Cost of Living Comparison Between Seoul and Los Angeles, CA 

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Cost of Living in Los Angeles, CA is 21.8% higher than in Seoul (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Los Angeles, CA is 53.1% higher than in Seoul
Rent Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 137.2% higher than in Seoul
Restaurant Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 137.7% higher than in Seoul
Groceries Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 6.4% lower than in Seoul
Local Purchasing Power in Los Angeles, CA is 18.5% higher than in Seoul
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Restaurants
Seoul Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10,500.00 ₩
(7.67 $)
32,917.51 ₩
(24.03 $)
     +213.5 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 70,000.00 ₩
(51.10 $)
164,382.05 ₩
(120.00 $)
     +134.8 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8,200.00 ₩
(5.99 $)
16,438.21 ₩
(12.00 $)
     +100.5 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5,000.00 ₩
(3.65 $)
10,958.80 ₩
(8.00 $)
     +119.2 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7,000.00 ₩
(5.11 $)
13,698.50 ₩
(10.00 $)
     +95.7 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5,245.47 ₩
(3.83 $)
7,314.02 ₩
(5.34 $)
     +39.4 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2,083.32 ₩
(1.52 $)
3,819.78 ₩
(2.79 $)
     +83.4 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1,106.31 ₩
(0.81 $)
2,875.63 ₩
(2.10 $)
     +159.9 %
Markets
Seoul Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 11,060.41 ₩
(8.07 $)
6,235.01 ₩
(4.55 $)
     -43.6 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3,804.52 ₩
(2.78 $)
6,403.10 ₩
(4.67 $)
     +68.3 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2,056.87 ₩
(1.50 $)
3,548.24 ₩
(2.59 $)
     +72.5 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4,393.67 ₩
(3.21 $)
6,723.68 ₩
(4.91 $)
     +53.0 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7,368.17 ₩
(5.38 $)
8,398.10 ₩
(6.13 $)
     +14.0 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6,490.51 ₩
(4.74 $)
10,176.13 ₩
(7.43 $)
     +56.8 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 24,254.88 ₩
(17.71 $)
11,352.99 ₩
(8.29 $)
     -53.2 %
Apples (1 lb) 4,244.56 ₩
(3.10 $)
3,472.19 ₩
(2.53 $)
     -18.2 %
Banana (1 lb) 2,173.75 ₩
(1.59 $)
1,443.29 ₩
(1.05 $)
     -33.6 %
Oranges (1 lb) 3,461.82 ₩
(2.53 $)
2,099.04 ₩
(1.53 $)
     -39.4 %
Tomato (1 lb) 3,631.59 ₩
(2.65 $)
3,009.33 ₩
(2.20 $)
     -17.1 %
Potato (1 lb) 2,605.26 ₩
(1.90 $)
1,916.54 ₩
(1.40 $)
     -26.4 %
Onion (1 lb) 1,939.87 ₩
(1.42 $)
1,494.09 ₩
(1.09 $)
     -23.0 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3,309.85 ₩
(2.42 $)
2,839.16 ₩
(2.07 $)
     -14.2 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1,537.92 ₩
(1.12 $)
2,964.36 ₩
(2.16 $)
     +92.8 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 25,000.00 ₩
(18.25 $)
20,534.06 ₩
(14.99 $)
     -17.9 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3,411.61 ₩
(2.49 $)
3,566.11 ₩
(2.60 $)
     +4.5 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3,996.53 ₩
(2.92 $)
5,317.63 ₩
(3.88 $)
     +33.1 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 4,500.00 ₩
(3.29 $)
16,438.21 ₩
(12.00 $)
     +265.3 %
Transportation
Seoul Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1,450.00 ₩
(1.06 $)
2,397.24 ₩
(1.75 $)
     +65.3 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 61,500.00 ₩
(44.90 $)
114,352.73 ₩
(83.48 $)
     +85.9 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4,800.00 ₩
(3.50 $)
4,246.54 ₩
(3.10 $)
     -11.5 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1,609.34 ₩
(1.17 $)
3,698.60 ₩
(2.70 $)
     +129.8 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 12,000.00 ₩
(8.76 $)
39,985.93 ₩
(29.19 $)
     +233.2 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6,359.53 ₩
(4.64 $)
7,277.30 ₩
(5.31 $)
     +14.4 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 37,731,000.00 ₩
(27,543.88 $)
41,095,513.62 ₩
(30,000.00 $)
     +8.9 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 34,450,892.86 ₩
(25,149.38 $)
36,830,691.23 ₩
(26,886.65 $)
     +6.9 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Seoul Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 245,357.30 ₩
(179.11 $)
261,148.81 ₩
(190.64 $)
     +6.4 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 56,773.81 ₩
(41.45 $)
91,767.14 ₩
(66.99 $)
     +61.6 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 31,915.51 ₩
(23.30 $)
101,859.43 ₩
(74.36 $)
     +219.2 %
Sports And Leisure
Seoul Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 71,439.39 ₩
(52.15 $)
70,351.61 ₩
(51.36 $)
     -1.5 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 30,542.50 ₩
(22.30 $)
12,876.59 ₩
(9.40 $)
     -57.8 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15,000.00 ₩
(10.95 $)
24,657.31 ₩
(18.00 $)
     +64.4 %
Childcare
Seoul Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 517,833.33 ₩
(378.02 $)
2,671,208.39 ₩
(1,950.00 $)
     +415.8 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 28,266,666.67 ₩
(20,634.86 $)
39,383,200.55 ₩
(28,750.00 $)
     +39.3 %
Clothing And Shoes
Seoul Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 79,371.18 ₩
(57.94 $)
84,382.79 ₩
(61.60 $)
     +6.3 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 58,120.33 ₩
(42.43 $)
60,358.18 ₩
(44.06 $)
     +3.9 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 117,565.22 ₩
(85.82 $)
145,941.76 ₩
(106.54 $)
     +24.1 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 168,630.24 ₩
(123.10 $)
199,932.28 ₩
(145.95 $)
     +18.6 %
Rent Per Month
Seoul Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,170,416.78 ₩
(854.41 $)
3,376,029.06 ₩
(2,464.52 $)
     +188.4 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 716,666.67 ₩
(523.17 $)
2,868,466.85 ₩
(2,094.00 $)
     +300.3 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,610,377.21 ₩
(2,635.60 $)
6,359,911.25 ₩
(4,642.78 $)
     +76.2 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,962,078.97 ₩
(1,432.33 $)
5,092,419.06 ₩
(3,717.50 $)
     +159.5 %
Buy Apartment Price
Seoul Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 2,360,801.64 ₩
(1,723.40 $)
977,560.07 ₩
(713.63 $)
     -58.6 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,351,716.14 ₩
(986.76 $)
891,009.85 ₩
(650.44 $)
     -34.1 %
Salaries And Financing
Seoul Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,067,409.67 ₩
(2,969.24 $)
7,380,079.70 ₩
(5,387.51 $)
     +81.4 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.08 6.71      +32.0 %
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