Busan vs Okayama - Cost of Living Comparison

Busan Okayama
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1031
$1155
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2765
$2487
🏠 One person rent
$401
$542
🏘️ Family rent
$777
$733
🍽️ Food expenses
$390
$360
🚐 Transport expenses
$150
$167
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1891
$2485
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Good
✈️ Airport proximity
13 km
13 km
🎓 Higher education
75
68
😀 Quality of life
89
73
🏙️ Population
3.45M
720K

The cost of living in Busan is 11% less expensive than in Okayama. Cities ranked 4532nd and 4138th ($1031 vs $1155) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 8th and 25th 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 Okayama. Busan ranked 3rd best city to live in South Korea vs Okayama ranked 291st in Japan, while ranked 130th and 1173rd among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Busan vs Okayama

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Busan Okayama
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.19
$5.11
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$27
$18.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.85
$4.67
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.08
$2.63
 Cappuccino
$3.78
$3.21
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.35
$1.13
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$382
$702
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$279
$349
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$851
$829
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$578
$493
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$80.3
$97.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$124
$150
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$20.7
$23.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.49%
1%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4953
$3961
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3043
$2448
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.99
$1.52
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$44.2
$64.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$12.8
$30.7
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.25
$0.9
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.95
$1.36
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.03
$1.77
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.81
$3.59
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.76
$1.48
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$16.2
$15.2
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.83
$6.57
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$22.8
$16.4
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.82
$3.93
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.63
$2.53
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.03
$4.05
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.65
$4.49
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.34
$2.8
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.87
$2.15
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.57
$0.5
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.15
$1.38
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$10.8
$7.75
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.88
$1.96
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.34
$3.77
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.12
$10.4
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.14
$3.65
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.76
$1.08
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.43
$1.83
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$44.9
$52.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$8.35
$12.1
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$27.8
$34.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$10.3
$6.36
👖 Brand Jeans
$62.1
$43.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$73.7
$51
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$288
$76
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$22569
$5414

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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 Okayama

Distance City Cost of living
15 km or 9.3 mi Akaiwa
$1023
15 km or 9.4 mi Kurashiki
$1015
16 km or 9.8 mi Soja
$1021
16 km or 10 mi Setouchi
$1018
18 km or 11 mi Tamano
$1022
27 km or 17 mi Bizen
$1019
32 km or 20 mi Takahashi
$1021
33 km or 21 mi Asakuchi
$1023
37 km or 23 mi Sakaide
$1021
41 km or 25 mi Kasaoka
$1024
42 km or 26 mi Marugame
$1025
42 km or 26 mi Ibara
$1024
43 km or 27 mi Sanuki
$1021
44 km or 28 mi Takamatsu
$832
45 km or 28 mi Ayagawa
$1022
45 km or 28 mi Tadotsu
$1021
45 km or 28 mi Ako
$1023
45 km or 28 mi Mimasaka
$1020
47 km or 29 mi Miki
$1020
48 km or 30 mi Zentsuji
$1020
50 km or 31 mi Maniwa
$1020
53 km or 33 mi Aioi
$1020
54 km or 34 mi Fukuyama
$1100
55 km or 34 mi Niimi
$1023
56 km or 35 mi Tsuyama
$1026
59 km or 37 mi Mitoyo
$1021
61 km or 38 mi Higashikagawa
$1018
62 km or 38 mi Tatsuno
$1020
63 km or 39 mi Kan'onji
$1024
63 km or 39 mi Fuchu
$1020
64 km or 40 mi Taishi
$1021
70 km or 43 mi Shiso
$1022
70 km or 44 mi Awa
$1022
70 km or 44 mi Miyoshi
$1018
70 km or 44 mi Mima
$1023
70 km or 44 mi Onomichi
$1015
72 km or 45 mi Himeji
$1164
77 km or 48 mi Yoshinogawa
$1021
79 km or 49 mi Aizumi
$1022
80 km or 50 mi Ishii
$1023