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Cost of Living Comparison Between Kuala Lumpur and Seoul 

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Consumer Prices in Seoul are 103.82% higher than in Kuala Lumpur
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Seoul are 99.42% higher than in Kuala Lumpur
Rent Prices in Seoul are 86.45% higher than in Kuala Lumpur
Restaurant Prices in Seoul are 68.48% higher than in Kuala Lumpur
Groceries Prices in Seoul are 159.20% higher than in Kuala Lumpur
Local Purchasing Power in Seoul is 14.84% higher than in Kuala Lumpur
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  Kuala LumpurSeoulDifference
Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 RM
(4,213.85 ₩)
28.48 RM
(8,000.00 ₩)
     +89.85 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 RM
(22,473.88 ₩)
160.19 RM
(45,000.00 ₩)
     +100.23 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 15.00 RM
(4,213.85 ₩)
23.14 RM
(6,500.00 ₩)
     +54.25 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 15.00 RM
(4,213.85 ₩)
14.24 RM
(4,000.00 ₩)
     -5.07 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 20.00 RM
(5,618.47 ₩)
21.36 RM
(6,000.00 ₩)
     +6.79 %
Cappuccino (regular) 11.40 RM
(3,201.53 ₩)
17.17 RM
(4,823.08 ₩)
     +50.65 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.57 RM
(722.29 ₩)
5.99 RM
(1,683.56 ₩)
     +133.09 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.50 RM
(420.41 ₩)
3.33 RM
(935.09 ₩)
     +122.42 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 25.09 RM
(7,048.78 ₩)
34.25 RM
(9,622.92 ₩)
     +36.52 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.06 RM
(859.00 ₩)
10.40 RM
(2,922.84 ₩)
     +240.26 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.06 RM
(578.75 ₩)
7.30 RM
(2,050.24 ₩)
     +254.25 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.42 RM
(1,523.47 ₩)
12.26 RM
(3,443.16 ₩)
     +126.01 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 18.96 RM
(5,326.36 ₩)
35.32 RM
(9,922.34 ₩)
     +86.29 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 5.53 RM
(1,553.63 ₩)
16.49 RM
(4,633.63 ₩)
     +198.25 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 14.92 RM
(4,190.03 ₩)
61.34 RM
(17,231.49 ₩)
     +311.25 %
Apples (1 lb) 4.86 RM
(1,364.15 ₩)
13.51 RM
(3,795.06 ₩)
     +178.20 %
Banana (1 lb) 2.66 RM
(746.85 ₩)
7.06 RM
(1,984.47 ₩)
     +165.71 %
Oranges (1 lb) 3.86 RM
(1,083.11 ₩)
11.91 RM
(3,345.25 ₩)
     +208.86 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.30 RM
(647.47 ₩)
12.02 RM
(3,376.75 ₩)
     +421.53 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.52 RM
(426.87 ₩)
8.09 RM
(2,273.00 ₩)
     +432.48 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.60 RM
(450.55 ₩)
6.16 RM
(1,729.32 ₩)
     +283.83 %
Lettuce (1 head) 4.01 RM
(1,126.79 ₩)
9.69 RM
(2,721.11 ₩)
     +141.49 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.33 RM
(655.81 ₩)
5.13 RM
(1,440.00 ₩)
     +119.58 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 70.00 RM
(19,664.65 ₩)
71.19 RM
(20,000.00 ₩)
     +1.71 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 8.80 RM
(2,471.24 ₩)
9.10 RM
(2,556.06 ₩)
     +3.43 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 13.43 RM
(3,772.10 ₩)
10.59 RM
(2,975.00 ₩)
     -21.13 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 17.40 RM
(4,888.07 ₩)
16.02 RM
(4,500.00 ₩)
     -7.94 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 RM
(842.77 ₩)
4.45 RM
(1,250.00 ₩)
     +48.32 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 100.00 RM
(28,092.35 ₩)
195.78 RM
(55,000.00 ₩)
     +95.78 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 RM
(842.77 ₩)
13.53 RM
(3,800.00 ₩)
     +350.89 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.22 RM
(904.21 ₩)
4.35 RM
(1,223.10 ₩)
     +35.27 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 25.00 RM
(7,023.09 ₩)
42.72 RM
(12,000.00 ₩)
     +70.87 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 8.02 RM
(2,254.29 ₩)
20.57 RM
(5,777.92 ₩)
     +156.31 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 152,995.00 RM
(42,979,896.31 ₩)
113,910.00 RM
(32,000,000.00 ₩)
     -25.55 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 110,637.01 RM
(31,080,539.88 ₩)
97,837.21 RM
(27,484,774.57 ₩)
     -11.57 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 218.20 RM
(61,296.63 ₩)
670.59 RM
(188,384.29 ₩)
     +207.33 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.28 RM
(79.85 ₩)
0.50 RM
(140.29 ₩)
     +75.69 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 120.18 RM
(33,761.48 ₩)
90.53 RM
(25,431.52 ₩)
     -24.67 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 173.12 RM
(48,634.10 ₩)
245.00 RM
(68,825.76 ₩)
     +41.52 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 30.08 RM
(8,451.12 ₩)
83.12 RM
(23,350.00 ₩)
     +176.29 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18.00 RM
(5,056.62 ₩)
39.16 RM
(11,000.00 ₩)
     +117.54 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 710.00 RM
(199,455.71 ₩)
1,533.10 RM
(430,683.82 ₩)
     +115.93 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 28,967.00 RM
(8,137,511.13 ₩)
75,137.64 RM
(21,107,932.13 ₩)
     +159.39 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 228.51 RM
(64,192.67 ₩)
265.60 RM
(74,612.90 ₩)
     +16.23 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 132.02 RM
(37,088.92 ₩)
205.50 RM
(57,729.88 ₩)
     +55.65 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 276.44 RM
(77,657.48 ₩)
351.56 RM
(98,761.90 ₩)
     +27.18 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 269.04 RM
(75,580.14 ₩)
552.49 RM
(155,208.06 ₩)
     +105.36 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,303.52 RM
(647,112.57 ₩)
2,992.91 RM
(840,779.96 ₩)
     +29.93 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,269.29 RM
(356,573.90 ₩)
2,022.15 RM
(568,068.81 ₩)
     +59.31 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,068.14 RM
(1,142,835.73 ₩)
8,259.23 RM
(2,320,212.32 ₩)
     +103.02 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,023.06 RM
(568,326.15 ₩)
4,687.70 RM
(1,316,885.44 ₩)
     +131.71 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,139.33 RM
(320,065.80 ₩)
5,004.65 RM
(1,405,923.98 ₩)
     +339.26 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 564.97 RM
(158,713.40 ₩)
2,464.25 RM
(692,267.14 ₩)
     +336.17 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,155.00 RM
(1,167,237.29 ₩)
9,515.61 RM
(2,673,159.93 ₩)
     +129.02 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.57 3.58      -21.69 %
Last update: November 2019November 2019
Contributors:451309
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: MYR