Cost of Living Comparison Between Tokyo and Seoul 

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Consumer Prices in Seoul are 3.57% lower than in Tokyo (without rent)
Rent Prices in Seoul are 26.89% lower than in Tokyo
Restaurant Prices in Seoul are 5.20% lower than in Tokyo
Groceries Prices in Seoul are 16.18% higher than in Tokyo
Local Purchasing Power in Seoul is 5.63% lower than in Tokyo
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Restaurants
Tokyo[ Edit ] Seoul[ Edit ]Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 800.00 ¥
(8,490.84 ₩)
753.75 ¥
(8,000.00 ₩)
     -5.78 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 5,000.00 ¥
(53,067.77 ₩)
4,668.14 ¥
(49,545.51 ₩)
     -6.64 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 700.00 ¥
(7,429.49 ₩)
636.46 ¥
(6,755.08 ₩)
     -9.08 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 500.00 ¥
(5,306.78 ₩)
347.08 ¥
(3,683.80 ₩)
     -30.58 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 600.00 ¥
(6,368.13 ₩)
565.31 ¥
(6,000.00 ₩)
     -5.78 %
Cappuccino (regular) 394.41 ¥
(4,186.11 ₩)
442.34 ¥
(4,694.84 ₩)
     +12.15 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 139.50 ¥
(1,480.59 ₩)
169.50 ¥
(1,799.04 ₩)
     +21.51 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 104.33 ¥
(1,107.35 ₩)
80.96 ¥
(859.31 ₩)
     -22.40 %
Markets
Tokyo[ Edit ] Seoul[ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 753.30 ¥
(7,995.16 ₩)
898.17 ¥
(9,532.76 ₩)
     +19.23 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 189.45 ¥
(2,010.74 ₩)
252.15 ¥
(2,676.21 ₩)
     +33.10 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 246.26 ¥
(2,613.73 ₩)
222.74 ¥
(2,364.02 ₩)
     -9.55 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 249.15 ¥
(2,644.37 ₩)
326.75 ¥
(3,468.00 ₩)
     +31.15 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 722.91 ¥
(7,672.68 ₩)
847.82 ¥
(8,998.35 ₩)
     +17.28 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 424.11 ¥
(4,501.31 ₩)
476.86 ¥
(5,061.18 ₩)
     +12.44 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 1,183.88 ¥
(12,565.15 ₩)
1,824.63 ¥
(19,365.77 ₩)
     +54.12 %
Apples (1 lb) 357.38 ¥
(3,793.11 ₩)
385.98 ¥
(4,096.66 ₩)
     +8.00 %
Banana (1 lb) 170.60 ¥
(1,810.66 ₩)
168.69 ¥
(1,790.36 ₩)
     -1.12 %
Oranges (1 lb) 300.51 ¥
(3,189.43 ₩)
276.37 ¥
(2,933.23 ₩)
     -8.03 %
Tomato (1 lb) 311.11 ¥
(3,302.00 ₩)
332.59 ¥
(3,530.00 ₩)
     +6.91 %
Potato (1 lb) 167.83 ¥
(1,781.27 ₩)
193.20 ¥
(2,050.50 ₩)
     +15.11 %
Onion (1 lb) 150.29 ¥
(1,595.12 ₩)
130.84 ¥
(1,388.69 ₩)
     -12.94 %
Lettuce (1 head) 198.12 ¥
(2,102.73 ₩)
248.94 ¥
(2,642.14 ₩)
     +25.65 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 123.59 ¥
(1,311.74 ₩)
127.20 ¥
(1,350.00 ₩)
     +2.92 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,400.00 ¥
(14,858.97 ₩)
1,884.38 ¥
(20,000.00 ₩)
     +34.60 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 320.83 ¥
(3,405.16 ₩)
250.89 ¥
(2,662.84 ₩)
     -21.80 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 434.62 ¥
(4,612.81 ₩)
317.73 ¥
(3,372.22 ₩)
     -26.89 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 520.00 ¥
(5,519.05 ₩)
423.99 ¥
(4,500.00 ₩)
     -18.46 %
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 200.00 ¥
(2,122.71 ₩)
117.77 ¥
(1,250.00 ₩)
     -41.11 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 10,500.00 ¥
(111,442.31 ₩)
5,182.05 ¥
(55,000.00 ₩)
     -50.65 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 460.00 ¥
(4,882.23 ₩)
358.03 ¥
(3,800.00 ₩)
     -22.17 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 708.11 ¥
(7,515.58 ₩)
115.24 ¥
(1,223.10 ₩)
     -83.73 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 3,444.12 ¥
(36,554.33 ₩)
1,130.63 ¥
(12,000.00 ₩)
     -67.17 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 529.46 ¥
(5,619.43 ₩)
558.54 ¥
(5,928.13 ₩)
     +5.49 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,530,000.00 ¥
(26,852,289.72 ₩)
3,015,012.90 ¥
(32,000,000.00 ₩)
     +19.17 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,156,593.75 ¥
(22,889,122.60 ₩)
2,653,906.92 ¥
(28,167,382.42 ₩)
     +23.06 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Tokyo[ Edit ] Seoul[ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 22,314.96 ¥
(236,840.97 ₩)
19,174.36 ¥
(203,508.09 ₩)
     -14.07 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 37.35 ¥
(396.45 ₩)
13.32 ¥
(141.38 ₩)
     -64.34 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 4,556.90 ¥
(48,364.86 ₩)
2,552.20 ¥
(27,087.93 ₩)
     -43.99 %
Sports And Leisure
Tokyo[ Edit ] Seoul[ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 9,640.62 ¥
(102,321.29 ₩)
5,911.38 ¥
(62,740.74 ₩)
     -38.68 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 3,308.33 ¥
(35,113.17 ₩)
2,106.08 ¥
(22,352.94 ₩)
     -36.34 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 1,800.00 ¥
(19,104.40 ₩)
942.19 ¥
(10,000.00 ₩)
     -47.66 %
Childcare
Tokyo[ Edit ] Seoul[ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 79,531.75 ¥
(844,114.42 ₩)
42,429.11 ¥
(450,323.60 ₩)
     -46.65 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 1,993,478.26 ¥
(21,157,887.67 ₩)
2,099,450.98 ¥
(22,282,634.78 ₩)
     +5.32 %
Clothing And Shoes
Tokyo[ Edit ] Seoul[ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 6,828.23 ¥
(72,471.78 ₩)
7,244.03 ¥
(76,884.93 ₩)
     +6.09 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 4,446.63 ¥
(47,194.59 ₩)
4,686.62 ¥
(49,741.72 ₩)
     +5.40 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 8,222.22 ¥
(87,266.99 ₩)
8,817.61 ¥
(93,586.21 ₩)
     +7.24 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 12,821.43 ¥
(136,080.91 ₩)
14,557.70 ¥
(154,508.88 ₩)
     +13.54 %
Rent Per Month
Tokyo[ Edit ] Seoul[ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 128,222.22 ¥
(1,360,893.38 ₩)
88,243.78 ¥
(936,580.11 ₩)
     -31.18 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 75,584.83 ¥
(802,223.59 ₩)
59,133.71 ¥
(627,618.80 ₩)
     -21.77 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 335,432.93 ¥
(3,560,135.23 ₩)
236,124.19 ¥
(2,506,116.68 ₩)
     -29.61 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 162,896.55 ¥
(1,728,911.23 ₩)
129,834.40 ¥
(1,378,004.29 ₩)
     -20.30 %
Buy Apartment Price
Tokyo[ Edit ] Seoul[ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 114,306.45 ¥
(1,213,197.56 ₩)
202,238.21 ¥
(2,146,466.03 ₩)
     +76.93 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 70,956.37 ¥
(753,099.24 ₩)
94,699.81 ¥
(1,005,101.44 ₩)
     +33.46 %
Salaries And Financing
Tokyo[ Edit ] Seoul[ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 318,288.46 ¥
(3,378,171.53 ₩)
268,315.33 ¥
(2,847,779.04 ₩)
     -15.70 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.33 3.41      +156.06 %
Last update: November 2020November 2020
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