Cost of Living Comparison Between London and Seoul 

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Consumer Prices in Seoul are 9.8% higher than in London (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Seoul are 3.7% lower than in London
Rent Prices in Seoul are 27.3% lower than in London
Restaurant Prices in Seoul are 38.9% lower than in London
Groceries Prices in Seoul are 46.9% higher than in London
Local Purchasing Power in Seoul is 7.0% higher than in London
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Restaurants
London Edit Seoul Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 C$
(25,055.30 ₩)
9.98 C$
(10,000.00 ₩)
     -60.1 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 95.00 C$
(95,210.12 ₩)
69.85 C$
(70,000.00 ₩)
     -26.5 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 14.00 C$
(14,030.97 ₩)
7.98 C$
(8,000.00 ₩)
     -43.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 C$
(7,015.48 ₩)
4.99 C$
(5,000.00 ₩)
     -28.7 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.00 C$
(7,015.48 ₩)
6.98 C$
(7,000.00 ₩)
     -0.2 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.57 C$
(4,578.98 ₩)
5.23 C$
(5,236.90 ₩)
     +14.4 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.83 C$
(2,835.75 ₩)
2.07 C$
(2,079.24 ₩)
     -26.7 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.45 C$
(2,456.16 ₩)
1.09 C$
(1,087.69 ₩)
     -55.7 %
Markets
London Edit Seoul Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 8.78 C$
(8,794.54 ₩)
11.00 C$
(11,024.92 ₩)
     +25.4 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.93 C$
(2,937.98 ₩)
3.78 C$
(3,787.75 ₩)
     +28.9 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.41 C$
(1,417.53 ₩)
2.11 C$
(2,114.17 ₩)
     +49.1 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.46 C$
(4,474.25 ₩)
4.47 C$
(4,483.52 ₩)
     +0.2 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 8.98 C$
(8,997.51 ₩)
7.20 C$
(7,213.06 ₩)
     -19.8 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.24 C$
(7,257.26 ₩)
6.33 C$
(6,344.53 ₩)
     -12.6 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.20 C$
(5,212.78 ₩)
24.53 C$
(24,586.29 ₩)
     +371.7 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.63 C$
(2,637.42 ₩)
4.14 C$
(4,152.23 ₩)
     +57.4 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.78 C$
(785.46 ₩)
2.18 C$
(2,183.42 ₩)
     +178.0 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.07 C$
(2,074.26 ₩)
3.61 C$
(3,622.56 ₩)
     +74.6 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.27 C$
(2,272.52 ₩)
3.66 C$
(3,670.84 ₩)
     +61.5 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.03 C$
(1,030.59 ₩)
2.59 C$
(2,598.63 ₩)
     +152.1 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.12 C$
(1,119.39 ₩)
1.95 C$
(1,954.38 ₩)
     +74.6 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.12 C$
(3,129.41 ₩)
3.31 C$
(3,315.74 ₩)
     +6.0 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.55 C$
(2,552.30 ₩)
1.53 C$
(1,528.68 ₩)
     -40.1 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 18.00 C$
(18,039.81 ₩)
24.94 C$
(25,000.00 ₩)
     +38.6 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.94 C$
(2,943.69 ₩)
3.38 C$
(3,387.18 ₩)
     +15.1 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.54 C$
(3,549.50 ₩)
3.88 C$
(3,889.41 ₩)
     +9.6 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 14.00 C$
(14,030.97 ₩)
4.49 C$
(4,500.00 ₩)
     -67.9 %
Transportation
London Edit Seoul Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 C$
(3,006.64 ₩)
1.45 C$
(1,450.00 ₩)
     -51.8 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 103.50 C$
(103,728.92 ₩)
60.37 C$
(60,500.00 ₩)
     -41.7 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 8.00 C$
(8,017.69 ₩)
4.79 C$
(4,800.00 ₩)
     -40.1 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.22 C$
(3,225.81 ₩)
1.61 C$
(1,609.34 ₩)
     -50.1 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 35.00 C$
(35,077.41 ₩)
11.97 C$
(12,000.00 ₩)
     -65.8 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.80 C$
(5,812.75 ₩)
6.35 C$
(6,359.53 ₩)
     +9.4 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 33,978.00 C$
(34,053,153.03 ₩)
37,647.73 C$
(37,731,000.00 ₩)
     +10.8 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,742.01 C$
(27,803,366.83 ₩)
33,819.73 C$
(33,894,531.25 ₩)
     +21.9 %
Utilities (Monthly)
London Edit Seoul Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 211.92 C$
(212,386.23 ₩)
240.98 C$
(241,511.14 ₩)
     +13.7 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 51.25 C$
(51,363.36 ₩)
60.66 C$
(60,791.67 ₩)
     +18.4 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 79.25 C$
(79,425.29 ₩)
32.43 C$
(32,504.90 ₩)
     -59.1 %
Sports And Leisure
London Edit Seoul Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 66.76 C$
(66,903.81 ₩)
69.47 C$
(69,621.21 ₩)
     +4.1 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 20.00 C$
(20,044.24 ₩)
24.58 C$
(24,637.78 ₩)
     +22.9 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 C$
(15,033.18 ₩)
14.97 C$
(15,000.00 ₩)
     -0.2 %
Childcare
London Edit Seoul Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 700.00 C$
(701,548.27 ₩)
516.69 C$
(517,833.33 ₩)
     -26.2 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 14,000.00 C$
(14,030,965.40 ₩)
27,593.51 C$
(27,654,545.45 ₩)
     +97.1 %
Clothing And Shoes
London Edit Seoul Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 90.14 C$
(90,339.37 ₩)
79.15 C$
(79,325.73 ₩)
     -12.2 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 67.50 C$
(67,649.30 ₩)
58.77 C$
(58,898.11 ₩)
     -12.9 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 133.75 C$
(134,045.83 ₩)
116.29 C$
(116,545.45 ₩)
     -13.1 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 140.00 C$
(140,309.65 ₩)
166.67 C$
(167,039.67 ₩)
     +19.1 %
Rent Per Month
London Edit Seoul Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,326.67 C$
(2,331,811.17 ₩)
1,152.57 C$
(1,155,123.81 ₩)
     -50.5 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,932.44 C$
(1,936,710.77 ₩)
700.37 C$
(701,922.91 ₩)
     -63.8 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,506.71 C$
(3,514,470.79 ₩)
3,653.04 C$
(3,661,123.46 ₩)
     +4.2 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,601.47 C$
(2,607,223.52 ₩)
2,109.12 C$
(2,113,789.40 ₩)
     -18.9 %
Buy Apartment Price
London Edit Seoul Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 425.03 C$
(425,967.95 ₩)
2,394.36 C$
(2,399,658.39 ₩)
     +463.3 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 360.20 C$
(360,998.96 ₩)
1,371.65 C$
(1,374,682.72 ₩)
     +280.8 %
Salaries And Financing
London Edit Seoul Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,852.02 C$
(3,860,541.62 ₩)
3,970.30 C$
(3,979,082.35 ₩)
     +3.1 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 7.00 5.06      -27.7 %
Last update: April 2024April 2024
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