Busan vs Sagamihara - Cost of Living Comparison

Busan Sagamihara
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1031
$1153
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2765
$2808
🏠 One person rent
$401
$452
🏘️ Family rent
$777
$729
🍽️ Food expenses
$390
$436
🚐 Transport expenses
$150
$159
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1891
$2451
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
13 km
15 km
🎓 Higher education
75
95
😀 Quality of life
89
81
🏙️ Population
3.45M
726K

The cost of living in Busan is 11% less expensive than in Sagamihara. Cities ranked 4532nd and 4154th ($1031 vs $1153) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 8th and 28th 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 2.1 months in Sagamihara. Busan ranked 3rd best city to live in South Korea vs Sagamihara ranked 14th in Japan, while ranked 130th and 297th among best cities to live in the world.

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Busan Sagamihara
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.19
$5.63
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$27
$38.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.85
$6.04
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.08
$6
 Cappuccino
$3.78
$3.74
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.35
$0.99
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$382
$481
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$279
$271
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$851
$595
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$578
$513
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$80.3
$116
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$124
$177
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$20.7
$23.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.49%
2.48%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4953
$3939
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3043
$2446
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.99
$1.87
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$44.2
$78.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$12.8
$24.1
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.25
$0.98
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.95
$1.54
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.03
$1.89
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.81
$1.87
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.76
$1.88
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$16.2
$14
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.83
$7.25
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$22.8
$30.1
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.82
$7.92
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.63
$2.26
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.03
$3.18
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.65
$4.86
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.34
$4.53
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.87
$1.89
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.57
$0.92
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.15
$1.5
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$10.8
$8.95
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.88
$2.02
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.34
$3.02
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.12
$9.28
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.14
$3
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.76
$1.5
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.43
$2.26
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$44.9
$79.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$8.35
$15.1
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$27.8
$38.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$10.3
$11.9
👖 Brand Jeans
$62.1
$37.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$73.7
$59.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$288
$220
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$22569
$13653

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40 km or 25 mi Changwon
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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 Sagamihara

Distance City Cost of living
5.8 km or 3.6 mi Aikawa
$1021
7.5 km or 4.7 mi Machida
$1130
9.4 km or 5.9 mi Zama
$1025
11 km or 6.6 mi Tama
$1029
12 km or 7.4 mi Hino
$1046
12 km or 7.5 mi Hachioji
$1234
12 km or 7.5 mi Yamato
$1055
14 km or 8.4 mi Ebina
$1029
15 km or 9.1 mi Kunitachi
$1023
15 km or 9.2 mi Inagi
$1021
15 km or 9.2 mi Atsugi
$1072
15 km or 9.3 mi Tachikawa
$1043
15 km or 9.4 mi Fuchu
$1064
15 km or 9.6 mi Ayase
$1021
15 km or 9.6 mi Akishima
$1025
18 km or 11 mi Kokubunji
$1026
18 km or 11 mi Chofu
$1055
19 km or 12 mi Isehara
$1025
19 km or 12 mi Akiruno
$1023
19 km or 12 mi Koganei
$1026
19 km or 12 mi Fussa
$1023
21 km or 13 mi Kodaira
$1048
21 km or 13 mi Komae
$1026
21 km or 13 mi Higashiyamato
$1026
21 km or 13 mi Musashimurayama
$1022
22 km or 13 mi Samukawa
$1022
22 km or 13 mi Mitaka
$1047
23 km or 14 mi Higashimurayama
$1031
23 km or 14 mi Mizuho
$1022
23 km or 14 mi Hamura
$1022
24 km or 15 mi Nishitokyo
$1046
24 km or 15 mi Uenohara
$1018
25 km or 15 mi Musashino
$1031
25 km or 16 mi Hadano
$1035
26 km or 16 mi Higashikurume
$1023
26 km or 16 mi Ome
$1025
26 km or 16 mi Chigasaki
$1055
27 km or 17 mi Hiratsuka
$1046
27 km or 17 mi Tokorozawa
$1081
28 km or 17 mi Fujisawa
$1057