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Cost of Living Comparison Between Seoul and Los Angeles, CA 

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Consumer Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 7.93% lower than in Seoul
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Los Angeles, CA are 31.59% higher than in Seoul
Rent Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 155.56% higher than in Seoul
Restaurant Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 72.73% higher than in Seoul
Groceries Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 28.97% lower than in Seoul
Local Purchasing Power in Los Angeles, CA is 44.51% higher than in Seoul
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Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 8,000.00 ₩
(6.70 $)
17,903.33 ₩
(15.00 $)
     +123.79 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 42,500.00 ₩
(35.61 $)
74,597.19 ₩
(62.50 $)
     +75.52 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6,500.00 ₩
(5.45 $)
8,354.89 ₩
(7.00 $)
     +28.54 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4,000.00 ₩
(3.35 $)
7,161.33 ₩
(6.00 $)
     +79.03 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6,000.00 ₩
(5.03 $)
8,354.89 ₩
(7.00 $)
     +39.25 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4,856.93 ₩
(4.07 $)
5,396.12 ₩
(4.52 $)
     +11.10 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1,677.00 ₩
(1.41 $)
2,741.12 ₩
(2.30 $)
     +63.45 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 961.69 ₩
(0.81 $)
2,047.16 ₩
(1.72 $)
     +112.87 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 9,554.12 ₩
(8.00 $)
4,278.35 ₩
(3.58 $)
     -55.22 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2,936.26 ₩
(2.46 $)
3,609.37 ₩
(3.02 $)
     +22.92 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2,050.24 ₩
(1.72 $)
1,959.42 ₩
(1.64 $)
     -4.43 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3,403.16 ₩
(2.85 $)
3,870.43 ₩
(3.24 $)
     +13.73 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 10,257.39 ₩
(8.59 $)
5,713.16 ₩
(4.79 $)
     -44.30 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 4,499.18 ₩
(3.77 $)
5,969.62 ₩
(5.00 $)
     +32.68 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 15,971.51 ₩
(13.38 $)
6,994.24 ₩
(5.86 $)
     -56.21 %
Apples (1 lb) 3,933.89 ₩
(3.30 $)
2,369.96 ₩
(1.99 $)
     -39.76 %
Banana (1 lb) 2,157.09 ₩
(1.81 $)
1,089.50 ₩
(0.91 $)
     -49.49 %
Oranges (1 lb) 3,345.25 ₩
(2.80 $)
1,646.19 ₩
(1.38 $)
     -50.79 %
Tomato (1 lb) 3,376.75 ₩
(2.83 $)
1,881.56 ₩
(1.58 $)
     -44.28 %
Potato (1 lb) 2,273.00 ₩
(1.90 $)
1,425.58 ₩
(1.19 $)
     -37.28 %
Onion (1 lb) 1,729.32 ₩
(1.45 $)
1,096.80 ₩
(0.92 $)
     -36.58 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2,811.25 ₩
(2.36 $)
1,674.16 ₩
(1.40 $)
     -40.45 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1,435.71 ₩
(1.20 $)
2,357.67 ₩
(1.98 $)
     +64.22 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 20,000.00 ₩
(16.76 $)
14,322.66 ₩
(12.00 $)
     -28.39 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2,606.61 ₩
(2.18 $)
2,138.17 ₩
(1.79 $)
     -17.97 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2,972.73 ₩
(2.49 $)
2,725.28 ₩
(2.28 $)
     -8.32 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 4,500.00 ₩
(3.77 $)
10,742.00 ₩
(9.00 $)
     +138.71 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1,250.00 ₩
(1.05 $)
2,088.72 ₩
(1.75 $)
     +67.10 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 55,000.00 ₩
(46.08 $)
119,355.50 ₩
(100.00 $)
     +117.01 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3,800.00 ₩
(3.18 $)
3,580.66 ₩
(3.00 $)
     -5.77 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1,223.10 ₩
(1.02 $)
3,580.67 ₩
(3.00 $)
     +192.75 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 12,000.00 ₩
(10.05 $)
34,839.87 ₩
(29.19 $)
     +190.33 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5,766.25 ₩
(4.83 $)
4,642.34 ₩
(3.89 $)
     -19.49 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 32,000,000.00 ₩
(26,810.66 $)
26,258,210.00 ₩
(22,000.00 $)
     -17.94 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,294,298.38 ₩
(22,868.07 $)
24,828,713.05 ₩
(20,802.32 $)
     -9.03 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 193,107.30 ₩
(161.79 $)
151,101.80 ₩
(126.60 $)
     -21.75 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 140.29 ₩
(0.12 $)
141.06 ₩
(0.12 $)
     +0.55 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 24,778.12 ₩
(20.76 $)
73,856.15 ₩
(61.88 $)
     +198.07 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 71,865.08 ₩
(60.21 $)
48,793.52 ₩
(40.88 $)
     -32.10 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 23,190.48 ₩
(19.43 $)
15,292.42 ₩
(12.81 $)
     -34.06 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10,000.00 ₩
(8.38 $)
17,903.33 ₩
(15.00 $)
     +79.03 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 434,705.35 ₩
(364.21 $)
1,259,498.91 ₩
(1,055.25 $)
     +189.74 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 20,943,555.00 ₩
(17,547.21 $)
26,154,921.59 ₩
(21,913.46 $)
     +24.88 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 76,766.67 ₩
(64.32 $)
58,418.98 ₩
(48.95 $)
     -23.90 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 53,173.25 ₩
(44.55 $)
41,774.05 ₩
(35.00 $)
     -21.44 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 97,447.37 ₩
(81.64 $)
93,364.40 ₩
(78.22 $)
     -4.19 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 156,417.16 ₩
(131.05 $)
126,431.29 ₩
(105.93 $)
     -19.17 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 888,607.51 ₩
(744.50 $)
2,671,382.55 ₩
(2,238.17 $)
     +200.63 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 582,692.31 ₩
(488.20 $)
2,072,620.31 ₩
(1,736.51 $)
     +255.70 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,364,241.30 ₩
(1,980.84 $)
4,843,446.19 ₩
(4,058.00 $)
     +104.86 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,323,495.81 ₩
(1,108.87 $)
3,596,740.30 ₩
(3,013.47 $)
     +171.76 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,631,141.87 ₩
(1,366.62 $)
876,763.88 ₩
(734.58 $)
     -46.25 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 773,148.48 ₩
(647.77 $)
541,547.31 ₩
(453.73 $)
     -29.96 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,724,482.76 ₩
(2,282.66 $)
5,181,062.35 ₩
(4,340.87 $)
     +90.17 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.56 4.16      +16.72 %
Last update: December 2019December 2019
Contributors:309421
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: KRW