Cost of Living Comparison Between Seoul and Boston, MA 

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Consumer Prices in Boston, MA are 2.73% higher than in Seoul
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Boston, MA are 38.45% higher than in Seoul
Rent Prices in Boston, MA are 145.73% higher than in Seoul
Restaurant Prices in Boston, MA are 84.52% higher than in Seoul
Groceries Prices in Boston, MA are 16.88% lower than in Seoul
Local Purchasing Power in Boston, MA is 42.15% higher than in Seoul
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Restaurants Seoul[ Edit ] Boston, MA[ Edit ]Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 8,000.00 ₩
(7.09 $)
20,316.61 ₩
(18.00 $)
     +153.96 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 49,926.99 ₩
(44.23 $)
87,474.29 ₩
(77.50 $)
     +75.20 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6,773.60 ₩
(6.00 $)
10,158.30 ₩
(9.00 $)
     +49.97 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3,250.00 ₩
(2.88 $)
7,900.90 ₩
(7.00 $)
     +143.10 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6,000.00 ₩
(5.32 $)
9,029.60 ₩
(8.00 $)
     +50.49 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4,709.34 ₩
(4.17 $)
4,922.87 ₩
(4.36 $)
     +4.53 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1,781.41 ₩
(1.58 $)
2,582.16 ₩
(2.29 $)
     +44.95 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 874.93 ₩
(0.78 $)
2,123.12 ₩
(1.88 $)
     +142.66 %
Markets Seoul[ Edit ] Boston, MA[ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 9,564.01 ₩
(8.47 $)
3,819.40 ₩
(3.38 $)
     -60.06 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2,583.23 ₩
(2.29 $)
3,086.70 ₩
(2.73 $)
     +19.49 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2,297.31 ₩
(2.04 $)
3,027.74 ₩
(2.68 $)
     +31.79 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3,529.17 ₩
(3.13 $)
2,928.98 ₩
(2.60 $)
     -17.01 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 9,761.67 ₩
(8.65 $)
7,373.03 ₩
(6.53 $)
     -24.47 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4,820.21 ₩
(4.27 $)
6,293.82 ₩
(5.58 $)
     +30.57 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 19,996.46 ₩
(17.72 $)
8,519.82 ₩
(7.55 $)
     -57.39 %
Apples (1 lb) 3,769.86 ₩
(3.34 $)
3,007.18 ₩
(2.66 $)
     -20.23 %
Banana (1 lb) 1,902.26 ₩
(1.69 $)
936.07 ₩
(0.83 $)
     -50.79 %
Oranges (1 lb) 3,008.83 ₩
(2.67 $)
2,748.39 ₩
(2.44 $)
     -8.66 %
Tomato (1 lb) 3,630.92 ₩
(3.22 $)
3,286.78 ₩
(2.91 $)
     -9.48 %
Potato (1 lb) 2,020.28 ₩
(1.79 $)
876.11 ₩
(0.78 $)
     -56.63 %
Onion (1 lb) 1,395.67 ₩
(1.24 $)
2,493.18 ₩
(2.21 $)
     +78.64 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2,665.83 ₩
(2.36 $)
2,305.94 ₩
(2.04 $)
     -13.50 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1,385.00 ₩
(1.23 $)
2,558.76 ₩
(2.27 $)
     +84.75 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 20,000.00 ₩
(17.72 $)
16,930.51 ₩
(15.00 $)
     -15.35 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2,858.47 ₩
(2.53 $)
3,627.97 ₩
(3.21 $)
     +26.92 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3,231.25 ₩
(2.86 $)
3,708.59 ₩
(3.29 $)
     +14.77 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 4,500.00 ₩
(3.99 $)
13,217.08 ₩
(11.71 $)
     +193.71 %
Transportation Seoul[ Edit ] Boston, MA[ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1,250.00 ₩
(1.11 $)
3,047.49 ₩
(2.70 $)
     +143.80 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 55,000.00 ₩
(48.73 $)
101,583.04 ₩
(90.00 $)
     +84.70 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3,800.00 ₩
(3.37 $)
3,386.10 ₩
(3.00 $)
     -10.89 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1,269.77 ₩
(1.12 $)
3,950.45 ₩
(3.50 $)
     +211.11 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 12,000.00 ₩
(10.63 $)
31,603.61 ₩
(28.00 $)
     +163.36 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5,951.11 ₩
(5.27 $)
2,916.27 ₩
(2.58 $)
     -51.00 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 32,000,000.00 ₩
(28,351.19 $)
25,395,760.19 ₩
(22,500.00 $)
     -20.64 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,960,965.05 ₩
(24,772.71 $)
24,690,322.41 ₩
(21,875.00 $)
     -11.70 %
Utilities (Monthly) Seoul[ Edit ] Boston, MA[ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 199,731.26 ₩
(176.96 $)
201,046.08 ₩
(178.12 $)
     +0.66 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 139.85 ₩
(0.12 $)
98.76 ₩
(0.09 $)
     -29.38 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 27,242.59 ₩
(24.14 $)
75,825.74 ₩
(67.18 $)
     +178.34 %
Sports And Leisure Seoul[ Edit ] Boston, MA[ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 62,717.95 ₩
(55.57 $)
68,165.45 ₩
(60.39 $)
     +8.69 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 21,684.21 ₩
(19.21 $)
24,186.44 ₩
(21.43 $)
     +11.54 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10,000.00 ₩
(8.86 $)
16,930.51 ₩
(15.00 $)
     +69.31 %
Childcare Seoul[ Edit ] Boston, MA[ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 462,302.03 ₩
(409.59 $)
1,960,740.80 ₩
(1,737.17 $)
     +324.13 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 22,248,704.17 ₩
(19,711.79 $)
29,628,386.89 ₩
(26,250.00 $)
     +33.17 %
Clothing And Shoes Seoul[ Edit ] Boston, MA[ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 76,884.93 ₩
(68.12 $)
53,407.69 ₩
(47.32 $)
     -30.54 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 49,780.74 ₩
(44.10 $)
40,542.92 ₩
(35.92 $)
     -18.56 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 93,413.79 ₩
(82.76 $)
91,629.95 ₩
(81.18 $)
     -1.91 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 156,037.78 ₩
(138.25 $)
127,498.00 ₩
(112.96 $)
     -18.29 %
Rent Per Month Seoul[ Edit ] Boston, MA[ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 946,819.15 ₩
(838.86 $)
2,946,404.31 ₩
(2,610.44 $)
     +211.19 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 620,727.35 ₩
(549.95 $)
2,186,871.03 ₩
(1,937.51 $)
     +252.31 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,482,429.12 ₩
(2,199.37 $)
5,021,319.58 ₩
(4,448.76 $)
     +102.27 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,440,550.29 ₩
(1,276.29 $)
3,340,142.49 ₩
(2,959.28 $)
     +131.87 %
Buy Apartment Price Seoul[ Edit ] Boston, MA[ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 2,078,736.78 ₩
(1,841.71 $)
1,120,616.63 ₩
(992.84 $)
     -46.09 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 970,135.38 ₩
(859.52 $)
533,337.68 ₩
(472.52 $)
     -45.02 %
Salaries And Financing Seoul[ Edit ] Boston, MA[ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,889,537.65 ₩
(2,560.06 $)
5,686,782.66 ₩
(5,038.35 $)
     +96.81 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.41 4.06      +19.07 %
Last update: October 2020October 2020
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