Busan vs Medina - Cost of Living Comparison

Busan Medina
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1031
$892
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2765
$2282
🏠 One person rent
$401
$359
🏘️ Family rent
$777
$645
🍽️ Food expenses
$390
$287
🚐 Transport expenses
$150
$145
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1891
$1532
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
13 km
14 km
🎓 Higher education
75
22
😀 Quality of life
89
52
🏙️ Population
3.45M
1.18M

The cost of living in Busan is 16% more expensive than in Medina. Cities ranked 4532nd and 5749th ($1031 vs $892) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 8th and 9th in South Korea and Saudi Arabia, respectively. Check South Korea vs Saudi Arabia comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.8 months in Busan compared to 1.7 months in Medina. Busan ranked 3rd best city to live in South Korea vs Medina ranked 7th in Saudi Arabia, while ranked 130th and 6056th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Busan vs Medina

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Busan Medina
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.19
$5.75
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$27
$24.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.85
$6.05
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.08
$1.32
 Cappuccino
$3.78
$3.06
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.35
$0.71
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$382
$273
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$279
$224
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$851
$948
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$578
$370
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$80.3
$62.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$124
$95.7
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$20.7
$63
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.49%
4.51%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4953
$1006
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3043
$532
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.99
$0.81
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$44.2
$93.4
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$12.8
$12.8
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.25
$0.45
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.95
$1.43
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.03
$0.66
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.81
$2.18
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.76
$2.88
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$16.2
$5.3
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.83
$6.47
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$22.8
$10.7
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.82
$1.98
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.63
$2.01
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.03
$1.66
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.65
$1.71
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.34
$2.06
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.87
$1.87
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.57
$0.42
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.15
$1.86
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$10.8
$2.66
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.88
$2.31
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.34
$6.77
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.12
$5.28
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.14
$3.9
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.76
$1.33
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.43
$3.16
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$44.9
$63.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$8.35
$16.2
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$27.8
$26
💇 Haircut, simple
$10.3
$2.75
👖 Brand Jeans
$62.1
$46.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$73.7
$87.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$288
$546
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$22569
$8195

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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

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Distance City Cost of living
168 km or 104 mi Yanbu
$833
328 km or 204 mi Jeddah
$990
339 km or 211 mi Mecca
$926
378 km or 235 mi Al Wajh
$820
398 km or 247 mi Ha'il
$877
422 km or 262 mi Ar Rass
$752
477 km or 296 mi Unaizah
$847
531 km or 330 mi Tabuk
$1051
585 km or 363 mi Bisha
$821
593 km or 368 mi Port Sudan
$603
595 km or 370 mi Dumat al-Jandal
$815
615 km or 382 mi Sakakah
$827
650 km or 404 mi Sharm El Sheikh
$457
657 km or 408 mi Hurghada
$433
661 km or 411 mi Bareq
$820
675 km or 419 mi El Gouna
$360
676 km or 420 mi Dahab
$468
680 km or 423 mi Aswan
$309
714 km or 444 mi Luxor
$345
717 km or 446 mi Qena
$329
719 km or 447 mi Riyadh
$1132
723 km or 449 mi Aqaba
$926
729 km or 453 mi Eilat
$1616
742 km or 461 mi Ma'an
$554
757 km or 470 mi Abha
$975
758 km or 471 mi As Sulayyil
$834
810 km or 503 mi Tafilah
$572
827 km or 514 mi Sohag
$344
839 km or 522 mi Al-Karak
$511
861 km or 535 mi Dimona
$1641
870 km or 540 mi Arad
$1326
890 km or 553 mi Beersheba
$1541
896 km or 557 mi Asyut
$395
901 km or 560 mi Hebron
$784
902 km or 561 mi Dura
$800
902 km or 561 mi Ofakim
$1642
905 km or 562 mi Rahat
$1653
906 km or 563 mi Amman
$968
907 km or 564 mi Najran
$981
913 km or 567 mi Bethlehem
$1040