Busan vs Okayama - Cost of Living Comparison

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Busan Okayama
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1031
$969
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2868
$2455
🏠 One person rent
$380
$381
🏘️ Family rent
$856
$675
🍽️ Food expenses
$420
$367
🚐 Transport expenses
$142
$147
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2478
$1767
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Good
✈️ Airport proximity
13 km
13 km
🎓 Higher education
73
67
😀 Quality of life
90
71
🏙️ Population
3.45M
720K

The cost of living in Busan is 6% more expensive than in Okayama. Cities ranked 5144th and 5604th ($1031 vs $969) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 59th and 565th in South Korea and Japan, respectively. Check South Korea vs Japan comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.4 months in Busan compared to 1.8 months in Okayama. Busan ranked 3rd best city to live in South Korea vs Okayama ranked 390th in Japan, while ranked 108th and 2314th 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
$5.71
$6.34
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$27.7
$22.5
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.29
$4.6
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.99
$2.94
 Cappuccino
$3.67
$2.27
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.36
$0.67
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$368
$432
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$248
$248
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$875
$693
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$657
$498
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$88.2
$74.9
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$135
$116
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$19.3
$21.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.49%
1.66%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$8506
$3999
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$7564
$2926
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.01
$1.35
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$44.9
$54.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$11.2
$27.4
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.24
$0.85
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.93
$1.3
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.86
$1.61
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.19
$2.98
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.14
$1.9
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.6
$13.5
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.52
$6.2
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$30
$15.1
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.62
$4.04
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.97
$2.94
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.84
$6.11
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.44
$4.29
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.27
$2.17
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.21
$2.75
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.64
$0.55
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.11
$1.25
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$11.6
$6.82
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.73
$1.73
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.36
$4.04
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.73
$10.8
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.06
$3.67
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.69
$0.98
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.39
$1.69
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$41.9
$47.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$8.96
$11.3
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$25.1
$22.5
💇 Haircut, simple
$8.75
$5.63
👖 Brand Jeans
$70.1
$26.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$68.9
$54
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$530
$363
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$14047
$9063

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Cities near Busan

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

Cities near Okayama

Distance City Cost of living
15 km or 9.3 mi Akaiwa
$927
15 km or 9.4 mi Kurashiki
$1033
16 km or 9.8 mi Soja
$944
16 km or 10 mi Setouchi
$924
18 km or 11 mi Tamano
$915
27 km or 17 mi Bizen
$954
32 km or 20 mi Takahashi
$934
33 km or 21 mi Asakuchi
$922
37 km or 23 mi Sakaide
$885
41 km or 25 mi Kasaoka
$905
42 km or 26 mi Marugame
$893
42 km or 26 mi Ibara
$908
43 km or 27 mi Sanuki
$872
44 km or 28 mi Takamatsu
$879
45 km or 28 mi Ayagawa
$869
45 km or 28 mi Tadotsu
$900
45 km or 28 mi Ako
$999
45 km or 28 mi Mimasaka
$976
47 km or 29 mi Miki
$861
48 km or 30 mi Zentsuji
$893
50 km or 31 mi Maniwa
$951
53 km or 33 mi Aioi
$1025
54 km or 34 mi Fukuyama
$940
55 km or 34 mi Niimi
$933
56 km or 35 mi Tsuyama
$982
59 km or 37 mi Mitoyo
$904
61 km or 38 mi Higashikagawa
$919
62 km or 38 mi Tatsuno
$1040
63 km or 39 mi Kan'onji
$908
63 km or 39 mi Fuchu
$904
64 km or 40 mi Taishi
$1052
70 km or 43 mi Shiso
$1020
70 km or 44 mi Awa
$899
70 km or 44 mi Miyoshi
$905
70 km or 44 mi Mima
$897
70 km or 44 mi Onomichi
$906
72 km or 45 mi Himeji
$1171
77 km or 48 mi Yoshinogawa
$922
79 km or 49 mi Aizumi
$944
80 km or 50 mi Ishii
$934