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Cost of Living Comparison Between Seoul and New York, NY 

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Consumer Prices in New York, NY are 20.91% higher than in Seoul
Consumer Prices Including Rent in New York, NY are 78.96% higher than in Seoul
Rent Prices in New York, NY are 268.83% higher than in Seoul
Restaurant Prices in New York, NY are 99.86% higher than in Seoul
Groceries Prices in New York, NY are 2.74% higher than in Seoul
Local Purchasing Power in New York, NY is 8.83% higher than in Seoul
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Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 8,000.00 ₩
(7.00 $)
22,852.30 ₩
(20.00 $)
     +185.65 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50,000.00 ₩
(43.76 $)
97,122.27 ₩
(85.00 $)
     +94.24 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6,000.00 ₩
(5.25 $)
10,283.53 ₩
(9.00 $)
     +71.39 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4,000.00 ₩
(3.50 $)
7,998.30 ₩
(7.00 $)
     +99.96 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6,000.00 ₩
(5.25 $)
9,140.92 ₩
(8.00 $)
     +52.35 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4,791.50 ₩
(4.19 $)
5,070.92 ₩
(4.44 $)
     +5.83 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1,803.55 ₩
(1.58 $)
2,359.18 ₩
(2.06 $)
     +30.81 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 970.37 ₩
(0.85 $)
1,863.67 ₩
(1.63 $)
     +92.06 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 9,442.78 ₩
(8.26 $)
5,085.68 ₩
(4.45 $)
     -46.14 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3,205.39 ₩
(2.81 $)
3,955.15 ₩
(3.46 $)
     +23.39 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2,098.62 ₩
(1.84 $)
3,449.47 ₩
(3.02 $)
     +64.37 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3,633.68 ₩
(3.18 $)
4,059.71 ₩
(3.55 $)
     +11.72 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 9,005.01 ₩
(7.88 $)
8,209.72 ₩
(7.19 $)
     -8.83 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 4,765.75 ₩
(4.17 $)
6,767.55 ₩
(5.92 $)
     +42.00 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 12,587.20 ₩
(11.02 $)
7,640.51 ₩
(6.69 $)
     -39.30 %
Apples (1 lb) 3,320.95 ₩
(2.91 $)
3,217.83 ₩
(2.82 $)
     -3.11 %
Banana (1 lb) 2,180.74 ₩
(1.91 $)
1,267.82 ₩
(1.11 $)
     -41.86 %
Oranges (1 lb) 3,288.55 ₩
(2.88 $)
3,093.03 ₩
(2.71 $)
     -5.95 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2,843.68 ₩
(2.49 $)
3,052.56 ₩
(2.67 $)
     +7.35 %
Potato (1 lb) 2,003.37 ₩
(1.75 $)
1,832.78 ₩
(1.60 $)
     -8.52 %
Onion (1 lb) 1,587.58 ₩
(1.39 $)
1,685.69 ₩
(1.48 $)
     +6.18 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2,845.45 ₩
(2.49 $)
2,668.34 ₩
(2.34 $)
     -6.22 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1,335.29 ₩
(1.17 $)
2,719.42 ₩
(2.38 $)
     +103.66 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 20,000.00 ₩
(17.50 $)
17,139.22 ₩
(15.00 $)
     -14.30 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2,520.98 ₩
(2.21 $)
2,504.96 ₩
(2.19 $)
     -0.64 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3,154.55 ₩
(2.76 $)
3,237.41 ₩
(2.83 $)
     +2.63 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 4,500.00 ₩
(3.94 $)
15,996.61 ₩
(14.00 $)
     +255.48 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1,250.00 ₩
(1.09 $)
3,142.19 ₩
(2.75 $)
     +151.38 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 55,000.00 ₩
(48.14 $)
138,256.41 ₩
(121.00 $)
     +151.38 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3,000.00 ₩
(2.63 $)
2,856.54 ₩
(2.50 $)
     -4.78 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1,255.29 ₩
(1.10 $)
3,285.02 ₩
(2.88 $)
     +161.69 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 10,300.00 ₩
(9.01 $)
34,278.45 ₩
(30.00 $)
     +232.80 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5,972.28 ₩
(5.23 $)
3,477.89 ₩
(3.04 $)
     -41.77 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 32,000,000.00 ₩
(28,005.93 $)
25,137,530.00 ₩
(22,000.00 $)
     -21.45 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,595,000.00 ₩
(25,025.93 $)
23,889,280.24 ₩
(20,907.55 $)
     -16.46 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 196,808.71 ₩
(172.24 $)
169,297.43 ₩
(148.17 $)
     -13.98 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 138.53 ₩
(0.12 $)
71.41 ₩
(0.06 $)
     -48.45 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 25,736.92 ₩
(22.52 $)
72,370.50 ₩
(63.34 $)
     +181.19 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 77,124.18 ₩
(67.50 $)
98,301.54 ₩
(86.03 $)
     +27.46 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 21,095.24 ₩
(18.46 $)
39,182.17 ₩
(34.29 $)
     +85.74 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10,000.00 ₩
(8.75 $)
18,281.84 ₩
(16.00 $)
     +82.82 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 411,739.13 ₩
(360.35 $)
2,664,844.79 ₩
(2,332.23 $)
     +547.22 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 19,897,728.57 ₩
(17,414.20 $)
43,933,546.75 ₩
(38,450.00 $)
     +120.80 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 72,073.17 ₩
(63.08 $)
62,895.42 ₩
(55.05 $)
     -12.73 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 50,222.22 ₩
(43.95 $)
45,315.43 ₩
(39.66 $)
     -9.77 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 97,339.62 ₩
(85.19 $)
99,887.57 ₩
(87.42 $)
     +2.62 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 143,409.09 ₩
(125.51 $)
150,211.55 ₩
(131.46 $)
     +4.74 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 798,837.21 ₩
(699.13 $)
3,570,672.84 ₩
(3,125.00 $)
     +346.98 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 508,108.11 ₩
(444.69 $)
2,313,367.50 ₩
(2,024.63 $)
     +355.29 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,172,857.14 ₩
(1,901.65 $)
7,507,057.52 ₩
(6,570.07 $)
     +245.49 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,238,333.33 ₩
(1,083.77 $)
4,010,658.83 ₩
(3,510.07 $)
     +223.88 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,348,902.50 ₩
(1,180.54 $)
1,475,600.27 ₩
(1,291.42 $)
     +9.39 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 632,192.13 ₩
(553.29 $)
656,598.25 ₩
(574.65 $)
     +3.86 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,759,328.49 ₩
(2,414.92 $)
5,374,348.10 ₩
(4,703.55 $)
     +94.77 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.54 4.35      +22.99 %
Last update: April 2019April 2019
Contributors:313527
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: KRW