Cost of Living Comparison Between Seoul and New York, NY 

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Consumer Prices in New York, NY are 13.76% higher than in Seoul (without rent)
Rent Prices in New York, NY are 222.35% higher than in Seoul
Restaurant Prices in New York, NY are 114.61% higher than in Seoul
Groceries Prices in New York, NY are 10.00% lower than in Seoul
Local Purchasing Power in New York, NY is 38.81% higher than in Seoul
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Restaurants
Seoul[ Edit ] New York, NY[ Edit ]Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 8,000.00 ₩
(7.26 $)
22,581.57 ₩
(20.50 $)
     +182.27 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 47,500.00 ₩
(43.12 $)
110,153.98 ₩
(100.00 $)
     +131.90 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6,616.32 ₩
(6.01 $)
10,464.63 ₩
(9.50 $)
     +58.16 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3,689.80 ₩
(3.35 $)
7,820.93 ₩
(7.10 $)
     +111.96 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6,000.00 ₩
(5.45 $)
9,611.25 ₩
(8.73 $)
     +60.19 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4,750.00 ₩
(4.31 $)
5,275.27 ₩
(4.79 $)
     +11.06 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1,821.03 ₩
(1.65 $)
2,397.69 ₩
(2.18 $)
     +31.67 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 858.60 ₩
(0.78 $)
1,916.11 ₩
(1.74 $)
     +123.17 %
Markets
Seoul[ Edit ] New York, NY[ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 9,717.50 ₩
(8.82 $)
4,956.36 ₩
(4.50 $)
     -49.00 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2,676.21 ₩
(2.43 $)
3,740.66 ₩
(3.40 $)
     +39.77 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2,364.02 ₩
(2.15 $)
2,903.05 ₩
(2.64 $)
     +22.80 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3,526.92 ₩
(3.20 $)
3,735.84 ₩
(3.39 $)
     +5.92 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 8,998.35 ₩
(8.17 $)
7,247.97 ₩
(6.58 $)
     -19.45 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5,061.18 ₩
(4.59 $)
6,786.35 ₩
(6.16 $)
     +34.09 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 19,367.59 ₩
(17.58 $)
8,134.41 ₩
(7.38 $)
     -58.00 %
Apples (1 lb) 4,096.66 ₩
(3.72 $)
3,114.68 ₩
(2.83 $)
     -23.97 %
Banana (1 lb) 1,790.36 ₩
(1.63 $)
1,427.51 ₩
(1.30 $)
     -20.27 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2,933.23 ₩
(2.66 $)
2,610.55 ₩
(2.37 $)
     -11.00 %
Tomato (1 lb) 3,530.00 ₩
(3.20 $)
2,920.60 ₩
(2.65 $)
     -17.26 %
Potato (1 lb) 2,050.50 ₩
(1.86 $)
2,065.93 ₩
(1.88 $)
     +0.75 %
Onion (1 lb) 1,388.69 ₩
(1.26 $)
1,928.42 ₩
(1.75 $)
     +38.87 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2,642.14 ₩
(2.40 $)
2,380.38 ₩
(2.16 $)
     -9.91 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1,327.27 ₩
(1.20 $)
2,302.70 ₩
(2.09 $)
     +73.49 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 20,000.00 ₩
(18.16 $)
16,523.10 ₩
(15.00 $)
     -17.38 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2,662.84 ₩
(2.42 $)
3,624.42 ₩
(3.29 $)
     +36.11 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3,372.22 ₩
(3.06 $)
3,318.87 ₩
(3.01 $)
     -1.58 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 4,500.00 ₩
(4.09 $)
16,523.10 ₩
(15.00 $)
     +267.18 %
Transportation
Seoul[ Edit ] New York, NY[ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1,250.00 ₩
(1.13 $)
3,029.23 ₩
(2.75 $)
     +142.34 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 55,000.00 ₩
(49.93 $)
139,895.55 ₩
(127.00 $)
     +154.36 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3,800.00 ₩
(3.45 $)
3,855.39 ₩
(3.50 $)
     +1.46 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1,223.10 ₩
(1.11 $)
3,304.62 ₩
(3.00 $)
     +170.18 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 12,000.00 ₩
(10.89 $)
38,553.89 ₩
(35.00 $)
     +221.28 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5,928.13 ₩
(5.38 $)
3,012.97 ₩
(2.74 $)
     -49.18 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 32,900,000.00 ₩
(29,867.28 $)
24,233,875.12 ₩
(22,000.00 $)
     -26.34 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,310,603.88 ₩
(25,700.94 $)
23,358,952.11 ₩
(21,205.73 $)
     -17.49 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Seoul[ Edit ] New York, NY[ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 203,543.39 ₩
(184.78 $)
161,108.24 ₩
(146.26 $)
     -20.85 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 144.17 ₩
(0.13 $)
121.17 ₩
(0.11 $)
     -15.95 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 27,087.93 ₩
(24.59 $)
70,886.68 ₩
(64.35 $)
     +161.69 %
Sports And Leisure
Seoul[ Edit ] New York, NY[ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 62,740.74 ₩
(56.96 $)
95,219.15 ₩
(86.44 $)
     +51.77 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 21,875.00 ₩
(19.86 $)
38,711.26 ₩
(35.14 $)
     +76.97 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10,000.00 ₩
(9.08 $)
17,624.64 ₩
(16.00 $)
     +76.25 %
Childcare
Seoul[ Edit ] New York, NY[ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 450,402.18 ₩
(408.88 $)
2,730,908.04 ₩
(2,479.17 $)
     +506.33 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 23,360,437.08 ₩
(21,207.08 $)
43,711,101.19 ₩
(39,681.82 $)
     +87.12 %
Clothing And Shoes
Seoul[ Edit ] New York, NY[ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 76,884.93 ₩
(69.80 $)
63,981.20 ₩
(58.08 $)
     -16.78 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 50,936.92 ₩
(46.24 $)
46,681.74 ₩
(42.38 $)
     -8.35 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 93,586.21 ₩
(84.96 $)
99,277.94 ₩
(90.13 $)
     +6.08 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 154,529.75 ₩
(140.29 $)
157,975.62 ₩
(143.41 $)
     +2.23 %
Rent Per Month
Seoul[ Edit ] New York, NY[ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 936,784.00 ₩
(850.43 $)
3,802,695.79 ₩
(3,452.16 $)
     +305.93 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 624,833.68 ₩
(567.24 $)
2,228,419.94 ₩
(2,023.00 $)
     +256.64 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,495,199.81 ₩
(2,265.19 $)
7,455,096.57 ₩
(6,767.89 $)
     +198.78 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,378,346.93 ₩
(1,251.29 $)
3,924,670.28 ₩
(3,562.89 $)
     +184.74 %
Buy Apartment Price
Seoul[ Edit ] New York, NY[ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 2,036,901.78 ₩
(1,849.14 $)
1,646,422.82 ₩
(1,494.66 $)
     -19.17 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,003,546.33 ₩
(911.04 $)
806,446.73 ₩
(732.11 $)
     -19.64 %
Salaries And Financing
Seoul[ Edit ] New York, NY[ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,848,087.65 ₩
(2,585.55 $)
6,548,025.92 ₩
(5,944.43 $)
     +129.91 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.41 3.82      +12.08 %
Last update: December 2020December 2020
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