Busan vs Lilongwe - Cost of Living Comparison

Busan Lilongwe
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1031
$579
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2765
$1524
🏠 One person rent
$401
$275
🏘️ Family rent
$777
$557
🍽️ Food expenses
$390
$182
🚐 Transport expenses
$150
$69
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1891
$722
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
13 km
22 km
🎓 Higher education
75
12
😀 Quality of life
89
31
🏙️ Population
3.45M
782K

The cost of living in Busan is 78% more expensive than in Lilongwe. Cities ranked 4532nd and 7564th ($1031 vs $579) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 8th and 1st in South Korea and Malawi, respectively. Check South Korea vs Malawi comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.8 months in Busan compared to 1.2 months in Lilongwe. Busan ranked 3rd best city to live in South Korea vs Lilongwe ranked 2nd in Malawi, while ranked 130th and 8475th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Busan vs Lilongwe

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Busan Lilongwe
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.19
$2.73
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$27
$21.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.85
$4.08
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.08
$0.83
 Cappuccino
$3.78
$1.79
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.35
$0.66
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$382
$345
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$279
$181
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$851
$566
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$578
$461
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$80.3
$25.1
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$124
$38.8
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$20.7
$36
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.49%
30.3%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4953
$16229
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3043
$882
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.99
$0.49
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$44.2
$38.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$12.8
$7.9
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.25
$0.86
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.95
$0.84
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.03
$0.46
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.81
$0.6
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.76
$1.18
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$16.2
$10.4
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.83
$2.46
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$22.8
$3.4
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.82
$1.92
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.63
$1.47
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.03
$2.37
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.65
$1.23
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.34
$1.18
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.87
$1.78
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.57
$0.34
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.15
$0.93
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$10.8
$6.14
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.88
$0.76
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.34
$1.98
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.12
$2.84
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.14
$0.98
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.76
$0.86
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.43
$0.46
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$44.9
$26.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$8.35
$1.96
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$27.8
$19.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$10.3
$2.92
👖 Brand Jeans
$62.1
$42
👟 Brand Sneakers
$73.7
$62.5
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$288
$229
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$22569
$8260

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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 Lilongwe

Distance City Cost of living
123 km or 76 mi Monkey Bay
$556
134 km or 83 mi Ntcheu
$550
169 km or 105 mi Mangochi
$551
228 km or 142 mi Zomba
$558
233 km or 145 mi Mzimba
$551
240 km or 149 mi Blantyre
$542
243 km or 151 mi Tete
$989
283 km or 176 mi Mzuzu
$546
293 km or 182 mi Mulanje
$558
506 km or 314 mi Kasama
$1156
518 km or 322 mi Harare
$882
524 km or 326 mi Marondera
$714
533 km or 331 mi Chitungwiza
$784
536 km or 333 mi Chinhoyi
$752
545 km or 339 mi Quelimane
$1023
550 km or 342 mi Kapiri Mposhi
$1168
566 km or 352 mi Mbeya
$624
567 km or 353 mi Mutare
$760
568 km or 353 mi Ndola
$1233
572 km or 355 mi Chimoio
$1028
603 km or 375 mi Nampula
$1026
613 km or 381 mi Lusaka
$732
616 km or 383 mi Mansa
$1151
616 km or 383 mi Kitwe
$1228
618 km or 384 mi Mufulira
$1724
637 km or 396 mi Kadoma
$677
660 km or 410 mi Chingola
$1117
660 km or 410 mi Beira
$990
682 km or 424 mi Kwekwe
$763
732 km or 455 mi Lubumbashi
$1009
740 km or 460 mi Pemba
$1175
741 km or 460 mi Gweru
$754
744 km or 462 mi Nacala
$1029
746 km or 464 mi Masvingo
$825
795 km or 494 mi Choma
$1136
835 km or 519 mi Likasi
$890
883 km or 549 mi Bulawayo
$775
886 km or 551 mi Dodoma
$656
902 km or 560 mi Morogoro
$653
949 km or 590 mi Livingstone
$1152