Busan vs Samsun - Cost of Living Comparison

Busan Samsun
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1031
$376
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2765
$824
🏠 One person rent
$401
$169
🏘️ Family rent
$777
$196
🍽️ Food expenses
$390
$117
🚐 Transport expenses
$150
$54.7
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1891
$322
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
13 km
20 km
🎓 Higher education
75
23
😀 Quality of life
89
41
🏙️ Population
3.45M
1.34M

The cost of living in Busan is 174% more expensive than in Samsun. Cities ranked 4532nd and 8845th ($1031 vs $376) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 8th and 17th in South Korea and Turkey, respectively. Check South Korea vs Turkey comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.8 months in Busan compared to 0.9 months in Samsun. Busan ranked 3rd best city to live in South Korea vs Samsun ranked 50th in Turkey, while ranked 130th and 7007th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Busan vs Samsun

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Busan Samsun
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.19
$2.35
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$27
$14.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.85
$3.33
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.08
$1.38
 Cappuccino
$3.78
$1.27
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.35
$0.47
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$382
$213
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$279
$83.9
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$851
$138
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$578
$101
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$80.3
$51.9
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$124
$80.2
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$20.7
$7.62
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.49%
18.29%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4953
$553
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3043
$280
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.99
$0.36
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$44.2
$22.4
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$12.8
$3.52
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.25
$1.29
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.95
$0.7
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.03
$0.26
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.81
$0.87
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.76
$0.81
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$16.2
$2.6
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.83
$2.2
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$22.8
$6.73
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.82
$0.39
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.63
$0.88
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.03
$0.77
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.65
$0.44
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.34
$0.26
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.87
$0.17
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.57
$0.11
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.15
$0.87
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$10.8
$3.63
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.88
$1.08
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.34
$1.17
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.12
$1.54
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.14
$0.82
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.76
$0.77
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.43
$0.73
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$44.9
$12.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$8.35
$1.33
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$27.8
$13.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$10.3
$3.03
👖 Brand Jeans
$62.1
$14
👟 Brand Sneakers
$73.7
$52.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$288
$83.3
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$22569
$4189

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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 Samsun

Distance City Cost of living
82 km or 51 mi Unye
$318
82 km or 51 mi Amasya
$320
110 km or 69 mi Tokat
$245
128 km or 80 mi Sinop
$309
134 km or 84 mi Ordu
$305
142 km or 88 mi Corum
$303
180 km or 112 mi Giresun
$270
180 km or 112 mi Sivas
$311
208 km or 129 mi Yozgat
$311
213 km or 132 mi Kastamonu
$320
240 km or 149 mi Cankiri
$318
280 km or 174 mi Gumushane
$318
285 km or 177 mi Ortahisar
$329
287 km or 178 mi Trabzon
$299
287 km or 178 mi Kirikkale
$328
293 km or 182 mi Kayseri
$356
297 km or 184 mi Talas
$320
301 km or 187 mi Kirsehir
$316
309 km or 192 mi Karabuk
$264
317 km or 197 mi Erzincan
$287
326 km or 203 mi Nevsehir
$309
330 km or 205 mi Ankara
$470
335 km or 208 mi Bartin
$231
348 km or 216 mi Bayburt
$319
352 km or 219 mi Rize
$344
368 km or 229 mi Malatya
$266
378 km or 235 mi Sochi
$959
379 km or 236 mi Aksaray
$326
381 km or 237 mi Elazig
$292
395 km or 246 mi Nigde
$262
399 km or 248 mi Novorossiysk
$777
401 km or 249 mi Polatli
$318
402 km or 250 mi Bolu
$285
407 km or 253 mi Bor
$318
410 km or 255 mi Karadeniz Eregli
$322
415 km or 258 mi Kahramanmaras
$298
426 km or 265 mi Adiyaman
$294
429 km or 266 mi Kozan
$319
431 km or 268 mi Sukhumi
$683
433 km or 269 mi Sevastopol
$931