Cost of Living Comparison Between Kuala Lumpur and Seoul 

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Consumer Prices in Seoul are 103.40% higher than in Kuala Lumpur (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Seoul are 112.34% higher than in Kuala Lumpur
Rent Prices in Seoul are 142.17% higher than in Kuala Lumpur
Restaurant Prices in Seoul are 84.28% higher than in Kuala Lumpur
Groceries Prices in Seoul are 149.95% higher than in Kuala Lumpur
Local Purchasing Power in Seoul is 17.75% higher than in Kuala Lumpur
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Restaurants
Kuala Lumpur Edit Seoul Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.00 RM
(3,323.20 ₩)
28.89 RM
(8,000.00 ₩)
     +140.73 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 RM
(22,154.64 ₩)
180.55 RM
(50,000.00 ₩)
     +125.69 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 15.80 RM
(4,375.54 ₩)
22.57 RM
(6,250.00 ₩)
     +42.84 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 15.00 RM
(4,153.99 ₩)
14.44 RM
(4,000.00 ₩)
     -3.71 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 20.00 RM
(5,538.66 ₩)
21.67 RM
(6,000.00 ₩)
     +8.33 %
Cappuccino (regular) 11.39 RM
(3,155.19 ₩)
17.16 RM
(4,751.11 ₩)
     +50.58 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.62 RM
(724.97 ₩)
6.75 RM
(1,869.14 ₩)
     +157.82 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.46 RM
(404.02 ₩)
3.18 RM
(881.71 ₩)
     +118.24 %
Markets
Kuala Lumpur Edit Seoul Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 25.64 RM
(7,101.35 ₩)
34.61 RM
(9,584.11 ₩)
     +34.96 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.90 RM
(804.28 ₩)
9.87 RM
(2,732.37 ₩)
     +239.73 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.07 RM
(573.03 ₩)
8.04 RM
(2,227.65 ₩)
     +288.75 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 6.18 RM
(1,712.42 ₩)
12.09 RM
(3,348.00 ₩)
     +95.51 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 19.29 RM
(5,342.55 ₩)
34.23 RM
(9,480.29 ₩)
     +77.45 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.96 RM
(1,649.90 ₩)
17.14 RM
(4,747.92 ₩)
     +187.77 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 15.42 RM
(4,271.18 ₩)
64.56 RM
(17,879.06 ₩)
     +318.60 %
Apples (1 lb) 4.38 RM
(1,213.58 ₩)
14.38 RM
(3,982.55 ₩)
     +228.16 %
Banana (1 lb) 2.63 RM
(727.22 ₩)
6.34 RM
(1,755.67 ₩)
     +141.42 %
Oranges (1 lb) 4.18 RM
(1,156.65 ₩)
9.91 RM
(2,744.24 ₩)
     +137.26 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.27 RM
(627.34 ₩)
12.79 RM
(3,542.60 ₩)
     +464.70 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.66 RM
(458.97 ₩)
7.04 RM
(1,948.44 ₩)
     +324.52 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.91 RM
(528.45 ₩)
5.15 RM
(1,425.58 ₩)
     +169.77 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.87 RM
(1,070.77 ₩)
9.07 RM
(2,512.67 ₩)
     +134.66 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.47 RM
(684.36 ₩)
4.77 RM
(1,320.83 ₩)
     +93.00 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 72.50 RM
(20,077.64 ₩)
72.22 RM
(20,000.00 ₩)
     -0.39 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 10.01 RM
(2,773.48 ₩)
9.55 RM
(2,643.87 ₩)
     -4.67 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 15.55 RM
(4,305.05 ₩)
11.33 RM
(3,138.89 ₩)
     -27.09 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 17.90 RM
(4,957.10 ₩)
16.25 RM
(4,500.00 ₩)
     -9.22 %
Transportation
Kuala Lumpur Edit Seoul Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 RM
(830.80 ₩)
4.51 RM
(1,250.00 ₩)
     +50.46 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 100.00 RM
(27,693.30 ₩)
198.60 RM
(55,000.00 ₩)
     +98.60 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 RM
(969.27 ₩)
13.72 RM
(3,800.00 ₩)
     +292.05 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.83 RM
(1,337.04 ₩)
4.42 RM
(1,223.10 ₩)
     -8.52 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 18.00 RM
(4,984.79 ₩)
43.33 RM
(12,000.00 ₩)
     +140.73 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.17 RM
(1,985.65 ₩)
21.10 RM
(5,843.73 ₩)
     +194.30 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 160,000.00 RM
(44,309,278.35 ₩)
115,551.42 RM
(32,000,000.00 ₩)
     -27.78 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 127,321.38 RM
(35,259,490.37 ₩)
103,291.13 RM
(28,604,721.53 ₩)
     -18.87 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Kuala Lumpur Edit Seoul Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 207.83 RM
(57,554.19 ₩)
740.24 RM
(204,996.91 ₩)
     +256.18 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.22 RM
(61.59 ₩)
0.57 RM
(158.46 ₩)
     +157.28 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 119.33 RM
(33,046.94 ₩)
96.20 RM
(26,639.66 ₩)
     -19.39 %
Sports And Leisure
Kuala Lumpur Edit Seoul Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 164.10 RM
(45,444.70 ₩)
228.58 RM
(63,300.00 ₩)
     +39.29 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 29.05 RM
(8,044.24 ₩)
76.39 RM
(21,153.85 ₩)
     +162.97 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18.00 RM
(4,984.79 ₩)
39.72 RM
(11,000.00 ₩)
     +120.67 %
Childcare
Kuala Lumpur Edit Seoul Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 736.90 RM
(204,070.97 ₩)
1,693.96 RM
(469,114.72 ₩)
     +129.88 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 31,314.29 RM
(8,671,958.76 ₩)
80,206.28 RM
(22,211,764.71 ₩)
     +156.13 %
Clothing And Shoes
Kuala Lumpur Edit Seoul Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 205.16 RM
(56,814.53 ₩)
271.99 RM
(75,324.08 ₩)
     +32.58 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 115.26 RM
(31,919.09 ₩)
182.27 RM
(50,475.47 ₩)
     +58.14 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 280.65 RM
(77,720.43 ₩)
338.56 RM
(93,758.62 ₩)
     +20.64 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 276.97 RM
(76,700.89 ₩)
552.76 RM
(153,078.06 ₩)
     +99.58 %
Rent Per Month
Kuala Lumpur Edit Seoul Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,889.19 RM
(523,178.81 ₩)
3,427.68 RM
(949,236.92 ₩)
     +81.44 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,164.47 RM
(322,481.18 ₩)
2,380.76 RM
(659,310.74 ₩)
     +104.45 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,430.00 RM
(949,880.15 ₩)
9,841.77 RM
(2,725,510.51 ₩)
     +186.93 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,100.00 RM
(581,559.28 ₩)
5,136.42 RM
(1,422,445.03 ₩)
     +144.59 %
Buy Apartment Price
Kuala Lumpur Edit Seoul Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,091.65 RM
(302,312.71 ₩)
7,285.33 RM
(2,017,547.69 ₩)
     +567.37 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 557.72 RM
(154,449.86 ₩)
3,680.02 RM
(1,019,120.06 ₩)
     +559.84 %
Salaries And Financing
Kuala Lumpur Edit Seoul Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,189.22 RM
(1,160,134.50 ₩)
10,473.84 RM
(2,900,551.65 ₩)
     +150.02 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.20 3.39      -19.35 %
Last update: March 2021March 2021
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