Busan vs Hiroshima - Cost of Living Comparison

Busan Hiroshima
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1031
$1227
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2765
$2809
🏠 One person rent
$401
$516
🏘️ Family rent
$777
$672
🍽️ Food expenses
$390
$444
🚐 Transport expenses
$150
$179
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1891
$2556
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
13 km
33 km
🎓 Higher education
75
65
😀 Quality of life
89
73
🏙️ Population
3.45M
1.2M

The cost of living in Busan is 16% less expensive than in Hiroshima. Cities ranked 4532nd and 3425th ($1031 vs $1227) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 8th and 12th in South Korea and Japan, respectively. Check South Korea vs Japan comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.8 months in Busan compared to 2.1 months in Hiroshima. Busan ranked 3rd best city to live in South Korea vs Hiroshima ranked 352nd in Japan, while ranked 130th and 1399th among best cities to live in the world.

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Busan Hiroshima
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.19
$7.27
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$27
$31.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.85
$5.43
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.08
$3.86
 Cappuccino
$3.78
$3.25
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.35
$1.23
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$382
$857
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$279
$308
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$851
$919
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$578
$450
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$80.3
$54.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$124
$84.6
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$20.7
$43.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.49%
1.35%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4953
$4468
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3043
$2674
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.99
$1.57
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$44.2
$54.4
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$12.8
$27
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.25
$1.23
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.95
$1.65
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.03
$2.35
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.81
$3.93
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.76
$1.91
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$16.2
$14
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.83
$10.9
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$22.8
$21.8
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.82
$4.04
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.63
$1.88
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.03
$3.6
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.65
$5.33
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.34
$2.72
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.87
$2.03
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.57
$0.62
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.15
$1.56
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$10.8
$7.74
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.88
$2.22
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.34
$3.75
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.12
$14
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.14
$3.71
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.76
$1.13
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.43
$3.73
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$44.9
$65.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$8.35
$14
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$27.8
$14.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$10.3
$8.05
👖 Brand Jeans
$62.1
$46.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$73.7
$58.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$288
$357
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$22569
$10919

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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 Hiroshima

Distance City Cost of living
7.6 km or 4.7 mi Kaita
$1020
12 km or 7.5 mi Hatsukaichi
$1021
13 km or 8.1 mi Kumano
$1022
18 km or 11 mi Etajima
$1019
18 km or 11 mi Kure
$1050
26 km or 16 mi Higashihiroshima
$1046
27 km or 17 mi Otake
$1021
33 km or 20 mi Iwakuni
$1091
39 km or 24 mi Akitakata
$1019
42 km or 26 mi Takehara
$1019
51 km or 32 mi Mihara
$1024
57 km or 35 mi Yanai
$1025
59 km or 37 mi Miyoshi
$1018
61 km or 38 mi Imabari
$1032
65 km or 40 mi Masuda
$1023
67 km or 41 mi Hamada
$1024
67 km or 41 mi Hikari
$1024
68 km or 42 mi Matsuyama
$1129
68 km or 42 mi Kudamatsu
$1023
69 km or 43 mi Onomichi
$1015
70 km or 44 mi Shunan
$1030
71 km or 44 mi Masaki
$1020
73 km or 45 mi Gotsu
$1020
73 km or 46 mi Iyo
$1021
73 km or 46 mi Shobara
$1024
74 km or 46 mi Fuchu
$1020
76 km or 47 mi Toon
$1018
77 km or 48 mi Tobe
$1018
84 km or 52 mi Fukuyama
$1100
85 km or 53 mi Saijo
$1023
89 km or 55 mi Niihama
$1024
90 km or 56 mi Hofu
$1023
90 km or 56 mi Oda
$1024
93 km or 58 mi Yamaguchi
$849
95 km or 59 mi Ibara
$1024
97 km or 60 mi Hagi
$1023
97 km or 61 mi Kasaoka
$1024
98 km or 61 mi Ozu
$1018
103 km or 64 mi Yawatahama
$1023
105 km or 65 mi Asakuchi
$1023