Cost of Living Comparison Between Seoul and Los Angeles, CA 

Indices DifferenceInfo
Cost of Living in Los Angeles, CA is 23.3% higher than in Seoul (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Los Angeles, CA is 55.4% higher than in Seoul
Rent Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 143.6% higher than in Seoul
Restaurant Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 143.9% higher than in Seoul
Groceries Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 5.4% lower than in Seoul
Local Purchasing Power in Los Angeles, CA is 9.1% higher than in Seoul
Currency: Sticky Currency      Switch to metric measurement units
Restaurants
Seoul Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 11,000.00 ₩
(7.92 $)
34,060.90 ₩
(24.52 $)
     +209.6 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 67,500.00 ₩
(48.58 $)
166,726.80 ₩
(120.00 $)
     +147.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8,000.00 ₩
(5.76 $)
16,672.68 ₩
(12.00 $)
     +108.4 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5,000.00 ₩
(3.60 $)
11,115.12 ₩
(8.00 $)
     +122.3 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7,000.00 ₩
(5.04 $)
13,893.90 ₩
(10.00 $)
     +98.5 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5,247.30 ₩
(3.78 $)
7,447.13 ₩
(5.36 $)
     +41.9 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2,051.43 ₩
(1.48 $)
3,885.15 ₩
(2.80 $)
     +89.4 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1,069.44 ₩
(0.77 $)
3,019.42 ₩
(2.17 $)
     +182.3 %
Markets
Seoul Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 11,083.88 ₩
(7.98 $)
6,428.07 ₩
(4.63 $)
     -42.0 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3,905.27 ₩
(2.81 $)
6,494.44 ₩
(4.67 $)
     +66.3 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2,131.56 ₩
(1.53 $)
3,487.15 ₩
(2.51 $)
     +63.6 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4,482.22 ₩
(3.23 $)
6,923.28 ₩
(4.98 $)
     +54.5 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7,414.33 ₩
(5.34 $)
8,517.89 ₩
(6.13 $)
     +14.9 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6,542.91 ₩
(4.71 $)
10,321.29 ₩
(7.43 $)
     +57.7 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 24,214.77 ₩
(17.43 $)
11,514.93 ₩
(8.29 $)
     -52.4 %
Apples (1 lb) 4,286.01 ₩
(3.08 $)
3,604.52 ₩
(2.59 $)
     -15.9 %
Banana (1 lb) 2,237.37 ₩
(1.61 $)
1,436.63 ₩
(1.03 $)
     -35.8 %
Oranges (1 lb) 3,539.92 ₩
(2.55 $)
2,266.01 ₩
(1.63 $)
     -36.0 %
Tomato (1 lb) 3,568.45 ₩
(2.57 $)
3,184.28 ₩
(2.29 $)
     -10.8 %
Potato (1 lb) 2,471.30 ₩
(1.78 $)
1,860.34 ₩
(1.34 $)
     -24.7 %
Onion (1 lb) 1,982.19 ₩
(1.43 $)
1,592.89 ₩
(1.15 $)
     -19.6 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3,355.45 ₩
(2.42 $)
2,751.65 ₩
(1.98 $)
     -18.0 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1,620.57 ₩
(1.17 $)
3,021.92 ₩
(2.18 $)
     +86.5 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 27,500.00 ₩
(19.79 $)
20,826.96 ₩
(14.99 $)
     -24.3 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3,439.55 ₩
(2.48 $)
3,616.98 ₩
(2.60 $)
     +5.2 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4,074.42 ₩
(2.93 $)
5,350.70 ₩
(3.85 $)
     +31.3 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 4,500.00 ₩
(3.24 $)
16,672.68 ₩
(12.00 $)
     +270.5 %
Transportation
Seoul Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1,450.00 ₩
(1.04 $)
2,431.43 ₩
(1.75 $)
     +67.7 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 61,800.00 ₩
(44.48 $)
115,983.86 ₩
(83.48 $)
     +87.7 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4,800.00 ₩
(3.45 $)
4,307.11 ₩
(3.10 $)
     -10.3 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1,609.34 ₩
(1.16 $)
3,751.35 ₩
(2.70 $)
     +133.1 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 12,000.00 ₩
(8.64 $)
40,556.29 ₩
(29.19 $)
     +238.0 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6,345.38 ₩
(4.57 $)
7,383.59 ₩
(5.31 $)
     +16.4 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 37,731,000.00 ₩
(27,156.52 $)
41,681,700.00 ₩
(30,000.00 $)
     +10.5 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 33,722,321.43 ₩
(24,271.31 $)
37,846,960.02 ₩
(27,239.98 $)
     +12.2 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Seoul Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 246,708.27 ₩
(177.57 $)
264,873.84 ₩
(190.64 $)
     +7.4 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 56,822.50 ₩
(40.90 $)
93,076.10 ₩
(66.99 $)
     +63.8 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 31,415.67 ₩
(22.61 $)
102,224.37 ₩
(73.58 $)
     +225.4 %
Sports And Leisure
Seoul Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 77,093.99 ₩
(55.49 $)
71,355.10 ₩
(51.36 $)
     -7.4 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 28,482.22 ₩
(20.50 $)
13,060.27 ₩
(9.40 $)
     -54.1 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15,000.00 ₩
(10.80 $)
25,009.02 ₩
(18.00 $)
     +66.7 %
Childcare
Seoul Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 504,923.08 ₩
(363.41 $)
2,709,310.50 ₩
(1,950.00 $)
     +436.6 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 27,630,769.23 ₩
(19,886.98 $)
39,944,962.50 ₩
(28,750.00 $)
     +44.6 %
Clothing And Shoes
Seoul Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 82,325.73 ₩
(59.25 $)
85,586.42 ₩
(61.60 $)
     +4.0 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 60,324.53 ₩
(43.42 $)
61,219.13 ₩
(44.06 $)
     +1.5 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 119,360.00 ₩
(85.91 $)
148,023.47 ₩
(106.54 $)
     +24.0 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 170,373.00 ₩
(122.62 $)
202,784.12 ₩
(145.95 $)
     +19.0 %
Rent Per Month
Seoul Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,125,424.21 ₩
(810.01 $)
3,402,461.73 ₩
(2,448.89 $)
     +202.3 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 700,000.00 ₩
(503.82 $)
2,910,772.05 ₩
(2,095.00 $)
     +315.8 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,585,580.70 ₩
(2,580.69 $)
6,450,629.02 ₩
(4,642.78 $)
     +79.9 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,948,712.05 ₩
(1,402.57 $)
5,165,057.33 ₩
(3,717.50 $)
     +165.0 %
Buy Apartment Price
Seoul Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 2,424,357.21 ₩
(1,744.91 $)
984,382.75 ₩
(708.50 $)
     -59.4 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,391,457.39 ₩
(1,001.49 $)
896,834.64 ₩
(645.49 $)
     -35.5 %
Salaries And Financing
Seoul Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,023,501.89 ₩
(2,895.88 $)
6,824,562.38 ₩
(4,911.91 $)
     +69.6 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.10 6.82      +33.6 %
Last update: June 2024June 2024
Contributors in the past 12 months:232266