Cost of Living Comparison Between Seoul and Los Angeles, CA 

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Consumer Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 0.88% higher than in Seoul (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Los Angeles, CA are 32.11% higher than in Seoul
Rent Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 113.05% higher than in Seoul
Restaurant Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 99.15% higher than in Seoul
Groceries Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 22.16% lower than in Seoul
Local Purchasing Power in Los Angeles, CA is 48.87% higher than in Seoul
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Restaurants
Seoul Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 8,000.00 ₩
(6.96 $)
22,983.66 ₩
(20.00 $)
     +187.30 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50,000.00 ₩
(43.51 $)
91,934.64 ₩
(80.00 $)
     +83.87 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6,500.00 ₩
(5.66 $)
10,342.65 ₩
(9.00 $)
     +59.12 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3,500.00 ₩
(3.05 $)
8,044.28 ₩
(7.00 $)
     +129.84 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6,000.00 ₩
(5.22 $)
9,193.46 ₩
(8.00 $)
     +53.22 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4,765.63 ₩
(4.15 $)
5,401.60 ₩
(4.70 $)
     +13.34 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1,643.33 ₩
(1.43 $)
2,522.42 ₩
(2.19 $)
     +53.49 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 893.88 ₩
(0.78 $)
2,409.32 ₩
(2.10 $)
     +169.54 %
Markets
Seoul Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 9,705.44 ₩
(8.45 $)
4,079.31 ₩
(3.55 $)
     -57.97 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2,727.09 ₩
(2.37 $)
3,515.90 ₩
(3.06 $)
     +28.92 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2,135.74 ₩
(1.86 $)
2,292.09 ₩
(1.99 $)
     +7.32 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3,725.92 ₩
(3.24 $)
3,893.61 ₩
(3.39 $)
     +4.50 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7,581.32 ₩
(6.60 $)
6,488.14 ₩
(5.65 $)
     -14.42 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4,922.22 ₩
(4.28 $)
6,138.02 ₩
(5.34 $)
     +24.70 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 15,424.53 ₩
(13.42 $)
7,629.35 ₩
(6.64 $)
     -50.54 %
Apples (1 lb) 4,008.90 ₩
(3.49 $)
2,050.74 ₩
(1.78 $)
     -48.85 %
Banana (1 lb) 1,833.05 ₩
(1.60 $)
824.32 ₩
(0.72 $)
     -55.03 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2,850.66 ₩
(2.48 $)
1,672.06 ₩
(1.46 $)
     -41.34 %
Tomato (1 lb) 3,346.36 ₩
(2.91 $)
2,177.29 ₩
(1.89 $)
     -34.94 %
Potato (1 lb) 1,880.07 ₩
(1.64 $)
1,376.25 ₩
(1.20 $)
     -26.80 %
Onion (1 lb) 1,436.38 ₩
(1.25 $)
1,112.33 ₩
(0.97 $)
     -22.56 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2,561.88 ₩
(2.23 $)
1,937.86 ₩
(1.69 $)
     -24.36 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1,299.17 ₩
(1.13 $)
1,962.45 ₩
(1.71 $)
     +51.05 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 20,000.00 ₩
(17.40 $)
16,347.13 ₩
(14.22 $)
     -18.26 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2,604.18 ₩
(2.27 $)
2,855.79 ₩
(2.49 $)
     +9.66 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3,147.37 ₩
(2.74 $)
2,690.73 ₩
(2.34 $)
     -14.51 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 4,500.00 ₩
(3.92 $)
11,491.83 ₩
(10.00 $)
     +155.37 %
Transportation
Seoul Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1,250.00 ₩
(1.09 $)
2,011.07 ₩
(1.75 $)
     +60.89 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 55,000.00 ₩
(47.86 $)
114,918.30 ₩
(100.00 $)
     +108.94 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3,800.00 ₩
(3.31 $)
3,275.17 ₩
(2.85 $)
     -13.81 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1,287.48 ₩
(1.12 $)
3,102.80 ₩
(2.70 $)
     +141.00 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 12,000.00 ₩
(10.44 $)
33,544.65 ₩
(29.19 $)
     +179.54 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5,695.46 ₩
(4.96 $)
4,393.90 ₩
(3.82 $)
     -22.85 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 32,000,000.00 ₩
(27,845.87 $)
28,729,574.02 ₩
(25,000.00 $)
     -10.22 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 30,241,666.67 ₩
(26,315.80 $)
24,768,572.85 ₩
(21,553.20 $)
     -18.10 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Seoul Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 216,040.28 ₩
(187.99 $)
188,239.03 ₩
(163.80 $)
     -12.87 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 157.89 ₩
(0.14 $)
136.47 ₩
(0.12 $)
     -13.57 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 26,959.62 ₩
(23.46 $)
76,496.88 ₩
(66.57 $)
     +183.75 %
Sports And Leisure
Seoul Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 63,869.57 ₩
(55.58 $)
48,717.15 ₩
(42.39 $)
     -23.72 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 21,111.11 ₩
(18.37 $)
10,314.36 ₩
(8.98 $)
     -51.14 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10,500.00 ₩
(9.14 $)
17,237.74 ₩
(15.00 $)
     +64.17 %
Childcare
Seoul Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 491,160.56 ₩
(427.40 $)
1,212,898.04 ₩
(1,055.44 $)
     +146.95 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 22,975,000.00 ₩
(19,992.46 $)
28,504,986.33 ₩
(24,804.57 $)
     +24.07 %
Clothing And Shoes
Seoul Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 73,080.82 ₩
(63.59 $)
55,899.54 ₩
(48.64 $)
     -23.51 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 52,194.97 ₩
(45.42 $)
46,304.54 ₩
(40.29 $)
     -11.29 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 95,636.36 ₩
(83.22 $)
90,785.45 ₩
(79.00 $)
     -5.07 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 148,662.43 ₩
(129.36 $)
132,529.36 ₩
(115.32 $)
     -10.85 %
Rent Per Month
Seoul Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,030,200.63 ₩
(896.46 $)
2,569,240.44 ₩
(2,235.71 $)
     +149.39 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 743,181.82 ₩
(646.70 $)
1,923,266.39 ₩
(1,673.59 $)
     +158.79 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,788,583.37 ₩
(2,426.58 $)
5,012,911.97 ₩
(4,362.15 $)
     +79.77 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,484,342.10 ₩
(1,291.65 $)
3,376,251.88 ₩
(2,937.96 $)
     +127.46 %
Buy Apartment Price
Seoul Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 2,124,302.41 ₩
(1,848.53 $)
914,206.70 ₩
(795.53 $)
     -56.96 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,063,045.59 ₩
(925.04 $)
627,406.63 ₩
(545.96 $)
     -40.98 %
Salaries And Financing
Seoul Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,901,757.01 ₩
(2,525.06 $)
5,706,908.99 ₩
(4,966.06 $)
     +96.67 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.12 3.46      +10.76 %
Last update: July 2021July 2021
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