Busan vs Melbourne - Cost of Living Comparison

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Busan Melbourne
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1031
$2419
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2868
$5695
🏠 One person rent
$380
$1381
🏘️ Family rent
$856
$2347
🍽️ Food expenses
$420
$534
🚐 Transport expenses
$142
$348
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2478
$3665
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
13 km
12 km
🎓 Higher education
73
100
😀 Quality of life
90
97
🏙️ Population
3.45M
4.53M

The cost of living in Busan is 57% less expensive than in Melbourne. Cities ranked 5144th and 818th ($1031 vs $2419) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 59th and 3rd in South Korea and Australia, respectively. Check South Korea vs Australia comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.4 months in Busan compared to 1.5 months in Melbourne. Busan ranked 3rd best city to live in South Korea vs Melbourne ranked 2nd in Australia, while ranked 108th and 4th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Busan vs Melbourne

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Busan Melbourne
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.71
$14.7
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$27.7
$69.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.29
$9.87
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.99
$7.79
 Cappuccino
$3.67
$3.41
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.36
$2.57
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$368
$1420
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$248
$1171
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$875
$3006
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$657
$1909
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$88.2
$107
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$135
$165
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$19.3
$53.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.49%
6.73%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$8506
$9431
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$7564
$8010
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.01
$3.22
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$44.9
$131
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$11.2
$23.2
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.24
$1.27
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.93
$1.38
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.86
$2.47
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.19
$2.29
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.14
$3.94
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.6
$10.5
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.52
$8.57
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$30
$12.5
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.62
$3.05
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.97
$2.43
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.84
$2.56
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.44
$3.74
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.27
$2.34
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.21
$2.1
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.64
$0.9
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.11
$2.61
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$11.6
$10.9
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.73
$4.84
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.36
$27.6
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.73
$8.14
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.06
$5.07
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.69
$3.52
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.39
$3.11
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$41.9
$53.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$8.96
$14.3
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$25.1
$68.5
💇 Haircut, simple
$8.75
$19.8
👖 Brand Jeans
$70.1
$92.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$68.9
$116
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$530
$1642
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$14047
$18320

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Distance City Cost of living
21 km or 13 mi Gimhae
$931
27 km or 16 mi Yangsan
$994
40 km or 25 mi Changwon
$1112
46 km or 28 mi Masan
$1029
50 km or 31 mi Geoje
$925
51 km or 32 mi Miryang
$1008
56 km or 35 mi Ulsan
$1151
63 km or 39 mi Tongyeong
$948
64 km or 40 mi Sacheon
$972
81 km or 50 mi Tsushima Island
$921
84 km or 52 mi Gyeongsan
$1053
85 km or 53 mi Gyeongju
$1358
87 km or 54 mi Jinju
$884
94 km or 58 mi Daegu
$1108
98 km or 61 mi Yeongcheon
$1047
102 km or 64 mi Tsushima
$922
108 km or 67 mi Pohang
$1047
123 km or 77 mi Gwangyang
$1043
131 km or 82 mi Yeosu
$1120
138 km or 86 mi Gumi
$1060
141 km or 88 mi Gimcheon
$1082
142 km or 88 mi Suncheon
$1060
154 km or 96 mi Namwon
$999
162 km or 101 mi Iki
$937
165 km or 103 mi Andong
$880
166 km or 103 mi Sangju
$1062
183 km or 113 mi Mungyeong
$1034
189 km or 118 mi Jeonju
$823
193 km or 120 mi Gwangju
$1150
195 km or 121 mi Yeongju
$1002
198 km or 123 mi Hirado
$937
199 km or 124 mi Munakata
$946
199 km or 124 mi Fukutsu
$961
200 km or 124 mi Okagaki
$929
201 km or 125 mi Koga
$971
201 km or 125 mi Shingu
$976
202 km or 125 mi Itoshima
$972
202 km or 126 mi Karatsu
$949
204 km or 127 mi Daejeon
$952
205 km or 127 mi Jeongeup
$990

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Distance City Cost of living
3.2 km or 2 mi South Yarra
$1715
24 km or 15 mi Hoppers Crossing
$1681
25 km or 16 mi Tarneit
$1665
29 km or 18 mi Dandenong
$1694
34 km or 21 mi Sunbury
$1756
37 km or 23 mi Melton
$1711
40 km or 25 mi Frankston
$1728
41 km or 25 mi Berwick
$1733
42 km or 26 mi Cranbourne
$1708
54 km or 34 mi Pakenham
$1734
65 km or 40 mi Geelong
$1683
102 km or 64 mi Ballarat
$1331
134 km or 83 mi Bendigo
$1321
144 km or 90 mi Traralgon
$1725
164 km or 102 mi Shepparton
$1684
226 km or 140 mi Warrnambool
$1649
367 km or 228 mi Mount Gambier
$1624
369 km or 230 mi Wagga Wagga
$1460
392 km or 244 mi Devonport
$1820
404 km or 251 mi Griffith
$1648
444 km or 276 mi Launceston
$1724
466 km or 290 mi Canberra
$2505
477 km or 296 mi Mildura
$1469
546 km or 339 mi Goulburn
$1720
597 km or 371 mi Hobart
$2296
628 km or 390 mi Orange
$1617
643 km or 399 mi Bathurst
$1613
651 km or 405 mi Wollongong
$1441
655 km or 407 mi Adelaide
$2174
700 km or 435 mi Blacktown
$1635
702 km or 436 mi Dubbo
$1417
703 km or 437 mi Parramatta
$1883
707 km or 440 mi Kellyville
$1798
713 km or 443 mi Sydney
$2708
728 km or 452 mi Dee Why
$2018
822 km or 511 mi Newcastle
$1472
891 km or 554 mi Whyalla
$1895
1015 km or 631 mi Port Macquarie
$1704
1021 km or 634 mi Armidale
$1529
1123 km or 698 mi Coffs Harbour
$1487