Busan vs Muscat - Cost of Living Comparison

Busan Muscat
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1031
$1145
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2765
$2684
🏠 One person rent
$401
$568
🏘️ Family rent
$777
$975
🍽️ Food expenses
$390
$378
🚐 Transport expenses
$150
$107
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1891
$1768
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
13 km
31 km
🎓 Higher education
75
43
😀 Quality of life
89
73
🏙️ Population
3.45M
1.42M

The cost of living in Busan is 10% less expensive than in Muscat. Cities ranked 4532nd and 4181st ($1031 vs $1145) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 8th and 2nd in South Korea and Oman, respectively. Check South Korea vs Oman comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.8 months in Busan compared to 1.5 months in Muscat. Busan ranked 3rd best city to live in South Korea vs Muscat ranked 1st in Oman, while ranked 130th and 1426th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Busan vs Muscat

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Busan Muscat
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.19
$5.49
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$27
$30.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.85
$6.7
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.08
$10.6
 Cappuccino
$3.78
$4.85
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.35
$0.92
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$382
$563
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$279
$377
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$851
$1062
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$578
$711
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$80.3
$74.8
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$124
$115
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$20.7
$78.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.49%
5.1%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4953
$1946
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3043
$1414
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.99
$1.3
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$44.2
$34
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$12.8
$14.4
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.25
$0.6
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.95
$1.96
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.03
$1.23
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.81
$1.75
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.76
$3.45
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$16.2
$7.51
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.83
$7.03
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$22.8
$9.14
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.82
$2.33
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.63
$1.83
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.03
$1.78
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.65
$2.12
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.34
$1.62
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.87
$0.96
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.57
$0.41
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.15
$3.09
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$10.8
$20.7
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.88
$4.14
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.34
$5.38
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.12
$12.8
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.14
$4.91
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.76
$2.88
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.43
$3.85
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$44.9
$54.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$8.35
$9.63
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$27.8
$28
💇 Haircut, simple
$10.3
$9.52
👖 Brand Jeans
$62.1
$47.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$73.7
$81
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$288
$221
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$22569
$8187

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50 km or 31 mi Geoje
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51 km or 32 mi Miryang
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$900
64 km or 40 mi Sacheon
$795
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$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
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$1236
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$824
277 km or 172 mi Chabahar
$659
284 km or 177 mi Fujairah
$1095
297 km or 184 mi Al Ain
$1448
356 km or 221 mi Ras al-Khaimah
$1376
372 km or 231 mi Ajman
$871
375 km or 233 mi Umm al-Quwain
$1053
377 km or 235 mi Sharjah
$1360
380 km or 236 mi Dubai
$1899
439 km or 273 mi Abu Dhabi
$1963
451 km or 280 mi Iranshahr
$657
463 km or 288 mi Bandar Abbas
$675
503 km or 313 mi Madinat Zayed
$1297
569 km or 354 mi Jiroft
$659
611 km or 380 mi Bam
$659
691 km or 429 mi Zahedan
$828
711 km or 442 mi Sirjan
$663
739 km or 459 mi Doha
$1894
740 km or 460 mi Jahrom
$660
752 km or 467 mi Al Khor
$1755
757 km or 470 mi Kerman
$680
770 km or 479 mi Fasa
$939
797 km or 495 mi Rafsanjan
$663
858 km or 533 mi Riffa
$1002
858 km or 533 mi Manama
$1307
860 km or 534 mi Isa Town
$1152
865 km or 537 mi Karachi
$307
870 km or 541 mi Salalah
$801
873 km or 543 mi Zabol
$659
898 km or 558 mi Shiraz
$724
901 km or 560 mi Dhahran
$969
902 km or 561 mi Marvdasht
$659
911 km or 566 mi Dammam
$1004
926 km or 575 mi Al-Mubarraz
$699
938 km or 583 mi Qatif
$889
960 km or 596 mi Kazerun
$656
966 km or 600 mi Borazjan
$657
973 km or 604 mi Jubail
$861
976 km or 606 mi Bushehr
$694