Cost of Living Comparison Between Los Angeles, CA and Seoul 

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Consumer Prices in Seoul are 0.87% lower than in Los Angeles, CA (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Seoul are 24.31% lower than in Los Angeles, CA
Rent Prices in Seoul are 53.06% lower than in Los Angeles, CA
Restaurant Prices in Seoul are 49.79% lower than in Los Angeles, CA
Groceries Prices in Seoul are 28.47% higher than in Los Angeles, CA
Local Purchasing Power in Seoul is 32.83% lower than in Los Angeles, CA
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Restaurants
Los Angeles, CA Edit Seoul Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 $
(22,983.66 ₩)
6.96 $
(8,000.00 ₩)
     -65.19 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 $
(91,934.64 ₩)
43.51 $
(50,000.00 ₩)
     -45.61 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 $
(10,342.65 ₩)
5.66 $
(6,500.00 ₩)
     -37.15 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 $
(8,044.28 ₩)
3.05 $
(3,500.00 ₩)
     -56.49 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 $
(9,193.46 ₩)
5.22 $
(6,000.00 ₩)
     -34.74 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.70 $
(5,401.60 ₩)
4.15 $
(4,765.63 ₩)
     -11.77 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.19 $
(2,522.42 ₩)
1.43 $
(1,643.33 ₩)
     -34.85 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.10 $
(2,409.32 ₩)
0.78 $
(893.88 ₩)
     -62.90 %
Markets
Los Angeles, CA Edit Seoul Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.55 $
(4,079.31 ₩)
8.45 $
(9,705.44 ₩)
     +137.92 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.06 $
(3,515.90 ₩)
2.37 $
(2,727.09 ₩)
     -22.44 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.99 $
(2,292.09 ₩)
1.86 $
(2,135.74 ₩)
     -6.82 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.39 $
(3,893.61 ₩)
3.24 $
(3,725.92 ₩)
     -4.31 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.65 $
(6,488.14 ₩)
6.60 $
(7,581.32 ₩)
     +16.85 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.34 $
(6,138.02 ₩)
4.28 $
(4,922.22 ₩)
     -19.81 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.64 $
(7,629.35 ₩)
13.42 $
(15,424.53 ₩)
     +102.17 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.78 $
(2,050.74 ₩)
3.49 $
(4,008.90 ₩)
     +95.49 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.72 $
(824.32 ₩)
1.60 $
(1,833.05 ₩)
     +122.37 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.46 $
(1,672.06 ₩)
2.48 $
(2,850.66 ₩)
     +70.49 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.89 $
(2,177.29 ₩)
2.91 $
(3,346.36 ₩)
     +53.69 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.20 $
(1,376.25 ₩)
1.64 $
(1,880.07 ₩)
     +36.61 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.97 $
(1,112.33 ₩)
1.25 $
(1,436.38 ₩)
     +29.13 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.69 $
(1,937.86 ₩)
2.23 $
(2,561.88 ₩)
     +32.20 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.71 $
(1,962.45 ₩)
1.13 $
(1,299.17 ₩)
     -33.80 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 14.22 $
(16,347.13 ₩)
17.40 $
(20,000.00 ₩)
     +22.35 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.49 $
(2,855.79 ₩)
2.27 $
(2,604.18 ₩)
     -8.81 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.34 $
(2,690.73 ₩)
2.74 $
(3,147.37 ₩)
     +16.97 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 10.00 $
(11,491.83 ₩)
3.92 $
(4,500.00 ₩)
     -60.84 %
Transportation
Los Angeles, CA Edit Seoul Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.75 $
(2,011.07 ₩)
1.09 $
(1,250.00 ₩)
     -37.84 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 100.00 $
(114,918.30 ₩)
47.86 $
(55,000.00 ₩)
     -52.14 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.85 $
(3,275.17 ₩)
3.31 $
(3,800.00 ₩)
     +16.02 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.70 $
(3,102.80 ₩)
1.12 $
(1,287.48 ₩)
     -58.51 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 29.19 $
(33,544.65 ₩)
10.44 $
(12,000.00 ₩)
     -64.23 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.82 $
(4,393.90 ₩)
4.96 $
(5,695.46 ₩)
     +29.62 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 $
(28,729,574.02 ₩)
27,845.87 $
(32,000,000.00 ₩)
     +11.38 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,553.20 $
(24,768,572.85 ₩)
26,315.80 $
(30,241,666.67 ₩)
     +22.10 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Los Angeles, CA Edit Seoul Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 163.80 $
(188,239.03 ₩)
187.99 $
(216,040.28 ₩)
     +14.77 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.12 $
(136.47 ₩)
0.14 $
(157.89 ₩)
     +15.70 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 66.57 $
(76,496.88 ₩)
23.46 $
(26,959.62 ₩)
     -64.76 %
Sports And Leisure
Los Angeles, CA Edit Seoul Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 42.39 $
(48,717.15 ₩)
55.58 $
(63,869.57 ₩)
     +31.10 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 8.98 $
(10,314.36 ₩)
18.37 $
(21,111.11 ₩)
     +104.68 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 $
(17,237.74 ₩)
9.14 $
(10,500.00 ₩)
     -39.09 %
Childcare
Los Angeles, CA Edit Seoul Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,055.44 $
(1,212,898.04 ₩)
427.40 $
(491,160.56 ₩)
     -59.51 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 24,804.57 $
(28,504,986.33 ₩)
19,992.46 $
(22,975,000.00 ₩)
     -19.40 %
Clothing And Shoes
Los Angeles, CA Edit Seoul Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 48.64 $
(55,899.54 ₩)
63.59 $
(73,080.82 ₩)
     +30.74 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 40.29 $
(46,304.54 ₩)
45.42 $
(52,194.97 ₩)
     +12.72 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 79.00 $
(90,785.45 ₩)
83.22 $
(95,636.36 ₩)
     +5.34 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 115.32 $
(132,529.36 ₩)
129.36 $
(148,662.43 ₩)
     +12.17 %
Rent Per Month
Los Angeles, CA Edit Seoul Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,235.71 $
(2,569,240.44 ₩)
896.46 $
(1,030,200.63 ₩)
     -59.90 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,673.59 $
(1,923,266.39 ₩)
646.70 $
(743,181.82 ₩)
     -61.36 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,362.15 $
(5,012,911.97 ₩)
2,426.58 $
(2,788,583.37 ₩)
     -44.37 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,937.96 $
(3,376,251.88 ₩)
1,291.65 $
(1,484,342.10 ₩)
     -56.04 %
Buy Apartment Price
Los Angeles, CA Edit Seoul Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 795.53 $
(914,206.70 ₩)
1,848.53 $
(2,124,302.41 ₩)
     +132.37 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 545.96 $
(627,406.63 ₩)
925.04 $
(1,063,045.59 ₩)
     +69.43 %
Salaries And Financing
Los Angeles, CA Edit Seoul Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,966.06 $
(5,706,908.99 ₩)
2,525.06 $
(2,901,757.01 ₩)
     -49.15 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.46 3.12      -9.72 %
Last update: July 2021July 2021
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