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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 19.54% higher than in Seoul
Consumer Prices Including Rent in New York, NY are 75.49% higher than in Seoul
Rent Prices in New York, NY are 259.36% higher than in Seoul
Restaurant Prices in New York, NY are 101.19% higher than in Seoul
Groceries Prices in New York, NY are 0.71% higher than in Seoul
Local Purchasing Power in New York, NY is 5.49% higher than in Seoul
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Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 8,000.00 ₩
(7.10 $)
22,523.82 ₩
(20.00 $)
     +181.55 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 48,000.00 ₩
(42.62 $)
92,910.77 ₩
(82.50 $)
     +93.56 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6,000.00 ₩
(5.33 $)
10,135.72 ₩
(9.00 $)
     +68.93 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4,000.00 ₩
(3.55 $)
7,883.34 ₩
(7.00 $)
     +97.08 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5,000.00 ₩
(4.44 $)
9,009.53 ₩
(8.00 $)
     +80.19 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4,756.83 ₩
(4.22 $)
5,062.45 ₩
(4.50 $)
     +6.42 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1,646.38 ₩
(1.46 $)
2,439.26 ₩
(2.17 $)
     +48.16 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 924.24 ₩
(0.82 $)
1,944.05 ₩
(1.73 $)
     +110.34 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 9,211.87 ₩
(8.18 $)
5,038.35 ₩
(4.47 $)
     -45.31 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3,207.17 ₩
(2.85 $)
3,967.40 ₩
(3.52 $)
     +23.70 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2,007.90 ₩
(1.78 $)
3,399.89 ₩
(3.02 $)
     +69.33 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3,735.56 ₩
(3.32 $)
4,019.43 ₩
(3.57 $)
     +7.60 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 8,335.76 ₩
(7.40 $)
7,905.23 ₩
(7.02 $)
     -5.16 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 4,375.66 ₩
(3.89 $)
6,860.38 ₩
(6.09 $)
     +56.78 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 13,254.99 ₩
(11.77 $)
7,823.30 ₩
(6.95 $)
     -40.98 %
Apples (1 lb) 3,401.95 ₩
(3.02 $)
3,114.78 ₩
(2.77 $)
     -8.44 %
Banana (1 lb) 2,219.37 ₩
(1.97 $)
1,155.45 ₩
(1.03 $)
     -47.94 %
Oranges (1 lb) 3,319.48 ₩
(2.95 $)
2,901.70 ₩
(2.58 $)
     -12.59 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2,788.08 ₩
(2.48 $)
3,019.42 ₩
(2.68 $)
     +8.30 %
Potato (1 lb) 2,023.72 ₩
(1.80 $)
1,633.80 ₩
(1.45 $)
     -19.27 %
Onion (1 lb) 1,654.10 ₩
(1.47 $)
1,572.83 ₩
(1.40 $)
     -4.91 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2,557.14 ₩
(2.27 $)
2,596.86 ₩
(2.31 $)
     +1.55 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1,364.71 ₩
(1.21 $)
2,755.02 ₩
(2.45 $)
     +101.88 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 21,000.00 ₩
(18.65 $)
16,892.87 ₩
(15.00 $)
     -19.56 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2,524.79 ₩
(2.24 $)
2,453.49 ₩
(2.18 $)
     -2.82 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3,077.78 ₩
(2.73 $)
3,097.03 ₩
(2.75 $)
     +0.63 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 4,500.00 ₩
(4.00 $)
15,766.68 ₩
(14.00 $)
     +250.37 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1,250.00 ₩
(1.11 $)
3,097.03 ₩
(2.75 $)
     +147.76 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 55,000.00 ₩
(48.84 $)
136,269.12 ₩
(121.00 $)
     +147.76 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3,000.00 ₩
(2.66 $)
2,815.48 ₩
(2.50 $)
     -6.15 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1,560.00 ₩
(1.39 $)
3,941.67 ₩
(3.50 $)
     +152.67 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 10,300.00 ₩
(9.15 $)
33,785.73 ₩
(30.00 $)
     +228.02 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6,055.70 ₩
(5.38 $)
3,419.59 ₩
(3.04 $)
     -43.53 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 32,000,000.00 ₩
(28,414.36 $)
24,776,204.46 ₩
(22,000.00 $)
     -22.57 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,111,764.71 ₩
(24,961.81 $)
23,513,315.20 ₩
(20,878.62 $)
     -16.36 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 197,388.84 ₩
(175.27 $)
161,335.71 ₩
(143.26 $)
     -18.27 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 140.44 ₩
(0.12 $)
95.21 ₩
(0.08 $)
     -32.20 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 27,440.53 ₩
(24.37 $)
69,588.76 ₩
(61.79 $)
     +153.60 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 72,980.77 ₩
(64.80 $)
93,523.02 ₩
(83.04 $)
     +28.15 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 21,095.24 ₩
(18.73 $)
44,953.80 ₩
(39.92 $)
     +113.10 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 11,000.00 ₩
(9.77 $)
18,019.06 ₩
(16.00 $)
     +63.81 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 442,173.91 ₩
(392.63 $)
2,654,695.23 ₩
(2,357.23 $)
     +500.37 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 20,310,658.20 ₩
(18,034.82 $)
42,063,238.03 ₩
(37,350.00 $)
     +107.10 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 68,214.29 ₩
(60.57 $)
60,285.18 ₩
(53.53 $)
     -11.62 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 49,800.00 ₩
(44.22 $)
44,324.33 ₩
(39.36 $)
     -11.00 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 98,074.07 ₩
(87.08 $)
99,009.19 ₩
(87.92 $)
     +0.95 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 137,727.27 ₩
(122.29 $)
144,804.47 ₩
(128.58 $)
     +5.14 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 806,250.00 ₩
(715.91 $)
3,540,838.22 ₩
(3,144.08 $)
     +339.17 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 502,439.02 ₩
(446.14 $)
2,226,615.30 ₩
(1,977.12 $)
     +343.16 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,107,142.86 ₩
(1,871.03 $)
7,191,455.69 ₩
(6,385.64 $)
     +241.29 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,262,500.00 ₩
(1,121.04 $)
3,853,272.43 ₩
(3,421.51 $)
     +205.21 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,391,551.16 ₩
(1,235.63 $)
1,444,597.18 ₩
(1,282.73 $)
     +3.81 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 637,762.63 ₩
(566.30 $)
623,766.04 ₩
(553.87 $)
     -2.19 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,785,040.83 ₩
(2,472.97 $)
5,155,861.61 ₩
(4,578.14 $)
     +85.13 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.54 4.30      +21.39 %
Last update: February 2019February 2019
Contributors:318530
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: KRW