Busan vs San Juan - Cost of Living Comparison

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Busan San Juan
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1031
$2244
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2868
$4813
🏠 One person rent
$380
$1444
🏘️ Family rent
$856
$2398
🍽️ Food expenses
$420
$580
🚐 Transport expenses
$142
$102
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2478
$2003
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
13 km
3 km
🎓 Higher education
73
55
😀 Quality of life
90
81
🏙️ Population
3.45M
342K

The cost of living in Busan is 54% less expensive than in San Juan. Cities ranked 5144th and 1214th ($1031 vs $2244) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 59th and 1094th 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 2.4 months in Busan compared to 0.9 months in San Juan. Busan ranked 3rd best city to live in South Korea vs San Juan ranked 76th in the United States, while ranked 108th and 364th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Busan vs San Juan

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Busan San Juan
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.71
$17.6
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$27.7
$73
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.29
$9.06
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.99
$3.02
 Cappuccino
$3.67
$3.86
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.36
$1.87
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$368
$1751
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$248
$1084
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$875
$2781
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$657
$1907
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$88.2
$168
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$135
$257
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$19.3
$58.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.49%
4.69%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$8506
$3372
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$7564
$2403
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.01
$1.38
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$44.9
$38.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$11.2
$27.2
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.24
$1.06
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.93
$2.33
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.86
$3.16
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.19
$2.55
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.14
$5.92
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.6
$10.9
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.52
$9.3
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$30
$13.5
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.62
$5.43
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.97
$2.41
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.84
$3.56
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.44
$3.82
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.27
$3.8
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.21
$2.87
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.64
$1.29
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.11
$1.92
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$11.6
$18.6
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.73
$2.3
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.36
$10.4
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.73
$10.5
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.06
$6.97
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.69
$3.69
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.39
$2.36
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$41.9
$51.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$8.96
$10.1
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$25.1
$48
💇 Haircut, simple
$8.75
$19.1
👖 Brand Jeans
$70.1
$50.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$68.9
$98.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$530
$478
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$14047
$11129

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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 San Juan

Distance City Cost of living
5.5 km or 3.4 mi Catano
$1810
9.9 km or 6.2 mi Guaynabo
$1442
11 km or 6.8 mi Trujillo Alto
$1423
11 km or 7.1 mi Bayamon
$1212
13 km or 7.8 mi Carolina
$1494
19 km or 12 mi Canovanas
$1636
20 km or 13 mi Toa Alta
$1574
21 km or 13 mi Dorado
$1340
24 km or 15 mi Gurabo
$1183
24 km or 15 mi Caguas
$1446
25 km or 16 mi Naranjito
$1500
26 km or 16 mi Rio Grande
$1617
28 km or 18 mi Vega Alta
$1483
29 km or 18 mi Corozal
$1667
32 km or 20 mi Cidra
$1500
34 km or 21 mi Vega Baja
$1714
36 km or 23 mi Las Piedras
$1465
39 km or 24 mi Cayey
$1208
42 km or 26 mi Humacao
$1566
42 km or 26 mi Orocovis
$1012
43 km or 27 mi Naguabo
$1640
44 km or 27 mi Manati
$1623
46 km or 28 mi Fajardo
$1504
49 km or 30 mi Yabucoa
$1601
51 km or 32 mi Guayama
$1513
51 km or 32 mi Coamo
$1547
65 km or 40 mi Santa Isabel
$1255
69 km or 43 mi Arecibo
$1193
70 km or 43 mi Utuado
$1559
77 km or 48 mi Ponce
$1235
80 km or 50 mi Hatillo
$788
92 km or 57 mi Quebradillas
$1451
95 km or 59 mi Yauco
$1563
98 km or 61 mi San Sebastian
$1536
103 km or 64 mi Sabana Grande
$1533
106 km or 66 mi Isabela
$1273
111 km or 69 mi San German
$1513
115 km or 71 mi Aguadilla
$1171
117 km or 72 mi Mayaguez
$1237
118 km or 74 mi Charlotte Amalie
$2161