Busan vs San Diego - Cost of Living Comparison

Busan San Diego
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1031
$2797
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2765
$6223
🏠 One person rent
$401
$1866
🏘️ Family rent
$777
$3192
🍽️ Food expenses
$390
$596
🚐 Transport expenses
$150
$176
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1891
$5969
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Good
✈️ Airport proximity
13 km
3 km
🎓 Higher education
75
89
😀 Quality of life
89
91
🏙️ Population
3.45M
1.39M

The cost of living in Busan is 63% less expensive than in San Diego. Cities ranked 4532nd and 56th ($1031 vs $2797) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 8th and 45th in South Korea and the United States, respectively. Check South Korea vs the United States comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.8 months in Busan compared to 2.1 months in San Diego. Busan ranked 3rd best city to live in South Korea vs San Diego ranked 12th in the United States, while ranked 130th and 76th among best cities to live in the world.

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Busan San Diego
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.19
$15.4
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$27
$69.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.85
$9.59
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.08
$7.02
 Cappuccino
$3.78
$4.76
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.35
$2.48
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$382
$2055
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$279
$1591
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$851
$3578
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$578
$2789
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$80.3
$114
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$124
$177
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$20.7
$68.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.49%
4.93%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4953
$10071
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3043
$5797
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.99
$2.5
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$44.2
$73.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$12.8
$17.5
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.25
$1.49
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.95
$1.05
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.03
$3.6
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.81
$3.91
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.76
$5.64
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$16.2
$12.2
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.83
$13.3
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$22.8
$16.6
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.82
$4.2
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.63
$2.02
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.03
$3.33
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.65
$4.09
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.34
$2.69
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.87
$2.49
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.57
$1.33
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.15
$2.38
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$10.8
$12.9
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.88
$3.33
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.34
$10
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.12
$9.35
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.14
$6.96
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.76
$4.65
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.43
$1.61
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$44.9
$42.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$8.35
$14.7
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$27.8
$109
💇 Haircut, simple
$10.3
$24
👖 Brand Jeans
$62.1
$55.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$73.7
$88.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$288
$1397
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$22569
$14503

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$909
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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

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4.2 km or 2.6 mi Coronado
$1938
7.2 km or 4.5 mi National
$1939
13 km or 7.8 mi Lemon Grove
$1945
14 km or 9 mi Chula Vista
$2696
14 km or 9 mi La Mesa
$2115
16 km or 9.8 mi Imperial Beach
$1939
18 km or 11 mi La Jolla
$1946
21 km or 13 mi El Cajon
$2038
24 km or 15 mi Tijuana
$913
25 km or 15 mi Santee
$1938
30 km or 19 mi Poway
$1943
38 km or 24 mi Encinitas
$3096
40 km or 25 mi Las Delicias
$627
43 km or 26 mi Rosarito Beach
$629
46 km or 29 mi Escondido
$2829
47 km or 30 mi San Marcos
$1949
52 km or 33 mi Carlsbad
$2836
54 km or 33 mi Vista
$2327
57 km or 36 mi Oceanside
$2661
73 km or 46 mi Fallbrook
$1973
88 km or 55 mi Temecula
$2943
91 km or 57 mi San Clemente
$2454
95 km or 59 mi Murrieta
$2469
97 km or 61 mi Dana Point
$1950
98 km or 61 mi French Valley
$1947
99 km or 61 mi San Juan Capistrano
$1946
99 km or 61 mi Wildomar
$1942
104 km or 65 mi Laguna Niguel
$2819
107 km or 66 mi Laguna Beach
$1934
107 km or 67 mi Menifee
$2200
109 km or 68 mi Ensenada
$632
109 km or 68 mi Lake Elsinore
$1916
110 km or 68 mi Mission Viejo
$2087
110 km or 69 mi Laguna Hills
$1934
111 km or 69 mi Rancho Santa Margarita
$2491
114 km or 71 mi Aliso Viejo
$1980
114 km or 71 mi Lake Forest
$2334
115 km or 72 mi Hemet
$2225
119 km or 74 mi Perris
$1951
119 km or 74 mi Temescal Valley
$1933