Busan vs Hangzhou - Cost of Living Comparison

Busan Hangzhou
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1088
$891
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2908
$2470
🏠 One person rent
$403
$404
🏘️ Family rent
$702
$784
🍽️ Food expenses
$422
$293
🚐 Transport expenses
$170
$86.1
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2076
$1066
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
13 km
12 km
🎓 Higher education
75
89
😀 Quality of life
75
73
🏙️ Population
3.45M
11.9M

The cost of living in Busan is 22% more expensive than in Hangzhou. Cities ranked 4506th and 5929th ($1088 vs $891) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 7th and 13th in South Korea and China, respectively. Check South Korea vs China comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.9 months in Busan compared to 1.2 months in Hangzhou. Busan ranked 12th best city to live in South Korea vs Hangzhou ranked 8th in China, while ranked 951st and 1540th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Busan vs Hangzhou

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Busan Hangzhou
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.16
$4.67
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$16.1
$28.5
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.26
$5.45
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.22
$2.43
 Cappuccino
$4.47
$4.32
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.37
$0.55
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$392
$510
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$279
$316
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$727
$950
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$512
$655
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$82
$38
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$127
$58.9
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$20.1
$11.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.46%
5.1%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$9412
$7944
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$9108
$4434
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.04
$0.44
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$46
$17.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$16.1
$5.74
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.28
$1.17
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.95
$2.56
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.22
$2.07
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.23
$1.65
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.69
$2.18
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$19.8
$17.8
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.8
$4.33
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$26.6
$14.8
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.71
$2.26
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.15
$1.8
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.58
$1.51
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.1
$1.24
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.62
$1.02
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.01
$1.15
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.73
$0.48
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.18
$1.37
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$13.1
$13.5
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.91
$0.97
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.12
$3.03
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.99
$5.74
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.3
$4.59
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.83
$1.45
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.5
$1.67
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$37.6
$28.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$8.45
$8.3
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$28.9
$73.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$9.69
$4.78
👖 Brand Jeans
$69.3
$55.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$74.4
$87.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$429
$439
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$26496
$20805

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Distance City Cost of living
21 km or 13 mi Gimhae
$904
27 km or 16 mi Yangsan
$916
40 km or 25 mi Changwon
$998
46 km or 28 mi Masan
$967
50 km or 31 mi Geoje
$957
51 km or 32 mi Miryang
$946
56 km or 35 mi Ulsan
$1145
63 km or 39 mi Tongyeong
$919
64 km or 40 mi Sacheon
$877
81 km or 50 mi Tsushima Island
$1048
84 km or 52 mi Gyeongsan
$943
85 km or 53 mi Gyeongju
$1253
87 km or 54 mi Jinju
$839
94 km or 58 mi Daegu
$1000
98 km or 61 mi Yeongcheon
$882
102 km or 64 mi Tsushima
$1049
108 km or 67 mi Pohang
$848
123 km or 77 mi Gwangyang
$971
131 km or 82 mi Yeosu
$965
138 km or 86 mi Gumi
$948
141 km or 88 mi Gimcheon
$846
142 km or 88 mi Suncheon
$941
154 km or 96 mi Namwon
$914
162 km or 101 mi Iki
$1049
165 km or 103 mi Andong
$873
166 km or 103 mi Sangju
$979
183 km or 113 mi Mungyeong
$913
189 km or 118 mi Jeonju
$807
193 km or 120 mi Gwangju
$973
195 km or 121 mi Yeongju
$971
198 km or 123 mi Hirado
$1048
199 km or 124 mi Munakata
$1050
199 km or 124 mi Fukutsu
$1051
200 km or 124 mi Okagaki
$1048
201 km or 125 mi Koga
$1049
201 km or 125 mi Shingu
$1046
202 km or 125 mi Itoshima
$1049
202 km or 126 mi Karatsu
$1048
204 km or 127 mi Daejeon
$982
205 km or 127 mi Jeongeup
$914

Cities near Hangzhou

Distance City Cost of living
49 km or 30 mi Shaoxing
$726
69 km or 43 mi Huzhou
$776
79 km or 49 mi Jiaxing
$726
102 km or 63 mi Guangde
$662
105 km or 65 mi Yiwu
$650
121 km or 75 mi Ningguo
$655
125 km or 78 mi Suzhou
$1099
129 km or 80 mi Yixing
$685
137 km or 85 mi Jinhua
$849
139 km or 87 mi Ningbo
$882
146 km or 90 mi Liyang
$672
147 km or 91 mi Wuxi
$852
148 km or 92 mi Kunshan
$701
156 km or 97 mi Xuancheng
$729
161 km or 100 mi Shanghai
$1379
161 km or 100 mi Taicang
$667
165 km or 102 mi Changshu
$693
170 km or 106 mi Pudong
$754
175 km or 109 mi Changzhou
$778
182 km or 113 mi Linhai
$678
185 km or 115 mi Zhangjiagang
$690
185 km or 115 mi Jiangyin
$684
188 km or 117 mi Zhoushan
$680
188 km or 117 mi Huangshan
$686
191 km or 118 mi Quzhou
$514
195 km or 121 mi Jingjiang
$665
202 km or 125 mi Lishui
$770
202 km or 126 mi Danyang
$674
205 km or 127 mi Nantong
$952
206 km or 128 mi Haimen
$674
210 km or 131 mi Wuhu
$832
213 km or 132 mi Jurong
$666
214 km or 133 mi Taixing
$681
224 km or 139 mi Yangzhong
$652
224 km or 139 mi Qidong
$677
228 km or 142 mi Zhenjiang
$573
237 km or 147 mi Ma'anshan
$700
238 km or 148 mi Wenling
$686
240 km or 149 mi Rugao
$683
240 km or 149 mi Nanjing
$811