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Cost of Living Comparison Between Seoul and Shenzhen 

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Consumer Prices in Shenzhen are 49.64% lower than in Seoul
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Shenzhen are 41.13% lower than in Seoul
Rent Prices in Shenzhen are 13.25% lower than in Seoul
Restaurant Prices in Shenzhen are 36.51% lower than in Seoul
Groceries Prices in Shenzhen are 58.82% lower than in Seoul
Local Purchasing Power in Shenzhen is 16.18% lower than in Seoul
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Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 8,000.00 ₩
(47.42 ¥)
4,892.14 ₩
(29.00 ¥)
     -38.85 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 48,000.00 ₩
(284.54 ¥)
25,304.15 ₩
(150.00 ¥)
     -47.28 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6,350.00 ₩
(37.64 ¥)
5,735.61 ₩
(34.00 ¥)
     -9.68 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4,000.00 ₩
(23.71 ¥)
1,349.55 ₩
(8.00 ¥)
     -66.26 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5,000.00 ₩
(29.64 ¥)
2,538.85 ₩
(15.05 ¥)
     -49.22 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4,742.10 ₩
(28.11 ¥)
4,703.79 ₩
(27.88 ¥)
     -0.81 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1,717.71 ₩
(10.18 ¥)
540.58 ₩
(3.20 ¥)
     -68.53 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 938.33 ₩
(5.56 ¥)
348.55 ₩
(2.07 ¥)
     -62.85 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 9,443.77 ₩
(55.98 ¥)
8,927.32 ₩
(52.92 ¥)
     -5.47 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3,205.39 ₩
(19.00 ¥)
1,893.27 ₩
(11.22 ¥)
     -40.93 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2,054.13 ₩
(12.18 ¥)
505.02 ₩
(2.99 ¥)
     -75.41 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3,635.56 ₩
(21.55 ¥)
2,314.49 ₩
(13.72 ¥)
     -36.34 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 9,011.09 ₩
(53.42 ¥)
5,107.13 ₩
(30.27 ¥)
     -43.32 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 4,527.42 ₩
(26.84 ¥)
2,066.00 ₩
(12.25 ¥)
     -54.37 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 12,499.00 ₩
(74.09 ¥)
4,412.57 ₩
(26.16 ¥)
     -64.70 %
Apples (1 lb) 3,341.47 ₩
(19.81 ¥)
943.73 ₩
(5.59 ¥)
     -71.76 %
Banana (1 lb) 2,186.97 ₩
(12.96 ¥)
446.36 ₩
(2.65 ¥)
     -79.59 %
Oranges (1 lb) 3,278.24 ₩
(19.43 ¥)
918.81 ₩
(5.45 ¥)
     -71.97 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2,825.24 ₩
(16.75 ¥)
573.89 ₩
(3.40 ¥)
     -79.69 %
Potato (1 lb) 2,020.55 ₩
(11.98 ¥)
401.72 ₩
(2.38 ¥)
     -80.12 %
Onion (1 lb) 1,629.45 ₩
(9.66 ¥)
713.72 ₩
(4.23 ¥)
     -56.20 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2,816.67 ₩
(16.70 ¥)
674.78 ₩
(4.00 ¥)
     -76.04 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1,335.29 ₩
(7.92 ¥)
792.86 ₩
(4.70 ¥)
     -40.62 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 20,000.00 ₩
(118.56 ¥)
14,845.10 ₩
(88.00 ¥)
     -25.77 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2,520.98 ₩
(14.94 ¥)
910.95 ₩
(5.40 ¥)
     -63.87 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3,154.55 ₩
(18.70 ¥)
2,183.39 ₩
(12.94 ¥)
     -30.79 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 4,500.00 ₩
(26.68 ¥)
3,711.28 ₩
(22.00 ¥)
     -17.53 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1,250.00 ₩
(7.41 ¥)
447.04 ₩
(2.65 ¥)
     -64.24 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 55,000.00 ₩
(326.03 ¥)
22,773.74 ₩
(135.00 ¥)
     -58.59 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3,000.00 ₩
(17.78 ¥)
1,686.94 ₩
(10.00 ¥)
     -43.77 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1,293.74 ₩
(7.67 ¥)
665.14 ₩
(3.94 ¥)
     -48.59 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 10,310.00 ₩
(61.12 ¥)
8,097.33 ₩
(48.00 ¥)
     -21.46 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6,018.61 ₩
(35.68 ¥)
4,516.11 ₩
(26.77 ¥)
     -24.96 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 32,000,000.00 ₩
(189,692.18 ¥)
25,304,152.64 ₩
(150,000.00 ¥)
     -20.92 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,347,058.82 ₩
(168,037.99 ¥)
26,428,781.64 ₩
(156,666.67 ¥)
     -6.77 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 194,069.43 ₩
(1,150.42 ¥)
78,649.97 ₩
(466.23 ¥)
     -59.47 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 143.13 ₩
(0.85 ¥)
44.61 ₩
(0.26 ¥)
     -68.83 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 26,177.37 ₩
(155.18 ¥)
20,251.36 ₩
(120.05 ¥)
     -22.64 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 75,352.56 ₩
(446.68 ¥)
47,796.73 ₩
(283.33 ¥)
     -36.57 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 19,650.00 ₩
(116.48 ¥)
11,246.29 ₩
(66.67 ¥)
     -42.77 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 11,000.00 ₩
(65.21 ¥)
7,591.25 ₩
(45.00 ¥)
     -30.99 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 422,380.95 ₩
(2,503.82 ¥)
744,665.06 ₩
(4,414.29 ¥)
     +76.30 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 20,457,338.10 ₩
(121,268.66 ¥)
28,361,737.75 ₩
(168,125.00 ¥)
     +38.64 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 69,761.90 ₩
(413.54 ¥)
80,962.04 ₩
(479.93 ¥)
     +16.05 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 50,052.63 ₩
(296.71 ¥)
44,985.16 ₩
(266.67 ¥)
     -10.12 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 97,056.60 ₩
(575.34 ¥)
89,857.86 ₩
(532.67 ¥)
     -7.42 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 140,888.89 ₩
(835.17 ¥)
110,948.98 ₩
(657.69 ¥)
     -21.25 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 806,818.18 ₩
(4,782.72 ¥)
809,122.37 ₩
(4,796.38 ¥)
     +0.29 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 505,263.16 ₩
(2,995.14 ¥)
509,296.28 ₩
(3,019.05 ¥)
     +0.80 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,132,857.14 ₩
(12,643.32 ¥)
1,691,763.35 ₩
(10,028.57 ¥)
     -20.68 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,233,333.33 ₩
(7,311.05 ¥)
1,056,559.36 ₩
(6,263.16 ¥)
     -14.33 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,277,516.13 ₩
(7,572.96 ¥)
1,458,138.53 ₩
(8,643.67 ¥)
     +14.14 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 607,146.67 ₩
(3,599.09 ¥)
783,255.68 ₩
(4,643.05 ¥)
     +29.01 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,805,757.06 ₩
(16,632.19 ¥)
1,384,474.54 ₩
(8,207.00 ¥)
     -50.66 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.51 5.04      +43.51 %
Last update: March 2019March 2019
Contributors:310143
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: KRW