Cost of Living Comparison Between New York, NY and Seoul 

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Consumer Prices in Seoul are 12.28% lower than in New York, NY (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Seoul are 38.92% lower than in New York, NY
Rent Prices in Seoul are 67.83% lower than in New York, NY
Restaurant Prices in Seoul are 52.41% lower than in New York, NY
Groceries Prices in Seoul are 10.08% higher than in New York, NY
Local Purchasing Power in Seoul is 29.72% lower than in New York, NY
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Restaurants
New York, NY Edit Seoul Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.50 $
(22,663.57 ₩)
7.24 $
(8,000.00 ₩)
     -64.70 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 $
(110,554.00 ₩)
45.23 $
(50,000.00 ₩)
     -54.77 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.50 $
(10,502.63 ₩)
5.88 $
(6,500.00 ₩)
     -38.11 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.50 $
(8,291.55 ₩)
3.62 $
(4,000.00 ₩)
     -51.76 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.45 $
(9,342.45 ₩)
5.43 $
(6,000.00 ₩)
     -35.78 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.79 $
(5,296.79 ₩)
4.26 $
(4,704.31 ₩)
     -11.19 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.13 $
(2,353.64 ₩)
1.65 $
(1,824.04 ₩)
     -22.50 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.73 $
(1,910.74 ₩)
0.77 $
(848.61 ₩)
     -55.59 %
Markets
New York, NY Edit Seoul Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.57 $
(5,055.98 ₩)
8.79 $
(9,713.96 ₩)
     +92.13 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.50 $
(3,874.17 ₩)
2.44 $
(2,697.81 ₩)
     -30.36 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.57 $
(2,841.46 ₩)
2.01 $
(2,225.27 ₩)
     -21.69 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.37 $
(3,727.25 ₩)
3.17 $
(3,505.38 ₩)
     -5.95 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.76 $
(7,469.03 ₩)
8.34 $
(9,225.14 ₩)
     +23.51 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.35 $
(7,018.94 ₩)
4.67 $
(5,160.41 ₩)
     -26.48 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.70 $
(8,515.71 ₩)
18.15 $
(20,066.12 ₩)
     +135.64 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.81 $
(3,105.11 ₩)
3.57 $
(3,948.53 ₩)
     +27.16 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.28 $
(1,414.56 ₩)
1.64 $
(1,809.04 ₩)
     +27.89 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.44 $
(2,698.38 ₩)
2.58 $
(2,847.17 ₩)
     +5.51 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.68 $
(2,966.86 ₩)
3.16 $
(3,492.20 ₩)
     +17.71 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.95 $
(2,151.52 ₩)
1.84 $
(2,036.61 ₩)
     -5.34 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.82 $
(2,007.49 ₩)
1.29 $
(1,425.58 ₩)
     -28.99 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.24 $
(2,476.41 ₩)
2.30 $
(2,543.12 ₩)
     +2.69 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.11 $
(2,329.93 ₩)
1.23 $
(1,363.64 ₩)
     -41.47 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $
(16,583.10 ₩)
18.09 $
(20,000.00 ₩)
     +20.60 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.06 $
(3,383.70 ₩)
2.39 $
(2,647.05 ₩)
     -21.77 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.01 $
(3,330.93 ₩)
2.98 $
(3,294.12 ₩)
     -1.11 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.00 $
(16,583.10 ₩)
4.07 $
(4,500.00 ₩)
     -72.86 %
Transportation
New York, NY Edit Seoul Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.75 $
(3,040.23 ₩)
1.13 $
(1,250.00 ₩)
     -58.88 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 127.00 $
(140,403.58 ₩)
49.75 $
(55,000.00 ₩)
     -60.83 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 $
(3,869.39 ₩)
3.44 $
(3,800.00 ₩)
     -1.79 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $
(3,316.62 ₩)
1.11 $
(1,223.10 ₩)
     -63.12 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 35.00 $
(38,693.90 ₩)
10.85 $
(12,000.00 ₩)
     -68.99 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.63 $
(2,910.40 ₩)
5.32 $
(5,878.24 ₩)
     +101.97 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,000.00 $
(24,321,880.00 ₩)
28,945.13 $
(32,000,000.00 ₩)
     +31.57 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,305.99 $
(23,554,621.67 ₩)
25,501.53 $
(28,192,956.82 ₩)
     +19.69 %
Utilities (Monthly)
New York, NY Edit Seoul Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 147.98 $
(163,596.51 ₩)
182.82 $
(202,109.68 ₩)
     +23.54 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.11 $
(121.61 ₩)
0.13 $
(144.62 ₩)
     +18.92 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 66.56 $
(73,590.03 ₩)
24.56 $
(27,156.90 ₩)
     -63.10 %
Sports And Leisure
New York, NY Edit Seoul Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 84.21 $
(93,096.75 ₩)
57.20 $
(63,241.38 ₩)
     -32.07 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 36.75 $
(40,628.60 ₩)
18.41 $
(20,357.14 ₩)
     -49.89 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 16.49 $
(18,235.88 ₩)
9.95 $
(11,000.00 ₩)
     -39.68 %
Childcare
New York, NY Edit Seoul Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,479.17 $
(2,740,825.29 ₩)
420.00 $
(464,321.88 ₩)
     -83.06 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 39,200.00 $
(43,337,168.00 ₩)
20,791.86 $
(22,986,228.57 ₩)
     -46.96 %
Clothing And Shoes
New York, NY Edit Seoul Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 59.48 $
(65,752.64 ₩)
69.55 $
(76,884.93 ₩)
     +16.93 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 41.58 $
(45,968.35 ₩)
46.38 $
(51,279.88 ₩)
     +11.55 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 89.88 $
(99,365.94 ₩)
84.09 $
(92,966.67 ₩)
     -6.44 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 131.11 $
(144,952.88 ₩)
137.71 $
(152,240.65 ₩)
     +5.03 %
Rent Per Month
New York, NY Edit Seoul Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,313.54 $
(3,663,250.23 ₩)
848.20 $
(937,724.30 ₩)
     -74.40 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,028.46 $
(2,242,544.19 ₩)
589.61 $
(651,841.83 ₩)
     -70.93 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 6,729.98 $
(7,440,257.31 ₩)
2,312.36 $
(2,556,401.31 ₩)
     -65.64 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,576.86 $
(3,954,358.65 ₩)
1,284.83 $
(1,420,435.17 ₩)
     -64.08 %
Buy Apartment Price
New York, NY Edit Seoul Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,515.09 $
(1,674,990.85 ₩)
1,834.52 $
(2,028,139.86 ₩)
     +21.08 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 747.74 $
(826,654.52 ₩)
918.05 $
(1,014,935.82 ₩)
     +22.78 %
Salaries And Financing
New York, NY Edit Seoul Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,111.21 $
(6,756,184.79 ₩)
2,623.57 $
(2,900,460.88 ₩)
     -57.07 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.78 3.41      -9.74 %
Last update: January 2021January 2021
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