Busan vs Matsuyama - Cost of Living Comparison

Busan Matsuyama
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1031
$1129
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2765
$2680
🏠 One person rent
$401
$511
🏘️ Family rent
$777
$818
🍽️ Food expenses
$390
$406
🚐 Transport expenses
$150
$119
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1891
$2429
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Good
✈️ Airport proximity
13 km
6 km
🎓 Higher education
75
53
😀 Quality of life
89
70
🏙️ Population
3.45M
507K

The cost of living in Busan is 9% less expensive than in Matsuyama. Cities ranked 4532nd and 4225th ($1031 vs $1129) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 8th and 39th in South Korea and Japan, respectively. Check South Korea vs Japan comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.8 months in Busan compared to 2.2 months in Matsuyama. Busan ranked 3rd best city to live in South Korea vs Matsuyama ranked 532nd in Japan, while ranked 130th and 2318th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Busan vs Matsuyama

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Busan Matsuyama
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.19
$6.07
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$27
$26.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.85
$5.32
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.08
$2.25
 Cappuccino
$3.78
$3.37
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.35
$1.02
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$382
$587
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$279
$324
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$851
$748
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$578
$603
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$80.3
$94.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$124
$146
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$20.7
$40.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.49%
1.25%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4953
$3727
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3043
$2331
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.99
$1.2
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$44.2
$62.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$12.8
$21.5
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.25
$1.09
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.95
$1.59
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.03
$1.62
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.81
$3
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.76
$1.86
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$16.2
$12.4
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.83
$8.27
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$22.8
$37.6
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.82
$5.58
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.63
$2.51
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.03
$5.73
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.65
$3.77
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.34
$1.5
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.87
$1.51
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.57
$0.5
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.15
$1.58
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$10.8
$7.24
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.88
$2.28
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.34
$3.89
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.12
$10.5
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.14
$3.59
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.76
$1.52
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.43
$1.85
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$44.9
$56.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$8.35
$9.51
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$27.8
$33.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$10.3
$15.5
👖 Brand Jeans
$62.1
$48.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$73.7
$50.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$288
$288
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$22569
$11293

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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 Matsuyama

Distance City Cost of living
7.2 km or 4.5 mi Masaki
$1020
9.7 km or 6 mi Tobe
$1018
10 km or 6.4 mi Iyo
$1021
11 km or 6.7 mi Toon
$1018
34 km or 21 mi Imabari
$1032
39 km or 25 mi Saijo
$1023
42 km or 26 mi Ozu
$1018
50 km or 31 mi Kure
$1050
50 km or 31 mi Niihama
$1024
52 km or 32 mi Yawatahama
$1023
53 km or 33 mi Etajima
$1019
57 km or 36 mi Seiyo
$1023
58 km or 36 mi Takehara
$1019
58 km or 36 mi Kumano
$1022
63 km or 39 mi Iwakuni
$1091
63 km or 39 mi Yanai
$1025
64 km or 40 mi Kaita
$1020
65 km or 40 mi Higashihiroshima
$1046
67 km or 42 mi Otake
$1021
68 km or 42 mi Hiroshima
$1227
68 km or 42 mi Susaki
$1019
69 km or 43 mi Ino
$1022
70 km or 43 mi Hatsukaichi
$1021
70 km or 44 mi Uwajima
$1024
72 km or 44 mi Tosa
$1020
73 km or 45 mi Mihara
$1024
74 km or 46 mi Shikokuchuo
$1025
76 km or 47 mi Onomichi
$1015
77 km or 48 mi Kochi
$1054
77 km or 48 mi Hikari
$1024
85 km or 53 mi Kudamatsu
$1023
86 km or 53 mi Nankoku
$1022
89 km or 55 mi Kami
$1023
89 km or 55 mi Kan'onji
$1024
91 km or 57 mi Fukuyama
$1100
91 km or 57 mi Konan
$1021
92 km or 57 mi Shunan
$1030
92 km or 57 mi Fuchu
$1020
93 km or 57 mi Mitoyo
$1021
93 km or 58 mi Akitakata
$1019