Cost of Living Comparison Between Seoul and New York, NY 

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Consumer Prices in New York, NY are 23.85% higher than in Seoul (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in New York, NY are 66.65% higher than in Seoul
Rent Prices in New York, NY are 177.53% higher than in Seoul
Restaurant Prices in New York, NY are 113.55% higher than in Seoul
Groceries Prices in New York, NY are 1.38% higher than in Seoul
Local Purchasing Power in New York, NY is 50.87% higher than in Seoul
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Restaurants
Seoul Edit New York, NY Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 8,000.00 ₩
(7.06 $)
22,658.28 ₩
(20.00 $)
     +183.23 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50,000.00 ₩
(44.13 $)
113,291.42 ₩
(100.00 $)
     +126.58 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6,500.00 ₩
(5.74 $)
10,196.23 ₩
(9.00 $)
     +56.87 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3,965.20 ₩
(3.50 $)
8,496.86 ₩
(7.50 $)
     +114.29 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6,000.00 ₩
(5.30 $)
10,196.23 ₩
(9.00 $)
     +69.94 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4,777.13 ₩
(4.22 $)
5,536.24 ₩
(4.89 $)
     +15.89 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1,741.58 ₩
(1.54 $)
2,446.26 ₩
(2.16 $)
     +40.46 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 887.76 ₩
(0.78 $)
2,008.12 ₩
(1.77 $)
     +126.20 %
Markets
Seoul Edit New York, NY Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 9,654.83 ₩
(8.52 $)
5,059.88 ₩
(4.47 $)
     -47.59 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2,727.09 ₩
(2.41 $)
4,102.95 ₩
(3.62 $)
     +50.45 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2,134.09 ₩
(1.88 $)
2,712.13 ₩
(2.39 $)
     +27.09 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3,714.60 ₩
(3.28 $)
3,569.78 ₩
(3.15 $)
     -3.90 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7,581.32 ₩
(6.69 $)
7,036.80 ₩
(6.21 $)
     -7.18 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4,804.62 ₩
(4.24 $)
6,649.88 ₩
(5.87 $)
     +38.41 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 15,415.31 ₩
(13.61 $)
8,920.71 ₩
(7.87 $)
     -42.13 %
Apples (1 lb) 4,008.90 ₩
(3.54 $)
3,076.76 ₩
(2.72 $)
     -23.25 %
Banana (1 lb) 1,833.05 ₩
(1.62 $)
1,436.08 ₩
(1.27 $)
     -21.66 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2,850.66 ₩
(2.52 $)
3,035.17 ₩
(2.68 $)
     +6.47 %
Tomato (1 lb) 3,346.36 ₩
(2.95 $)
3,202.23 ₩
(2.83 $)
     -4.31 %
Potato (1 lb) 1,880.07 ₩
(1.66 $)
2,170.28 ₩
(1.92 $)
     +15.44 %
Onion (1 lb) 1,436.38 ₩
(1.27 $)
2,119.07 ₩
(1.87 $)
     +47.53 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2,561.88 ₩
(2.26 $)
2,698.95 ₩
(2.38 $)
     +5.35 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1,319.20 ₩
(1.16 $)
2,395.43 ₩
(2.11 $)
     +81.58 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 20,000.00 ₩
(17.65 $)
16,993.71 ₩
(15.00 $)
     -15.03 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2,604.18 ₩
(2.30 $)
3,473.08 ₩
(3.07 $)
     +33.37 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3,147.37 ₩
(2.78 $)
3,609.46 ₩
(3.19 $)
     +14.68 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 4,500.00 ₩
(3.97 $)
16,993.71 ₩
(15.00 $)
     +277.64 %
Transportation
Seoul Edit New York, NY Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1,250.00 ₩
(1.10 $)
3,115.51 ₩
(2.75 $)
     +149.24 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 55,000.00 ₩
(48.55 $)
147,278.85 ₩
(130.00 $)
     +167.78 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3,800.00 ₩
(3.35 $)
3,965.20 ₩
(3.50 $)
     +4.35 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1,287.48 ₩
(1.14 $)
3,398.74 ₩
(3.00 $)
     +163.99 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 12,000.00 ₩
(10.59 $)
33,987.43 ₩
(30.00 $)
     +183.23 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5,759.84 ₩
(5.08 $)
3,223.90 ₩
(2.85 $)
     -44.03 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 32,000,000.00 ₩
(28,245.74 $)
26,057,026.60 ₩
(23,000.00 $)
     -18.57 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 29,273,355.50 ₩
(25,838.99 $)
24,226,546.38 ₩
(21,384.27 $)
     -17.24 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Seoul Edit New York, NY Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 215,752.80 ₩
(190.44 $)
169,583.07 ₩
(149.69 $)
     -21.40 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 157.89 ₩
(0.14 $)
128.87 ₩
(0.11 $)
     -18.38 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 26,959.62 ₩
(23.80 $)
75,131.81 ₩
(66.32 $)
     +178.68 %
Sports And Leisure
Seoul Edit New York, NY Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 66,115.38 ₩
(58.36 $)
121,065.56 ₩
(106.86 $)
     +83.11 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 22,000.00 ₩
(19.42 $)
40,596.09 ₩
(35.83 $)
     +84.53 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 11,000.00 ₩
(9.71 $)
18,126.63 ₩
(16.00 $)
     +64.79 %
Childcare
Seoul Edit New York, NY Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 490,689.62 ₩
(433.12 $)
2,813,043.12 ₩
(2,483.02 $)
     +473.28 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 22,975,000.00 ₩
(20,279.56 $)
40,926,525.48 ₩
(36,125.00 $)
     +78.14 %
Clothing And Shoes
Seoul Edit New York, NY Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 73,080.82 ₩
(64.51 $)
71,078.28 ₩
(62.74 $)
     -2.74 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 52,165.92 ₩
(46.05 $)
51,282.87 ₩
(45.27 $)
     -1.69 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 95,636.36 ₩
(84.42 $)
104,813.74 ₩
(92.52 $)
     +9.60 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 148,578.07 ₩
(131.15 $)
153,060.22 ₩
(135.10 $)
     +3.02 %
Rent Per Month
Seoul Edit New York, NY Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,059,507.21 ₩
(935.21 $)
3,505,957.48 ₩
(3,094.64 $)
     +230.90 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 730,769.23 ₩
(645.03 $)
2,279,129.54 ₩
(2,011.74 $)
     +211.88 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,788,554.52 ₩
(2,461.40 $)
7,135,128.49 ₩
(6,298.03 $)
     +155.87 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,484,968.56 ₩
(1,310.75 $)
3,908,553.99 ₩
(3,450.00 $)
     +163.21 %
Buy Apartment Price
Seoul Edit New York, NY Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 2,091,042.37 ₩
(1,845.72 $)
1,579,778.13 ₩
(1,394.44 $)
     -24.45 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,050,854.31 ₩
(927.57 $)
794,094.34 ₩
(700.93 $)
     -24.43 %
Salaries And Financing
Seoul Edit New York, NY Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,940,914.52 ₩
(2,595.88 $)
7,394,143.24 ₩
(6,526.66 $)
     +151.42 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.15 3.59      +14.07 %
Last update: June 2021June 2021
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