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Cost of Living Comparison Between Seoul and Los Angeles, CA 

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Consumer Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 6.14% lower than in Seoul
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Los Angeles, CA are 32.51% higher than in Seoul
Rent Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 160.76% higher than in Seoul
Restaurant Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 74.85% higher than in Seoul
Groceries Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 26.34% lower than in Seoul
Local Purchasing Power in Los Angeles, CA is 31.87% higher than in Seoul
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Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 6.80 $
(8,000.00 ₩)
15.00 $
(17,656.80 ₩)
     +120.71 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 38.23 $
(45,000.00 ₩)
70.00 $
(82,398.40 ₩)
     +83.11 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 5.48 $
(6,450.00 ₩)
7.50 $
(8,828.40 ₩)
     +36.87 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3.40 $
(4,000.00 ₩)
6.00 $
(7,062.72 ₩)
     +76.57 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.10 $
(6,000.00 ₩)
7.00 $
(8,239.84 ₩)
     +37.33 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.19 $
(4,926.77 ₩)
4.48 $
(5,275.24 ₩)
     +7.07 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.47 $
(1,726.09 ₩)
2.39 $
(2,818.03 ₩)
     +63.26 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.78 $
(914.58 ₩)
1.75 $
(2,055.43 ₩)
     +124.74 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 8.13 $
(9,567.54 ₩)
3.70 $
(4,350.30 ₩)
     -54.53 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.53 $
(2,983.04 ₩)
2.92 $
(3,439.37 ₩)
     +15.30 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.82 $
(2,144.85 ₩)
1.83 $
(2,149.98 ₩)
     +0.24 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.09 $
(3,638.18 ₩)
3.23 $
(3,796.98 ₩)
     +4.36 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 9.47 $
(11,149.14 ₩)
4.90 $
(5,765.54 ₩)
     -48.29 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 3.83 $
(4,510.01 ₩)
5.03 $
(5,917.65 ₩)
     +31.21 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 13.34 $
(15,705.65 ₩)
5.87 $
(6,910.49 ₩)
     -56.00 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.89 $
(3,401.95 ₩)
2.11 $
(2,480.36 ₩)
     -27.09 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.77 $
(2,086.53 ₩)
0.92 $
(1,085.89 ₩)
     -47.96 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.76 $
(3,250.75 ₩)
1.52 $
(1,788.53 ₩)
     -44.98 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.75 $
(3,237.00 ₩)
1.74 $
(2,044.04 ₩)
     -36.85 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.82 $
(2,147.01 ₩)
1.37 $
(1,614.73 ₩)
     -24.79 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.36 $
(1,604.07 ₩)
1.05 $
(1,241.52 ₩)
     -22.60 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.55 $
(3,000.00 ₩)
1.36 $
(1,598.92 ₩)
     -46.70 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.16 $
(1,361.11 ₩)
1.98 $
(2,330.70 ₩)
     +71.23 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 17.84 $
(21,000.00 ₩)
12.00 $
(14,125.44 ₩)
     -32.74 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.03 $
(2,388.43 ₩)
2.16 $
(2,545.22 ₩)
     +6.56 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.56 $
(3,018.18 ₩)
2.69 $
(3,163.51 ₩)
     +4.82 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 3.82 $
(4,500.00 ₩)
9.00 $
(10,594.08 ₩)
     +135.42 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.06 $
(1,250.00 ₩)
1.75 $
(2,059.96 ₩)
     +64.80 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 46.72 $
(55,000.00 ₩)
100.00 $
(117,712.00 ₩)
     +114.02 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.23 $
(3,800.00 ₩)
3.46 $
(4,072.84 ₩)
     +7.18 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.05 $
(1,239.20 ₩)
2.75 $
(3,237.08 ₩)
     +161.22 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 10.03 $
(11,806.50 ₩)
29.19 $
(34,360.13 ₩)
     +191.03 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.99 $
(5,878.62 ₩)
3.79 $
(4,457.13 ₩)
     -24.18 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,184.99 $
(32,000,000.00 ₩)
21,845.00 $
(25,714,186.40 ₩)
     -19.64 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,782.40 $
(27,994,736.84 ₩)
20,376.36 $
(23,985,420.88 ₩)
     -14.32 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 167.23 $
(196,846.09 ₩)
139.64 $
(164,378.85 ₩)
     -16.49 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.11 $
(135.20 ₩)
0.13 $
(150.08 ₩)
     +11.01 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 21.85 $
(25,722.86 ₩)
59.92 $
(70,534.87 ₩)
     +174.21 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 63.57 $
(74,824.56 ₩)
40.42 $
(47,582.66 ₩)
     -36.41 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 19.20 $
(22,600.00 ₩)
12.50 $
(14,714.00 ₩)
     -34.89 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 9.34 $
(11,000.00 ₩)
15.00 $
(17,656.80 ₩)
     +60.52 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 349.37 $
(411,250.00 ₩)
1,129.23 $
(1,329,241.44 ₩)
     +223.22 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 16,898.49 $
(19,891,552.27 ₩)
21,776.79 $
(25,633,890.00 ₩)
     +28.87 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 61.52 $
(72,413.79 ₩)
48.44 $
(57,019.49 ₩)
     -21.26 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 43.93 $
(51,714.29 ₩)
33.84 $
(39,836.22 ₩)
     -22.97 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 84.08 $
(98,974.36 ₩)
76.78 $
(90,374.53 ₩)
     -8.69 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 129.49 $
(152,424.24 ₩)
106.35 $
(125,189.94 ₩)
     -17.87 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 679.62 $
(800,000.00 ₩)
2,202.12 $
(2,592,158.42 ₩)
     +224.02 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 454.50 $
(535,000.00 ₩)
1,689.72 $
(1,989,005.73 ₩)
     +271.78 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,914.37 $
(2,253,448.28 ₩)
3,921.70 $
(4,616,309.28 ₩)
     +104.86 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,081.38 $
(1,272,916.67 ₩)
2,922.86 $
(3,440,552.60 ₩)
     +170.29 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,190.64 $
(1,401,527.11 ₩)
695.53 $
(818,718.87 ₩)
     -41.58 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 581.71 $
(684,736.99 ₩)
447.35 $
(526,580.66 ₩)
     -23.10 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,317.67 $
(2,728,181.15 ₩)
4,049.71 $
(4,766,991.48 ₩)
     +74.73 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.57 4.35      +21.81 %
Last update: July 2019July 2019
Contributors:305432
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: USD