Cost of Living Comparison Between Seoul and New York, NY 

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Consumer Prices in New York, NY are 19.70% higher than in Seoul (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in New York, NY are 64.78% higher than in Seoul
Rent Prices in New York, NY are 191.15% higher than in Seoul
Restaurant Prices in New York, NY are 111.80% higher than in Seoul
Groceries Prices in New York, NY are 2.86% lower than in Seoul
Local Purchasing Power in New York, NY is 44.60% higher than in Seoul
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Restaurants
Seoul Edit New York, NY Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 8,000.00 ₩
(7.09 $)
22,564.50 ₩
(20.00 $)
     +182.06 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50,000.00 ₩
(44.32 $)
112,822.50 ₩
(100.00 $)
     +125.64 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6,500.00 ₩
(5.76 $)
10,154.02 ₩
(9.00 $)
     +56.22 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4,000.00 ₩
(3.55 $)
8,010.40 ₩
(7.10 $)
     +100.26 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6,000.00 ₩
(5.32 $)
10,154.02 ₩
(9.00 $)
     +69.23 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4,777.01 ₩
(4.23 $)
5,594.71 ₩
(4.96 $)
     +17.12 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1,882.81 ₩
(1.67 $)
2,328.12 ₩
(2.06 $)
     +23.65 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 881.71 ₩
(0.78 $)
1,938.04 ₩
(1.72 $)
     +119.80 %
Markets
Seoul Edit New York, NY Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 9,584.11 ₩
(8.49 $)
5,125.77 ₩
(4.54 $)
     -46.52 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2,732.37 ₩
(2.42 $)
4,057.67 ₩
(3.60 $)
     +48.50 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2,227.65 ₩
(1.97 $)
2,889.51 ₩
(2.56 $)
     +29.71 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3,348.00 ₩
(2.97 $)
3,650.47 ₩
(3.24 $)
     +9.03 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 9,480.29 ₩
(8.40 $)
7,318.67 ₩
(6.49 $)
     -22.80 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4,747.92 ₩
(4.21 $)
6,999.51 ₩
(6.20 $)
     +47.42 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 17,879.06 ₩
(15.85 $)
8,827.96 ₩
(7.82 $)
     -50.62 %
Apples (1 lb) 3,982.55 ₩
(3.53 $)
3,182.22 ₩
(2.82 $)
     -20.10 %
Banana (1 lb) 1,755.67 ₩
(1.56 $)
1,451.42 ₩
(1.29 $)
     -17.33 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2,744.24 ₩
(2.43 $)
2,913.34 ₩
(2.58 $)
     +6.16 %
Tomato (1 lb) 3,542.60 ₩
(3.14 $)
3,116.26 ₩
(2.76 $)
     -12.03 %
Potato (1 lb) 1,948.44 ₩
(1.73 $)
2,282.34 ₩
(2.02 $)
     +17.14 %
Onion (1 lb) 1,425.58 ₩
(1.26 $)
2,150.89 ₩
(1.91 $)
     +50.88 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2,512.67 ₩
(2.23 $)
2,602.44 ₩
(2.31 $)
     +3.57 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1,320.83 ₩
(1.17 $)
2,470.81 ₩
(2.19 $)
     +87.06 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 20,000.00 ₩
(17.73 $)
16,923.38 ₩
(15.00 $)
     -15.38 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2,643.87 ₩
(2.34 $)
3,568.29 ₩
(3.16 $)
     +34.96 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3,138.89 ₩
(2.78 $)
3,492.48 ₩
(3.10 $)
     +11.26 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 4,500.00 ₩
(3.99 $)
16,923.38 ₩
(15.00 $)
     +276.07 %
Transportation
Seoul Edit New York, NY Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1,250.00 ₩
(1.11 $)
3,102.62 ₩
(2.75 $)
     +148.21 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 55,000.00 ₩
(48.75 $)
143,284.57 ₩
(127.00 $)
     +160.52 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3,800.00 ₩
(3.37 $)
3,948.79 ₩
(3.50 $)
     +3.92 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1,223.10 ₩
(1.08 $)
3,384.68 ₩
(3.00 $)
     +176.73 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 12,000.00 ₩
(10.64 $)
36,667.31 ₩
(32.50 $)
     +205.56 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5,843.73 ₩
(5.18 $)
2,978.78 ₩
(2.64 $)
     -49.03 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 32,000,000.00 ₩
(28,363.14 $)
25,949,175.00 ₩
(23,000.00 $)
     -18.91 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,604,721.53 ₩
(25,353.74 $)
24,219,151.35 ₩
(21,466.60 $)
     -15.33 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Seoul Edit New York, NY Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 204,996.91 ₩
(181.70 $)
182,777.56 ₩
(162.00 $)
     -10.84 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 158.46 ₩
(0.14 $)
124.10 ₩
(0.11 $)
     -21.68 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 26,639.66 ₩
(23.61 $)
73,844.48 ₩
(65.45 $)
     +177.20 %
Sports And Leisure
Seoul Edit New York, NY Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 63,300.00 ₩
(56.11 $)
99,896.26 ₩
(88.54 $)
     +57.81 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 21,153.85 ₩
(18.75 $)
40,898.16 ₩
(36.25 $)
     +93.34 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 11,000.00 ₩
(9.75 $)
18,051.60 ₩
(16.00 $)
     +64.11 %
Childcare
Seoul Edit New York, NY Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 469,114.72 ₩
(415.80 $)
2,989,467.18 ₩
(2,649.71 $)
     +537.26 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 22,211,764.71 ₩
(19,687.35 $)
42,991,310.53 ₩
(38,105.26 $)
     +93.55 %
Clothing And Shoes
Seoul Edit New York, NY Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 75,324.08 ₩
(66.76 $)
68,945.83 ₩
(61.11 $)
     -8.47 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 50,475.47 ₩
(44.74 $)
47,453.14 ₩
(42.06 $)
     -5.99 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 93,758.62 ₩
(83.10 $)
100,850.62 ₩
(89.39 $)
     +7.56 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 153,078.06 ₩
(135.68 $)
149,092.43 ₩
(132.15 $)
     -2.60 %
Rent Per Month
Seoul Edit New York, NY Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 949,236.92 ₩
(841.35 $)
3,485,563.77 ₩
(3,089.42 $)
     +267.20 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 659,314.89 ₩
(584.38 $)
2,240,579.15 ₩
(1,985.93 $)
     +239.83 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,725,522.49 ₩
(2,415.76 $)
7,166,479.10 ₩
(6,351.99 $)
     +162.94 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,422,455.37 ₩
(1,260.79 $)
3,867,696.33 ₩
(3,428.12 $)
     +171.90 %
Buy Apartment Price
Seoul Edit New York, NY Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 2,017,547.69 ₩
(1,788.25 $)
1,676,388.37 ₩
(1,485.86 $)
     -16.91 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,019,120.06 ₩
(903.30 $)
862,478.49 ₩
(764.46 $)
     -15.37 %
Salaries And Financing
Seoul Edit New York, NY Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,900,551.65 ₩
(2,570.90 $)
6,911,564.45 ₩
(6,126.05 $)
     +138.28 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.39 3.71      +9.41 %
Last update: March 2021March 2021
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