Busan vs Zhengzhou - Cost of Living Comparison

Busan Zhengzhou
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1031
$604
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2765
$1493
🏠 One person rent
$401
$241
🏘️ Family rent
$777
$425
🍽️ Food expenses
$390
$216
🚐 Transport expenses
$150
$69.4
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1891
$663
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Bad
✈️ Airport proximity
13 km
14 km
🎓 Higher education
75
76
😀 Quality of life
89
53
🏙️ Population
3.45M
12.6M

The cost of living in Busan is 71% more expensive than in Zhengzhou. Cities ranked 4532nd and 7427th ($1031 vs $604) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 8th and 525th in South Korea and China, respectively. Check South Korea vs China comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.8 months in Busan compared to 1.1 months in Zhengzhou. Busan ranked 3rd best city to live in South Korea vs Zhengzhou ranked 38th in China, while ranked 130th and 5969th among best cities to live in the world.

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Busan Zhengzhou
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.19
$2.71
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$27
$16.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.85
$4.36
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.08
$1.52
 Cappuccino
$3.78
$4.58
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.35
$0.52
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$382
$254
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$279
$166
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$851
$507
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$578
$301
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$80.3
$46.8
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$124
$71.9
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$20.7
$11.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.49%
5.3%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4953
$3114
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3043
$1621
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.99
$0.15
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$44.2
$13.4
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$12.8
$4.58
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.25
$1.1
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.95
$2.06
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.03
$1.54
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.81
$0.89
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.76
$1.73
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$16.2
$18.3
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.83
$2.82
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$22.8
$12.4
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.82
$1.45
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.63
$1.04
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.03
$1.13
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.65
$1.02
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.34
$0.85
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.87
$0.62
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.57
$0.42
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.15
$1.15
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$10.8
$11.3
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.88
$1.01
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.34
$4.22
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.12
$2.57
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.14
$3.69
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.76
$0.96
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.43
$1.31
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$44.9
$31.7
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$8.35
$7.1
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$27.8
$15.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$10.3
$4.72
👖 Brand Jeans
$62.1
$66.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$73.7
$80.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$288
$128
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$22569
$4453

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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

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Distance City Cost of living
25 km or 15 mi Xingyang
$662
35 km or 22 mi Xinmi
$670
40 km or 25 mi Xinzheng
$674
60 km or 37 mi Changge
$666
62 km or 38 mi Gongyi
$670
62 km or 39 mi Kaifeng
$642
64 km or 40 mi Xinxiang
$731
66 km or 41 mi Jiaozuo
$681
66 km or 41 mi Dengfeng
$667
69 km or 43 mi Yuzhou
$677
77 km or 48 mi Qinyang
$654
80 km or 50 mi Huixian
$666
81 km or 50 mi Yanshi
$663
81 km or 51 mi Weihui
$656
82 km or 51 mi Xuchang
$692
82 km or 51 mi Mengzhou
$651
99 km or 61 mi Ruzhou
$673
105 km or 65 mi Jiyuan
$667
111 km or 69 mi Changyuan
$669
111 km or 69 mi Jincheng
$704
113 km or 70 mi Luoyang
$533
118 km or 73 mi Pingdingshan
$697
125 km or 78 mi Hebi
$689
134 km or 83 mi Luohe
$661
134 km or 83 mi Gaoping
$655
147 km or 91 mi Linzhou
$677
154 km or 96 mi Zhoukou
$791
162 km or 101 mi Anyang
$678
162 km or 101 mi Wugang
$647
168 km or 104 mi Puyang
$702
169 km or 105 mi Changzhi
$848
170 km or 106 mi Heze
$1436
185 km or 115 mi Xiangcheng
$675
185 km or 115 mi Shangqiu
$782
200 km or 124 mi Zhumadian
$754
220 km or 137 mi Handan
$796
221 km or 137 mi Nanyang
$755
221 km or 138 mi Wu'an
$671
225 km or 140 mi Sanmenxia
$699
228 km or 142 mi Jieshou
$660