Busan vs Honolulu - Cost of Living Comparison

Busan Honolulu
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1031
$2636
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2765
$5905
🏠 One person rent
$401
$1682
🏘️ Family rent
$777
$2848
🍽️ Food expenses
$390
$686
🚐 Transport expenses
$150
$103
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1891
$4876
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
13 km
7 km
🎓 Higher education
75
61
😀 Quality of life
89
86
🏙️ Population
3.45M
351K

The cost of living in Busan is 61% less expensive than in Honolulu. Cities ranked 4532nd and 96th ($1031 vs $2636) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 8th and 82nd in South Korea and the United States, respectively. Check South Korea vs the United States comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.8 months in Busan compared to 1.8 months in Honolulu. Busan ranked 3rd best city to live in South Korea vs Honolulu ranked 51st in the United States, while ranked 130th and 184th among best cities to live in the world.

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Busan Honolulu
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.19
$15
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$27
$73.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.85
$10
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.08
$6.53
 Cappuccino
$3.78
$5.49
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.35
$2.12
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$382
$1782
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$279
$1398
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$851
$2998
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$578
$2449
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$80.3
$148
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$124
$230
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$20.7
$59.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.49%
5.41%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4953
$8068
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3043
$6043
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.99
$2.89
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$44.2
$67
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$12.8
$17.6
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.25
$1.34
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.95
$1.68
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.03
$4.49
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.81
$4.93
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.76
$6.11
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$16.2
$19.8
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.83
$14.5
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$22.8
$18.3
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.82
$5.72
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.63
$4.6
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.03
$6.9
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.65
$6.43
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.34
$2.71
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.87
$2.43
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.57
$1.48
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.15
$3.28
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$10.8
$16.4
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.88
$3.73
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.34
$11.6
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.12
$9.26
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.14
$5.3
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.76
$4.86
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.43
$1.81
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$44.9
$56.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$8.35
$14.6
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$27.8
$113
💇 Haircut, simple
$10.3
$23.3
👖 Brand Jeans
$62.1
$44.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$73.7
$103
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$288
$898
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$22569
$24102

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$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

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Distance City Cost of living
15 km or 9.1 mi East Honolulu
$1955
16 km or 10 mi Pearl
$2694
19 km or 12 mi Waipahu
$2136
24 km or 15 mi Mililani Mauka
$1945
152 km or 94 mi Kahului
$2449
191 km or 118 mi Kauai
$1935
267 km or 166 mi Kailua-Kona
$2554
339 km or 211 mi Hilo
$2248
2149 km or 1335 mi London
$497
3662 km or 2275 mi Djarrit
$1271
3674 km or 2283 mi Majuro
$1270
3836 km or 2383 mi Eureka
$1772
3840 km or 2386 mi Ukiah
$2182
3843 km or 2388 mi Pacifica
$1944
3847 km or 2390 mi Daly
$1938
3848 km or 2391 mi San Bruno
$1935
3849 km or 2392 mi South San Francisco
$1954
3849 km or 2392 mi Millbrae
$1951
3850 km or 2392 mi Windsor
$1943
3852 km or 2393 mi Rohnert Park
$1946
3852 km or 2393 mi San Rafael
$2631
3852 km or 2394 mi Burlingame
$1941
3853 km or 2394 mi Petaluma
$3077
3853 km or 2394 mi Novato
$1947
3854 km or 2395 mi San Francisco
$3415
3855 km or 2395 mi Santa Rosa
$2882
3855 km or 2396 mi San Mateo
$3397
3856 km or 2396 mi Belmont
$2736
3858 km or 2397 mi San Carlos
$1935
3859 km or 2398 mi South Tarawa
$499
3859 km or 2398 mi Foster
$2122
3859 km or 2398 mi Redwood
$3431
3860 km or 2398 mi Monterey
$2046
3860 km or 2399 mi Santa Cruz
$2773
3863 km or 2400 mi Menlo Park
$1942
3864 km or 2401 mi Seaside
$1800
3866 km or 2402 mi Richmond
$1948
3866 km or 2402 mi Palo Alto
$2864
3867 km or 2403 mi San Pablo
$1938
3867 km or 2403 mi Los Altos
$1936