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Cost of Living Comparison Between Seoul and Shenzhen 

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Consumer Prices in Shenzhen are 50.87% lower than in Seoul
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Shenzhen are 42.51% lower than in Seoul
Rent Prices in Shenzhen are 15.97% lower than in Seoul
Restaurant Prices in Shenzhen are 40.29% lower than in Seoul
Groceries Prices in Shenzhen are 60.02% lower than in Seoul
Local Purchasing Power in Shenzhen is 15.41% lower than in Seoul
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Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 8,000.00 ₩
(48.34 ¥)
4,634.26 ₩
(28.00 ¥)
     -42.07 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50,000.00 ₩
(302.10 ¥)
24,826.40 ₩
(150.00 ¥)
     -50.35 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6,000.00 ₩
(36.25 ¥)
5,461.81 ₩
(33.00 ¥)
     -8.97 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4,000.00 ₩
(24.17 ¥)
1,324.07 ₩
(8.00 ¥)
     -66.90 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6,000.00 ₩
(36.25 ¥)
2,499.19 ₩
(15.10 ¥)
     -58.35 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4,805.60 ₩
(29.04 ¥)
4,512.34 ₩
(27.26 ¥)
     -6.10 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1,727.56 ₩
(10.44 ¥)
526.24 ₩
(3.18 ¥)
     -69.54 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 935.71 ₩
(5.65 ¥)
341.97 ₩
(2.07 ¥)
     -63.45 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 9,505.92 ₩
(57.43 ¥)
8,290.96 ₩
(50.09 ¥)
     -12.78 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3,314.25 ₩
(20.02 ¥)
1,594.99 ₩
(9.64 ¥)
     -51.87 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1,899.75 ₩
(11.48 ¥)
450.44 ₩
(2.72 ¥)
     -76.29 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3,577.50 ₩
(21.62 ¥)
1,875.77 ₩
(11.33 ¥)
     -47.57 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 8,373.56 ₩
(50.59 ¥)
5,010.71 ₩
(30.27 ¥)
     -40.16 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 4,366.59 ₩
(26.38 ¥)
2,026.99 ₩
(12.25 ¥)
     -53.58 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 12,247.01 ₩
(74.00 ¥)
4,329.26 ₩
(26.16 ¥)
     -64.65 %
Apples (1 lb) 3,401.95 ₩
(20.55 ¥)
925.91 ₩
(5.59 ¥)
     -72.78 %
Banana (1 lb) 2,162.13 ₩
(13.06 ¥)
437.93 ₩
(2.65 ¥)
     -79.75 %
Oranges (1 lb) 3,157.70 ₩
(19.08 ¥)
901.46 ₩
(5.45 ¥)
     -71.45 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2,728.04 ₩
(16.48 ¥)
563.05 ₩
(3.40 ¥)
     -79.36 %
Potato (1 lb) 1,830.57 ₩
(11.06 ¥)
394.14 ₩
(2.38 ¥)
     -78.47 %
Onion (1 lb) 1,502.90 ₩
(9.08 ¥)
700.24 ₩
(4.23 ¥)
     -53.41 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2,553.33 ₩
(15.43 ¥)
662.04 ₩
(4.00 ¥)
     -74.07 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1,320.00 ₩
(7.98 ¥)
768.44 ₩
(4.64 ¥)
     -41.79 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 21,000.00 ₩
(126.88 ¥)
12,247.69 ₩
(74.00 ¥)
     -41.68 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2,524.79 ₩
(15.25 ¥)
882.72 ₩
(5.33 ¥)
     -65.04 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3,077.78 ₩
(18.60 ¥)
2,142.16 ₩
(12.94 ¥)
     -30.40 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 4,500.00 ₩
(27.19 ¥)
3,641.21 ₩
(22.00 ¥)
     -19.08 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1,250.00 ₩
(7.55 ¥)
438.60 ₩
(2.65 ¥)
     -64.91 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 55,000.00 ₩
(332.31 ¥)
24,826.40 ₩
(150.00 ¥)
     -54.86 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3,000.00 ₩
(18.13 ¥)
1,655.09 ₩
(10.00 ¥)
     -44.83 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1,277.64 ₩
(7.72 ¥)
652.59 ₩
(3.94 ¥)
     -48.92 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 10,300.00 ₩
(62.23 ¥)
6,951.39 ₩
(42.00 ¥)
     -32.51 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6,084.64 ₩
(36.76 ¥)
4,395.05 ₩
(26.55 ¥)
     -27.77 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 32,000,000.00 ₩
(193,342.53 ¥)
24,826,404.80 ₩
(150,000.00 ¥)
     -22.42 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,047,368.42 ₩
(169,460.91 ¥)
27,143,535.92 ₩
(164,000.00 ¥)
     -3.22 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 192,175.54 ₩
(1,161.12 ¥)
75,986.48 ₩
(459.11 ¥)
     -60.46 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 139.24 ₩
(0.84 ¥)
45.79 ₩
(0.28 ¥)
     -67.11 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 27,864.21 ₩
(168.35 ¥)
19,290.12 ₩
(116.55 ¥)
     -30.77 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 70,636.36 ₩
(426.78 ¥)
47,945.17 ₩
(289.68 ¥)
     -32.12 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 20,590.91 ₩
(124.41 ¥)
11,349.21 ₩
(68.57 ¥)
     -44.88 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10,000.00 ₩
(60.42 ¥)
7,034.15 ₩
(42.50 ¥)
     -29.66 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 450,869.57 ₩
(2,724.13 ¥)
860,648.70 ₩
(5,200.00 ¥)
     +90.89 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 20,333,333.33 ₩
(122,853.07 ¥)
30,701,987.27 ₩
(185,500.00 ¥)
     +50.99 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 69,891.30 ₩
(422.28 ¥)
69,611.29 ₩
(420.59 ¥)
     -0.40 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 50,674.42 ₩
(306.17 ¥)
43,032.43 ₩
(260.00 ¥)
     -15.08 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 97,406.78 ₩
(588.53 ¥)
86,432.67 ₩
(522.22 ¥)
     -11.27 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 133,958.33 ₩
(809.37 ¥)
106,477.69 ₩
(643.33 ¥)
     -20.51 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 798,000.00 ₩
(4,821.48 ¥)
783,885.46 ₩
(4,736.20 ¥)
     -1.77 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 497,777.78 ₩
(3,007.55 ¥)
490,735.27 ₩
(2,965.00 ¥)
     -1.41 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,182,894.74 ₩
(13,188.95 ¥)
1,691,793.56 ₩
(10,221.74 ¥)
     -22.50 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,268,750.00 ₩
(7,665.73 ¥)
1,036,611.29 ₩
(6,263.16 ¥)
     -18.30 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,409,277.54 ₩
(8,514.79 ¥)
1,387,303.93 ₩
(8,382.03 ¥)
     -1.56 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 658,776.75 ₩
(3,980.30 ¥)
743,081.77 ₩
(4,489.67 ¥)
     +12.80 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,776,004.18 ₩
(16,772.49 ¥)
1,349,933.79 ₩
(8,156.24 ¥)
     -51.37 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.55 5.04      +42.06 %
Last update: January 2019January 2019
Contributors:312134
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: KRW