Busan vs Tucson - Cost of Living Comparison

Busan Tucson
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1031
$1689
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2765
$3794
🏠 One person rent
$401
$979
🏘️ Family rent
$777
$1482
🍽️ Food expenses
$390
$476
🚐 Transport expenses
$150
$105
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1891
$3162
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
13 km
7 km
🎓 Higher education
75
33
😀 Quality of life
89
79
🏙️ Population
3.45M
543K

The cost of living in Busan is 39% less expensive than in Tucson. Cities ranked 4532nd and 2227th ($1031 vs $1689) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 8th and 1912th in South Korea and the United States, respectively. Check South Korea vs the United States comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.8 months in Busan compared to 1.9 months in Tucson. Busan ranked 3rd best city to live in South Korea vs Tucson ranked 85th in the United States, while ranked 130th and 374th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Busan vs Tucson

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Busan Tucson
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.19
$12.8
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$27
$45
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.85
$9.45
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.08
$5.36
 Cappuccino
$3.78
$5.01
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.35
$2.27
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$382
$1069
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$279
$720
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$851
$1548
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$578
$1138
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$80.3
$132
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$124
$205
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$20.7
$57.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.49%
5.5%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4953
$2986
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3043
$1390
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.99
$1.76
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$44.2
$60.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$12.8
$14.9
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.25
$1.2
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.95
$0.78
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.03
$2.39
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.81
$2.37
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.76
$3.02
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$16.2
$11.2
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.83
$8.49
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$22.8
$14.6
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.82
$3.48
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.63
$1.39
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.03
$3.8
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.65
$3.45
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.34
$1.98
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.87
$2.02
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.57
$1.19
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.15
$2.15
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$10.8
$14
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.88
$2.72
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.34
$9.02
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.12
$9.27
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.14
$3.98
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.76
$3.32
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.43
$1.71
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$44.9
$26.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$8.35
$11.2
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$27.8
$92.5
💇 Haircut, simple
$10.3
$16.7
👖 Brand Jeans
$62.1
$43.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$73.7
$85.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$288
$963
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$22569
$12477

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$909
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$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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$1938
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$1944
26 km or 16 mi Marana
$1941
33 km or 20 mi Sahuarita
$1935
97 km or 60 mi Nogales
$1809
97 km or 60 mi Sierra Vista
$1929
100 km or 62 mi Nogales
$531
101 km or 62 mi Florence
$1946
106 km or 66 mi Casa Grande
$1954
133 km or 83 mi Queen Creek
$2174
140 km or 87 mi Maricopa
$1985
145 km or 90 mi Apache Junction
$1943
148 km or 92 mi Chandler
$2602
149 km or 93 mi Gilbert
$1929
157 km or 98 mi Mesa
$2114
164 km or 102 mi Agua Prieta
$630
164 km or 102 mi Tempe
$1892
169 km or 105 mi Scottsdale
$2050
171 km or 106 mi Fountain Hills
$1944
181 km or 112 mi Phoenix
$2374
189 km or 118 mi Avondale
$2170
190 km or 118 mi Goodyear
$1950
193 km or 120 mi Glendale
$1980
195 km or 121 mi Peoria
$2375
201 km or 125 mi Buckeye
$1994
202 km or 126 mi El Mirage
$1951
204 km or 126 mi Caborca
$629
206 km or 128 mi Surprise
$2017
295 km or 183 mi Prescott Valley
$1940
295 km or 183 mi Prescott
$1977
337 km or 210 mi Flagstaff
$2255
347 km or 216 mi Hermosillo
$730
350 km or 217 mi Nuevo Casas Grandes
$520
350 km or 217 mi Yuma
$1566
361 km or 225 mi San Luis Rio Colorado
$572
362 km or 225 mi San Luis
$1947
376 km or 233 mi Blythe
$1942
391 km or 243 mi Las Cruces
$1280
403 km or 250 mi Lake Havasu
$1914
419 km or 260 mi Gallup
$1936