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Cost of Living Comparison Between United States and South Korea 

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Consumer Prices in South Korea are 16.22% higher than in United States
Consumer Prices Including Rent in South Korea are 12.13% higher than in United States
Rent Prices in South Korea are 3.09% higher than in United States
Restaurant Prices in South Korea are 23.34% lower than in United States
Groceries Prices in South Korea are 31.34% higher than in United States
Local Purchasing Power in South Korea is 38.70% lower than in United States

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  United States  South Korea      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 $     5.78 $      -42.20 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 45.00 $     33.72 $      -25.07 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 6.25 $     5.78 $      -7.52 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 3.50 $     2.89 $      -17.42 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.00 $     4.82 $      -3.66 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.64 $     4.21 $      +15.46 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.58 $     1.36 $      -14.15 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.27 $     0.85 $      -33.16 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 0.99 $     2.22 $      +123.76 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.39 $     2.22 $      -7.02 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.89 $     3.58 $      +23.82 %
Eggs (12) 2.25 $     3.00 $      +33.17 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 9.47 $     16.58 $      +75.12 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 7.64 $     9.17 $      +20.07 %
Apples (1kg) 3.71 $     5.88 $      +58.61 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.58 $     5.30 $      +48.07 %
Tomato (1kg) 3.72 $     5.47 $      +47.09 %
Potato (1kg) 2.35 $     3.97 $      +69.00 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.57 $     2.05 $      +30.06 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.76 $     1.18 $      -32.82 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $     16.40 $      +36.68 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.29 $     2.07 $      -9.22 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 3.28 $     4.13 $      +25.79 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 6.00 $     2.60 $      -56.65 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 $     1.11 $      -44.61 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 66.00 $     43.93 $      -33.44 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $     2.70 $      -10.08 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 1.55 $     1.16 $      -25.58 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 28.10 $     12.04 $      -57.14 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 0.96 $     1.90 $      +97.51 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,000.00 $     29,864.84 $      +49.32 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 161.86 $     151.48 $      -6.42 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.15 $     0.18 $      +24.13 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 46.15 $     25.49 $      -44.78 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 39.53 $     61.14 $      +54.68 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 18.45 $     20.87 $      +13.15 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 $     8.67 $      -13.30 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 40.76 $     94.51 $      +131.85 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 36.58 $     56.73 $      +55.09 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 76.35 $     107.62 $      +40.97 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 83.47 $     148.64 $      +78.07 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 994.10 $     769.51 $      -22.59 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 750.06 $     482.90 $      -35.62 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,700.90 $     2,291.65 $      +34.73 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,282.64 $     1,333.75 $      +3.98 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,909.27 $     7,245.47 $      +279.49 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,230.64 $     3,279.20 $      +166.46 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,272.12 $     2,249.15 $      -31.26 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.20     4.44      +5.70 %
 
Last updateApril, 2014April, 2014
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