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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 16.58% higher than in Seoul
Consumer Prices Including Rent in New York, NY are 74.33% higher than in Seoul
Rent Prices in New York, NY are 264.01% higher than in Seoul
Restaurant Prices in New York, NY are 109.04% higher than in Seoul
Groceries Prices in New York, NY are 3.60% lower than in Seoul
Local Purchasing Power in New York, NY is 24.45% higher than in Seoul
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Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 8,000.00 ₩
(6.78 $)
23,607.10 ₩
(20.00 $)
     +195.09 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 45,000.00 ₩
(38.12 $)
94,428.40 ₩
(80.00 $)
     +109.84 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6,500.00 ₩
(5.51 $)
10,623.19 ₩
(9.00 $)
     +63.43 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4,000.00 ₩
(3.39 $)
8,262.49 ₩
(7.00 $)
     +106.56 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6,000.00 ₩
(5.08 $)
9,442.84 ₩
(8.00 $)
     +57.38 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4,813.33 ₩
(4.08 $)
5,362.18 ₩
(4.54 $)
     +11.40 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1,702.48 ₩
(1.44 $)
2,340.89 ₩
(1.98 $)
     +37.50 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 947.20 ₩
(0.80 $)
2,008.67 ₩
(1.70 $)
     +112.06 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 9,478.64 ₩
(8.03 $)
5,113.89 ₩
(4.33 $)
     -46.05 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2,866.71 ₩
(2.43 $)
4,087.41 ₩
(3.46 $)
     +42.58 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2,050.24 ₩
(1.74 $)
3,318.94 ₩
(2.81 $)
     +61.88 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3,458.95 ₩
(2.93 $)
4,277.50 ₩
(3.62 $)
     +23.66 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 10,268.84 ₩
(8.70 $)
8,231.22 ₩
(6.97 $)
     -19.84 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 4,755.75 ₩
(4.03 $)
7,116.01 ₩
(6.03 $)
     +49.63 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 17,231.49 ₩
(14.60 $)
7,928.52 ₩
(6.72 $)
     -53.99 %
Apples (1 lb) 3,608.13 ₩
(3.06 $)
3,215.17 ₩
(2.72 $)
     -10.89 %
Banana (1 lb) 2,015.97 ₩
(1.71 $)
1,248.05 ₩
(1.06 $)
     -38.09 %
Oranges (1 lb) 3,345.25 ₩
(2.83 $)
3,227.43 ₩
(2.73 $)
     -3.52 %
Tomato (1 lb) 3,401.95 ₩
(2.88 $)
3,249.12 ₩
(2.75 $)
     -4.49 %
Potato (1 lb) 2,216.94 ₩
(1.88 $)
2,131.30 ₩
(1.81 $)
     -3.86 %
Onion (1 lb) 1,653.09 ₩
(1.40 $)
1,827.52 ₩
(1.55 $)
     +10.55 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2,811.25 ₩
(2.38 $)
2,670.75 ₩
(2.26 $)
     -5.00 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1,440.00 ₩
(1.22 $)
2,724.93 ₩
(2.31 $)
     +89.23 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 20,000.00 ₩
(16.94 $)
17,705.33 ₩
(15.00 $)
     -11.47 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2,461.16 ₩
(2.09 $)
2,731.68 ₩
(2.31 $)
     +10.99 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2,927.27 ₩
(2.48 $)
3,353.28 ₩
(2.84 $)
     +14.55 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 4,500.00 ₩
(3.81 $)
16,524.97 ₩
(14.00 $)
     +267.22 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1,250.00 ₩
(1.06 $)
3,245.98 ₩
(2.75 $)
     +159.68 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 55,000.00 ₩
(46.60 $)
149,905.08 ₩
(127.00 $)
     +172.55 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3,800.00 ₩
(3.22 $)
3,157.45 ₩
(2.67 $)
     -16.91 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1,255.29 ₩
(1.06 $)
3,275.49 ₩
(2.78 $)
     +160.93 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 12,000.00 ₩
(10.17 $)
35,410.65 ₩
(30.00 $)
     +195.09 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5,803.87 ₩
(4.92 $)
3,543.28 ₩
(3.00 $)
     -38.95 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 32,000,000.00 ₩
(27,110.49 $)
25,784,854.98 ₩
(21,845.00 $)
     -19.42 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,740,000.00 ₩
(23,501.40 $)
24,175,804.12 ₩
(20,481.81 $)
     -12.85 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 192,381.68 ₩
(162.99 $)
153,635.17 ₩
(130.16 $)
     -20.14 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 137.60 ₩
(0.12 $)
113.61 ₩
(0.10 $)
     -17.44 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 25,825.45 ₩
(21.88 $)
74,984.84 ₩
(63.53 $)
     +190.35 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 71,031.75 ₩
(60.18 $)
84,447.65 ₩
(71.54 $)
     +18.89 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 24,142.86 ₩
(20.45 $)
39,345.17 ₩
(33.33 $)
     +62.97 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 11,000.00 ₩
(9.32 $)
18,885.68 ₩
(16.00 $)
     +71.69 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 414,482.76 ₩
(351.15 $)
2,754,309.21 ₩
(2,333.46 $)
     +564.52 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 19,635,091.30 ₩
(16,634.90 $)
45,520,647.17 ₩
(38,565.22 $)
     +131.83 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 75,766.67 ₩
(64.19 $)
64,222.54 ₩
(54.41 $)
     -15.24 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 55,730.77 ₩
(47.22 $)
44,933.16 ₩
(38.07 $)
     -19.37 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 100,804.88 ₩
(85.40 $)
100,664.55 ₩
(85.28 $)
     -0.14 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 154,687.50 ₩
(131.05 $)
146,339.69 ₩
(123.98 $)
     -5.40 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 823,283.49 ₩
(697.49 $)
3,668,444.51 ₩
(3,107.92 $)
     +345.59 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 563,333.33 ₩
(477.26 $)
2,387,404.18 ₩
(2,022.62 $)
     +323.80 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,270,880.37 ₩
(1,923.90 $)
7,658,565.66 ₩
(6,488.36 $)
     +237.25 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,306,276.02 ₩
(1,106.68 $)
4,354,437.97 ₩
(3,689.09 $)
     +233.35 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,316,208.09 ₩
(1,115.10 $)
1,584,807.38 ₩
(1,342.65 $)
     +20.41 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 643,013.81 ₩
(544.76 $)
726,807.72 ₩
(615.75 $)
     +13.03 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,670,971.94 ₩
(2,262.85 $)
5,794,936.89 ₩
(4,909.49 $)
     +116.96 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.58 4.19      +16.91 %
Last update: October 2019October 2019
Contributors:306517
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: KRW