Busan vs Rio de Janeiro - Cost of Living Comparison

Busan Rio de Janeiro
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1031
$903
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2765
$2226
🏠 One person rent
$401
$413
🏘️ Family rent
$777
$699
🍽️ Food expenses
$390
$250
🚐 Transport expenses
$150
$153
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1891
$380
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
13 km
3 km
🎓 Higher education
75
94
😀 Quality of life
89
65
🏙️ Population
3.45M
6.75M

The cost of living in Busan is 14% more expensive than in Rio de Janeiro. Cities ranked 4532nd and 5706th ($1031 vs $903) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 8th and 3rd in South Korea and Brazil, respectively. Check South Korea vs Brazil comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.8 months in Busan compared to 0.4 months in Rio de Janeiro. Busan ranked 3rd best city to live in South Korea vs Rio de Janeiro ranked 2nd in Brazil, while ranked 130th and 4114th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Busan vs Rio de Janeiro

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Busan Rio de Janeiro
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.19
$6.19
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$27
$25.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.85
$6.41
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.08
$1.99
 Cappuccino
$3.78
$2.39
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.35
$1.15
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$382
$451
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$279
$279
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$851
$736
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$578
$511
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$80.3
$78.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$124
$121
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$20.7
$21.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.49%
9.71%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4953
$2121
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3043
$1292
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.99
$0.98
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$44.2
$48.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$12.8
$8.26
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.25
$1.41
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.95
$1.01
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.03
$1.11
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.81
$0.97
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.76
$1.91
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$16.2
$8.09
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.83
$4.36
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$22.8
$8.78
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.82
$1.62
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.63
$1.19
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.03
$1
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.65
$1.64
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.34
$1.08
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.87
$1.02
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.57
$0.37
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.15
$1.69
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$10.8
$10.3
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.88
$1.14
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.34
$1.92
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.12
$5.55
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.14
$3.04
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.76
$1.19
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.43
$0.76
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$44.9
$25.7
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$8.35
$6.4
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$27.8
$53.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$10.3
$8.01
👖 Brand Jeans
$62.1
$43.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$73.7
$68.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$288
$479
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$22569
$6195

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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 Rio de Janeiro

Distance City Cost of living
9.9 km or 6.2 mi Niteroi
$733
18 km or 11 mi Duque de Caxias
$547
21 km or 13 mi Sao Joao de Meriti
$889
26 km or 16 mi Belford Roxo
$1198
31 km or 19 mi Nova Iguacu
$586
45 km or 28 mi Petropolis
$561
60 km or 37 mi Teresopolis
$532
70 km or 44 mi Saquarema
$551
98 km or 61 mi Nova Friburgo
$626
102 km or 64 mi Volta Redonda
$490
108 km or 67 mi Barra Mansa
$561
112 km or 70 mi Sao Pedro da Aldeia
$546
115 km or 72 mi Angra dos Reis
$630
121 km or 75 mi Cabo Frio
$632
130 km or 81 mi Juiz de Fora
$479
135 km or 84 mi Rio das Ostras
$620
137 km or 85 mi Resende
$573
157 km or 97 mi Macae
$544
184 km or 115 mi Cruzeiro
$553
196 km or 122 mi Barbacena
$576
199 km or 123 mi Lorena
$554
200 km or 124 mi Ubatuba
$513
201 km or 125 mi Uba
$554
208 km or 129 mi Guaratingueta
$556
215 km or 134 mi Muriae
$555
226 km or 140 mi Sao Joao del-Rei
$479
231 km or 144 mi Campos dos Goytacazes
$559
232 km or 144 mi Pindamonhangaba
$602
238 km or 148 mi Itajuba
$590
240 km or 149 mi Caraguatatuba
$554
241 km or 150 mi Taubate
$586
242 km or 150 mi Vicosa
$524
245 km or 152 mi Sao Sebastiao
$555
251 km or 156 mi Tres Coracoes
$554
257 km or 160 mi Conselheiro Lafaiete
$522
258 km or 160 mi Cacapava
$554
264 km or 164 mi Lavras
$544
275 km or 171 mi Varginha
$523
277 km or 172 mi Sao Jose dos Campos
$621
279 km or 173 mi Ponte Nova
$555