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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 22.50% higher than in Seoul
Consumer Prices Including Rent in New York, NY are 77.13% higher than in Seoul
Rent Prices in New York, NY are 247.22% higher than in Seoul
Restaurant Prices in New York, NY are 96.97% higher than in Seoul
Groceries Prices in New York, NY are 4.70% higher than in Seoul
Local Purchasing Power in New York, NY is 1.41% higher than in Seoul
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Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 8,000.00 ₩
(7.08 $)
22,585.30 ₩
(20.00 $)
     +182.32 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 49,000.00 ₩
(43.39 $)
90,341.20 ₩
(80.00 $)
     +84.37 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6,000.00 ₩
(5.31 $)
10,163.39 ₩
(9.00 $)
     +69.39 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4,000.00 ₩
(3.54 $)
7,904.86 ₩
(7.00 $)
     +97.62 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5,067.13 ₩
(4.49 $)
9,034.12 ₩
(8.00 $)
     +78.29 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4,725.11 ₩
(4.18 $)
4,962.28 ₩
(4.39 $)
     +5.02 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1,703.72 ₩
(1.51 $)
2,326.95 ₩
(2.06 $)
     +36.58 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 906.94 ₩
(0.80 $)
1,935.20 ₩
(1.71 $)
     +113.38 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 9,505.92 ₩
(8.42 $)
4,961.40 ₩
(4.39 $)
     -47.81 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3,356.59 ₩
(2.97 $)
3,951.34 ₩
(3.50 $)
     +17.72 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1,887.45 ₩
(1.67 $)
3,268.33 ₩
(2.89 $)
     +73.16 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3,642.67 ₩
(3.23 $)
3,817.86 ₩
(3.38 $)
     +4.81 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7,890.13 ₩
(6.99 $)
7,859.71 ₩
(6.96 $)
     -0.39 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 4,354.49 ₩
(3.86 $)
6,676.53 ₩
(5.91 $)
     +53.33 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 11,793.42 ₩
(10.44 $)
7,794.21 ₩
(6.90 $)
     -33.91 %
Apples (1 lb) 3,401.95 ₩
(3.01 $)
3,350.43 ₩
(2.97 $)
     -1.51 %
Banana (1 lb) 2,154.57 ₩
(1.91 $)
1,067.56 ₩
(0.95 $)
     -50.45 %
Oranges (1 lb) 3,190.27 ₩
(2.83 $)
2,875.75 ₩
(2.55 $)
     -9.86 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2,788.08 ₩
(2.47 $)
3,072.90 ₩
(2.72 $)
     +10.22 %
Potato (1 lb) 1,765.77 ₩
(1.56 $)
1,702.83 ₩
(1.51 $)
     -3.56 %
Onion (1 lb) 1,522.37 ₩
(1.35 $)
1,562.97 ₩
(1.38 $)
     +2.67 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2,521.43 ₩
(2.23 $)
2,570.21 ₩
(2.28 $)
     +1.93 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1,307.14 ₩
(1.16 $)
2,755.41 ₩
(2.44 $)
     +110.80 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 20,000.00 ₩
(17.71 $)
16,938.98 ₩
(15.00 $)
     -15.31 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2,541.67 ₩
(2.25 $)
2,460.18 ₩
(2.18 $)
     -3.21 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3,150.00 ₩
(2.79 $)
2,922.80 ₩
(2.59 $)
     -7.21 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 4,500.00 ₩
(3.98 $)
15,809.71 ₩
(14.00 $)
     +251.33 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1,250.00 ₩
(1.11 $)
3,105.48 ₩
(2.75 $)
     +148.44 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 55,000.00 ₩
(48.70 $)
136,641.07 ₩
(121.00 $)
     +148.44 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3,000.00 ₩
(2.66 $)
2,823.16 ₩
(2.50 $)
     -5.89 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1,273.62 ₩
(1.13 $)
3,387.80 ₩
(3.00 $)
     +166.00 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 10,300.00 ₩
(9.12 $)
33,877.95 ₩
(30.00 $)
     +228.91 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6,118.06 ₩
(5.42 $)
3,393.83 ₩
(3.01 $)
     -44.53 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 32,000,000.00 ₩
(28,337.02 $)
24,843,830.00 ₩
(22,000.00 $)
     -22.36 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,152,631.58 ₩
(24,930.05 $)
23,580,895.69 ₩
(20,881.63 $)
     -16.24 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 192,523.42 ₩
(170.49 $)
163,701.81 ₩
(144.96 $)
     -14.97 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 140.44 ₩
(0.12 $)
96.93 ₩
(0.09 $)
     -30.98 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 28,127.37 ₩
(24.91 $)
69,291.40 ₩
(61.36 $)
     +146.35 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 70,480.77 ₩
(62.41 $)
94,736.83 ₩
(83.89 $)
     +34.42 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 20,619.05 ₩
(18.26 $)
46,017.55 ₩
(40.75 $)
     +123.18 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10,000.00 ₩
(8.86 $)
18,068.24 ₩
(16.00 $)
     +80.68 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 455,217.39 ₩
(403.11 $)
2,638,034.74 ₩
(2,336.06 $)
     +479.51 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 20,000,000.00 ₩
(17,710.63 $)
36,395,269.90 ₩
(32,229.17 $)
     +81.98 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 69,318.18 ₩
(61.38 $)
59,494.24 ₩
(52.68 $)
     -14.17 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 50,658.54 ₩
(44.86 $)
44,287.10 ₩
(39.22 $)
     -12.58 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 97,036.36 ₩
(85.93 $)
100,289.13 ₩
(88.81 $)
     +3.35 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 132,045.45 ₩
(116.93 $)
142,402.23 ₩
(126.10 $)
     +7.84 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 802,173.91 ₩
(710.35 $)
3,512,940.16 ₩
(3,110.82 $)
     +337.93 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 502,439.02 ₩
(444.93 $)
2,219,178.17 ₩
(1,965.15 $)
     +341.68 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,190,909.09 ₩
(1,940.12 $)
7,261,319.52 ₩
(6,430.13 $)
     +231.43 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,298,275.86 ₩
(1,149.66 $)
3,699,396.86 ₩
(3,275.93 $)
     +184.95 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,497,817.22 ₩
(1,326.36 $)
1,483,088.80 ₩
(1,313.32 $)
     -0.98 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 689,234.20 ₩
(610.34 $)
626,930.28 ₩
(555.17 $)
     -9.04 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,815,290.40 ₩
(2,493.03 $)
5,056,973.99 ₩
(4,478.11 $)
     +79.63 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.58 4.20      +17.29 %
Last update: December 2018December 2018
Contributors:299534
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: KRW