Cost of Living Comparison Between Seoul and New York, NY 

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Consumer Prices in New York, NY are 28.42% higher than in Seoul (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in New York, NY are 75.54% higher than in Seoul
Rent Prices in New York, NY are 196.50% higher than in Seoul
Restaurant Prices in New York, NY are 123.77% higher than in Seoul
Groceries Prices in New York, NY are 0.28% higher than in Seoul
Local Purchasing Power in New York, NY is 29.00% higher than in Seoul
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Restaurants
Seoul Edit New York, NY Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 9,000.00 ₩
(6.96 $)
32,338.38 ₩
(25.00 $)
     +259.32 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 70,000.00 ₩
(54.12 $)
129,353.50 ₩
(100.00 $)
     +84.79 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7,500.00 ₩
(5.80 $)
12,935.35 ₩
(10.00 $)
     +72.47 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4,000.00 ₩
(3.09 $)
9,856.74 ₩
(7.62 $)
     +146.42 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7,000.00 ₩
(5.41 $)
12,366.83 ₩
(9.56 $)
     +76.67 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5,055.71 ₩
(3.91 $)
6,581.63 ₩
(5.09 $)
     +30.18 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1,857.66 ₩
(1.44 $)
3,227.05 ₩
(2.49 $)
     +73.72 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 993.72 ₩
(0.77 $)
2,815.25 ₩
(2.18 $)
     +183.30 %
Markets
Seoul Edit New York, NY Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 10,774.80 ₩
(8.33 $)
5,672.20 ₩
(4.39 $)
     -47.36 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3,188.25 ₩
(2.46 $)
4,513.57 ₩
(3.49 $)
     +41.57 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2,185.25 ₩
(1.69 $)
4,298.88 ₩
(3.32 $)
     +96.72 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4,843.50 ₩
(3.74 $)
4,527.37 ₩
(3.50 $)
     -6.53 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6,792.01 ₩
(5.25 $)
9,922.42 ₩
(7.67 $)
     +46.09 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6,378.64 ₩
(4.93 $)
8,045.35 ₩
(6.22 $)
     +26.13 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 24,199.68 ₩
(18.71 $)
12,135.55 ₩
(9.38 $)
     -49.85 %
Apples (1 lb) 3,966.80 ₩
(3.07 $)
3,163.86 ₩
(2.45 $)
     -20.24 %
Banana (1 lb) 2,221.47 ₩
(1.72 $)
1,589.36 ₩
(1.23 $)
     -28.45 %
Oranges (1 lb) 3,620.88 ₩
(2.80 $)
2,894.75 ₩
(2.24 $)
     -20.05 %
Tomato (1 lb) 3,845.75 ₩
(2.97 $)
3,439.22 ₩
(2.66 $)
     -10.57 %
Potato (1 lb) 2,214.95 ₩
(1.71 $)
2,678.31 ₩
(2.07 $)
     +20.92 %
Onion (1 lb) 1,589.96 ₩
(1.23 $)
2,266.08 ₩
(1.75 $)
     +42.52 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3,083.38 ₩
(2.38 $)
3,370.47 ₩
(2.61 $)
     +9.31 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1,419.05 ₩
(1.10 $)
3,049.15 ₩
(2.36 $)
     +114.87 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 20,000.00 ₩
(15.46 $)
19,403.03 ₩
(15.00 $)
     -2.98 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2,677.93 ₩
(2.07 $)
4,939.77 ₩
(3.82 $)
     +84.46 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3,318.28 ₩
(2.57 $)
4,941.30 ₩
(3.82 $)
     +48.91 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 4,500.00 ₩
(3.48 $)
19,403.03 ₩
(15.00 $)
     +331.18 %
Transportation
Seoul Edit New York, NY Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1,300.00 ₩
(1.00 $)
3,557.22 ₩
(2.75 $)
     +173.63 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 55,000.00 ₩
(42.52 $)
167,512.78 ₩
(129.50 $)
     +204.57 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3,800.00 ₩
(2.94 $)
5,174.14 ₩
(4.00 $)
     +36.16 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1,609.34 ₩
(1.24 $)
3,880.61 ₩
(3.00 $)
     +141.13 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 12,000.00 ₩
(9.28 $)
38,806.05 ₩
(30.00 $)
     +223.38 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6,842.00 ₩
(5.29 $)
6,063.52 ₩
(4.69 $)
     -11.38 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 38,000,000.00 ₩
(29,376.86 $)
33,631,910.00 ₩
(26,000.00 $)
     -11.49 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 34,906,250.00 ₩
(26,985.16 $)
32,208,345.63 ₩
(24,899.48 $)
     -7.73 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Seoul Edit New York, NY Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 233,041.67 ₩
(180.16 $)
204,592.38 ₩
(158.17 $)
     -12.21 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 164.38 ₩
(0.13 $)
142.29 ₩
(0.11 $)
     -13.44 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 27,178.56 ₩
(21.01 $)
84,667.35 ₩
(65.45 $)
     +211.52 %
Sports And Leisure
Seoul Edit New York, NY Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 76,923.07 ₩
(59.47 $)
132,748.63 ₩
(102.62 $)
     +72.57 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 21,915.62 ₩
(16.94 $)
52,388.17 ₩
(40.50 $)
     +139.04 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12,500.00 ₩
(9.66 $)
23,283.63 ₩
(18.00 $)
     +86.27 %
Childcare
Seoul Edit New York, NY Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 504,000.00 ₩
(389.63 $)
3,016,092.44 ₩
(2,331.67 $)
     +498.43 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 25,684,803.49 ₩
(19,856.29 $)
51,870,753.50 ₩
(40,100.00 $)
     +101.95 %
Clothing And Shoes
Seoul Edit New York, NY Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 71,166.62 ₩
(55.02 $)
80,935.59 ₩
(62.57 $)
     +13.73 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 56,166.62 ₩
(43.42 $)
80,279.21 ₩
(62.06 $)
     +42.93 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 92,542.94 ₩
(71.54 $)
118,246.94 ₩
(91.41 $)
     +27.78 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 131,714.27 ₩
(101.83 $)
196,997.77 ₩
(152.29 $)
     +49.56 %
Rent Per Month
Seoul Edit New York, NY Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,073,809.52 ₩
(830.14 $)
4,432,766.90 ₩
(3,426.86 $)
     +312.81 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 718,436.53 ₩
(555.41 $)
2,884,085.54 ₩
(2,229.62 $)
     +301.44 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,316,764.68 ₩
(2,564.11 $)
8,743,338.43 ₩
(6,759.26 $)
     +163.61 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,115,384.62 ₩
(1,635.35 $)
5,222,697.31 ₩
(4,037.54 $)
     +146.89 %
Buy Apartment Price
Seoul Edit New York, NY Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 2,718,038.88 ₩
(2,101.25 $)
1,851,131.04 ₩
(1,431.06 $)
     -31.89 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,326,903.25 ₩
(1,025.80 $)
1,054,987.05 ₩
(815.58 $)
     -20.49 %
Salaries And Financing
Seoul Edit New York, NY Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,554,863.05 ₩
(2,748.18 $)
8,049,800.36 ₩
(6,223.10 $)
     +126.44 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.21 5.10      +59.20 %
Last update: June 2022June 2022
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