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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 16.42% higher than in United States
Consumer Prices Including Rent in South Korea are 11.05% higher than in United States
Rent Prices in South Korea are 0.75% lower than in United States
Restaurant Prices in South Korea are 22.00% lower than in United States
Groceries Prices in South Korea are 30.48% higher than in United States
Local Purchasing Power in South Korea is 37.59% lower than in United States

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  United States  South Korea      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 $     5.99 $      -40.10 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 45.00 $     34.18 $      -24.04 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 6.50 $     5.86 $      -9.85 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 3.50 $     2.93 $      -16.29 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.00 $     4.94 $      -1.25 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.67 $     4.25 $      +15.84 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.61 $     1.38 $      -14.29 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.29 $     0.85 $      -33.60 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.00 $     2.25 $      +124.10 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.42 $     2.21 $      -8.94 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 3.00 $     3.50 $      +16.54 %
Eggs (12) 2.29 $     3.01 $      +31.28 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 9.55 $     17.71 $      +85.38 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 7.76 $     8.97 $      +15.62 %
Apples (1kg) 3.81 $     6.06 $      +59.13 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.73 $     5.26 $      +41.33 %
Tomato (1kg) 3.83 $     5.53 $      +44.39 %
Potato (1kg) 2.39 $     3.77 $      +57.65 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.57 $     2.15 $      +37.08 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.76 $     1.17 $      -33.62 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $     17.58 $      +46.50 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.30 $     2.05 $      -11.04 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 3.26 $     3.95 $      +21.13 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 6.00 $     2.64 $      -56.05 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 $     1.12 $      -43.84 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 70.00 $     43.95 $      -37.21 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $     2.73 $      -8.85 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 1.55 $     1.17 $      -24.55 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 29.00 $     12.21 $      -57.90 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 0.96 $     1.91 $      +98.78 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,815.00 $     30,129.90 $      +44.75 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 160.47 $     159.51 $      -0.60 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.15 $     0.20 $      +33.97 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 46.96 $     25.69 $      -45.29 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 39.48 $     61.85 $      +56.68 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 18.60 $     22.32 $      +20.02 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 $     8.79 $      -12.10 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 41.17 $     88.68 $      +115.38 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 36.39 $     54.77 $      +50.52 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 76.98 $     109.34 $      +42.03 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 84.36 $     140.08 $      +66.05 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,020.65 $     732.08 $      -28.27 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 767.29 $     470.37 $      -38.70 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,734.95 $     2,310.62 $      +33.18 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,304.77 $     1,270.64 $      -2.62 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,933.31 $     7,010.73 $      +262.63 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,258.42 $     3,345.05 $      +165.81 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,297.55 $     2,285.41 $      -30.69 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.19     4.51      +7.71 %
 
Last updateAugust, 2014August, 2014
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