Busan vs Rio de Janeiro - Cost of Living Comparison

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Busan Rio de Janeiro
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1031
$990
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2868
$2551
🏠 One person rent
$380
$456
🏘️ Family rent
$856
$842
🍽️ Food expenses
$420
$269
🚐 Transport expenses
$142
$163
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2478
$354
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Good
✈️ Airport proximity
13 km
3 km
🎓 Higher education
73
94
😀 Quality of life
90
62
🏙️ Population
3.45M
6.78M

The cost of living in Busan is 4% more expensive than in Rio de Janeiro. Cities ranked 5144th and 5452nd ($1031 vs $990) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 59th and 2nd in South Korea and Brazil, respectively. Check South Korea vs Brazil comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.4 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 3rd in Brazil, while ranked 108th and 5074th among best cities to live in the world.

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Busan Rio de Janeiro
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.71
$6.78
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$27.7
$33.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.29
$7.05
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.99
$2.2
 Cappuccino
$3.67
$2.33
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.36
$1.21
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$368
$498
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$248
$311
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$875
$871
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$657
$644
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$88.2
$86.8
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$135
$132
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$19.3
$20.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.49%
10.25%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$8506
$2426
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$7564
$1152
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.01
$1.01
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$44.9
$52.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$11.2
$9.74
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.24
$1.13
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.93
$1.13
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.86
$1.44
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.19
$1.06
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.14
$2.33
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.6
$9.36
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.52
$3.63
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$30
$8.53
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.62
$2.19
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.97
$1.65
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.84
$1.22
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.44
$1.72
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.27
$1.15
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.21
$1.17
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.64
$0.4
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.11
$1.8
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$11.6
$8.35
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.73
$1.21
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.36
$1.94
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.73
$4.58
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.06
$3.88
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.69
$1.38
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.39
$0.99
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$41.9
$27.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$8.96
$7.73
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$25.1
$55.7
💇 Haircut, simple
$8.75
$9.52
👖 Brand Jeans
$70.1
$57.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$68.9
$86.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$530
$566
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$14047
$9945

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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

Cities near Rio de Janeiro

Distance City Cost of living
9.9 km or 6.2 mi Niteroi
$788
18 km or 11 mi Duque de Caxias
$691
21 km or 13 mi Sao Joao de Meriti
$712
26 km or 16 mi Belford Roxo
$889
31 km or 19 mi Nova Iguacu
$621
45 km or 28 mi Petropolis
$648
60 km or 37 mi Teresopolis
$620
70 km or 44 mi Saquarema
$716
98 km or 61 mi Nova Friburgo
$532
102 km or 64 mi Volta Redonda
$599
108 km or 67 mi Barra Mansa
$608
112 km or 70 mi Sao Pedro da Aldeia
$688
115 km or 72 mi Angra dos Reis
$704
121 km or 75 mi Cabo Frio
$713
130 km or 81 mi Juiz de Fora
$553
135 km or 84 mi Rio das Ostras
$556
137 km or 85 mi Resende
$633
157 km or 97 mi Macae
$676
184 km or 115 mi Cruzeiro
$638
196 km or 122 mi Barbacena
$566
199 km or 123 mi Lorena
$644
200 km or 124 mi Ubatuba
$680
201 km or 125 mi Uba
$621
208 km or 129 mi Guaratingueta
$650
215 km or 134 mi Muriae
$621
226 km or 140 mi Sao Joao del-Rei
$465
231 km or 144 mi Campos dos Goytacazes
$678
232 km or 144 mi Pindamonhangaba
$675
238 km or 148 mi Itajuba
$552
240 km or 149 mi Caraguatatuba
$700
241 km or 150 mi Taubate
$664
242 km or 150 mi Vicosa
$632
245 km or 152 mi Sao Sebastiao
$679
251 km or 156 mi Tres Coracoes
$591
257 km or 160 mi Conselheiro Lafaiete
$676
258 km or 160 mi Cacapava
$666
264 km or 164 mi Lavras
$577
275 km or 171 mi Varginha
$542
277 km or 172 mi Sao Jose dos Campos
$752
279 km or 173 mi Ponte Nova
$620