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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 6.82% higher than in United States
Consumer Prices Including Rent in South Korea are 3.51% higher than in United States
Rent Prices in South Korea are 3.98% lower than in United States
Restaurant Prices in South Korea are 27.99% lower than in United States
Groceries Prices in South Korea are 18.73% higher than in United States
Local Purchasing Power in South Korea is 27.74% lower than in United States

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Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 $     5.46 $      -45.37 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 45.00 $     31.87 $      -29.18 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.50 $     5.46 $      -15.95 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 3.50 $     2.73 $      -21.95 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.00 $     4.55 $      -8.95 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.69 $     3.99 $      +8.02 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.63 $     1.22 $      -24.89 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.29 $     0.75 $      -41.68 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.01 $     2.22 $      +119.05 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.45 $     2.20 $      -9.90 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 3.08 $     3.36 $      +9.11 %
Eggs (12) 2.35 $     2.73 $      +15.85 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 9.59 $     17.02 $      +77.47 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 8.02 $     8.19 $      +2.12 %
Apples (1kg) 3.84 $     5.47 $      +42.66 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.82 $     4.66 $      +22.07 %
Tomato (1kg) 3.89 $     5.05 $      +29.94 %
Potato (1kg) 2.45 $     3.28 $      +33.64 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.60 $     1.89 $      +18.48 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.79 $     1.06 $      -40.75 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $     16.39 $      +36.58 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.33 $     1.92 $      -17.50 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 3.36 $     3.72 $      +10.63 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 6.00 $     2.73 $      -54.47 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 $     1.00 $      -49.92 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 64.00 $     40.97 $      -35.98 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $     2.55 $      -15.02 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 1.55 $     1.16 $      -25.48 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $     11.75 $      -60.85 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 0.93 $     1.72 $      +86.06 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,000.00 $     27,316.18 $      +30.08 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 157.79 $     158.31 $      +0.33 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.15 $     0.15 $      +0.26 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 46.90 $     24.78 $      -47.16 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 38.58 $     59.71 $      +54.79 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 18.25 $     16.91 $      -7.34 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 $     8.19 $      -18.05 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 40.74 $     82.17 $      +101.66 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 35.68 $     52.76 $      +47.86 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 77.56 $     104.54 $      +34.78 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 84.80 $     127.25 $      +50.06 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 953.49 $     654.12 $      -31.40 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 749.88 $     390.68 $      -47.90 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,651.67 $     2,257.19 $      +36.66 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,259.08 $     1,128.34 $      -10.38 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,923.15 $     6,651.16 $      +245.85 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,287.01 $     3,090.37 $      +140.12 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 2,992.49 $     2,238.18 $      -25.21 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.23     4.45      +5.28 %
 
Last updateJanuary, 2015January, 2015
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Currency: USD