Busan vs Riyadh - Cost of Living Comparison

Busan Riyadh
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1031
$1132
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2765
$2687
🏠 One person rent
$401
$535
🏘️ Family rent
$777
$893
🍽️ Food expenses
$390
$336
🚐 Transport expenses
$150
$134
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1891
$2200
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
13 km
7 km
🎓 Higher education
75
68
😀 Quality of life
89
76
🏙️ Population
3.45M
8M

The cost of living in Busan is 9% less expensive than in Riyadh. Cities ranked 4532nd and 4218th ($1031 vs $1132) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 8th and 1st in South Korea and Saudi Arabia, respectively. Check South Korea vs Saudi Arabia comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.8 months in Busan compared to 1.9 months in Riyadh. Busan ranked 3rd best city to live in South Korea vs Riyadh ranked 1st in Saudi Arabia, while ranked 130th and 642nd among best cities to live in the world.

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Busan Riyadh
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.19
$6.65
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$27
$53.5
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.85
$6.98
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.08
$1.59
 Cappuccino
$3.78
$3.87
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.35
$0.79
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$382
$581
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$279
$365
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$851
$913
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$578
$690
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$80.3
$56.1
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$124
$87.3
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$20.7
$71
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.49%
3.9%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4953
$1700
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3043
$1113
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.99
$1.32
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$44.2
$35.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$12.8
$10.2
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.25
$0.6
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.95
$1.8
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.03
$0.8
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.81
$2.2
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.76
$2.86
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$16.2
$6.1
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.83
$7.58
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$22.8
$12.3
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.82
$2.3
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.63
$1.69
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.03
$1.79
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.65
$2.08
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.34
$1.19
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.87
$1.1
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.57
$0.41
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.15
$2.27
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$10.8
$6.65
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.88
$1.96
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.34
$7.42
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.12
$3.17
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.14
$4.69
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.76
$1.81
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.43
$3.82
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$44.9
$96.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$8.35
$17.2
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$27.8
$39
💇 Haircut, simple
$10.3
$6.38
👖 Brand Jeans
$62.1
$46.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$73.7
$113
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$288
$408
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$22569
$6882

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$909
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$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

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Distance City Cost of living
310 km or 193 mi Al-Mubarraz
$699
316 km or 196 mi Unaizah
$847
350 km or 217 mi Ar Rass
$752
389 km or 242 mi Dhahran
$969
394 km or 245 mi Dammam
$1004
395 km or 245 mi Jubail
$861
417 km or 259 mi Qatif
$889
420 km or 261 mi Riffa
$1002
421 km or 262 mi Isa Town
$1152
426 km or 265 mi Manama
$1307
460 km or 286 mi Al Wafrah
$954
480 km or 298 mi As Sulayyil
$834
491 km or 305 mi Doha
$1894
496 km or 308 mi Al Khor
$1755
540 km or 336 mi Kuwait City
$1313
595 km or 369 mi Ha'il
$877
611 km or 379 mi Umm Qasr
$588
618 km or 384 mi Al-Faw
$588
631 km or 392 mi Bushehr
$694
646 km or 401 mi Az Zubayr
$601
652 km or 405 mi Abadan
$630
658 km or 409 mi Basra
$823
659 km or 410 mi Khorramshahr
$657
668 km or 415 mi Bisha
$821
680 km or 423 mi Borazjan
$657
701 km or 436 mi Bandar-e Mahshahr
$661
713 km or 443 mi Madinat Zayed
$1297
714 km or 443 mi Nasiriyah
$638
719 km or 447 mi Medina
$892
737 km or 458 mi Kazerun
$656
747 km or 464 mi Behbahan
$660
754 km or 469 mi Samawah
$612
766 km or 476 mi Ahvaz
$490
775 km or 481 mi Abu Dhabi
$1963
790 km or 491 mi Mecca
$926
798 km or 496 mi Shiraz
$724
800 km or 497 mi Amarah
$638
804 km or 499 mi Bareq
$820
804 km or 500 mi Jahrom
$660
823 km or 511 mi Yasuj
$611