Cost of Living Comparison Between Seoul and New York, NY 

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Consumer Prices in New York, NY are 14.21% higher than in Seoul (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in New York, NY are 63.69% higher than in Seoul
Rent Prices in New York, NY are 210.11% higher than in Seoul
Restaurant Prices in New York, NY are 112.37% higher than in Seoul
Groceries Prices in New York, NY are 9.19% lower than in Seoul
Local Purchasing Power in New York, NY is 41.63% higher than in Seoul
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Restaurants
Seoul Edit New York, NY Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 8,000.00 ₩
(7.25 $)
23,187.81 ₩
(21.00 $)
     +189.85 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50,000.00 ₩
(45.28 $)
110,418.15 ₩
(100.00 $)
     +120.84 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6,500.00 ₩
(5.89 $)
10,489.72 ₩
(9.50 $)
     +61.38 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4,000.00 ₩
(3.62 $)
8,557.41 ₩
(7.75 $)
     +113.94 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6,000.00 ₩
(5.43 $)
9,634.30 ₩
(8.73 $)
     +60.57 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4,704.03 ₩
(4.26 $)
5,290.28 ₩
(4.79 $)
     +12.46 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1,823.82 ₩
(1.65 $)
2,373.64 ₩
(2.15 $)
     +30.15 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 848.61 ₩
(0.77 $)
1,908.39 ₩
(1.73 $)
     +124.89 %
Markets
Seoul Edit New York, NY Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 9,714.65 ₩
(8.80 $)
5,062.16 ₩
(4.58 $)
     -47.89 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2,697.81 ₩
(2.44 $)
3,924.09 ₩
(3.55 $)
     +45.45 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2,225.27 ₩
(2.02 $)
2,837.97 ₩
(2.57 $)
     +27.53 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3,505.38 ₩
(3.17 $)
3,722.67 ₩
(3.37 $)
     +6.20 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 9,225.14 ₩
(8.35 $)
7,459.85 ₩
(6.76 $)
     -19.14 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5,160.41 ₩
(4.67 $)
7,010.32 ₩
(6.35 $)
     +35.85 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 20,065.35 ₩
(18.17 $)
8,505.25 ₩
(7.70 $)
     -57.61 %
Apples (1 lb) 3,948.53 ₩
(3.58 $)
3,101.30 ₩
(2.81 $)
     -21.46 %
Banana (1 lb) 1,809.04 ₩
(1.64 $)
1,412.82 ₩
(1.28 $)
     -21.90 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2,847.17 ₩
(2.58 $)
2,695.07 ₩
(2.44 $)
     -5.34 %
Tomato (1 lb) 3,492.20 ₩
(3.16 $)
2,963.22 ₩
(2.68 $)
     -15.15 %
Potato (1 lb) 2,036.61 ₩
(1.84 $)
2,148.87 ₩
(1.95 $)
     +5.51 %
Onion (1 lb) 1,425.58 ₩
(1.29 $)
2,005.02 ₩
(1.82 $)
     +40.65 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2,543.12 ₩
(2.30 $)
2,473.37 ₩
(2.24 $)
     -2.74 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1,363.64 ₩
(1.23 $)
2,327.06 ₩
(2.11 $)
     +70.65 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 20,000.00 ₩
(18.11 $)
16,562.72 ₩
(15.00 $)
     -17.19 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2,647.05 ₩
(2.40 $)
3,379.54 ₩
(3.06 $)
     +27.67 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3,294.12 ₩
(2.98 $)
3,326.83 ₩
(3.01 $)
     +0.99 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 4,500.00 ₩
(4.08 $)
16,562.72 ₩
(15.00 $)
     +268.06 %
Transportation
Seoul Edit New York, NY Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1,250.00 ₩
(1.13 $)
3,036.50 ₩
(2.75 $)
     +142.92 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 55,000.00 ₩
(49.81 $)
140,231.05 ₩
(127.00 $)
     +154.97 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3,800.00 ₩
(3.44 $)
3,864.64 ₩
(3.50 $)
     +1.70 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1,223.10 ₩
(1.11 $)
3,312.55 ₩
(3.00 $)
     +170.83 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 12,000.00 ₩
(10.87 $)
38,646.35 ₩
(35.00 $)
     +222.05 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5,878.24 ₩
(5.32 $)
2,906.82 ₩
(2.63 $)
     -50.55 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 32,000,000.00 ₩
(28,980.74 $)
24,291,993.29 ₩
(22,000.00 $)
     -24.09 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,192,956.82 ₩
(25,532.90 $)
23,525,677.76 ₩
(21,305.99 $)
     -16.55 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Seoul Edit New York, NY Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 202,096.15 ₩
(183.03 $)
163,463.11 ₩
(148.04 $)
     -19.12 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 144.62 ₩
(0.13 $)
121.46 ₩
(0.11 $)
     -16.01 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 27,156.90 ₩
(24.59 $)
73,815.24 ₩
(66.85 $)
     +171.81 %
Sports And Leisure
Seoul Edit New York, NY Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 63,241.38 ₩
(57.27 $)
92,982.35 ₩
(84.21 $)
     +47.03 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 20,357.14 ₩
(18.44 $)
40,578.67 ₩
(36.75 $)
     +99.33 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 11,000.00 ₩
(9.96 $)
18,213.47 ₩
(16.49 $)
     +65.58 %
Childcare
Seoul Edit New York, NY Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 464,291.99 ₩
(420.49 $)
2,780,810.36 ₩
(2,518.44 $)
     +498.94 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 22,984,934.77 ₩
(20,816.26 $)
43,283,915.31 ₩
(39,200.00 $)
     +88.31 %
Clothing And Shoes
Seoul Edit New York, NY Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 76,884.93 ₩
(69.63 $)
65,671.85 ₩
(59.48 $)
     -14.58 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 51,277.27 ₩
(46.44 $)
45,911.87 ₩
(41.58 $)
     -10.46 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 92,966.67 ₩
(84.20 $)
99,243.83 ₩
(89.88 $)
     +6.75 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 152,232.73 ₩
(137.87 $)
144,774.76 ₩
(131.11 $)
     -4.90 %
Rent Per Month
Seoul Edit New York, NY Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 937,842.46 ₩
(849.36 $)
3,641,936.94 ₩
(3,298.31 $)
     +288.33 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 651,819.18 ₩
(590.32 $)
2,239,788.56 ₩
(2,028.46 $)
     +243.62 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,556,427.83 ₩
(2,315.22 $)
7,431,114.72 ₩
(6,729.98 $)
     +190.68 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,420,461.20 ₩
(1,286.44 $)
3,949,499.53 ₩
(3,576.86 $)
     +178.04 %
Buy Apartment Price
Seoul Edit New York, NY Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 2,027,784.03 ₩
(1,836.46 $)
1,672,932.62 ₩
(1,515.09 $)
     -17.50 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,014,672.61 ₩
(918.94 $)
825,638.73 ₩
(747.74 $)
     -18.63 %
Salaries And Financing
Seoul Edit New York, NY Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,900,346.26 ₩
(2,626.69 $)
6,724,121.51 ₩
(6,089.69 $)
     +131.84 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.41 3.78      +10.80 %
Last update: January 2021January 2021
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