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Cost of Living Comparison Between Seoul and Shenzhen 

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Consumer Prices in Shenzhen are 49.25% lower than in Seoul
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Shenzhen are 40.58% lower than in Seoul
Rent Prices in Shenzhen are 11.87% lower than in Seoul
Restaurant Prices in Shenzhen are 33.94% lower than in Seoul
Groceries Prices in Shenzhen are 57.55% lower than in Seoul
Local Purchasing Power in Shenzhen is 15.30% lower than in Seoul
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Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 8,000.00 ₩
(46.72 ¥)
5,136.46 ₩
(30.00 ¥)
     -35.79 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 45,000.00 ₩
(262.83 ¥)
25,690.85 ₩
(150.05 ¥)
     -42.91 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6,500.00 ₩
(37.96 ¥)
5,821.32 ₩
(34.00 ¥)
     -10.44 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4,000.00 ₩
(23.36 ¥)
1,369.72 ₩
(8.00 ¥)
     -65.76 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6,000.00 ₩
(35.04 ¥)
2,568.23 ₩
(15.00 ¥)
     -57.20 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4,961.93 ₩
(28.98 ¥)
4,989.70 ₩
(29.14 ¥)
     +0.56 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1,726.09 ₩
(10.08 ¥)
556.45 ₩
(3.25 ¥)
     -67.76 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 923.91 ₩
(5.40 ¥)
395.43 ₩
(2.31 ¥)
     -57.20 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 9,567.54 ₩
(55.88 ¥)
9,705.60 ₩
(56.69 ¥)
     +1.44 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2,983.04 ₩
(17.42 ¥)
1,839.90 ₩
(10.75 ¥)
     -38.32 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2,144.85 ₩
(12.53 ¥)
485.39 ₩
(2.83 ¥)
     -77.37 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3,638.18 ₩
(21.25 ¥)
3,064.75 ₩
(17.90 ¥)
     -15.76 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 11,149.14 ₩
(65.12 ¥)
5,183.45 ₩
(30.27 ¥)
     -53.51 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 4,510.01 ₩
(26.34 ¥)
2,006.27 ₩
(11.72 ¥)
     -55.52 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 15,705.65 ₩
(91.73 ¥)
4,478.51 ₩
(26.16 ¥)
     -71.48 %
Apples (1 lb) 3,401.95 ₩
(19.87 ¥)
1,190.87 ₩
(6.96 ¥)
     -64.99 %
Banana (1 lb) 2,086.53 ₩
(12.19 ¥)
477.07 ₩
(2.79 ¥)
     -77.14 %
Oranges (1 lb) 3,250.75 ₩
(18.99 ¥)
1,041.39 ₩
(6.08 ¥)
     -67.96 %
Tomato (1 lb) 3,237.00 ₩
(18.91 ¥)
621.30 ₩
(3.63 ¥)
     -80.81 %
Potato (1 lb) 2,147.01 ₩
(12.54 ¥)
481.50 ₩
(2.81 ¥)
     -77.57 %
Onion (1 lb) 1,604.07 ₩
(9.37 ¥)
797.81 ₩
(4.66 ¥)
     -50.26 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3,000.00 ₩
(17.52 ¥)
799.00 ₩
(4.67 ¥)
     -73.37 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1,361.11 ₩
(7.95 ¥)
736.23 ₩
(4.30 ¥)
     -45.91 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 21,000.00 ₩
(122.65 ¥)
25,682.29 ₩
(150.00 ¥)
     +22.30 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2,388.43 ₩
(13.95 ¥)
827.54 ₩
(4.83 ¥)
     -65.35 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3,018.18 ₩
(17.63 ¥)
2,111.65 ₩
(12.33 ¥)
     -30.04 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 4,500.00 ₩
(26.28 ¥)
4,280.38 ₩
(25.00 ¥)
     -4.88 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1,250.00 ₩
(7.30 ¥)
513.65 ₩
(3.00 ¥)
     -58.91 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 55,000.00 ₩
(321.23 ¥)
20,545.83 ₩
(120.00 ¥)
     -62.64 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3,800.00 ₩
(22.19 ¥)
1,712.15 ₩
(10.00 ¥)
     -54.94 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1,223.10 ₩
(7.14 ¥)
675.08 ₩
(3.94 ¥)
     -44.81 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 11,613.00 ₩
(67.83 ¥)
8,218.33 ₩
(48.00 ¥)
     -29.23 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5,875.20 ₩
(34.31 ¥)
4,832.62 ₩
(28.23 ¥)
     -17.75 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 32,000,000.00 ₩
(186,899.24 ¥)
25,682,287.45 ₩
(150,000.00 ¥)
     -19.74 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,240,000.00 ₩
(164,938.58 ¥)
26,253,004.95 ₩
(153,333.33 ¥)
     -7.04 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 195,403.13 ₩
(1,141.27 ¥)
77,824.20 ₩
(454.54 ¥)
     -60.17 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 141.75 ₩
(0.83 ¥)
35.10 ₩
(0.20 ¥)
     -75.24 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 25,525.52 ₩
(149.08 ¥)
20,284.93 ₩
(118.48 ¥)
     -20.53 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 73,583.33 ₩
(429.77 ¥)
40,862.01 ₩
(238.66 ¥)
     -44.47 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 22,476.19 ₩
(131.27 ¥)
13,697.22 ₩
(80.00 ¥)
     -39.06 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 11,000.00 ₩
(64.25 ¥)
7,276.65 ₩
(42.50 ¥)
     -33.85 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 408,800.00 ₩
(2,387.64 ¥)
796,150.91 ₩
(4,650.00 ¥)
     +94.75 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 19,397,964.58 ₩
(113,295.78 ¥)
28,630,994.53 ₩
(167,222.22 ¥)
     +47.60 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 72,032.26 ₩
(420.71 ¥)
84,983.91 ₩
(496.36 ¥)
     +17.98 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 51,066.67 ₩
(298.26 ¥)
44,638.26 ₩
(260.71 ¥)
     -12.59 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 99,564.10 ₩
(581.51 ¥)
89,132.64 ₩
(520.59 ¥)
     -10.48 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 152,424.24 ₩
(890.25 ¥)
120,564.07 ₩
(704.17 ¥)
     -20.90 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 815,151.52 ₩
(4,760.97 ¥)
855,575.77 ₩
(4,997.08 ¥)
     +4.96 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 542,666.67 ₩
(3,169.50 ¥)
559,017.79 ₩
(3,265.00 ¥)
     +3.01 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,253,448.28 ₩
(13,161.49 ¥)
1,757,561.76 ₩
(10,265.22 ¥)
     -22.01 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,256,250.00 ₩
(7,337.26 ¥)
1,120,343.26 ₩
(6,543.48 ¥)
     -10.82 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,455,988.22 ₩
(8,503.85 ¥)
1,505,742.70 ₩
(8,794.44 ¥)
     +3.42 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 703,528.19 ₩
(4,109.03 ¥)
799,339.41 ₩
(4,668.62 ¥)
     +13.62 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,721,266.57 ₩
(15,893.83 ¥)
1,369,601.14 ₩
(7,999.29 ¥)
     -49.67 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.55 5.09      +43.44 %
Last update: July 2019July 2019
Contributors:309145
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: KRW