Cost of Living Comparison Between Taipei and Seoul 

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Consumer Prices in Seoul are 36.3% higher than in Taipei (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Seoul are 38.0% higher than in Taipei
Rent Prices in Seoul are 42.5% higher than in Taipei
Restaurant Prices in Seoul are 33.5% higher than in Taipei
Groceries Prices in Seoul are 41.5% higher than in Taipei
Local Purchasing Power in Seoul is 17.1% higher than in Taipei
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Restaurants
Taipei Edit Seoul Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 200.00 NT$
(8,576.95 ₩)
233.18 NT$
(10,000.00 ₩)
     +16.6 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 1,000.00 NT$
(42,884.77 ₩)
1,632.28 NT$
(70,000.00 ₩)
     +63.2 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 170.00 NT$
(7,290.41 ₩)
186.55 NT$
(8,000.00 ₩)
     +9.7 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 75.00 NT$
(3,216.36 ₩)
116.59 NT$
(5,000.00 ₩)
     +55.5 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 100.00 NT$
(4,288.48 ₩)
163.23 NT$
(7,000.00 ₩)
     +63.2 %
Cappuccino (regular) 113.80 NT$
(4,880.09 ₩)
122.12 NT$
(5,236.90 ₩)
     +7.3 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 33.34 NT$
(1,429.87 ₩)
48.48 NT$
(2,079.24 ₩)
     +45.4 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 23.43 NT$
(1,004.58 ₩)
25.36 NT$
(1,087.69 ₩)
     +8.3 %
Markets
Taipei Edit Seoul Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 362.21 NT$
(15,533.22 ₩)
257.08 NT$
(11,024.92 ₩)
     -29.0 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 56.43 NT$
(2,420.18 ₩)
88.32 NT$
(3,787.75 ₩)
     +56.5 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 44.61 NT$
(1,913.01 ₩)
49.30 NT$
(2,114.17 ₩)
     +10.5 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 94.38 NT$
(4,047.31 ₩)
104.55 NT$
(4,483.52 ₩)
     +10.8 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 230.95 NT$
(9,904.43 ₩)
168.20 NT$
(7,213.06 ₩)
     -27.2 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 135.87 NT$
(5,826.83 ₩)
147.94 NT$
(6,344.53 ₩)
     +8.9 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 254.69 NT$
(10,922.43 ₩)
573.31 NT$
(24,586.29 ₩)
     +125.1 %
Apples (1 lb) 66.01 NT$
(2,831.00 ₩)
96.82 NT$
(4,152.23 ₩)
     +46.7 %
Banana (1 lb) 33.04 NT$
(1,417.09 ₩)
50.91 NT$
(2,183.42 ₩)
     +54.1 %
Oranges (1 lb) 39.41 NT$
(1,690.06 ₩)
84.47 NT$
(3,622.56 ₩)
     +114.3 %
Tomato (1 lb) 50.58 NT$
(2,169.04 ₩)
85.60 NT$
(3,670.84 ₩)
     +69.2 %
Potato (1 lb) 41.30 NT$
(1,771.13 ₩)
60.60 NT$
(2,598.63 ₩)
     +46.7 %
Onion (1 lb) 38.01 NT$
(1,629.89 ₩)
45.57 NT$
(1,954.38 ₩)
     +19.9 %
Lettuce (1 head) 56.42 NT$
(2,419.60 ₩)
77.32 NT$
(3,315.74 ₩)
     +37.0 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 38.72 NT$
(1,660.68 ₩)
35.65 NT$
(1,528.68 ₩)
     -7.9 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 425.00 NT$
(18,226.03 ₩)
582.96 NT$
(25,000.00 ₩)
     +37.2 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 49.41 NT$
(2,118.90 ₩)
78.98 NT$
(3,387.18 ₩)
     +59.9 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 74.80 NT$
(3,207.78 ₩)
90.69 NT$
(3,889.41 ₩)
     +21.2 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 125.00 NT$
(5,360.60 ₩)
104.93 NT$
(4,500.00 ₩)
     -16.1 %
Transportation
Taipei Edit Seoul Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 30.00 NT$
(1,286.54 ₩)
33.81 NT$
(1,450.00 ₩)
     +12.7 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 1,200.00 NT$
(51,461.72 ₩)
1,410.76 NT$
(60,500.00 ₩)
     +17.6 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 85.00 NT$
(3,645.21 ₩)
111.93 NT$
(4,800.00 ₩)
     +31.7 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 40.23 NT$
(1,725.41 ₩)
37.53 NT$
(1,609.34 ₩)
     -6.7 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 300.00 NT$
(12,865.43 ₩)
279.82 NT$
(12,000.00 ₩)
     -6.7 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 120.67 NT$
(5,174.75 ₩)
148.29 NT$
(6,359.53 ₩)
     +22.9 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,009,000.00 NT$
(43,270,733.02 ₩)
879,822.84 NT$
(37,731,000.00 ₩)
     -12.8 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 826,846.08 NT$
(35,459,103.91 ₩)
790,362.90 NT$
(33,894,531.25 ₩)
     -4.4 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Taipei Edit Seoul Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 3,067.90 NT$
(131,566.19 ₩)
5,631.63 NT$
(241,511.14 ₩)
     +83.6 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 635.00 NT$
(27,231.83 ₩)
1,417.56 NT$
(60,791.67 ₩)
     +123.2 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 842.90 NT$
(36,147.42 ₩)
757.96 NT$
(32,504.90 ₩)
     -10.1 %
Sports And Leisure
Taipei Edit Seoul Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,273.79 NT$
(54,626.32 ₩)
1,623.45 NT$
(69,621.21 ₩)
     +27.4 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 371.25 NT$
(15,920.97 ₩)
574.51 NT$
(24,637.78 ₩)
     +54.8 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 300.00 NT$
(12,865.43 ₩)
349.77 NT$
(15,000.00 ₩)
     +16.6 %
Childcare
Taipei Edit Seoul Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 22,058.82 NT$
(945,987.58 ₩)
12,074.99 NT$
(517,833.33 ₩)
     -45.3 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 602,688.08 NT$
(25,846,139.54 ₩)
644,857.03 NT$
(27,654,545.45 ₩)
     +7.0 %
Clothing And Shoes
Taipei Edit Seoul Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 1,960.00 NT$
(84,054.15 ₩)
1,849.74 NT$
(79,325.73 ₩)
     -5.6 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 959.04 NT$
(41,128.21 ₩)
1,373.40 NT$
(58,898.11 ₩)
     +43.2 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 2,883.33 NT$
(123,651.09 ₩)
2,717.64 NT$
(116,545.45 ₩)
     -5.7 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 3,333.33 NT$
(142,949.23 ₩)
3,895.08 NT$
(167,039.67 ₩)
     +16.9 %
Rent Per Month
Taipei Edit Seoul Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 21,357.14 NT$
(915,896.16 ₩)
26,935.53 NT$
(1,155,123.81 ₩)
     +26.1 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 16,545.45 NT$
(709,548.01 ₩)
16,367.65 NT$
(701,922.91 ₩)
     -1.1 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 51,055.84 NT$
(2,189,518.12 ₩)
85,371.18 NT$
(3,661,123.46 ₩)
     +67.2 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 35,653.85 NT$
(1,529,007.00 ₩)
49,289.98 NT$
(2,113,789.40 ₩)
     +38.2 %
Buy Apartment Price
Taipei Edit Seoul Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 37,140.98 NT$
(1,592,782.43 ₩)
55,955.96 NT$
(2,399,658.39 ₩)
     +50.7 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 18,255.64 NT$
(782,889.04 ₩)
32,055.27 NT$
(1,374,682.72 ₩)
     +75.6 %
Salaries And Financing
Taipei Edit Seoul Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 57,444.89 NT$
(2,463,510.85 ₩)
92,785.44 NT$
(3,979,082.35 ₩)
     +61.5 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.87 5.06      +170.6 %
Last update: April 2024April 2024
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