Cost of Living Comparison Between Seoul and Daejeon 

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Cost of Living in Daejeon is 24.2% lower than in Seoul (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Daejeon is 33.6% lower than in Seoul
Rent Prices in Daejeon are 59.5% lower than in Seoul
Restaurant Prices in Daejeon are 28.3% lower than in Seoul
Groceries Prices in Daejeon are 25.1% lower than in Seoul
Local Purchasing Power in Daejeon is 13.3% higher than in Seoul
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Restaurants
Seoul Edit Daejeon Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 11,000.00 ₩ 8,500.00 ₩      -22.7 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 67,500.00 ₩ 35,000.00 ₩      -48.1 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8,000.00 ₩ 8,000.00 ₩      0.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5,000.00 ₩ 3,750.00 ₩      -25.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7,000.00 ₩ 6,500.00 ₩      -7.1 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5,247.30 ₩ 4,500.00 ₩      -14.2 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2,051.43 ₩ 1,775.00 ₩      -13.5 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1,069.44 ₩ 1,133.33 ₩      +6.0 %
Markets
Seoul Edit Daejeon Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 11,146.97 ₩ 10,252.16 ₩      -8.0 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3,898.95 ₩ 2,993.71 ₩      -23.2 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2,131.56 ₩ 1,421.26 ₩      -33.3 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4,482.22 ₩ 4,120.00 ₩      -8.1 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7,348.03 ₩ 7,144.09 ₩      -2.8 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6,588.74 ₩ 4,082.34 ₩      -38.0 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 24,008.59 ₩ 10,886.23 ₩      -54.7 %
Apples (1 lb) 4,256.70 ₩ 4,263.77 ₩      +0.2 %
Banana (1 lb) 2,237.37 ₩ 1,837.05 ₩      -17.9 %
Oranges (1 lb) 3,463.79 ₩ 3,477.55 ₩      +0.4 %
Tomato (1 lb) 3,515.82 ₩ 2,794.13 ₩      -20.5 %
Potato (1 lb) 2,440.37 ₩ 2,419.16 ₩      -0.9 %
Onion (1 lb) 1,977.48 ₩ 1,572.46 ₩      -20.5 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3,328.60 ₩ 2,666.67 ₩      -19.9 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1,604.08 ₩ 1,300.00 ₩      -19.0 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 25,000.00 ₩ 15,000.00 ₩      -40.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3,414.08 ₩ 2,216.67 ₩      -35.1 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3,920.44 ₩ 3,900.00 ₩      -0.5 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 4,500.00 ₩ 4,500.00 ₩      0.0 %
Transportation
Seoul Edit Daejeon Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1,450.00 ₩ 1,250.00 ₩      -13.8 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 61,550.00 ₩ 35,000.00 ₩      -43.1 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4,800.00 ₩ 3,300.00 ₩      -31.2 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1,609.34 ₩ 1,609.34 ₩      0.0 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 12,000.00 ₩ 12,000.00 ₩      0.0 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6,353.89 ₩ 6,115.07 ₩      -3.8 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 37,731,000.00 ₩ 37,731,000.00 ₩      0.0 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 33,722,321.43 ₩ 21,480,482.50 ₩      -36.3 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Seoul Edit Daejeon Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 248,688.92 ₩ 156,833.33 ₩      -36.9 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 56,249.57 ₩ 61,750.00 ₩      +9.8 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 31,636.90 ₩ 22,500.00 ₩      -28.9 %
Sports And Leisure
Seoul Edit Daejeon Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 77,093.99 ₩ 42,600.00 ₩      -44.7 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 28,482.22 ₩ 25,000.00 ₩      -12.2 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15,000.00 ₩ 13,000.00 ₩      -13.3 %
Childcare
Seoul Edit Daejeon Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 504,923.08 ₩ 386,666.67 ₩      -23.4 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 27,630,769.23 ₩ 47,500,000.00 ₩      +71.9 %
Clothing And Shoes
Seoul Edit Daejeon Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 82,325.73 ₩ 53,500.00 ₩      -35.0 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 60,324.53 ₩ 51,333.33 ₩      -14.9 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 119,360.00 ₩ 91,333.33 ₩      -23.5 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 170,373.00 ₩ 125,000.00 ₩      -26.6 %
Rent Per Month
Seoul Edit Daejeon Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,125,424.21 ₩ 488,333.33 ₩      -56.6 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 700,000.00 ₩ 407,500.00 ₩      -41.8 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,585,580.70 ₩ 1,233,333.33 ₩      -65.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,948,712.05 ₩ 850,000.00 ₩      -56.4 %
Buy Apartment Price
Seoul Edit Daejeon Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 2,424,357.21 ₩ 696,767.00 ₩      -71.3 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,391,457.39 ₩ 557,413.60 ₩      -59.9 %
Salaries And Financing
Seoul Edit Daejeon Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,023,501.89 ₩ 3,025,000.00 ₩      -24.8 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.10 3.77      -26.2 %
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