Summary

Cost of living in Seoul is 31% more expensive than Busan according to the average local monthly cost. For more insights check the list of prices of Restaurants, Markets, Transportation, Utilities, and 40 more categories.

$993
$1,430
Cost of Living
$808
$0
Average Salary
$515
$882
Average House Rent

Rent Per Month

Name
Busan
Seoul
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre
$395.94
$678.67
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre
$265.98
$448.82
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre
$808.04
$0
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre
$673.36
$0

Salaries And Financing

Name
Busan
Seoul
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax)
$808.04
$0
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate
%3.39
%3.69

Utilities (Monthly)

Name
Busan
Seoul
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment
$146.59
$165.23
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans)
$0.08
$0.14
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL)
$27.7
$22.87

Markets

Name
Busan
Seoul
Milk (regular), (1 liter)
$1.94
$2.03
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g)
$2.87
$2.76
Eggs (regular) (12)
$3.28
$2.87
Local Cheese (1kg)
$11.31
$21.74
Water (1.5 liter bottle)
$1.2
$1.19
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range)
$10.4
$16.97
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle)
$2.18
$1.86
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle)
$3.14
$2.55
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro)
$3.18
$3.7
Apples (1kg)
$4.09
$7.37
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg)
$8.92
$9.28
Oranges (1kg)
$1.82
$6.27
Potato (1kg)
$1.97
$3.72
Lettuce (1 head)
$1.62
$2.4
Rice (white), (1kg)
$2.42
$4.65
Tomato (1kg)
$2.54
$5.74
Banana (1kg)
$4.24
$4.13
Onion (1kg)
$2.05
$2.85
Beef Round (1kg) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat)
$18.32
$29.98

Transportation

Name
Busan
Seoul
One-way Ticket (Local Transport)
$1.1
$1.02
Monthly Pass (Regular Price)
$39.06
$47.81
Gasoline (1 liter)
$1.1
$1.25
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car)
$808.04
$0
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff)
$2.67
$2.86
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff)
$0.53
$0.67
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff)
$13.33
$9.99
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car)
$808.04
$0

Clothing And Shoes

Name
Busan
Seoul
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar)
$44.04
$63.24
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...)
$49.83
$44.82
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range)
$51.66
$80.54
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes
$74.97
$131.47

Restaurants

Name
Busan
Seoul
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant
$5.66
$7
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course
$40.81
$37.71
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal)
$5.52
$5.2
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught)
$2.42
$3.16
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle)
$4.1
$4.52
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle)
$1.17
$1.54
Water (0.33 liter bottle)
$0.6
$0.8
Cappuccino (regular)
$3.33
$4.01

Sports And Leisure

Name
Busan
Seoul
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult
$58.81
$56.67
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend)
$21.01
$21.79
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat
$8.22
$8.89

Childcare

Name
Busan
Seoul
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child
$260.37
$366.75
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child
$808.04
$0

Buy Apartment Price

Name
Busan
Seoul
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre
$808.04
$0
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre
$808.04
$0