Busan vs South Tarawa - Cost of Living Comparison

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Busan South Tarawa
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1031
$491
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2868
$1206
🏠 One person rent
$380
$217
🏘️ Family rent
$856
$398
🍽️ Food expenses
$420
$202
🚐 Transport expenses
$142
$20.7
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2478
$370
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
13 km
20 km
🎓 Higher education
73
1
😀 Quality of life
90
26
🏙️ Population
3.45M
63.4K

The cost of living in Busan is 110% more expensive than in South Tarawa. Cities ranked 5144th and 8576th ($1031 vs $491) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 59th and 1st in South Korea and Kiribati, respectively. Check South Korea vs Kiribati comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.4 months in Busan compared to 0.8 months in South Tarawa. Busan ranked 3rd best city to live in South Korea vs South Tarawa ranked 1st in Kiribati, while ranked 108th and 8761st among best cities to live in the world.

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Busan South Tarawa
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.71
$3.2
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$27.7
$20
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.29
$4.48
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.99
$1.66
 Cappuccino
$3.67
$1.7
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.36
$0.53
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$368
$208
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$248
$136
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$875
$432
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$657
$281
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$88.2
$37.8
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$135
$58.3
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$19.3
$28.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.49%
10.64%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$8506
$1316
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$7564
$842
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.01
$0.36
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$44.9
$15.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$11.2
$6.26
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.24
$1.06
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.93
$1.13
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.86
$0.69
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.19
$1.04
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.14
$1.56
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.6
$6.72
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.52
$4.08
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$30
$6.09
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.62
$2.23
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.97
$1.18
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.84
$1.61
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.44
$1.05
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.27
$0.89
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.21
$0.98
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.64
$0.34
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.11
$1.19
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$11.6
$7.34
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.73
$1.36
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.36
$2.75
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.73
$3.62
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.06
$2.91
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.69
$1.53
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.39
$1.22
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$41.9
$21.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$8.96
$4.23
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$25.1
$16.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$8.75
$4.15
👖 Brand Jeans
$70.1
$28.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$68.9
$59.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$530
$97.9
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$14047
$3195

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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

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Distance City Cost of living
658 km or 409 mi Majuro
$1310
661 km or 411 mi Djarrit
$1307
706 km or 439 mi Yaren
$740
1302 km or 809 mi Vaiaku
$575
1302 km or 809 mi Funafuti
$574
1768 km or 1099 mi Auki
$1445
1879 km or 1167 mi Honiara
$1444
1988 km or 1235 mi Luganville
$2946
2172 km or 1349 mi Lautoka
$598
2190 km or 1361 mi Nadi
$753
2190 km or 1361 mi Port Vila
$1840
2248 km or 1397 mi Nasinu
$820
2253 km or 1400 mi Suva
$849
2310 km or 1435 mi Manase
$594
2382 km or 1480 mi Apia
$593
2712 km or 1685 mi Dumbea
$1593
2713 km or 1686 mi Paita
$1591
2725 km or 1693 mi Noumea
$1650
2817 km or 1750 mi Nukualofa
$1012
2825 km or 1756 mi Mua
$1014
3022 km or 1878 mi Lae
$524
3104 km or 1929 mi Port Moresby
$538
3286 km or 2042 mi London
$490
3357 km or 2086 mi Saipan
$1452
3375 km or 2097 mi Dededo
$2551
3383 km or 2102 mi Hagatna
$2645
3611 km or 2244 mi Cairns
$1614
3612 km or 2244 mi Jayapura
$444
3658 km or 2273 mi Gladstone
$1575
3665 km or 2277 mi Townsville
$1262
3668 km or 2279 mi Bundaberg
$1626
3672 km or 2282 mi Hervey Bay
$1789
3673 km or 2282 mi Rockhampton
$1416
3762 km or 2338 mi Kauai
$2642
3779 km or 2348 mi Sunshine Coast
$1890
3788 km or 2354 mi Caloundra
$1841
3822 km or 2375 mi Caboolture
$1895
3851 km or 2393 mi Waipahu
$2598
3854 km or 2395 mi Brisbane
$2377
3855 km or 2396 mi Pearl
$2504