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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 3.29% lower than in United States
Consumer Prices Including Rent in South Korea are 2.54% lower than in United States
Rent Prices in South Korea are 0.88% lower than in United States
Restaurant Prices in South Korea are 38.94% lower than in United States
Groceries Prices in South Korea are 9.49% higher than in United States
Local Purchasing Power in South Korea is 8.75% lower than in United States

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  United States  South Korea      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 11.38 $
(13,541.31 ₩)
    5.04 $
(6,000.00 ₩)
     -55.69 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50.00 $
(59,522.25 ₩)
    29.40 $
(35,000.00 ₩)
     -41.20 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.75 $
(8,035.50 ₩)
    5.04 $
(6,000.00 ₩)
     -25.33 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 3.50 $
(4,166.56 ₩)
    2.52 $
(3,000.00 ₩)
     -28.00 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.00 $
(5,952.22 ₩)
    4.20 $
(5,000.00 ₩)
     -16.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.74 $
(4,450.84 ₩)
    3.69 $
(4,397.40 ₩)
     -1.20 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.65 $
(1,964.37 ₩)
    1.17 $
(1,392.75 ₩)
     -29.10 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.34 $
(1,593.88 ₩)
    0.67 $
(801.45 ₩)
     -49.72 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.75 $
(4,465.22 ₩)
    8.09 $
(9,631.09 ₩)
     +115.69 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.27 $
(2,698.74 ₩)
    1.92 $
(2,280.30 ₩)
     -15.50 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.50 $
(1,786.50 ₩)
    1.46 $
(1,734.46 ₩)
     -2.91 %
Eggs (12) 2.50 $
(2,971.95 ₩)
    2.47 $
(2,939.82 ₩)
     -1.08 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.51 $
(5,365.93 ₩)
    7.57 $
(9,016.79 ₩)
     +68.04 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 3.84 $
(4,565.78 ₩)
    3.36 $
(4,004.31 ₩)
     -12.30 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.85 $
(2,204.08 ₩)
    2.55 $
(3,032.97 ₩)
     +37.61 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.83 $
(2,173.08 ₩)
    2.10 $
(2,494.08 ₩)
     +14.77 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.79 $
(2,126.08 ₩)
    1.89 $
(2,246.39 ₩)
     +5.66 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.18 $
(1,409.26 ₩)
    1.31 $
(1,556.10 ₩)
     +10.42 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.58 $
(1,877.75 ₩)
    1.75 $
(2,083.67 ₩)
     +10.97 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.77 $
(2,104.87 ₩)
    1.05 $
(1,247.51 ₩)
     -40.73 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $
(14,285.34 ₩)
    12.60 $
(15,000.00 ₩)
     +5.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.77 $
(2,108.97 ₩)
    1.90 $
(2,265.00 ₩)
     +7.40 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.38 $
(2,830.93 ₩)
    3.37 $
(4,006.45 ₩)
     +41.52 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 6.10 $
(7,261.71 ₩)
    3.78 $
(4,500.00 ₩)
     -38.03 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 $
(2,380.89 ₩)
    1.01 $
(1,200.00 ₩)
     -49.60 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 65.00 $
(77,378.92 ₩)
    42.00 $
(50,000.00 ₩)
     -35.38 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $
(3,571.33 ₩)
    2.52 $
(3,000.00 ₩)
     -16.00 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.50 $
(2,976.11 ₩)
    1.62 $
(1,931.21 ₩)
     -35.11 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $
(35,713.35 ₩)
    10.08 $
(12,000.00 ₩)
     -66.40 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.84 $
(3,380.95 ₩)
    5.26 $
(6,264.32 ₩)
     +85.28 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,000.00 $
(24,999,342.90 ₩)
    26,334.69 $
(31,350,000.00 ₩)
     +25.40 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 157.62 $
(187,633.22 ₩)
    136.14 $
(162,061.23 ₩)
     -13.63 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.16 $
(188.20 ₩)
    0.16 $
(195.09 ₩)
     +3.66 %
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 48.00 $
(57,142.95 ₩)
    21.85 $
(26,008.83 ₩)
     -54.48 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 37.10 $
(44,163.96 ₩)
    57.67 $
(68,647.98 ₩)
     +55.44 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 18.20 $
(21,671.35 ₩)
    11.84 $
(14,100.00 ₩)
     -34.94 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 $
(11,904.45 ₩)
    7.56 $
(9,000.00 ₩)
     -24.40 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 41.15 $
(48,991.13 ₩)
    76.97 $
(91,625.00 ₩)
     +87.02 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 35.75 $
(42,556.53 ₩)
    47.41 $
(56,438.00 ₩)
     +32.62 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 76.54 $
(91,122.44 ₩)
    92.82 $
(110,499.40 ₩)
     +21.26 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 87.16 $
(103,753.64 ₩)
    116.37 $
(138,533.26 ₩)
     +33.52 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,014.89 $
(1,208,169.09 ₩)
    747.54 $
(889,900.73 ₩)
     -26.34 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 793.16 $
(944,215.06 ₩)
    441.00 $
(524,990.29 ₩)
     -44.40 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,731.34 $
(2,061,069.34 ₩)
    2,283.32 $
(2,718,171.39 ₩)
     +31.88 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,343.98 $
(1,599,938.66 ₩)
    1,368.31 $
(1,628,894.92 ₩)
     +1.81 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 207.39 $
(246,892.00 ₩)
    830.63 $
(988,814.86 ₩)
     +300.51 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 133.68 $
(159,141.91 ₩)
    321.59 $
(382,835.46 ₩)
     +140.56 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 2,692.39 $
(3,205,147.57 ₩)
    2,394.40 $
(2,850,401.27 ₩)
     -11.07 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.18     4.26      +1.79 %
 
Last updateSeptember, 2015September, 2015
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Currency: USD