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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 5.98% higher than in United States
Consumer Prices Including Rent in South Korea are 5.63% higher than in United States
Rent Prices in South Korea are 4.84% higher than in United States
Restaurant Prices in South Korea are 28.62% lower than in United States
Groceries Prices in South Korea are 19.15% higher than in United States
Local Purchasing Power in South Korea is 16.37% lower than in United States

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  United States  South Korea      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 $
(11,088.35 ₩)
    5.41 $
(6,000.00 ₩)
     -45.89 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 45.00 $
(49,897.57 ₩)
    31.56 $
(35,000.00 ₩)
     -29.86 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.50 $
(7,207.43 ₩)
    5.41 $
(6,000.00 ₩)
     -16.75 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 3.50 $
(3,880.92 ₩)
    2.71 $
(3,000.00 ₩)
     -22.70 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.00 $
(5,544.17 ₩)
    4.51 $
(5,000.00 ₩)
     -9.82 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.71 $
(4,118.78 ₩)
    3.97 $
(4,397.61 ₩)
     +6.77 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.64 $
(1,816.79 ₩)
    1.29 $
(1,429.73 ₩)
     -21.30 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.32 $
(1,460.61 ₩)
    0.74 $
(816.20 ₩)
     -44.12 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.86 $
(4,277.96 ₩)
    8.50 $
(9,427.03 ₩)
     +120.36 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.24 $
(2,479.76 ₩)
    2.01 $
(2,233.79 ₩)
     -9.92 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.42 $
(1,576.27 ₩)
    1.53 $
(1,699.97 ₩)
     +7.85 %
Eggs (12) 2.40 $
(2,661.42 ₩)
    2.67 $
(2,955.40 ₩)
     +11.05 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.38 $
(4,851.99 ₩)
    7.89 $
(8,750.07 ₩)
     +80.34 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 3.71 $
(4,108.69 ₩)
    3.81 $
(4,223.98 ₩)
     +2.81 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.76 $
(1,953.83 ₩)
    2.57 $
(2,851.81 ₩)
     +45.96 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.75 $
(1,944.18 ₩)
    2.12 $
(2,351.74 ₩)
     +20.96 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.78 $
(1,971.22 ₩)
    2.25 $
(2,492.26 ₩)
     +26.43 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.15 $
(1,277.13 ₩)
    1.40 $
(1,556.54 ₩)
     +21.88 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.59 $
(1,757.94 ₩)
    1.87 $
(2,073.57 ₩)
     +17.95 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.78 $
(1,973.76 ₩)
    1.08 $
(1,194.81 ₩)
     -39.47 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $
(13,306.02 ₩)
    13.53 $
(15,000.00 ₩)
     +12.73 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.71 $
(1,892.77 ₩)
    1.96 $
(2,171.67 ₩)
     +14.73 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.26 $
(2,507.84 ₩)
    3.63 $
(4,024.14 ₩)
     +60.46 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 6.00 $
(6,653.01 ₩)
    3.61 $
(4,000.00 ₩)
     -39.88 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 $
(2,217.67 ₩)
    0.99 $
(1,100.00 ₩)
     -50.40 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 64.00 $
(70,965.43 ₩)
    40.58 $
(45,000.00 ₩)
     -36.59 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $
(3,326.50 ₩)
    2.53 $
(2,800.00 ₩)
     -15.83 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.50 $
(2,772.09 ₩)
    1.75 $
(1,942.84 ₩)
     -29.91 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $
(33,265.05 ₩)
    11.63 $
(12,900.00 ₩)
     -61.22 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.94 $
(3,255.85 ₩)
    5.97 $
(6,621.12 ₩)
     +103.36 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,000.00 $
(23,285,532.90 ₩)
    27,371.07 $
(30,350,000.00 ₩)
     +30.34 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 158.99 $
(176,298.65 ₩)
    157.17 $
(174,272.94 ₩)
     -1.15 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.16 $
(173.93 ₩)
    0.16 $
(175.09 ₩)
     +0.67 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 47.02 $
(52,137.12 ₩)
    23.62 $
(26,189.22 ₩)
     -49.77 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 38.02 $
(42,156.78 ₩)
    60.03 $
(66,564.18 ₩)
     +57.90 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 18.56 $
(20,580.29 ₩)
    14.83 $
(16,444.44 ₩)
     -20.10 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 $
(11,088.35 ₩)
    8.12 $
(9,000.00 ₩)
     -18.83 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 40.65 $
(45,077.49 ₩)
    89.39 $
(99,120.00 ₩)
     +119.89 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 35.95 $
(39,863.58 ₩)
    54.36 $
(60,271.81 ₩)
     +51.20 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 77.65 $
(86,104.07 ₩)
    103.64 $
(114,921.27 ₩)
     +33.47 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 85.18 $
(94,448.20 ₩)
    120.40 $
(133,507.93 ₩)
     +41.36 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 976.79 $
(1,083,103.68 ₩)
    763.70 $
(846,817.64 ₩)
     -21.82 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 765.93 $
(849,291.88 ₩)
    445.33 $
(493,796.80 ₩)
     -41.86 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,691.99 $
(1,876,134.26 ₩)
    2,378.11 $
(2,636,930.77 ₩)
     +40.55 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,296.23 $
(1,437,300.34 ₩)
    1,372.64 $
(1,522,036.04 ₩)
     +5.90 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 205.02 $
(227,338.18 ₩)
    897.27 $
(994,919.25 ₩)
     +337.64 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 134.02 $
(148,610.60 ₩)
    368.27 $
(408,348.39 ₩)
     +174.78 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 2,694.03 $
(2,987,235.78 ₩)
    2,379.89 $
(2,638,906.64 ₩)
     -11.66 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.20     4.58      +9.08 %
 
Last updateMay, 2015May, 2015
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Currency: USD