Cost of Living Comparison Between Seoul and New York, NY 

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Cost of Living in New York, NY is 50.0% higher than in Seoul (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in New York, NY is 110.7% higher than in Seoul
Rent Prices in New York, NY are 274.7% higher than in Seoul
Restaurant Prices in New York, NY are 171.5% higher than in Seoul
Groceries Prices in New York, NY are 11.0% higher than in Seoul
Local Purchasing Power in New York, NY is 5.7% lower than in Seoul
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Restaurants
Seoul Edit New York, NY Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 11,000.00 ₩
(7.97 $)
41,389.57 ₩
(30.00 $)
     +276.3 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 67,500.00 ₩
(48.93 $)
179,354.80 ₩
(130.00 $)
     +165.7 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8,000.00 ₩
(5.80 $)
16,555.83 ₩
(12.00 $)
     +106.9 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5,000.00 ₩
(3.62 $)
11,037.22 ₩
(8.00 $)
     +120.7 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7,000.00 ₩
(5.07 $)
14,486.35 ₩
(10.50 $)
     +106.9 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5,268.06 ₩
(3.82 $)
7,847.59 ₩
(5.69 $)
     +49.0 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2,062.76 ₩
(1.50 $)
4,189.90 ₩
(3.04 $)
     +103.1 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1,101.65 ₩
(0.80 $)
3,170.96 ₩
(2.30 $)
     +187.8 %
Markets
Seoul Edit New York, NY Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 10,999.31 ₩
(7.97 $)
7,637.34 ₩
(5.54 $)
     -30.6 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3,839.95 ₩
(2.78 $)
6,147.73 ₩
(4.46 $)
     +60.1 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2,105.56 ₩
(1.53 $)
4,592.11 ₩
(3.33 $)
     +118.1 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4,457.39 ₩
(3.23 $)
7,170.86 ₩
(5.20 $)
     +60.9 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7,329.08 ₩
(5.31 $)
10,292.79 ₩
(7.46 $)
     +40.4 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6,608.59 ₩
(4.79 $)
9,176.47 ₩
(6.65 $)
     +38.9 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 24,859.24 ₩
(18.02 $)
11,715.17 ₩
(8.49 $)
     -52.9 %
Apples (1 lb) 4,272.55 ₩
(3.10 $)
4,486.50 ₩
(3.25 $)
     +5.0 %
Banana (1 lb) 2,178.55 ₩
(1.58 $)
1,305.44 ₩
(0.95 $)
     -40.1 %
Oranges (1 lb) 3,380.29 ₩
(2.45 $)
3,718.65 ₩
(2.70 $)
     +10.0 %
Tomato (1 lb) 3,562.87 ₩
(2.58 $)
4,177.67 ₩
(3.03 $)
     +17.3 %
Potato (1 lb) 2,458.36 ₩
(1.78 $)
2,366.70 ₩
(1.72 $)
     -3.7 %
Onion (1 lb) 1,961.73 ₩
(1.42 $)
2,329.93 ₩
(1.69 $)
     +18.8 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3,328.60 ₩
(2.41 $)
4,399.71 ₩
(3.19 $)
     +32.2 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1,565.85 ₩
(1.13 $)
3,414.31 ₩
(2.47 $)
     +118.0 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 25,000.00 ₩
(18.12 $)
27,593.05 ₩
(20.00 $)
     +10.4 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3,412.85 ₩
(2.47 $)
3,817.02 ₩
(2.77 $)
     +11.8 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3,919.02 ₩
(2.84 $)
5,192.83 ₩
(3.76 $)
     +32.5 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 4,500.00 ₩
(3.26 $)
23,454.09 ₩
(17.00 $)
     +421.2 %
Transportation
Seoul Edit New York, NY Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1,450.00 ₩
(1.05 $)
4,000.99 ₩
(2.90 $)
     +175.9 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 61,250.00 ₩
(44.40 $)
182,114.10 ₩
(132.00 $)
     +197.3 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4,800.00 ₩
(3.48 $)
6,794.79 ₩
(4.92 $)
     +41.6 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1,609.34 ₩
(1.17 $)
4,828.78 ₩
(3.50 $)
     +200.0 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 12,000.00 ₩
(8.70 $)
46,908.18 ₩
(34.00 $)
     +290.9 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6,353.89 ₩
(4.61 $)
5,227.30 ₩
(3.79 $)
     -17.7 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 37,731,000.00 ₩
(27,348.20 $)
48,287,829.66 ₩
(35,000.00 $)
     +28.0 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 33,722,321.43 ₩
(24,442.62 $)
38,994,375.19 ₩
(28,263.92 $)
     +15.6 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Seoul Edit New York, NY Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 250,511.14 ₩
(181.58 $)
234,860.27 ₩
(170.23 $)
     -6.2 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 56,693.18 ₩
(41.09 $)
88,619.66 ₩
(64.23 $)
     +56.3 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 31,612.34 ₩
(22.91 $)
95,756.06 ₩
(69.41 $)
     +202.9 %
Sports And Leisure
Seoul Edit New York, NY Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 75,536.94 ₩
(54.75 $)
191,495.74 ₩
(138.80 $)
     +153.5 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 26,542.50 ₩
(19.24 $)
107,415.78 ₩
(77.86 $)
     +304.7 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15,000.00 ₩
(10.87 $)
27,593.05 ₩
(20.00 $)
     +84.0 %
Childcare
Seoul Edit New York, NY Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 504,923.08 ₩
(365.98 $)
4,370,738.41 ₩
(3,168.00 $)
     +765.6 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 27,630,769.23 ₩
(20,027.34 $)
80,019,832.01 ₩
(58,000.00 $)
     +189.6 %
Clothing And Shoes
Seoul Edit New York, NY Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 82,325.73 ₩
(59.67 $)
98,696.87 ₩
(71.54 $)
     +19.9 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 60,324.53 ₩
(43.72 $)
66,551.80 ₩
(48.24 $)
     +10.3 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 120,166.67 ₩
(87.10 $)
139,962.87 ₩
(101.45 $)
     +16.5 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 170,373.00 ₩
(123.49 $)
224,283.47 ₩
(162.57 $)
     +31.6 %
Rent Per Month
Seoul Edit New York, NY Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,170,371.52 ₩
(848.31 $)
5,900,666.66 ₩
(4,276.92 $)
     +404.2 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 716,666.67 ₩
(519.45 $)
4,006,004.34 ₩
(2,903.63 $)
     +459.0 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,610,213.50 ₩
(2,616.76 $)
11,816,721.74 ₩
(8,565.00 $)
     +227.3 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,961,967.84 ₩
(1,422.07 $)
6,229,405.96 ₩
(4,515.20 $)
     +217.5 %
Buy Apartment Price
Seoul Edit New York, NY Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 2,443,567.17 ₩
(1,771.15 $)
2,165,461.20 ₩
(1,569.57 $)
     -11.4 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,364,992.43 ₩
(989.37 $)
1,576,595.00 ₩
(1,142.75 $)
     +15.5 %
Salaries And Financing
Seoul Edit New York, NY Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,000,172.85 ₩
(2,899.41 $)
7,945,297.70 ₩
(5,758.91 $)
     +98.6 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.22 6.74      +29.3 %
Last update: June 2024June 2024
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