
$1.96
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$44.9
$30.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$8.35
$14.3
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$27.8
$30.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$10.3
$23.9
👖 Brand Jeans
$62.1
$87
👟 Brand Sneakers
$73.7
$88.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$288
$124
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$22569
$3132

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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 Gothenburg

Distance City Cost of living
2.8 km or 1.7 mi Molndal
$1466
58 km or 36 mi Boras
$1132
66 km or 41 mi Varberg
$1244
70 km or 44 mi Trollhattan
$1057
76 km or 47 mi Uddevalla
$1118
80 km or 50 mi Vanersborg
$1249
90 km or 56 mi Frederikshavn
$1108
126 km or 78 mi Halmstad
$1218
130 km or 81 mi Jonkoping
$1380
134 km or 83 mi Varnamo
$1154
136 km or 84 mi Skovde
$1296
142 km or 88 mi Aalborg
$1405
150 km or 93 mi Ljungby
$1319
157 km or 98 mi Mariestad
$1251
164 km or 102 mi Halden
$1571
167 km or 104 mi Angelholm
$1242
179 km or 111 mi Randers
$1376
182 km or 113 mi Fredrikstad
$1822
186 km or 115 mi Sarpsborg
$1554
186 km or 115 mi Helsingor
$1489
186 km or 116 mi Vetlanda
$1271
187 km or 116 mi Helsingborg
$1356
191 km or 118 mi Vaxjo
$1218
191 km or 119 mi Larvik
$1899
192 km or 119 mi Sandefjord
$1683
194 km or 121 mi Hillerod
$1721
199 km or 124 mi Hassleholm
$1059
200 km or 124 mi Aarhus
$1568
202 km or 125 mi Horsholm
$1491
202 km or 126 mi Tonsberg
$1704
206 km or 128 mi Landskrona
$980
207 km or 129 mi Viborg
$1265
208 km or 129 mi Arendal
$1608
210 km or 131 mi Karlstad
$1135
212 km or 132 mi Moss
$1870
212 km or 132 mi Porsgrunn
$1640
213 km or 132 mi Horten
$1739
216 km or 134 mi Gentofte
$1486
222 km or 138 mi Skien
$1688
223 km or 138 mi Arvika
$1201