Busan vs Johannesburg - Cost of Living Comparison

Busan Johannesburg
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1031
$935
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2765
$2244
🏠 One person rent
$401
$447
🏘️ Family rent
$777
$815
🍽️ Food expenses
$390
$243
🚐 Transport expenses
$150
$165
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1891
$1502
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
13 km
12 km
🎓 Higher education
75
73
😀 Quality of life
89
63
🏙️ Population
3.45M
4.43M

The cost of living in Busan is 10% more expensive than in Johannesburg. Cities ranked 4532nd and 5608th ($1031 vs $935) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 8th and 1st in South Korea and South Africa, respectively. Check South Korea vs South Africa comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.8 months in Busan compared to 1.6 months in Johannesburg. Busan ranked 3rd best city to live in South Korea vs Johannesburg ranked 1st in South Africa, while ranked 130th and 4512th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Busan vs Johannesburg

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Busan Johannesburg
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.19
$7.29
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$27
$29.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.85
$3.99
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.08
$1.9
 Cappuccino
$3.78
$1.89
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.35
$0.96
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$382
$369
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$279
$324
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$851
$766
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$578
$644
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$80.3
$63.9
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$124
$96.6
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$20.7
$49.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.49%
8.2%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4953
$747
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3043
$674
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.99
$1.81
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$44.2
$62.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$12.8
$8.33
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.25
$1.26
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.95
$1.07
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.03
$0.91
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.81
$1.2
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.76
$2.35
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$16.2
$6.96
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.83
$4.52
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$22.8
$7.04
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.82
$1.49
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.63
$1.4
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.03
$1.53
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.65
$1.44
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.34
$1.27
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.87
$1.1
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.57
$0.63
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.15
$1.37
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$10.8
$4.98
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.88
$1.35
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.34
$2.95
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.12
$3.33
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.14
$3.31
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.76
$1.66
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.43
$1.25
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$44.9
$28.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$8.35
$6.07
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$27.8
$31.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$10.3
$6.44
👖 Brand Jeans
$62.1
$49.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$73.7
$87.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$288
$225
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$22569
$5141

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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 Johannesburg

Distance City Cost of living
11 km or 6.8 mi Sandton
$907
13 km or 8 mi Randburg
$776
19 km or 12 mi Soweto
$897
28 km or 17 mi Benoni
$821
40 km or 25 mi Springs
$766
41 km or 25 mi Centurion
$734
53 km or 33 mi Pretoria
$835
53 km or 33 mi Vereeniging
$728
59 km or 36 mi Vanderbijlpark
$852
71 km or 44 mi Brits
$763
101 km or 62 mi Rustenburg
$881
109 km or 68 mi Potchefstroom
$639
143 km or 89 mi Bethal
$760
152 km or 94 mi Middelburg
$822
155 km or 97 mi Klerksdorp
$629
179 km or 111 mi Kroonstad
$770
237 km or 147 mi Welkom
$708
244 km or 152 mi Mmabatho
$762
262 km or 163 mi Lobatse
$615
275 km or 171 mi Gaborone
$668
287 km or 179 mi Butha-Buthe
$579
302 km or 188 mi Kanye
$641
311 km or 193 mi Mbabane
$722
323 km or 201 mi Vryheid
$835
325 km or 202 mi Molepolole
$616
329 km or 204 mi Teyateyaneng
$579
333 km or 207 mi Manzini
$733
350 km or 217 mi Maseru
$593
366 km or 228 mi Mahalapye
$544
369 km or 229 mi Bloemfontein
$696
409 km or 254 mi Mafeteng
$579
417 km or 259 mi Palapye
$506
429 km or 267 mi Kimberley
$785
442 km or 275 mi Pietermaritzburg
$685
443 km or 275 mi Matola
$1058
446 km or 277 mi Serowe
$527
454 km or 282 mi Maputo
$1049
501 km or 311 mi Durban
$827
562 km or 349 mi Francistown
$544
577 km or 358 mi Xai-Xai
$1114