Busan vs Long Beach - Cost of Living Comparison

Busan Long Beach
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1031
$2251
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2765
$5126
🏠 One person rent
$401
$1471
🏘️ Family rent
$777
$2507
🍽️ Food expenses
$390
$525
🚐 Transport expenses
$150
$114
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1891
$4597
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
13 km
7 km
🎓 Higher education
75
94
😀 Quality of life
89
74
🏙️ Population
3.45M
462K

The cost of living in Busan is 54% less expensive than in Long Beach. Cities ranked 4532nd and 282nd ($1031 vs $2251) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 8th and 218th 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 2 months in Long Beach. Busan ranked 3rd best city to live in South Korea vs Long Beach ranked 160th in the United States, while ranked 130th and 972nd among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Busan vs Long Beach

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Busan Long Beach
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.19
$14.5
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$27
$56.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.85
$9.46
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.08
$7.51
 Cappuccino
$3.78
$5.47
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.35
$2.78
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$382
$1693
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$279
$1228
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$851
$3013
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$578
$2131
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$80.3
$93.8
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$124
$143
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$20.7
$56
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.49%
5.48%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4953
$9751
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3043
$9436
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.99
$1.51
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$44.2
$73
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$12.8
$17.5
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.25
$1.39
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.95
$1
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.03
$3.4
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.81
$5.17
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.76
$3.37
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$16.2
$12.4
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.83
$8.97
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$22.8
$15.6
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.82
$3.92
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.63
$1.67
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.03
$2.93
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.65
$3.99
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.34
$1.79
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.87
$2.54
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.57
$0.84
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.15
$1.76
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$10.8
$9.9
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.88
$2.78
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.34
$8.96
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.12
$8.14
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.14
$5.04
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.76
$4.13
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.43
$1.64
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$44.9
$29.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$8.35
$13.6
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$27.8
$109
💇 Haircut, simple
$10.3
$16.1
👖 Brand Jeans
$62.1
$43.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$73.7
$82.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$288
$1278
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$22569
$16825

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$839
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$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
9.9 km or 6.2 mi Carson
$2040
11 km or 6.5 mi Seal Beach
$1943
11 km or 7 mi Lakewood
$1945
11 km or 7.1 mi Lomita
$1945
15 km or 9 mi Compton
$1947
15 km or 9.2 mi Bellflower
$2068
15 km or 9.2 mi Paramount
$1942
15 km or 9.5 mi Torrance
$2839
15 km or 9.6 mi Cypress
$1945
16 km or 9.7 mi Rancho Palos Verdes
$2257
16 km or 10 mi Cerritos
$3013
17 km or 11 mi Gardena
$1953
17 km or 11 mi Lynwood
$1945
19 km or 12 mi Norwalk
$2479
19 km or 12 mi Westminster
$2498
19 km or 12 mi Stanton
$1940
19 km or 12 mi Redondo Beach
$2621
20 km or 12 mi South Gate
$1952
20 km or 12 mi Lawndale
$1947
20 km or 12 mi Downey
$2241
20 km or 12 mi Huntington Beach
$2516
20 km or 13 mi Buena Park
$1948
22 km or 14 mi Hawthorne
$2151
22 km or 14 mi Garden Grove
$1909
22 km or 14 mi Cudahy
$1934
23 km or 14 mi Bell Gardens
$1947
23 km or 14 mi La Mirada
$1938
23 km or 14 mi Florence-Graham
$1946
23 km or 14 mi Fountain Valley
$2453
23 km or 15 mi Bell
$1940
24 km or 15 mi Manhattan Beach
$2430
24 km or 15 mi Huntington Park
$1936
24 km or 15 mi Maywood
$1937
25 km or 16 mi Inglewood
$1951
26 km or 16 mi West Whittier-Los Nietos
$1944
26 km or 16 mi Pico Rivera
$1945
27 km or 17 mi Whittier
$1940
28 km or 17 mi Fullerton
$2390
28 km or 18 mi Montebello
$1949
29 km or 18 mi Santa Ana
$2320