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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 18.58% higher than in Seoul
Consumer Prices Including Rent in New York, NY are 74.99% higher than in Seoul
Rent Prices in New York, NY are 262.09% higher than in Seoul
Restaurant Prices in New York, NY are 107.92% higher than in Seoul
Groceries Prices in New York, NY are 1.07% lower than in Seoul
Local Purchasing Power in New York, NY is 18.29% higher than in Seoul
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Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 8,000.00 ₩
(6.78 $)
23,614.15 ₩
(20.00 $)
     +195.18 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 45,000.00 ₩
(38.11 $)
94,456.60 ₩
(80.00 $)
     +109.90 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6,450.00 ₩
(5.46 $)
10,626.37 ₩
(9.00 $)
     +64.75 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4,000.00 ₩
(3.39 $)
8,264.95 ₩
(7.00 $)
     +106.62 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6,000.00 ₩
(5.08 $)
9,445.66 ₩
(8.00 $)
     +57.43 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4,926.29 ₩
(4.17 $)
5,414.39 ₩
(4.59 $)
     +9.91 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1,726.09 ₩
(1.46 $)
2,333.01 ₩
(1.98 $)
     +35.16 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 914.58 ₩
(0.77 $)
1,890.06 ₩
(1.60 $)
     +106.66 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 9,567.54 ₩
(8.10 $)
5,058.84 ₩
(4.28 $)
     -47.12 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2,983.04 ₩
(2.53 $)
4,184.42 ₩
(3.54 $)
     +40.27 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2,144.85 ₩
(1.82 $)
3,608.54 ₩
(3.06 $)
     +68.24 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3,638.18 ₩
(3.08 $)
4,207.57 ₩
(3.56 $)
     +15.65 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 11,149.14 ₩
(9.44 $)
8,523.66 ₩
(7.22 $)
     -23.55 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 4,510.01 ₩
(3.82 $)
7,020.72 ₩
(5.95 $)
     +55.67 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 15,705.65 ₩
(13.30 $)
8,329.61 ₩
(7.05 $)
     -46.96 %
Apples (1 lb) 3,401.95 ₩
(2.88 $)
3,144.33 ₩
(2.66 $)
     -7.57 %
Banana (1 lb) 2,086.53 ₩
(1.77 $)
1,270.27 ₩
(1.08 $)
     -39.12 %
Oranges (1 lb) 3,250.75 ₩
(2.75 $)
3,254.44 ₩
(2.76 $)
     +0.11 %
Tomato (1 lb) 3,237.00 ₩
(2.74 $)
3,165.76 ₩
(2.68 $)
     -2.20 %
Potato (1 lb) 2,147.01 ₩
(1.82 $)
2,119.74 ₩
(1.80 $)
     -1.27 %
Onion (1 lb) 1,604.07 ₩
(1.36 $)
1,849.90 ₩
(1.57 $)
     +15.33 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3,000.00 ₩
(2.54 $)
2,652.16 ₩
(2.25 $)
     -11.59 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1,361.11 ₩
(1.15 $)
2,714.45 ₩
(2.30 $)
     +99.43 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 21,000.00 ₩
(17.79 $)
17,710.61 ₩
(15.00 $)
     -15.66 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2,388.43 ₩
(2.02 $)
2,558.20 ₩
(2.17 $)
     +7.11 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3,018.18 ₩
(2.56 $)
3,407.95 ₩
(2.89 $)
     +12.91 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 4,500.00 ₩
(3.81 $)
16,529.90 ₩
(14.00 $)
     +267.33 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1,250.00 ₩
(1.06 $)
3,246.95 ₩
(2.75 $)
     +159.76 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 55,000.00 ₩
(46.58 $)
144,046.32 ₩
(122.00 $)
     +161.90 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3,800.00 ₩
(3.22 $)
2,951.77 ₩
(2.50 $)
     -22.32 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1,223.10 ₩
(1.04 $)
3,217.43 ₩
(2.73 $)
     +163.05 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 11,806.50 ₩
(10.00 $)
35,421.22 ₩
(30.00 $)
     +200.01 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5,868.65 ₩
(4.97 $)
3,592.24 ₩
(3.04 $)
     -38.79 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 32,000,000.00 ₩
(27,102.39 $)
25,792,555.34 ₩
(21,845.00 $)
     -19.40 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,994,736.84 ₩
(23,710.14 $)
24,949,376.18 ₩
(21,130.87 $)
     -10.88 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 197,140.81 ₩
(166.97 $)
165,418.81 ₩
(140.10 $)
     -16.09 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 135.20 ₩
(0.11 $)
82.65 ₩
(0.07 $)
     -38.87 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 25,564.44 ₩
(21.65 $)
75,384.57 ₩
(63.85 $)
     +194.88 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 74,188.03 ₩
(62.83 $)
95,395.11 ₩
(80.79 $)
     +28.59 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 22,600.00 ₩
(19.14 $)
39,178.02 ₩
(33.18 $)
     +73.35 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 11,000.00 ₩
(9.32 $)
18,891.32 ₩
(16.00 $)
     +71.74 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 407,391.30 ₩
(345.04 $)
2,809,831.97 ₩
(2,379.79 $)
     +589.71 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 19,888,602.27 ₩
(16,844.65 $)
45,027,890.57 ₩
(38,136.36 $)
     +126.40 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 72,413.79 ₩
(61.33 $)
63,970.73 ₩
(54.18 $)
     -11.66 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 50,666.67 ₩
(42.91 $)
45,494.17 ₩
(38.53 $)
     -10.21 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 98,947.37 ₩
(83.80 $)
100,789.31 ₩
(85.36 $)
     +1.86 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 150,937.50 ₩
(127.84 $)
153,491.97 ₩
(130.00 $)
     +1.69 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 800,000.00 ₩
(677.56 $)
3,672,814.21 ₩
(3,110.69 $)
     +359.10 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 535,000.00 ₩
(453.12 $)
2,367,221.51 ₩
(2,004.92 $)
     +342.47 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,253,448.28 ₩
(1,908.56 $)
7,535,164.59 ₩
(6,381.91 $)
     +234.38 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,272,916.67 ₩
(1,078.10 $)
4,075,627.37 ₩
(3,451.85 $)
     +220.18 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,417,343.86 ₩
(1,200.42 $)
1,572,703.31 ₩
(1,332.00 $)
     +10.96 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 686,233.56 ₩
(581.21 $)
700,975.08 ₩
(593.69 $)
     +2.15 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,706,115.05 ₩
(2,291.94 $)
5,601,579.05 ₩
(4,744.26 $)
     +107.00 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.55 4.33      +22.11 %
Last update: July 2019July 2019
Contributors:304501
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: KRW