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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 1.04% higher than in United States
Consumer Prices Including Rent in South Korea are 2.18% higher than in United States
Rent Prices in South Korea are 4.75% higher than in United States
Restaurant Prices in South Korea are 34.19% lower than in United States
Groceries Prices in South Korea are 14.37% higher than in United States
Local Purchasing Power in South Korea is 10.72% lower than in United States

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  United States  South Korea      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 11.00 $
(12,765.83 ₩)
    5.17 $
(6,000.00 ₩)
     -53.00 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 45.00 $
(52,223.85 ₩)
    30.16 $
(35,000.00 ₩)
     -32.98 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.62 $
(7,682.71 ₩)
    5.17 $
(6,000.00 ₩)
     -21.90 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 3.50 $
(4,061.86 ₩)
    2.59 $
(3,000.00 ₩)
     -26.14 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.00 $
(5,802.65 ₩)
    4.31 $
(5,000.00 ₩)
     -13.83 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.72 $
(4,320.48 ₩)
    3.80 $
(4,414.27 ₩)
     +2.17 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.65 $
(1,914.34 ₩)
    1.19 $
(1,383.58 ₩)
     -27.73 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.33 $
(1,548.13 ₩)
    0.69 $
(800.74 ₩)
     -48.28 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.78 $
(4,385.69 ₩)
    8.24 $
(9,557.63 ₩)
     +117.93 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.26 $
(2,622.33 ₩)
    1.98 $
(2,298.97 ₩)
     -12.33 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.49 $
(1,729.07 ₩)
    1.46 $
(1,697.04 ₩)
     -1.85 %
Eggs (12) 2.45 $
(2,845.71 ₩)
    2.55 $
(2,956.92 ₩)
     +3.91 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.46 $
(5,175.79 ₩)
    7.82 $
(9,077.10 ₩)
     +75.38 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 3.80 $
(4,404.39 ₩)
    3.58 $
(4,159.67 ₩)
     -5.56 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.82 $
(2,108.26 ₩)
    2.54 $
(2,950.50 ₩)
     +39.95 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.81 $
(2,101.35 ₩)
    2.18 $
(2,524.39 ₩)
     +20.13 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.79 $
(2,074.52 ₩)
    2.09 $
(2,422.36 ₩)
     +16.77 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.18 $
(1,366.89 ₩)
    1.36 $
(1,583.26 ₩)
     +15.83 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.58 $
(1,830.72 ₩)
    1.83 $
(2,124.54 ₩)
     +16.05 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.77 $
(2,055.88 ₩)
    1.06 $
(1,232.79 ₩)
     -40.04 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $
(13,926.36 ₩)
    12.93 $
(15,000.00 ₩)
     +7.71 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.73 $
(2,012.59 ₩)
    1.96 $
(2,276.56 ₩)
     +13.12 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.32 $
(2,698.00 ₩)
    3.47 $
(4,021.88 ₩)
     +49.07 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 6.06 $
(7,032.81 ₩)
    3.88 $
(4,500.00 ₩)
     -36.01 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 $
(2,321.06 ₩)
    0.99 $
(1,150.00 ₩)
     -50.45 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 64.00 $
(74,273.92 ₩)
    41.54 $
(48,210.60 ₩)
     -35.09 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $
(3,481.59 ₩)
    2.41 $
(2,800.00 ₩)
     -19.58 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.50 $
(2,901.33 ₩)
    1.80 $
(2,092.15 ₩)
     -27.89 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $
(34,815.90 ₩)
    11.89 $
(13,800.00 ₩)
     -60.36 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.89 $
(3,353.21 ₩)
    5.61 $
(6,505.23 ₩)
     +94.00 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,000.00 $
(24,371,130.32 ₩)
    26,453.43 $
(30,700,000.00 ₩)
     +25.97 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 159.32 $
(184,901.43 ₩)
    144.39 $
(167,569.35 ₩)
     -9.37 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.16 $
(185.79 ₩)
    0.16 $
(180.50 ₩)
     -2.85 %
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 47.52 $
(55,144.29 ₩)
    22.58 $
(26,203.35 ₩)
     -52.48 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 37.52 $
(43,540.73 ₩)
    58.73 $
(68,153.86 ₩)
     +56.53 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 18.73 $
(21,737.32 ₩)
    13.25 $
(15,375.00 ₩)
     -29.27 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 $
(11,605.30 ₩)
    7.76 $
(9,000.00 ₩)
     -22.45 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 41.05 $
(47,638.42 ₩)
    82.08 $
(95,259.26 ₩)
     +99.96 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 35.64 $
(41,363.64 ₩)
    49.82 $
(57,817.91 ₩)
     +39.78 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 77.36 $
(89,776.12 ₩)
    100.63 $
(116,781.44 ₩)
     +30.08 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 86.72 $
(100,639.83 ₩)
    116.58 $
(135,290.74 ₩)
     +34.43 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 983.86 $
(1,141,793.33 ₩)
    754.00 $
(875,039.95 ₩)
     -23.36 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 770.26 $
(893,908.13 ₩)
    451.89 $
(524,431.14 ₩)
     -41.33 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,690.66 $
(1,962,065.95 ₩)
    2,377.30 $
(2,758,924.39 ₩)
     +40.61 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,306.69 $
(1,516,457.79 ₩)
    1,393.97 $
(1,617,745.17 ₩)
     +6.68 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 205.49 $
(238,478.93 ₩)
    890.01 $
(1,032,878.51 ₩)
     +333.11 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 131.64 $
(152,770.61 ₩)
    332.29 $
(385,628.60 ₩)
     +152.42 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 2,654.38 $
(3,080,485.32 ₩)
    2,421.68 $
(2,810,429.09 ₩)
     -8.77 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.20     4.50      +7.01 %
 
Last updateJuly, 2015July, 2015
Contributors:10487347
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: USD