Busan vs Guayaquil - Cost of Living Comparison

Busan Guayaquil
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1031
$806
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2765
$2014
🏠 One person rent
$401
$336
🏘️ Family rent
$777
$570
🍽️ Food expenses
$390
$249
🚐 Transport expenses
$150
$129
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1891
$585
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Good
✈️ Airport proximity
13 km
3 km
🎓 Higher education
75
44
😀 Quality of life
89
64
🏙️ Population
3.45M
2.72M

The cost of living in Busan is 28% more expensive than in Guayaquil. Cities ranked 4532nd and 6053rd ($1031 vs $806) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 8th and 3rd in South Korea and Ecuador, respectively. Check South Korea vs Ecuador comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.8 months in Busan compared to 0.7 months in Guayaquil. Busan ranked 3rd best city to live in South Korea vs Guayaquil ranked 2nd in Ecuador, while ranked 130th and 4329th among best cities to live in the world.

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Busan Guayaquil
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.19
$5.12
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$27
$22.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.85
$6.45
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.08
$1.73
 Cappuccino
$3.78
$3.42
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.35
$0.99
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$382
$333
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$279
$242
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$851
$597
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$578
$439
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$80.3
$44.4
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$124
$67.9
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$20.7
$31.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.49%
8.24%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4953
$1392
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3043
$1319
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.99
$0.3
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$44.2
$23
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$12.8
$17.6
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.25
$0.81
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.95
$1.01
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.03
$1.12
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.81
$1.17
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.76
$1.92
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$16.2
$5.97
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.83
$5.75
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$22.8
$4.57
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.82
$1.68
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.63
$0.73
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.03
$1.22
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.65
$1.03
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.34
$0.92
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.87
$0.82
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.57
$0.55
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.15
$2.06
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$10.8
$11.4
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.88
$1.41
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.34
$5.02
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.12
$4.17
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.14
$5.42
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.76
$1.36
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.43
$1.25
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$44.9
$36.7
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$8.35
$5.54
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$27.8
$28.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$10.3
$10.4
👖 Brand Jeans
$62.1
$63.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$73.7
$98.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$288
$264
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$22569
$7361

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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 Guayaquil

Distance City Cost of living
5.9 km or 3.7 mi Duran
$665
33 km or 21 mi Milagro
$677
58 km or 36 mi Babahoyo
$732
104 km or 65 mi Montanita
$652
113 km or 70 mi La Libertad
$779
121 km or 75 mi Machala
$686
126 km or 78 mi Cuenca
$741
137 km or 85 mi Quevedo
$621
141 km or 87 mi Portoviejo
$568
148 km or 92 mi Riobamba
$556
165 km or 103 mi Manta
$811
166 km or 103 mi Tumbes
$455
175 km or 109 mi Ambato
$577
215 km or 133 mi Loja
$567
229 km or 142 mi Santo Domingo
$590
250 km or 155 mi Mancora
$465
267 km or 166 mi Quito
$806
308 km or 191 mi Talara
$471
315 km or 196 mi Sullana
$500
344 km or 214 mi Ibarra
$556
345 km or 215 mi Piura
$571
348 km or 216 mi Paita
$505
349 km or 217 mi Esmeraldas
$655
409 km or 254 mi Jaen
$501
418 km or 259 mi Ipiales
$422
461 km or 286 mi Tumaco
$432
476 km or 296 mi Pasto
$405
502 km or 312 mi Chachapoyas
$500
509 km or 316 mi Chiclayo
$482
574 km or 357 mi Cajamarca
$495
617 km or 383 mi Tarapoto
$472
630 km or 392 mi Popayan
$400
635 km or 395 mi Florencia
$389
666 km or 414 mi Trujillo
$562
729 km or 453 mi Cali
$555
745 km or 463 mi Buenaventura
$433
751 km or 466 mi Palmira
$391
756 km or 470 mi Iquitos
$637
764 km or 475 mi Neiva
$390
779 km or 484 mi Chimbote
$430