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Cost of Living in Busan | South Korea

Cost of livingOne personFamily of 4
💰 Total with rent
$1087
$2944
🛋️ Without rent
$665
$2124
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$422
$820
🍽️ Food
$414
$1067
🚐 Transport
$157
$423
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2163
🏙️ Population
3.44M

The average cost of living in Busan is $1087, which is close to the world's average cost of living, ranked 5190th out of 9294 in our global list and 9th out of 87 in South Korea.

The median after-tax salary is $2163, which is enough to cover living expenses for 2 months. Ranked 145th (TOP 2%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 3rd best city to live in South Korea. With an estimated population of 3.44M, Busan is the 2nd largest city in South Korea.

✈️ Closest airport13 kmGimhae International Airport
😷 Air qualityModerate21 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank584Pusan National University
Cost of living in Busan infographic

Prices in Busan

Eating Out

🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.03
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$29.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.49
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.24
☕ Cappuccino
$4.11
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.18

Groceries

🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.15
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.31
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.48
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.82
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$17.6
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.6
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$23.6
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.93
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.94
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.67
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.89
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.31
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.38
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.7
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.21
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$12.5
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.22
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.53
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.43
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.48
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.91
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.56

Transportation

🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.09
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$46.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$13.5
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.29

Rent & Utilities

🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$413
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$284
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$908
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$600
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$86
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$132
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$26.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.45%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4395
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$6285

Other

🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$55.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$8.67
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$22.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$11.3
👖 Brand Jeans
$67.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$74.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$392
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$25000

Busan Cost of Living comparison