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Cost of Living Comparison Between Seoul and Shenzhen 

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Consumer Prices in Shenzhen are 52.64% lower than in Seoul
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Shenzhen are 44.06% lower than in Seoul
Rent Prices in Shenzhen are 15.88% lower than in Seoul
Restaurant Prices in Shenzhen are 40.12% lower than in Seoul
Groceries Prices in Shenzhen are 59.75% lower than in Seoul
Local Purchasing Power in Shenzhen is 9.99% lower than in Seoul
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Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 8,000.00 ₩
(48.37 ¥)
3,307.86 ₩
(20.00 ¥)
     -58.65 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 45,000.00 ₩
(272.08 ¥)
25,635.93 ₩
(155.00 ¥)
     -43.03 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6,500.00 ₩
(39.30 ¥)
5,209.88 ₩
(31.50 ¥)
     -19.85 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4,000.00 ₩
(24.18 ¥)
1,488.54 ₩
(9.00 ¥)
     -62.79 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6,000.00 ₩
(36.28 ¥)
2,480.90 ₩
(15.00 ¥)
     -58.65 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4,813.33 ₩
(29.10 ¥)
5,182.32 ₩
(31.33 ¥)
     +7.67 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1,702.06 ₩
(10.29 ¥)
537.53 ₩
(3.25 ¥)
     -68.42 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 946.93 ₩
(5.73 ¥)
381.98 ₩
(2.31 ¥)
     -59.66 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 9,474.92 ₩
(57.29 ¥)
9,099.05 ₩
(55.01 ¥)
     -3.97 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2,866.71 ₩
(17.33 ¥)
1,777.33 ₩
(10.75 ¥)
     -38.00 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2,050.24 ₩
(12.40 ¥)
512.64 ₩
(3.10 ¥)
     -75.00 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3,458.95 ₩
(20.91 ¥)
2,150.11 ₩
(13.00 ¥)
     -37.84 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 10,268.84 ₩
(62.09 ¥)
4,336.22 ₩
(26.22 ¥)
     -57.77 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 4,755.75 ₩
(28.75 ¥)
2,100.59 ₩
(12.70 ¥)
     -55.83 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 17,231.49 ₩
(104.19 ¥)
6,126.73 ₩
(37.04 ¥)
     -64.44 %
Apples (1 lb) 3,608.13 ₩
(21.82 ¥)
1,215.34 ₩
(7.35 ¥)
     -66.32 %
Banana (1 lb) 2,015.97 ₩
(12.19 ¥)
675.19 ₩
(4.08 ¥)
     -66.51 %
Oranges (1 lb) 3,345.25 ₩
(20.23 ¥)
1,069.05 ₩
(6.46 ¥)
     -68.04 %
Tomato (1 lb) 3,401.95 ₩
(20.57 ¥)
705.20 ₩
(4.26 ¥)
     -79.27 %
Potato (1 lb) 2,216.94 ₩
(13.40 ¥)
525.15 ₩
(3.18 ¥)
     -76.31 %
Onion (1 lb) 1,653.09 ₩
(9.99 ¥)
581.41 ₩
(3.52 ¥)
     -64.83 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2,811.25 ₩
(17.00 ¥)
620.22 ₩
(3.75 ¥)
     -77.94 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1,440.00 ₩
(8.71 ¥)
758.05 ₩
(4.58 ¥)
     -47.36 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 20,000.00 ₩
(120.92 ¥)
10,750.55 ₩
(65.00 ¥)
     -46.25 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2,461.16 ₩
(14.88 ¥)
992.36 ₩
(6.00 ¥)
     -59.68 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2,927.27 ₩
(17.70 ¥)
2,370.63 ₩
(14.33 ¥)
     -19.02 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 4,500.00 ₩
(27.21 ¥)
4,134.83 ₩
(25.00 ¥)
     -8.11 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1,250.00 ₩
(7.56 ¥)
496.18 ₩
(3.00 ¥)
     -60.31 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 55,000.00 ₩
(332.54 ¥)
22,328.07 ₩
(135.00 ¥)
     -59.40 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3,800.00 ₩
(22.98 ¥)
1,653.93 ₩
(10.00 ¥)
     -56.48 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1,239.20 ₩
(7.49 ¥)
665.44 ₩
(4.02 ¥)
     -46.30 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 12,000.00 ₩
(72.55 ¥)
7,277.30 ₩
(44.00 ¥)
     -39.36 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5,815.23 ₩
(35.16 ¥)
4,514.67 ₩
(27.30 ¥)
     -22.36 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 32,000,000.00 ₩
(193,478.45 ¥)
23,891,032.33 ₩
(144,450.00 ¥)
     -25.34 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,740,000.00 ₩
(167,721.63 ¥)
19,946,407.05 ₩
(120,600.00 ¥)
     -28.10 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 188,341.27 ₩
(1,138.75 ¥)
66,157.24 ₩
(400.00 ¥)
     -64.87 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 137.60 ₩
(0.83 ¥)
24.63 ₩
(0.15 ¥)
     -82.10 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 26,007.50 ₩
(157.25 ¥)
20,264.25 ₩
(122.52 ¥)
     -22.08 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 70,530.30 ₩
(426.44 ¥)
38,109.98 ₩
(230.42 ¥)
     -45.97 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 23,350.00 ₩
(141.18 ¥)
16,300.41 ₩
(98.56 ¥)
     -30.19 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 11,000.00 ₩
(66.51 ¥)
6,615.72 ₩
(40.00 ¥)
     -39.86 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 414,482.76 ₩
(2,506.05 ¥)
661,572.37 ₩
(4,000.00 ¥)
     +59.61 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 19,626,539.13 ₩
(118,666.01 ¥)
16,539,309.33 ₩
(100,000.00 ¥)
     -15.73 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 75,718.75 ₩
(457.81 ¥)
62,999.02 ₩
(380.90 ¥)
     -16.80 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 56,629.63 ₩
(342.39 ¥)
38,022.03 ₩
(229.89 ¥)
     -32.86 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 99,951.22 ₩
(604.33 ¥)
85,752.38 ₩
(518.48 ¥)
     -14.21 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 154,687.50 ₩
(935.27 ¥)
87,290.80 ₩
(527.78 ¥)
     -43.57 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 826,692.98 ₩
(4,998.35 ¥)
844,929.70 ₩
(5,108.62 ¥)
     +2.21 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 560,344.83 ₩
(3,387.96 ¥)
534,520.41 ₩
(3,231.82 ¥)
     -4.61 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,276,500.30 ₩
(13,764.18 ¥)
1,718,584.60 ₩
(10,390.91 ¥)
     -24.51 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,290,387.53 ₩
(7,801.94 ¥)
1,069,266.35 ₩
(6,465.00 ¥)
     -17.14 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,323,690.66 ₩
(8,003.30 ¥)
1,456,053.94 ₩
(8,803.60 ¥)
     +10.00 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 643,013.81 ₩
(3,887.79 ¥)
787,134.53 ₩
(4,759.17 ¥)
     +22.41 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,681,254.06 ₩
(16,211.40 ¥)
1,350,090.69 ₩
(8,162.92 ¥)
     -49.65 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.58 5.41      +51.10 %
Last update: October 2019October 2019
Contributors:309150
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: KRW