Busan vs Kingston - Cost of Living Comparison

Busan Kingston
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1031
$1016
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2765
$2548
🏠 One person rent
$401
$469
🏘️ Family rent
$777
$971
🍽️ Food expenses
$390
$369
🚐 Transport expenses
$150
$102
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1891
$511
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
13 km
4 km
🎓 Higher education
75
39
😀 Quality of life
89
58
🏙️ Population
3.45M
580K

The cost of living in Busan is 1% more expensive than in Kingston. Cities ranked 4532nd and 5324th ($1031 vs $1016) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 8th and 1st in South Korea and Jamaica, respectively. Check South Korea vs Jamaica comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.8 months in Busan compared to 0.5 months in Kingston. Busan ranked 3rd best city to live in South Korea vs Kingston ranked 1st in Jamaica, while ranked 130th and 5527th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Busan vs Kingston

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Busan Kingston
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.19
$5.56
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$27
$45.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.85
$6.44
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.08
$1.96
 Cappuccino
$3.78
$3.1
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.35
$0.83
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$382
$568
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$279
$300
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$851
$1223
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$578
$713
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$80.3
$74.8
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$124
$115
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$20.7
$40.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.49%
7.97%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4953
$1659
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3043
$800
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.99
$0.79
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$44.2
$32.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$12.8
$20.5
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.25
$1.31
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.95
$3.45
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.03
$2.73
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.81
$0.83
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.76
$2.71
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$16.2
$11.7
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.83
$5.43
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$22.8
$6.18
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.82
$4.02
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.63
$2.05
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.03
$3.55
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.65
$2.24
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.34
$1.92
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.87
$1.86
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.57
$0.72
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.15
$1.37
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$10.8
$12.6
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.88
$2.16
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.34
$8.44
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.12
$8.17
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.14
$5.98
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.76
$3.19
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.43
$1.63
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$44.9
$47.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$8.35
$9.7
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$27.8
$21.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$10.3
$8.82
👖 Brand Jeans
$62.1
$27.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$73.7
$64.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$288
$252
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$22569
$1529

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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 Kingston

Distance City Cost of living
4.4 km or 2.7 mi Half Way Tree
$686
17 km or 11 mi Spanish Town
$681
31 km or 19 mi Linstead
$813
34 km or 21 mi Old Harbour
$655
42 km or 26 mi Port Antonio
$652
48 km or 30 mi May Pen
$663
76 km or 47 mi Mandeville
$592
131 km or 81 mi Montego Bay
$880
144 km or 90 mi Savanna-la-Mar
$797
251 km or 156 mi Santiago de Cuba
$1238
257 km or 160 mi Yara
$1195
263 km or 164 mi Palma Soriano
$1107
265 km or 165 mi Manzanillo
$1829
268 km or 167 mi Bayamo
$1174
293 km or 182 mi Guantanamo
$1261
329 km or 205 mi Holguin
$895
333 km or 207 mi Las Tunas
$1322
356 km or 221 mi Moa
$1723
369 km or 229 mi Anse-a-Veau
$492
395 km or 245 mi Miragoane
$492
397 km or 247 mi Camaguey
$1215
423 km or 263 mi Florida
$1204
450 km or 280 mi Saint-Marc
$495
463 km or 288 mi Gonaives
$507
468 km or 291 mi Carrefour
$517
475 km or 295 mi Port-au-Prince
$531
478 km or 297 mi Ciego de Avila
$1195
479 km or 297 mi Delmas
$505
480 km or 298 mi Petion-Ville
$512
499 km or 310 mi Moron
$1189
504 km or 313 mi George Town
$2888
520 km or 323 mi Sancti Spiritus
$1250
522 km or 324 mi Cap-Haitien
$499
544 km or 338 mi Cerca-la-Source
$493
568 km or 353 mi Placetas
$1166
593 km or 369 mi Santa Clara
$1170
594 km or 369 mi San Juan de la Maguana
$761
597 km or 371 mi Sabaneta
$723
600 km or 373 mi Cienfuegos
$1136
602 km or 374 mi Barahona
$722