Busan vs Surrey - Cost of Living Comparison

Busan Surrey
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1031
$1950
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2765
$4525
🏠 One person rent
$401
$1167
🏘️ Family rent
$777
$2151
🍽️ Food expenses
$390
$526
🚐 Transport expenses
$150
$134
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1891
$3738
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
13 km
17 km
🎓 Higher education
75
82
😀 Quality of life
89
93
🏙️ Population
3.45M
518K

The cost of living in Busan is 47% less expensive than in Surrey. Cities ranked 4532nd and 751st ($1031 vs $1950) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 8th and 21st in South Korea and Canada, respectively. Check South Korea vs Canada comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.8 months in Busan compared to 1.9 months in Surrey. Busan ranked 3rd best city to live in South Korea vs Surrey ranked 4th in Canada, while ranked 130th and 44th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Busan vs Surrey

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Busan Surrey
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.19
$14.7
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$27
$55.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.85
$8.16
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.08
$5.33
 Cappuccino
$3.78
$3.97
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.35
$1.54
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$382
$1191
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$279
$968
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$851
$2479
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$578
$1820
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$80.3
$83.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$124
$129
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$20.7
$70.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.49%
4.47%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4953
$9469
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3043
$5927
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.99
$2.55
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$44.2
$94.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$12.8
$15.3
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.25
$1.66
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.95
$1.89
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.03
$2.15
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.81
$3.77
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.76
$3.09
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$16.2
$11.7
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.83
$13
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$22.8
$13
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.82
$3.05
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.63
$1.24
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.03
$2.95
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.65
$3.51
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.34
$1.82
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.87
$2.55
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.57
$1.19
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.15
$2.02
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$10.8
$14.1
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.88
$3.79
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.34
$13.2
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.12
$9.18
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.14
$4.21
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.76
$2.45
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.43
$2.06
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$44.9
$33.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$8.35
$12
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$27.8
$70.4
💇 Haircut, simple
$10.3
$15.2
👖 Brand Jeans
$62.1
$45.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$73.7
$93
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$288
$950
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$22569
$2729

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$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

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Distance City Cost of living
10 km or 6.4 mi Burnaby
$2209
12 km or 7.4 mi Coquitlam
$2071
12 km or 7.7 mi Delta
$1765
17 km or 10 mi Langley
$1837
19 km or 12 mi Maple Ridge
$1914
20 km or 12 mi Vancouver
$2298
21 km or 13 mi Richmond
$1869
22 km or 13 mi North Vancouver
$2084
41 km or 25 mi Abbotsford
$1579
55 km or 34 mi Bellingham
$2177
65 km or 41 mi Chilliwack
$1872
79 km or 49 mi Nanaimo
$1978
87 km or 54 mi Saanich
$2126
93 km or 58 mi Victoria
$1906
93 km or 58 mi Mount Vernon
$1950
95 km or 59 mi Langford
$1705
100 km or 62 mi Oak Harbor
$1897
105 km or 65 mi Whistler
$2493
124 km or 77 mi Sequim
$1931
127 km or 79 mi Port Angeles
$1782
134 km or 84 mi Marysville
$1950
142 km or 88 mi Lake Stevens
$1938
144 km or 89 mi Everett
$2379
147 km or 91 mi Mukilteo
$1949
154 km or 96 mi Mill Creek
$1938
157 km or 98 mi Lynnwood
$1952
157 km or 98 mi Edmonds
$1950
163 km or 101 mi Shoreline
$2344
164 km or 102 mi Bothell
$2304
165 km or 102 mi Courtenay
$1671
165 km or 103 mi Kenmore
$1877
171 km or 107 mi Bainbridge Island
$2335
173 km or 108 mi Kirkland
$1944
177 km or 110 mi Redmond
$2682
179 km or 112 mi Seattle
$2734
180 km or 112 mi Bremerton
$2337
181 km or 113 mi Bellevue
$2817
185 km or 115 mi Sammamish
$1954
185 km or 115 mi Mercer Island
$1941
193 km or 120 mi Issaquah
$2420