Busan vs Santiago - Cost of Living Comparison

Busan Santiago
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1031
$960
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2765
$2333
🏠 One person rent
$401
$440
🏘️ Family rent
$777
$770
🍽️ Food expenses
$390
$300
🚐 Transport expenses
$150
$140
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1891
$616
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
13 km
13 km
🎓 Higher education
75
92
😀 Quality of life
89
78
🏙️ Population
3.45M
6.26M

The cost of living in Busan is 7% more expensive than in Santiago. Cities ranked 4532nd and 5485th ($1031 vs $960) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 8th and 3rd in South Korea and Chile, respectively. Check South Korea vs Chile comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.8 months in Busan compared to 0.6 months in Santiago. Busan ranked 3rd best city to live in South Korea vs Santiago ranked 1st in Chile, while ranked 130th and 451st among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Busan vs Santiago

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Busan Santiago
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.19
$9.1
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$27
$36.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.85
$6.83
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.08
$3.21
 Cappuccino
$3.78
$3.16
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.35
$1.06
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$382
$448
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$279
$337
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$851
$781
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$578
$625
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$80.3
$59.9
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$124
$93.1
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$20.7
$20.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.49%
6.19%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4953
$2218
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3043
$2132
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.99
$0.89
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$44.2
$45.4
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$12.8
$7.58
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.25
$1.18
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.95
$0.99
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.03
$0.92
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.81
$0.97
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.76
$2.61
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$16.2
$9.86
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.83
$5.41
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$22.8
$10.2
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.82
$1.69
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.63
$1.27
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.03
$1.54
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.65
$1.52
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.34
$1.09
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.87
$1.12
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.57
$0.67
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.15
$1.93
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$10.8
$5.55
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.88
$1.27
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.34
$4.85
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.12
$4.52
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.14
$4.08
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.76
$2.02
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.43
$2.14
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$44.9
$33.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$8.35
$5.52
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$27.8
$37.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$10.3
$12
👖 Brand Jeans
$62.1
$47.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$73.7
$60.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$288
$382
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$22569
$5901

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Distance City Cost of living
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 Santiago

Distance City Cost of living
17 km or 11 mi San Bernardo
$719
20 km or 12 mi Puente Alto
$732
69 km or 43 mi Los Andes
$697
78 km or 48 mi San Felipe
$729
80 km or 50 mi Rancagua
$673
80 km or 50 mi Villa Alemana
$654
83 km or 52 mi Quillota
$700
85 km or 53 mi Quilpue
$707
89 km or 55 mi San Antonio
$700
95 km or 59 mi Vina del Mar
$737
99 km or 62 mi Valparaiso
$631
130 km or 80 mi San Fernando
$700
179 km or 111 mi Curico
$663
181 km or 112 mi Godoy Cruz
$528
182 km or 113 mi Mendoza
$549
185 km or 115 mi Las Heras
$528
208 km or 129 mi San Martin
$522
238 km or 148 mi Talca
$679
251 km or 156 mi San Rafael
$731
264 km or 164 mi Constitucion
$697
280 km or 174 mi Linares
$718
292 km or 181 mi San Juan
$586
321 km or 199 mi Ovalle
$584
375 km or 233 mi Chillan
$703
394 km or 245 mi Coquimbo
$718
398 km or 247 mi La Serena
$730
401 km or 249 mi San Luis
$431
409 km or 254 mi Tome
$696
426 km or 265 mi Talcahuano
$694
434 km or 269 mi Concepcion
$674
455 km or 283 mi Coronel
$669
456 km or 284 mi Lujan
$520
464 km or 288 mi Lota
$699
472 km or 294 mi Los Angeles
$847
482 km or 300 mi Villa Mercedes
$522
508 km or 316 mi Curanilahue
$699
518 km or 322 mi Angol
$700
542 km or 337 mi Vallenar
$698
576 km or 358 mi La Rioja
$385
588 km or 366 mi Rio Cuarto
$389