Busan vs Wellington - Cost of Living Comparison

Busan Wellington
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1031
$1893
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2765
$4144
🏠 One person rent
$401
$1169
🏘️ Family rent
$777
$1896
🍽️ Food expenses
$390
$482
🚐 Transport expenses
$150
$128
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1891
$3461
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
13 km
5 km
🎓 Higher education
75
17
😀 Quality of life
89
86
🏙️ Population
3.45M
419K

The cost of living in Busan is 46% less expensive than in Wellington. Cities ranked 4532nd and 1822nd ($1031 vs $1893) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 8th and 2nd in South Korea and New Zealand, respectively. Check South Korea vs New Zealand comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.8 months in Busan compared to 1.8 months in Wellington. Busan ranked 3rd best city to live in South Korea vs Wellington ranked 3rd in New Zealand, while ranked 130th and 197th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Busan vs Wellington

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Busan Wellington
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.19
$10.9
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$27
$50.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.85
$8.58
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.08
$6.63
 Cappuccino
$3.78
$3.19
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.35
$2.44
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$382
$1240
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$279
$977
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$851
$1938
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$578
$1650
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$80.3
$89.4
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$124
$138
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$20.7
$50.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.49%
4.28%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4953
$5371
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3043
$4382
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.99
$2.4
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$44.2
$92.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$12.8
$17.5
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.25
$1.7
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.95
$1.77
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.03
$1.87
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.81
$1.95
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.76
$4.39
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$16.2
$9.88
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.83
$8.88
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$22.8
$14.1
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.82
$2.68
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.63
$2.06
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.03
$2.97
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.65
$4.41
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.34
$2
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.87
$1.68
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.57
$0.71
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.15
$2.18
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$10.8
$11.1
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.88
$3.58
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.34
$22.5
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.12
$12.7
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.14
$4.37
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.76
$2.12
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.43
$2.93
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$44.9
$33.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$8.35
$12
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$27.8
$35.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$10.3
$17.6
👖 Brand Jeans
$62.1
$70.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$73.7
$92.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$288
$735
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$22569
$11349

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$909
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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
14 km or 8.8 mi Lower Hutt
$1455
18 km or 11 mi Porirua
$920
29 km or 18 mi Upper Hutt
$1378
46 km or 29 mi Paraparaumu
$1388
73 km or 46 mi Blenheim
$1384
81 km or 51 mi Masterton
$1248
125 km or 78 mi Palmerston North
$1242
129 km or 80 mi Nelson
$1468
152 km or 95 mi Whanganui
$1504
252 km or 157 mi Hastings
$1011
255 km or 159 mi New Plymouth
$1342
270 km or 168 mi Napier
$1209
305 km or 190 mi Christchurch
$1643
310 km or 192 mi Taupo
$1410
372 km or 231 mi Rotorua
$1276
392 km or 244 mi Hamilton
$1461
402 km or 250 mi Gisborne
$1544
418 km or 260 mi Tauranga
$1561
450 km or 279 mi Timaru
$1867
455 km or 283 mi Pukekohe
$1234
479 km or 298 mi Manukau
$1320
486 km or 302 mi Waitakere
$1361
494 km or 307 mi Auckland
$2043
521 km or 324 mi Hibiscus Coast
$1386
596 km or 371 mi Wanaka
$1135
614 km or 382 mi Dunedin
$1223
620 km or 385 mi Whangarei
$1401
647 km or 402 mi Queenstown
$1793
768 km or 477 mi Invercargill
$1191
2223 km or 1381 mi Wollongong
$1554
2226 km or 1383 mi Dee Why
$1970
2227 km or 1384 mi Sydney
$2294
2235 km or 1389 mi Newcastle
$1798
2235 km or 1389 mi Port Macquarie
$1640
2246 km or 1395 mi Parramatta
$1896
2254 km or 1401 mi Noumea
$1559
2255 km or 1401 mi Kellyville
$1656
2256 km or 1402 mi Blacktown
$1581
2263 km or 1406 mi Hobart
$1648
2266 km or 1408 mi Dumbea
$1457