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Cost of Living Comparison Between United States and South Korea Reverse

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Consumer Prices in South Korea are 5.52% higher than in United States
Consumer Prices Including Rent in South Korea are 6.22% higher than in United States
Rent Prices in South Korea are 7.78% higher than in United States
Restaurant Prices in South Korea are 29.61% lower than in United States
Groceries Prices in South Korea are 19.43% higher than in United States
Local Purchasing Power in South Korea is 11.59% lower than in United States

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  United States  South Korea      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 $
(11,240.45 ₩)
    5.34 $
(6,000.00 ₩)
     -46.62 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 45.00 $
(50,582.03 ₩)
    31.14 $
(35,000.00 ₩)
     -30.81 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.50 $
(7,306.29 ₩)
    5.34 $
(6,000.00 ₩)
     -17.88 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 3.50 $
(3,934.16 ₩)
    2.67 $
(3,000.00 ₩)
     -23.74 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.00 $
(5,620.22 ₩)
    4.45 $
(5,000.00 ₩)
     -11.04 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.72 $
(4,185.09 ₩)
    3.92 $
(4,406.53 ₩)
     +5.29 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.64 $
(1,847.87 ₩)
    1.23 $
(1,384.42 ₩)
     -25.08 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.33 $
(1,492.65 ₩)
    0.71 $
(802.27 ₩)
     -46.25 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.81 $
(4,281.24 ₩)
    8.54 $
(9,598.14 ₩)
     +124.19 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.25 $
(2,534.20 ₩)
    2.04 $
(2,294.32 ₩)
     -9.47 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.46 $
(1,641.83 ₩)
    1.54 $
(1,727.63 ₩)
     +5.23 %
Eggs (12) 2.42 $
(2,723.08 ₩)
    2.63 $
(2,951.14 ₩)
     +8.38 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.40 $
(4,947.15 ₩)
    8.07 $
(9,075.33 ₩)
     +83.45 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 3.76 $
(4,226.19 ₩)
    3.74 $
(4,203.17 ₩)
     -0.54 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.79 $
(2,010.25 ₩)
    2.58 $
(2,901.75 ₩)
     +44.35 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.79 $
(2,016.39 ₩)
    2.23 $
(2,509.89 ₩)
     +24.47 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.78 $
(2,001.93 ₩)
    2.22 $
(2,494.69 ₩)
     +24.61 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.17 $
(1,316.51 ₩)
    1.41 $
(1,585.07 ₩)
     +20.40 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.58 $
(1,776.27 ₩)
    1.92 $
(2,158.99 ₩)
     +21.55 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.77 $
(1,988.33 ₩)
    1.10 $
(1,240.70 ₩)
     -37.60 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $
(13,488.54 ₩)
    13.34 $
(15,000.00 ₩)
     +11.21 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.73 $
(1,939.24 ₩)
    2.04 $
(2,288.33 ₩)
     +18.00 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.27 $
(2,555.14 ₩)
    3.59 $
(4,038.71 ₩)
     +58.06 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 6.00 $
(6,744.27 ₩)
    4.00 $
(4,500.00 ₩)
     -33.28 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 $
(2,248.09 ₩)
    1.01 $
(1,136.62 ₩)
     -49.44 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 62.00 $
(69,690.79 ₩)
    40.03 $
(45,000.00 ₩)
     -35.43 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $
(3,372.13 ₩)
    2.49 $
(2,800.00 ₩)
     -16.97 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.50 $
(2,810.11 ₩)
    1.82 $
(2,047.90 ₩)
     -27.12 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $
(33,721.35 ₩)
    12.28 $
(13,800.00 ₩)
     -59.08 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.88 $
(3,237.45 ₩)
    5.78 $
(6,501.25 ₩)
     +100.81 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,000.00 $
(23,604,945.00 ₩)
    27,312.07 $
(30,700,000.00 ₩)
     +30.06 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 158.42 $
(178,069.02 ₩)
    148.50 $
(166,925.43 ₩)
     -6.26 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.16 $
(181.08 ₩)
    0.16 $
(175.09 ₩)
     -3.31 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 47.10 $
(52,940.84 ₩)
    23.07 $
(25,934.35 ₩)
     -51.01 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 37.37 $
(42,001.03 ₩)
    59.89 $
(67,318.98 ₩)
     +60.28 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 18.72 $
(21,044.32 ₩)
    14.14 $
(15,888.89 ₩)
     -24.50 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 $
(11,240.45 ₩)
    8.01 $
(9,000.00 ₩)
     -19.93 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 40.85 $
(45,913.82 ₩)
    86.39 $
(97,111.11 ₩)
     +111.51 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 35.63 $
(40,045.59 ₩)
    52.16 $
(58,628.84 ₩)
     +46.41 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 77.22 $
(86,797.70 ₩)
    103.09 $
(115,879.66 ₩)
     +33.51 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 86.34 $
(97,050.63 ₩)
    121.07 $
(136,089.29 ₩)
     +40.23 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 972.25 $
(1,092,848.93 ₩)
    769.38 $
(864,822.41 ₩)
     -20.87 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 761.43 $
(855,878.96 ₩)
    460.54 $
(517,670.33 ₩)
     -39.52 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,675.51 $
(1,883,349.29 ₩)
    2,438.14 $
(2,740,577.59 ₩)
     +45.52 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,298.76 $
(1,459,869.85 ₩)
    1,402.52 $
(1,576,490.11 ₩)
     +7.99 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 203.60 $
(228,850.92 ₩)
    941.18 $
(1,057,924.26 ₩)
     +362.28 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 131.44 $
(147,747.61 ₩)
    348.24 $
(391,432.75 ₩)
     +164.93 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 2,656.66 $
(2,986,206.11 ₩)
    2,494.83 $
(2,804,305.18 ₩)
     -6.09 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.21     4.57      +8.64 %
 
Last updateJuly, 2015June, 2015
Contributors:9882325
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: USD