Busan vs South Tarawa - Cost of Living Comparison

Busan South Tarawa
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1031
$499
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2765
$1192
🏠 One person rent
$401
$229
🏘️ Family rent
$777
$402
🍽️ Food expenses
$390
$194
🚐 Transport expenses
$150
$22.1
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1891
$314
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
13 km
20 km
🎓 Higher education
75
1
😀 Quality of life
89
25
🏙️ Population
3.45M
63.4K

The cost of living in Busan is 107% more expensive than in South Tarawa. Cities ranked 4532nd and 8339th ($1031 vs $499) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 8th 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 1.8 months in Busan compared to 0.6 months in South Tarawa. Busan ranked 3rd best city to live in South Korea vs South Tarawa ranked 1st in Kiribati, while ranked 130th and 8849th among best cities to live in the world.

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Busan South Tarawa
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.19
$3.29
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$27
$18.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.85
$4.57
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.08
$1.61
 Cappuccino
$3.78
$1.53
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.35
$0.64
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$382
$217
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$279
$143
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$851
$437
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$578
$280
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$80.3
$36.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$124
$56.2
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$20.7
$35
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.49%
12.09%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4953
$901
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3043
$545
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.99
$0.43
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$44.2
$17.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$12.8
$6.87
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.25
$0.95
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.95
$0.99
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.03
$0.68
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.81
$1.06
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.76
$1.46
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$16.2
$5.71
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.83
$4.09
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$22.8
$6.15
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.82
$1.96
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.63
$1.1
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.03
$1.3
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.65
$0.98
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.34
$0.88
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.87
$0.89
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.57
$0.36
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.15
$1.24
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$10.8
$6.72
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.88
$1.32
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.34
$2.41
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.12
$3.34
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.14
$2.82
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.76
$1.45
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.43
$1.1
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$44.9
$22.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$8.35
$3.86
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$27.8
$19.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$10.3
$4.14
👖 Brand Jeans
$62.1
$30.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$73.7
$60.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$288
$94.7
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$22569
$2716

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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
658 km or 409 mi Majuro
$1270
661 km or 411 mi Djarrit
$1271
706 km or 439 mi Yaren
$624
1302 km or 809 mi Vaiaku
$536
1302 km or 809 mi Funafuti
$536
1768 km or 1099 mi Auki
$1581
1879 km or 1167 mi Honiara
$1577
1988 km or 1235 mi Luganville
$2865
2172 km or 1349 mi Lautoka
$519
2190 km or 1361 mi Nadi
$890
2190 km or 1361 mi Port Vila
$1635
2248 km or 1397 mi Nasinu
$699
2253 km or 1400 mi Suva
$793
2310 km or 1435 mi Manase
$1013
2382 km or 1480 mi Apia
$1014
2712 km or 1685 mi Dumbea
$1457
2713 km or 1686 mi Paita
$1457
2725 km or 1693 mi Noumea
$1559
2817 km or 1750 mi Nukualofa
$958
2825 km or 1756 mi Mua
$954
3022 km or 1878 mi Lae
$514
3104 km or 1929 mi Port Moresby
$528
3286 km or 2042 mi London
$497
3357 km or 2086 mi Saipan
$1344
3375 km or 2097 mi Dededo
$2284
3383 km or 2102 mi Hagatna
$2213
3611 km or 2244 mi Cairns
$1400
3612 km or 2244 mi Jayapura
$463
3658 km or 2273 mi Gladstone
$1603
3665 km or 2277 mi Townsville
$1224
3668 km or 2279 mi Bundaberg
$1482
3672 km or 2282 mi Hervey Bay
$1658
3673 km or 2282 mi Rockhampton
$1390
3762 km or 2338 mi Kauai
$1935
3779 km or 2348 mi Sunshine Coast
$1808
3788 km or 2354 mi Caloundra
$1630
3822 km or 2375 mi Caboolture
$1630
3851 km or 2393 mi Waipahu
$2136
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$2056
3855 km or 2396 mi Pearl
$2694