Busan vs Warsaw - Cost of Living Comparison

Busan Warsaw
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1031
$1046
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2765
$2480
🏠 One person rent
$401
$619
🏘️ Family rent
$777
$1098
🍽️ Food expenses
$390
$248
🚐 Transport expenses
$150
$88.5
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1891
$1139
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
13 km
7 km
🎓 Higher education
75
93
😀 Quality of life
89
81
🏙️ Population
3.45M
1.79M

The cost of living in Busan is 1% less expensive than in Warsaw. Cities ranked 4532nd and 4456th ($1031 vs $1046) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 8th and 1st in South Korea and Poland, respectively. Check South Korea vs Poland comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.8 months in Busan compared to 1.1 months in Warsaw. Busan ranked 3rd best city to live in South Korea vs Warsaw ranked 1st in Poland, while ranked 130th and 313th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Busan vs Warsaw

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Busan Warsaw
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.19
$6.26
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$27
$28.5
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.85
$5.11
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.08
$2.75
 Cappuccino
$3.78
$3.05
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.35
$1.32
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$382
$614
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$279
$488
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$851
$1134
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$578
$894
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$80.3
$93.9
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$124
$144
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$20.7
$11.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.49%
6.19%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4953
$4210
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3043
$2744
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.99
$0.96
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$44.2
$25.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$12.8
$7.5
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.25
$1.6
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.95
$0.76
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.03
$0.76
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.81
$0.88
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.76
$2.56
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$16.2
$6.78
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.83
$5.65
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$22.8
$9.63
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.82
$0.86
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.63
$1.16
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.03
$1.5
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.65
$2.22
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.34
$0.71
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.87
$0.73
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.57
$0.32
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.15
$1.76
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$10.8
$6.25
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.88
$0.87
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.34
$3.85
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.12
$4.83
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.14
$2.79
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.76
$1.05
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.43
$1.63
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$44.9
$25.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$8.35
$6.22
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$27.8
$32.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$10.3
$12.8
👖 Brand Jeans
$62.1
$74.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$73.7
$70.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$288
$363
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$22569
$10409

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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
17 km or 10 mi Pruszkow
$723
19 km or 12 mi Otwock
$722
68 km or 42 mi Skierniewice
$722
79 km or 49 mi Ciechanow
$724
85 km or 53 mi Siedlce
$681
91 km or 56 mi Radom
$744
98 km or 61 mi Plock
$619
103 km or 64 mi Ostroleka
$722
110 km or 68 mi Pulawy
$723
114 km or 71 mi Kutno
$722
119 km or 74 mi Lodz
$837
127 km or 79 mi Lomza
$678
130 km or 81 mi Piotrkow Trybunalski
$613
143 km or 89 mi Wloclawek
$516
144 km or 89 mi Biala Podlaska
$721
145 km or 90 mi Ostrowiec Swietokrzyski
$722
149 km or 92 mi Belchatow
$725
152 km or 94 mi Lublin
$818
152 km or 94 mi Kielce
$615
159 km or 99 mi Swidnik
$726
175 km or 109 mi Bialystok
$732
178 km or 110 mi Olsztyn
$637
180 km or 112 mi Brest
$473
186 km or 115 mi Torun
$660
187 km or 116 mi Tarnobrzeg
$657
198 km or 123 mi Inowroclaw
$714
199 km or 123 mi Elk
$724
206 km or 128 mi Czestochowa
$717
207 km or 129 mi Chelm
$757
208 km or 129 mi Grudziadz
$670
208 km or 129 mi Kalisz
$672
217 km or 135 mi Mielec
$759
228 km or 141 mi Bydgoszcz
$957
236 km or 146 mi Gniezno
$712
241 km or 150 mi Malbork
$721
243 km or 151 mi Elblag
$653
243 km or 151 mi Suwalki
$715
245 km or 152 mi Tarnow
$707
246 km or 153 mi Dabrowa Gornicza
$713
247 km or 153 mi Grodno
$424