Cost of Living Comparison Between Los Angeles, CA and Seoul 

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Consumer Prices in Seoul are 8.58% higher than in Los Angeles, CA (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Seoul are 20.48% lower than in Los Angeles, CA
Rent Prices in Seoul are 55.55% lower than in Los Angeles, CA
Restaurant Prices in Seoul are 45.83% lower than in Los Angeles, CA
Groceries Prices in Seoul are 41.71% higher than in Los Angeles, CA
Local Purchasing Power in Seoul is 29.13% lower than in Los Angeles, CA
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Restaurants
Los Angeles, CA Edit Seoul Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 $
(21,961.27 ₩)
7.29 $
(8,000.00 ₩)
     -63.57 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 75.00 $
(82,354.78 ₩)
45.53 $
(50,000.00 ₩)
     -39.29 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 $
(9,882.57 ₩)
5.92 $
(6,500.00 ₩)
     -34.23 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.50 $
(7,137.41 ₩)
3.64 $
(4,000.00 ₩)
     -43.96 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 $
(8,784.51 ₩)
5.46 $
(6,000.00 ₩)
     -31.70 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.69 $
(5,148.70 ₩)
4.30 $
(4,720.59 ₩)
     -8.31 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.20 $
(2,417.38 ₩)
1.62 $
(1,779.92 ₩)
     -26.37 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.04 $
(2,243.71 ₩)
0.79 $
(869.44 ₩)
     -61.25 %
Markets
Los Angeles, CA Edit Seoul Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.89 $
(4,268.55 ₩)
8.85 $
(9,719.55 ₩)
     +127.70 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.35 $
(3,681.36 ₩)
2.48 $
(2,719.30 ₩)
     -26.13 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.68 $
(2,938.91 ₩)
2.15 $
(2,358.68 ₩)
     -19.74 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.43 $
(3,765.33 ₩)
3.19 $
(3,505.38 ₩)
     -6.90 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.59 $
(6,132.69 ₩)
8.40 $
(9,225.14 ₩)
     +50.43 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.72 $
(6,279.73 ₩)
4.60 $
(5,047.01 ₩)
     -19.63 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.59 $
(7,240.74 ₩)
18.27 $
(20,061.88 ₩)
     +177.07 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.79 $
(1,965.11 ₩)
3.57 $
(3,917.61 ₩)
     +99.36 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.84 $
(923.78 ₩)
1.65 $
(1,809.04 ₩)
     +95.83 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.35 $
(1,480.48 ₩)
2.59 $
(2,847.17 ₩)
     +92.31 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.91 $
(2,099.69 ₩)
3.18 $
(3,492.20 ₩)
     +66.32 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.12 $
(1,235.08 ₩)
1.82 $
(1,993.80 ₩)
     +61.43 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.97 $
(1,066.42 ₩)
1.26 $
(1,378.22 ₩)
     +29.24 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.64 $
(1,799.45 ₩)
2.37 $
(2,606.43 ₩)
     +44.85 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.11 $
(2,318.41 ₩)
1.21 $
(1,327.27 ₩)
     -42.75 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $
(16,470.96 ₩)
18.21 $
(20,000.00 ₩)
     +21.43 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.58 $
(2,831.44 ₩)
2.41 $
(2,647.05 ₩)
     -6.51 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.31 $
(2,538.36 ₩)
3.00 $
(3,294.12 ₩)
     +29.77 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 10.00 $
(10,980.64 ₩)
4.10 $
(4,500.00 ₩)
     -59.02 %
Transportation
Los Angeles, CA Edit Seoul Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.75 $
(1,921.61 ₩)
1.14 $
(1,250.00 ₩)
     -34.95 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 100.00 $
(109,806.37 ₩)
50.09 $
(55,000.00 ₩)
     -49.91 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.85 $
(3,129.48 ₩)
3.46 $
(3,800.00 ₩)
     +21.43 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.70 $
(2,964.78 ₩)
1.11 $
(1,223.10 ₩)
     -58.75 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 29.19 $
(32,052.48 ₩)
10.93 $
(12,000.00 ₩)
     -62.56 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.57 $
(3,920.22 ₩)
5.38 $
(5,910.81 ₩)
     +50.78 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 $
(27,451,593.50 ₩)
29,142.21 $
(32,000,000.00 ₩)
     +16.57 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,251.58 $
(23,335,593.60 ₩)
25,675.16 $
(28,192,956.82 ₩)
     +20.82 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Los Angeles, CA Edit Seoul Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 140.22 $
(153,965.39 ₩)
183.99 $
(202,035.19 ₩)
     +31.22 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.13 $
(141.18 ₩)
0.13 $
(144.62 ₩)
     +2.43 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 66.55 $
(73,078.61 ₩)
24.73 $
(27,156.90 ₩)
     -62.84 %
Sports And Leisure
Los Angeles, CA Edit Seoul Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 41.42 $
(45,483.63 ₩)
57.05 $
(62,642.86 ₩)
     +37.73 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 9.98 $
(10,958.68 ₩)
18.54 $
(20,357.14 ₩)
     +85.76 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 $
(16,470.96 ₩)
9.56 $
(10,500.00 ₩)
     -36.25 %
Childcare
Los Angeles, CA Edit Seoul Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,038.23 $
(1,140,044.15 ₩)
422.71 $
(464,157.40 ₩)
     -59.29 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 21,629.57 $
(23,750,643.78 ₩)
20,962.41 $
(23,018,063.74 ₩)
     -3.08 %
Clothing And Shoes
Los Angeles, CA Edit Seoul Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 52.37 $
(57,500.89 ₩)
70.02 $
(76,884.93 ₩)
     +33.71 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 38.14 $
(41,881.18 ₩)
46.69 $
(51,265.51 ₩)
     +22.41 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 77.14 $
(84,703.30 ₩)
85.23 $
(93,586.21 ₩)
     +10.49 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 111.94 $
(122,916.85 ₩)
140.67 $
(154,466.47 ₩)
     +25.67 %
Rent Per Month
Los Angeles, CA Edit Seoul Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,222.82 $
(2,440,796.50 ₩)
864.71 $
(949,511.27 ₩)
     -61.10 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,792.31 $
(1,968,066.73 ₩)
593.44 $
(651,638.87 ₩)
     -66.89 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,400.41 $
(4,831,933.08 ₩)
2,328.02 $
(2,556,317.66 ₩)
     -47.10 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,011.30 $
(3,306,594.68 ₩)
1,293.51 $
(1,420,353.08 ₩)
     -57.04 %
Buy Apartment Price
Los Angeles, CA Edit Seoul Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 766.08 $
(841,209.87 ₩)
1,864.69 $
(2,047,550.00 ₩)
     +143.41 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 513.91 $
(564,306.84 ₩)
920.06 $
(1,010,284.65 ₩)
     +79.03 %
Salaries And Financing
Los Angeles, CA Edit Seoul Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,639.08 $
(5,094,001.64 ₩)
2,614.41 $
(2,870,792.34 ₩)
     -43.64 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.75 3.41      -9.16 %
Last update: January 2021January 2021
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