Busan vs Washington - Cost of Living Comparison

Busan Washington
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1088
$2703
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2908
$6533
🏠 One person rent
$403
$1738
🏘️ Family rent
$702
$3126
🍽️ Food expenses
$422
$632
🚐 Transport expenses
$170
$163
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2076
$5745
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
13 km
5 km
🎓 Higher education
75
100
😀 Quality of life
75
94
🏙️ Population
3.45M
690K

The cost of living in Busan is 60% less expensive than in Washington. Cities ranked 4506th and 99th ($1088 vs $2703) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 7th and 81st 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 1.9 months in Busan compared to 2.1 months in Washington. Busan ranked 12th best city to live in South Korea vs Washington ranked 3rd in the United States, while ranked 951st and 34th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Busan vs Washington

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Busan Washington
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.16
$15.9
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$16.1
$76
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.26
$10.1
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.22
$7.15
 Cappuccino
$4.47
$5.34
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.37
$2.41
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$392
$1839
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$279
$1503
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$727
$3832
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$512
$2670
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$82
$106
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$127
$163
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$20.1
$61
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.46%
5.11%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$9412
$7906
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$9108
$4872
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.04
$2.78
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$46
$114
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$16.1
$16.7
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.28
$0.99
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.95
$1.11
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.22
$3.03
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.23
$3.63
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.69
$3.78
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$19.8
$16
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.8
$13.9
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$26.6
$16.4
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.71
$4.51
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.15
$1.99
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.58
$5.13
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.1
$5.84
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.62
$3.21
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.01
$2.95
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.73
$1.43
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.18
$2.18
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$13.1
$14
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.91
$3.24
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.12
$10.5
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.99
$9.2
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.3
$4.28
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.83
$4.8
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.5
$2.64
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$37.6
$78.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$8.45
$14
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$28.9
$118
💇 Haircut, simple
$9.69
$22.5
👖 Brand Jeans
$69.3
$56.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$74.4
$94.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$429
$2151
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$26496
$27383

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Distance City Cost of living
21 km or 13 mi Gimhae
$904
27 km or 16 mi Yangsan
$916
40 km or 25 mi Changwon
$998
46 km or 28 mi Masan
$967
50 km or 31 mi Geoje
$957
51 km or 32 mi Miryang
$946
56 km or 35 mi Ulsan
$1145
63 km or 39 mi Tongyeong
$919
64 km or 40 mi Sacheon
$877
81 km or 50 mi Tsushima Island
$1048
84 km or 52 mi Gyeongsan
$943
85 km or 53 mi Gyeongju
$1253
87 km or 54 mi Jinju
$839
94 km or 58 mi Daegu
$1000
98 km or 61 mi Yeongcheon
$882
102 km or 64 mi Tsushima
$1049
108 km or 67 mi Pohang
$848
123 km or 77 mi Gwangyang
$971
131 km or 82 mi Yeosu
$965
138 km or 86 mi Gumi
$948
141 km or 88 mi Gimcheon
$846
142 km or 88 mi Suncheon
$941
154 km or 96 mi Namwon
$914
162 km or 101 mi Iki
$1049
165 km or 103 mi Andong
$873
166 km or 103 mi Sangju
$979
183 km or 113 mi Mungyeong
$913
189 km or 118 mi Jeonju
$807
193 km or 120 mi Gwangju
$973
195 km or 121 mi Yeongju
$971
198 km or 123 mi Hirado
$1048
199 km or 124 mi Munakata
$1050
199 km or 124 mi Fukutsu
$1051
200 km or 124 mi Okagaki
$1048
201 km or 125 mi Koga
$1049
201 km or 125 mi Shingu
$1046
202 km or 125 mi Itoshima
$1049
202 km or 126 mi Karatsu
$1048
204 km or 127 mi Daejeon
$982
205 km or 127 mi Jeongeup
$914

Cities near Washington

Distance City Cost of living
2.5 km or 1.5 mi Georgetown
$2003
9.5 km or 5.9 mi Bailey's Crossroads
$2022
10 km or 6.3 mi Alexandria
$2975
11 km or 6.8 mi Bethesda
$2945
12 km or 7.5 mi Silver Spring
$2252
15 km or 9.2 mi College Park
$2519
17 km or 11 mi Springfield
$2193
17 km or 11 mi Greenbelt
$2021
23 km or 14 mi Rockville
$3073
24 km or 15 mi Fairfax
$2656
26 km or 16 mi Bowie
$2532
27 km or 17 mi Laurel
$2377
28 km or 17 mi Reston
$2359
30 km or 19 mi Waldorf
$2139
31 km or 19 mi Gaithersburg
$2538
32 km or 20 mi Herndon
$2232
34 km or 21 mi Woodbridge
$2447
34 km or 21 mi Marumsco
$2009
36 km or 22 mi Centreville
$2798
37 km or 23 mi Germantown
$1942
38 km or 23 mi Columbia
$2596
41 km or 26 mi Manassas
$2593
42 km or 26 mi Ashburn
$2060
47 km or 29 mi Annapolis
$2702
49 km or 31 mi Catonsville
$2133
51 km or 32 mi Leesburg
$1992
57 km or 35 mi Eldersburg
$1993
57 km or 35 mi Baltimore
$2012
61 km or 38 mi Owings Mills
$2008
68 km or 42 mi Frederick
$2313
76 km or 47 mi Fredericksburg
$2533
83 km or 52 mi Charles Town
$2103
87 km or 54 mi Edgewood
$2168
92 km or 57 mi Bel Air South
$2025
93 km or 58 mi Bel Air North
$2016
102 km or 63 mi Hanover
$2350
102 km or 63 mi Hagerstown
$1770
103 km or 64 mi Winchester
$1866
106 km or 66 mi Waynesboro
$1917
122 km or 76 mi York
$1737