Busan vs Sofia - Cost of Living Comparison

Busan Sofia
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1031
$786
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2765
$1935
🏠 One person rent
$401
$362
🏘️ Family rent
$777
$601
🍽️ Food expenses
$390
$281
🚐 Transport expenses
$150
$72.2
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1891
$914
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
13 km
7 km
🎓 Higher education
75
71
😀 Quality of life
89
75
🏙️ Population
3.45M
1.28M

The cost of living in Busan is 31% more expensive than in Sofia. Cities ranked 4532nd and 6110th ($1031 vs $786) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 8th and 2nd in South Korea and Bulgaria, respectively. Check South Korea vs Bulgaria comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.8 months in Busan compared to 1.2 months in Sofia. Busan ranked 3rd best city to live in South Korea vs Sofia ranked 1st in Bulgaria, while ranked 130th and 792nd among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Busan vs Sofia

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Busan Sofia
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.19
$8.43
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$27
$28.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.85
$5.72
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.08
$1.71
 Cappuccino
$3.78
$1.87
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.35
$1.04
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$382
$343
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$279
$263
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$851
$653
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$578
$435
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$80.3
$72.8
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$124
$112
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$20.7
$9.81
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.49%
3.12%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4953
$2386
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3043
$1567
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.99
$0.84
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$44.2
$26
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$12.8
$5.57
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.25
$1.6
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.95
$1.37
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.03
$0.83
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.81
$1.22
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.76
$2.49
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$16.2
$8.09
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.83
$7.18
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$22.8
$10.6
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.82
$1.26
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.63
$1.5
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.03
$1.39
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.65
$2.2
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.34
$0.79
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.87
$0.86
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.57
$0.39
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.15
$1.31
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$10.8
$6.66
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.88
$0.8
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.34
$3.23
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.12
$5.97
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.14
$2.57
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.76
$1.21
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.43
$1.66
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$44.9
$23.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$8.35
$6.64
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$27.8
$16.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$10.3
$5.63
👖 Brand Jeans
$62.1
$58.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$73.7
$72.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$288
$408
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$22569
$6923

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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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Distance City Cost of living
26 km or 16 mi Pernik
$470
59 km or 37 mi Vratsa
$833
77 km or 48 mi Blagoevgrad
$534
97 km or 60 mi Bansko
$745
100 km or 62 mi Pazardzhik
$553
132 km or 82 mi Pleven
$551
132 km or 82 mi Plovdiv
$589
135 km or 84 mi Nis
$512
142 km or 88 mi Stip
$412
146 km or 91 mi Kumanovo
$481
148 km or 92 mi Vidin
$399
149 km or 92 mi Asenovgrad
$545
151 km or 94 mi Strumica
$408
164 km or 102 mi Gabrovo
$429
168 km or 104 mi Veles
$401
175 km or 108 mi Skopje
$598
176 km or 110 mi Pristina
$534
178 km or 110 mi Kavadarci
$401
180 km or 112 mi Serres
$885
185 km or 115 mi Drama
$744
186 km or 116 mi Craiova
$618
191 km or 119 mi Stara Zagora
$505
193 km or 120 mi Veliko Tarnovo
$515
202 km or 125 mi Mitrovica
$386
202 km or 126 mi Haskovo
$686
208 km or 129 mi Tetovo
$478
210 km or 130 mi Prilep
$388
210 km or 131 mi Slatina
$560
215 km or 134 mi Kavala
$870
215 km or 134 mi Alexandria
$466
217 km or 135 mi Xanthi
$783
222 km or 138 mi Drobeta-Turnu Severin
$606
224 km or 139 mi Giannitsa
$885
232 km or 144 mi Thessaloniki
$961
234 km or 145 mi Novi Pazar
$445
242 km or 150 mi Kragujevac
$468
245 km or 152 mi Sliven
$514
246 km or 153 mi Komotini
$834
248 km or 154 mi Bitola
$436
248 km or 154 mi Ruse
$488