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Cost of Living Comparison Between Tokyo and Seoul 

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Consumer Prices in Seoul are 2.67% lower than in Tokyo
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Seoul are 8.71% lower than in Tokyo
Rent Prices in Seoul are 23.91% lower than in Tokyo
Restaurant Prices in Seoul are 13.71% lower than in Tokyo
Groceries Prices in Seoul are 21.50% higher than in Tokyo
Local Purchasing Power in Seoul is 15.38% lower than in Tokyo
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Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 1,000.00 ¥
(10,758.86 ₩)
743.57 ¥
(8,000.00 ₩)
     -25.64 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 5,000.00 ¥
(53,794.28 ₩)
4,182.60 ¥
(45,000.00 ₩)
     -16.35 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 690.00 ¥
(7,423.61 ₩)
604.15 ¥
(6,500.00 ₩)
     -12.44 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 500.00 ¥
(5,379.43 ₩)
371.79 ¥
(4,000.00 ₩)
     -25.64 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 500.00 ¥
(5,379.43 ₩)
557.68 ¥
(6,000.00 ₩)
     +11.54 %
Cappuccino (regular) 397.17 ¥
(4,273.11 ₩)
448.29 ¥
(4,823.08 ₩)
     +12.87 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 149.02 ¥
(1,603.27 ₩)
156.48 ¥
(1,683.56 ₩)
     +5.01 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 108.72 ¥
(1,169.74 ₩)
86.91 ¥
(935.09 ₩)
     -20.06 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 692.00 ¥
(7,445.16 ₩)
894.42 ¥
(9,622.92 ₩)
     +29.25 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 167.93 ¥
(1,806.74 ₩)
271.67 ¥
(2,922.84 ₩)
     +61.77 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 270.00 ¥
(2,904.85 ₩)
190.56 ¥
(2,050.24 ₩)
     -29.42 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 234.96 ¥
(2,527.93 ₩)
320.03 ¥
(3,443.16 ₩)
     +36.20 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 515.45 ¥
(5,545.61 ₩)
922.25 ¥
(9,922.34 ₩)
     +78.92 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 373.89 ¥
(4,022.63 ₩)
430.68 ¥
(4,633.63 ₩)
     +15.19 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 1,136.57 ¥
(12,228.24 ₩)
1,601.61 ¥
(17,231.49 ₩)
     +40.92 %
Apples (1 lb) 364.07 ¥
(3,916.96 ₩)
352.74 ¥
(3,795.06 ₩)
     -3.11 %
Banana (1 lb) 156.74 ¥
(1,686.39 ₩)
184.45 ¥
(1,984.47 ₩)
     +17.68 %
Oranges (1 lb) 277.83 ¥
(2,989.09 ₩)
310.93 ¥
(3,345.25 ₩)
     +11.92 %
Tomato (1 lb) 294.84 ¥
(3,172.09 ₩)
313.86 ¥
(3,376.75 ₩)
     +6.45 %
Potato (1 lb) 177.31 ¥
(1,907.69 ₩)
211.27 ¥
(2,273.00 ₩)
     +19.15 %
Onion (1 lb) 159.06 ¥
(1,711.30 ₩)
160.73 ¥
(1,729.32 ₩)
     +1.05 %
Lettuce (1 head) 197.27 ¥
(2,122.43 ₩)
252.92 ¥
(2,721.11 ₩)
     +28.21 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 131.12 ¥
(1,410.68 ₩)
133.84 ¥
(1,440.00 ₩)
     +2.08 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,200.00 ¥
(12,910.63 ₩)
1,858.93 ¥
(20,000.00 ₩)
     +54.91 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 283.50 ¥
(3,050.12 ₩)
237.58 ¥
(2,556.06 ₩)
     -16.20 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 420.83 ¥
(4,527.69 ₩)
276.52 ¥
(2,975.00 ₩)
     -34.29 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 490.00 ¥
(5,271.84 ₩)
418.26 ¥
(4,500.00 ₩)
     -14.64 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 180.00 ¥
(1,936.59 ₩)
116.18 ¥
(1,250.00 ₩)
     -35.45 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 10,000.00 ¥
(107,588.56 ₩)
5,112.07 ¥
(55,000.00 ₩)
     -48.88 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 472.50 ¥
(5,083.56 ₩)
353.20 ¥
(3,800.00 ₩)
     -25.25 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 667.88 ¥
(7,185.60 ₩)
113.68 ¥
(1,223.10 ₩)
     -82.98 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 3,500.00 ¥
(37,656.00 ₩)
1,115.36 ¥
(12,000.00 ₩)
     -68.13 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 527.60 ¥
(5,676.32 ₩)
537.04 ¥
(5,777.92 ₩)
     +1.79 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,534,500.00 ¥
(27,268,321.14 ₩)
2,974,293.86 ¥
(32,000,000.00 ₩)
     +17.35 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,221,666.67 ¥
(23,902,592.28 ₩)
2,554,618.63 ¥
(27,484,774.57 ₩)
     +14.99 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 20,339.42 ¥
(218,828.87 ₩)
17,509.69 ¥
(188,384.29 ₩)
     -13.91 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 47.62 ¥
(512.33 ₩)
13.04 ¥
(140.29 ₩)
     -72.62 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 4,578.12 ¥
(49,255.39 ₩)
2,363.77 ¥
(25,431.52 ₩)
     -48.37 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 9,453.85 ¥
(101,712.57 ₩)
6,397.13 ¥
(68,825.76 ₩)
     -32.33 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 3,126.32 ¥
(33,635.58 ₩)
2,170.31 ¥
(23,350.00 ₩)
     -30.58 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 1,800.00 ¥
(19,365.94 ₩)
1,022.41 ¥
(11,000.00 ₩)
     -43.20 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 66,186.67 ¥
(712,092.83 ₩)
40,030.63 ¥
(430,683.82 ₩)
     -39.52 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 2,045,833.33 ¥
(22,010,826.72 ₩)
1,961,912.28 ¥
(21,107,932.13 ₩)
     -4.10 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 7,231.03 ¥
(77,797.66 ₩)
6,935.02 ¥
(74,612.90 ₩)
     -4.09 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 4,757.08 ¥
(51,180.69 ₩)
5,365.80 ¥
(57,729.88 ₩)
     +12.80 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 8,466.57 ¥
(91,090.57 ₩)
9,179.59 ¥
(98,761.90 ₩)
     +8.42 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 14,431.25 ¥
(155,263.74 ₩)
14,426.07 ¥
(155,208.06 ₩)
     -0.04 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 123,113.64 ¥
(1,324,561.91 ₩)
78,147.71 ¥
(840,779.96 ₩)
     -36.52 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 75,789.47 ¥
(815,408.05 ₩)
52,800.11 ¥
(568,068.81 ₩)
     -30.33 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 273,076.92 ¥
(2,937,995.36 ₩)
215,656.04 ¥
(2,320,212.32 ₩)
     -21.03 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 148,370.37 ¥
(1,596,295.48 ₩)
122,400.13 ¥
(1,316,885.44 ₩)
     -17.50 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 107,036.49 ¥
(1,151,590.16 ₩)
130,675.97 ¥
(1,405,923.98 ₩)
     +22.09 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 57,400.33 ¥
(617,561.89 ₩)
64,343.93 ¥
(692,267.14 ₩)
     +12.10 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 321,628.37 ¥
(3,460,353.34 ₩)
248,461.35 ¥
(2,673,159.93 ₩)
     -22.75 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.50 3.58      +139.41 %
Last update: November 2019November 2019
Contributors:266309
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: JPY