Cost of Living Comparison Between Kuala Lumpur and Seoul 

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in Seoul are 107.77% higher than in Kuala Lumpur (without rent)
Rent Prices in Seoul are 130.08% higher than in Kuala Lumpur
Restaurant Prices in Seoul are 88.53% higher than in Kuala Lumpur
Groceries Prices in Seoul are 159.83% higher than in Kuala Lumpur
Local Purchasing Power in Seoul is 13.71% higher than in Kuala Lumpur
Currency: Sticky Currency      Switch to metric measurement units
Restaurants
Kuala Lumpur[ Edit ] Seoul[ Edit ]Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.00 RM
(3,258.47 ₩)
29.46 RM
(8,000.00 ₩)
     +145.51 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 RM
(21,723.16 ₩)
182.46 RM
(49,545.51 ₩)
     +128.08 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 15.80 RM
(4,290.32 ₩)
24.88 RM
(6,755.08 ₩)
     +57.45 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 15.00 RM
(4,073.09 ₩)
13.57 RM
(3,683.80 ₩)
     -9.56 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 18.00 RM
(4,887.71 ₩)
22.10 RM
(6,000.00 ₩)
     +22.76 %
Cappuccino (regular) 11.67 RM
(3,169.03 ₩)
17.29 RM
(4,694.84 ₩)
     +48.15 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.62 RM
(712.74 ₩)
6.63 RM
(1,799.04 ₩)
     +152.41 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.44 RM
(390.18 ₩)
3.16 RM
(859.31 ₩)
     +120.23 %
Markets
Kuala Lumpur[ Edit ] Seoul[ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 25.67 RM
(6,969.30 ₩)
35.11 RM
(9,532.76 ₩)
     +36.78 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.92 RM
(794.21 ₩)
9.86 RM
(2,676.21 ₩)
     +236.96 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.01 RM
(545.06 ₩)
8.71 RM
(2,364.02 ₩)
     +333.72 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 6.24 RM
(1,695.66 ₩)
12.77 RM
(3,468.00 ₩)
     +104.52 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 19.68 RM
(5,344.77 ₩)
33.14 RM
(8,998.35 ₩)
     +68.36 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.58 RM
(1,514.28 ₩)
18.64 RM
(5,061.18 ₩)
     +234.23 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 16.44 RM
(4,464.30 ₩)
71.32 RM
(19,365.77 ₩)
     +333.79 %
Apples (1 lb) 4.63 RM
(1,257.07 ₩)
15.09 RM
(4,096.66 ₩)
     +225.89 %
Banana (1 lb) 2.79 RM
(757.34 ₩)
6.59 RM
(1,790.36 ₩)
     +136.40 %
Oranges (1 lb) 4.13 RM
(1,120.78 ₩)
10.80 RM
(2,933.23 ₩)
     +161.71 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.33 RM
(633.96 ₩)
13.00 RM
(3,530.00 ₩)
     +456.82 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.72 RM
(467.92 ₩)
7.55 RM
(2,050.50 ₩)
     +338.21 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.87 RM
(507.65 ₩)
5.11 RM
(1,388.69 ₩)
     +173.55 %
Lettuce (1 head) 4.01 RM
(1,088.44 ₩)
9.73 RM
(2,642.14 ₩)
     +142.75 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.36 RM
(640.59 ₩)
4.97 RM
(1,350.00 ₩)
     +110.74 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 70.00 RM
(19,007.77 ₩)
73.65 RM
(20,000.00 ₩)
     +5.22 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 10.28 RM
(2,790.71 ₩)
9.81 RM
(2,662.84 ₩)
     -4.58 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 15.18 RM
(4,122.46 ₩)
12.42 RM
(3,372.22 ₩)
     -18.20 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 18.00 RM
(4,887.71 ₩)
16.57 RM
(4,500.00 ₩)
     -7.93 %
Transportation
Kuala Lumpur[ Edit ] Seoul[ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 RM
(814.62 ₩)
4.60 RM
(1,250.00 ₩)
     +53.45 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 100.00 RM
(27,153.95 ₩)
202.55 RM
(55,000.00 ₩)
     +102.55 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 RM
(950.39 ₩)
13.99 RM
(3,800.00 ₩)
     +299.84 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.83 RM
(1,311.00 ₩)
4.50 RM
(1,223.10 ₩)
     -6.70 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 22.50 RM
(6,109.64 ₩)
44.19 RM
(12,000.00 ₩)
     +96.41 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.65 RM
(2,077.01 ₩)
21.83 RM
(5,928.13 ₩)
     +185.42 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 160,000.00 RM
(43,446,320.19 ₩)
117,846.57 RM
(32,000,000.00 ₩)
     -26.35 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 127,604.51 RM
(34,649,664.37 ₩)
103,732.17 RM
(28,167,382.42 ₩)
     -18.71 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Kuala Lumpur[ Edit ] Seoul[ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 205.55 RM
(55,815.41 ₩)
749.46 RM
(203,508.09 ₩)
     +264.61 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.27 RM
(73.66 ₩)
0.52 RM
(141.38 ₩)
     +91.95 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 122.83 RM
(33,353.09 ₩)
99.76 RM
(27,087.93 ₩)
     -18.78 %
Sports And Leisure
Kuala Lumpur[ Edit ] Seoul[ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 171.11 RM
(46,463.43 ₩)
231.06 RM
(62,740.74 ₩)
     +35.03 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 30.92 RM
(8,395.10 ₩)
82.32 RM
(22,352.94 ₩)
     +166.26 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18.00 RM
(4,887.71 ₩)
36.83 RM
(10,000.00 ₩)
     +104.59 %
Childcare
Kuala Lumpur[ Edit ] Seoul[ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 818.39 RM
(222,224.42 ₩)
1,658.41 RM
(450,323.60 ₩)
     +102.64 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 33,970.63 RM
(9,224,368.76 ₩)
82,060.38 RM
(22,282,634.78 ₩)
     +141.56 %
Clothing And Shoes
Kuala Lumpur[ Edit ] Seoul[ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 222.07 RM
(60,299.48 ₩)
283.14 RM
(76,884.93 ₩)
     +27.51 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 127.16 RM
(34,528.39 ₩)
183.18 RM
(49,741.72 ₩)
     +44.06 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 292.90 RM
(79,534.96 ₩)
344.65 RM
(93,586.21 ₩)
     +17.67 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 301.45 RM
(81,856.23 ₩)
569.01 RM
(154,508.88 ₩)
     +88.76 %
Rent Per Month
Kuala Lumpur[ Edit ] Seoul[ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,934.35 RM
(525,251.59 ₩)
3,449.15 RM
(936,580.11 ₩)
     +78.31 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,208.93 RM
(328,271.16 ₩)
2,311.34 RM
(627,618.80 ₩)
     +91.19 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,389.40 RM
(920,355.20 ₩)
9,229.29 RM
(2,506,116.68 ₩)
     +172.30 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,187.96 RM
(594,118.37 ₩)
5,074.78 RM
(1,378,004.29 ₩)
     +131.94 %
Buy Apartment Price
Kuala Lumpur[ Edit ] Seoul[ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,138.92 RM
(309,261.30 ₩)
7,904.80 RM
(2,146,466.03 ₩)
     +594.06 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 543.43 RM
(147,562.73 ₩)
3,701.49 RM
(1,005,101.44 ₩)
     +581.14 %
Salaries And Financing
Kuala Lumpur[ Edit ] Seoul[ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,331.73 RM
(1,176,235.26 ₩)
10,487.53 RM
(2,847,779.04 ₩)
     +142.11 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.33 3.41      -21.20 %
Last update: November 2020November 2020
Contributors in the past 12 months:357279