Busan vs Yokohama - Cost of Living Comparison

Busan Yokohama
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1031
$1653
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2765
$3876
🏠 One person rent
$401
$830
🏘️ Family rent
$777
$1390
🍽️ Food expenses
$390
$415
🚐 Transport expenses
$150
$285
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1891
$2925
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
13 km
17 km
🎓 Higher education
75
96
😀 Quality of life
89
97
🏙️ Population
3.45M
3.76M

The cost of living in Busan is 38% less expensive than in Yokohama. Cities ranked 4532nd and 2297th ($1031 vs $1653) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 8th and 3rd in South Korea and Japan, respectively. Check South Korea vs Japan comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.8 months in Busan compared to 1.8 months in Yokohama. Busan ranked 3rd best city to live in South Korea vs Yokohama ranked 2nd in Japan, while ranked 130th and 7th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Busan vs Yokohama

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Busan Yokohama
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.19
$5.61
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$27
$39.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.85
$5.59
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.08
$3.66
 Cappuccino
$3.78
$3.1
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.35
$0.83
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$382
$901
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$279
$641
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$851
$1693
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$578
$1072
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$80.3
$105
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$124
$163
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$20.7
$31.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.49%
2.04%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4953
$17966
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3043
$2629
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.99
$1.69
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$44.2
$83.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$12.8
$27.8
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.25
$1.14
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.95
$1.53
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.03
$1.5
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.81
$2.47
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.76
$1.99
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$16.2
$12.6
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.83
$7.84
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$22.8
$17.2
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.82
$4.07
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.63
$2.27
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.03
$3.77
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.65
$5.32
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.34
$2.58
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.87
$3.78
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.57
$0.55
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.15
$1.78
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$10.8
$8.35
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.88
$2.05
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.34
$3.64
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.12
$14
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.14
$4.52
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.76
$1.66
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.43
$1.69
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$44.9
$61.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$8.35
$14.4
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$27.8
$43.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$10.3
$24
👖 Brand Jeans
$62.1
$53.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$73.7
$71.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$288
$446
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$22569
$11170

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Distance City Cost of living
21 km or 13 mi Gimhae
$839
27 km or 16 mi Yangsan
$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

Cities near Yokohama

Distance City Cost of living
11 km or 6.9 mi Kawasaki
$1133
12 km or 7.7 mi Kawasaki-ku
$1054
15 km or 9.1 mi Kamakura
$1096
16 km or 10 mi Zushi
$1025
17 km or 10 mi Fujisawa
$1057
17 km or 11 mi Yamato
$1055
18 km or 11 mi Hayama
$1019
19 km or 12 mi Ayase
$1021
21 km or 13 mi Yokosuka
$1133
21 km or 13 mi Machida
$1130
21 km or 13 mi Zama
$1025
22 km or 14 mi Ebina
$1029
23 km or 14 mi Komae
$1026
23 km or 15 mi Chigasaki
$1055
24 km or 15 mi Samukawa
$1022
24 km or 15 mi Atsugi
$1072
25 km or 15 mi Futtsu
$1020
26 km or 16 mi Chofu
$1055
26 km or 16 mi Inagi
$1021
26 km or 16 mi Kisarazu
$1024
27 km or 17 mi Kimitsu
$1024
28 km or 17 mi Tama
$1029
28 km or 18 mi Sagamihara
$1153
29 km or 18 mi Mitaka
$1047
29 km or 18 mi Tokyo
$1698
29 km or 18 mi Isehara
$1025
29 km or 18 mi Hiratsuka
$1046
29 km or 18 mi Sodegaura
$1024
30 km or 18 mi Fuchu
$1064
30 km or 19 mi Aikawa
$1021
32 km or 20 mi Koganei
$1026
32 km or 20 mi Miura
$1022
32 km or 20 mi Musashino
$1031
32 km or 20 mi Oiso
$1020
33 km or 20 mi Kunitachi
$1023
34 km or 21 mi Nishitokyo
$1046
34 km or 21 mi Hino
$1046
34 km or 21 mi Urayasu
$1036
35 km or 21 mi Kokubunji
$1026
35 km or 22 mi Tachikawa
$1043