Cost of Living Comparison Between Seoul and Los Angeles, CA 

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Consumer Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 0.58% lower than in Seoul (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Los Angeles, CA are 29.53% higher than in Seoul
Rent Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 107.53% higher than in Seoul
Restaurant Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 95.58% higher than in Seoul
Groceries Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 22.89% lower than in Seoul
Local Purchasing Power in Los Angeles, CA is 44.35% higher than in Seoul
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Restaurants
Seoul Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 8,000.00 ₩
(7.04 $)
22,712.49 ₩
(20.00 $)
     +183.91 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50,000.00 ₩
(44.03 $)
90,849.94 ₩
(80.00 $)
     +81.70 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6,500.00 ₩
(5.72 $)
10,220.62 ₩
(9.00 $)
     +57.24 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3,974.69 ₩
(3.50 $)
7,949.37 ₩
(7.00 $)
     +100.00 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6,000.00 ₩
(5.28 $)
9,084.99 ₩
(8.00 $)
     +51.42 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4,777.65 ₩
(4.21 $)
5,328.70 ₩
(4.69 $)
     +11.53 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1,741.98 ₩
(1.53 $)
2,550.86 ₩
(2.25 $)
     +46.43 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 887.94 ₩
(0.78 $)
2,389.18 ₩
(2.10 $)
     +169.07 %
Markets
Seoul Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 9,656.88 ₩
(8.50 $)
4,019.50 ₩
(3.54 $)
     -58.38 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2,727.09 ₩
(2.40 $)
3,541.85 ₩
(3.12 $)
     +29.88 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2,134.23 ₩
(1.88 $)
2,286.85 ₩
(2.01 $)
     +7.15 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3,714.73 ₩
(3.27 $)
3,924.84 ₩
(3.46 $)
     +5.66 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7,581.32 ₩
(6.68 $)
6,331.32 ₩
(5.58 $)
     -16.49 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4,804.62 ₩
(4.23 $)
5,888.46 ₩
(5.19 $)
     +22.56 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 15,416.84 ₩
(13.58 $)
7,445.62 ₩
(6.56 $)
     -51.70 %
Apples (1 lb) 4,008.90 ₩
(3.53 $)
2,017.89 ₩
(1.78 $)
     -49.66 %
Banana (1 lb) 1,833.05 ₩
(1.61 $)
831.44 ₩
(0.73 $)
     -54.64 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2,850.66 ₩
(2.51 $)
1,642.45 ₩
(1.45 $)
     -42.38 %
Tomato (1 lb) 3,346.36 ₩
(2.95 $)
2,184.04 ₩
(1.92 $)
     -34.73 %
Potato (1 lb) 1,880.07 ₩
(1.66 $)
1,298.98 ₩
(1.14 $)
     -30.91 %
Onion (1 lb) 1,436.38 ₩
(1.26 $)
1,130.82 ₩
(1.00 $)
     -21.27 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2,561.88 ₩
(2.26 $)
1,935.26 ₩
(1.70 $)
     -24.46 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1,319.20 ₩
(1.16 $)
2,117.53 ₩
(1.86 $)
     +60.52 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 20,000.00 ₩
(17.61 $)
17,034.36 ₩
(15.00 $)
     -14.83 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2,604.18 ₩
(2.29 $)
2,807.35 ₩
(2.47 $)
     +7.80 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3,147.37 ₩
(2.77 $)
2,640.03 ₩
(2.32 $)
     -16.12 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 4,500.00 ₩
(3.96 $)
11,356.24 ₩
(10.00 $)
     +152.36 %
Transportation
Seoul Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1,250.00 ₩
(1.10 $)
1,987.34 ₩
(1.75 $)
     +58.99 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 55,000.00 ₩
(48.43 $)
113,562.43 ₩
(100.00 $)
     +106.48 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3,800.00 ₩
(3.35 $)
3,236.53 ₩
(2.85 $)
     -14.83 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1,287.48 ₩
(1.13 $)
3,066.19 ₩
(2.70 $)
     +138.16 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 12,000.00 ₩
(10.57 $)
33,148.87 ₩
(29.19 $)
     +176.24 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5,759.84 ₩
(5.07 $)
4,125.90 ₩
(3.63 $)
     -28.37 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 32,000,000.00 ₩
(28,178.33 $)
28,390,607.15 ₩
(25,000.00 $)
     -11.28 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 29,273,355.50 ₩
(25,777.32 $)
24,306,470.68 ₩
(21,403.62 $)
     -16.97 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Seoul Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 215,772.48 ₩
(190.00 $)
186,951.25 ₩
(164.62 $)
     -13.36 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 157.89 ₩
(0.14 $)
134.86 ₩
(0.12 $)
     -14.59 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 26,959.62 ₩
(23.74 $)
76,638.94 ₩
(67.49 $)
     +184.27 %
Sports And Leisure
Seoul Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 66,115.38 ₩
(58.22 $)
47,401.80 ₩
(41.74 $)
     -28.30 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 22,000.00 ₩
(19.37 $)
10,924.71 ₩
(9.62 $)
     -50.34 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 11,000.00 ₩
(9.69 $)
17,034.36 ₩
(15.00 $)
     +54.86 %
Childcare
Seoul Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 490,768.07 ₩
(432.16 $)
1,177,452.43 ₩
(1,036.83 $)
     +139.92 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 22,975,000.00 ₩
(20,231.16 $)
28,168,669.26 ₩
(24,804.57 $)
     +22.61 %
Clothing And Shoes
Seoul Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 73,080.82 ₩
(64.35 $)
55,224.99 ₩
(48.63 $)
     -24.43 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 52,170.76 ₩
(45.94 $)
44,426.80 ₩
(39.12 $)
     -14.84 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 95,636.36 ₩
(84.21 $)
89,932.71 ₩
(79.19 $)
     -5.96 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 148,592.13 ₩
(130.85 $)
130,675.95 ₩
(115.07 $)
     -12.06 %
Rent Per Month
Seoul Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,059,507.21 ₩
(932.97 $)
2,542,662.78 ₩
(2,239.00 $)
     +139.99 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 730,769.23 ₩
(643.50 $)
1,902,538.09 ₩
(1,675.32 $)
     +160.35 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,789,213.65 ₩
(2,456.11 $)
4,906,826.63 ₩
(4,320.82 $)
     +75.92 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,485,561.52 ₩
(1,308.15 $)
3,234,842.00 ₩
(2,848.51 $)
     +117.75 %
Buy Apartment Price
Seoul Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 2,091,749.26 ₩
(1,841.94 $)
893,745.63 ₩
(787.01 $)
     -57.27 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,047,148.05 ₩
(922.09 $)
594,482.59 ₩
(523.49 $)
     -43.23 %
Salaries And Financing
Seoul Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,941,177.50 ₩
(2,589.92 $)
5,499,322.83 ₩
(4,842.55 $)
     +86.98 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.15 3.51      +11.56 %
Last update: June 2021June 2021
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