Busan vs Manchester - Cost of Living Comparison

Busan Manchester
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1031
$1764
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2765
$4580
🏠 One person rent
$401
$1028
🏘️ Family rent
$777
$2108
🍽️ Food expenses
$390
$430
🚐 Transport expenses
$150
$157
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1891
$2682
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
13 km
13 km
🎓 Higher education
75
91
😀 Quality of life
89
91
🏙️ Population
3.45M
548K

The cost of living in Busan is 42% less expensive than in Manchester. Cities ranked 4532nd and 2066th ($1031 vs $1764) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 8th and 27th in South Korea and the United Kingdom, respectively. Check South Korea vs the United Kingdom comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.8 months in Busan compared to 1.5 months in Manchester. Busan ranked 3rd best city to live in South Korea vs Manchester ranked 10th in the United Kingdom, while ranked 130th and 75th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Busan vs Manchester

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Busan Manchester
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.19
$14.5
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$27
$53.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.85
$7.71
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.08
$5.01
 Cappuccino
$3.78
$3.94
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.35
$2.13
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$382
$1008
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$279
$787
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$851
$1764
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$578
$1837
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$80.3
$166
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$124
$255
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$20.7
$31.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.49%
2.79%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4953
$4874
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3043
$3055
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.99
$3.39
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$44.2
$105
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$12.8
$17
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.25
$2.05
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.95
$1.28
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.03
$1.3
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.81
$1.71
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.76
$3.22
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$16.2
$9.51
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.83
$8.92
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$22.8
$9.91
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.82
$2.63
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.63
$1.66
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.03
$2.37
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.65
$2.01
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.34
$1.21
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.87
$1.49
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.57
$0.96
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.15
$2.91
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$10.8
$9.72
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.88
$2.56
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.34
$12.5
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.12
$6.35
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.14
$4.27
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.76
$2.17
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.43
$1.64
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$44.9
$32.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$8.35
$9.72
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$27.8
$123
💇 Haircut, simple
$10.3
$13.5
👖 Brand Jeans
$62.1
$77.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$73.7
$80
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$288
$1237
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$22569
$13786

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$909
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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
4.3 km or 2.7 mi Salford
$1562
5.3 km or 3.3 mi Droylsden
$1495
5.5 km or 3.4 mi Stretford
$1498
7.5 km or 4.7 mi Sale
$1508
9.1 km or 5.7 mi Ashton-under-Lyne
$1425
12 km or 7.2 mi Oldham
$1193
12 km or 7.6 mi Altrincham
$1494
15 km or 9.1 mi Bury
$1236
17 km or 11 mi Rochdale
$1035
19 km or 12 mi Bolton
$1167
24 km or 15 mi Macclesfield
$1497
26 km or 16 mi Warrington
$1469
28 km or 17 mi Wigan
$1323
34 km or 21 mi Chorley
$1494
34 km or 21 mi St Helens
$1266
35 km or 22 mi Widnes
$1495
35 km or 22 mi Blackburn
$1122
35 km or 22 mi Runcorn
$1501
36 km or 22 mi Burnley
$1129
36 km or 22 mi Huddersfield
$1166
38 km or 23 mi Halifax
$1234
39 km or 25 mi Brighouse
$1491
42 km or 26 mi Leek
$1497
43 km or 27 mi Crewe
$1437
45 km or 28 mi Preston
$1189
46 km or 29 mi Dewsbury
$1496
48 km or 30 mi Bradford
$1193
49 km or 30 mi Batley
$1501
49 km or 30 mi Ellesmere Port
$1503
49 km or 31 mi Keighley
$1491
50 km or 31 mi Bootle
$1495
51 km or 31 mi Newcastle-under-Lyme
$1314
51 km or 32 mi Barnsley
$1231
51 km or 32 mi Liverpool
$1498
51 km or 32 mi Sheffield
$1424
52 km or 32 mi Stoke-on-Trent
$1251
52 km or 33 mi Chester
$1632
53 km or 33 mi Bebington
$1495
53 km or 33 mi Birkenhead
$1509
53 km or 33 mi Crosby
$1493