Cost of Living Comparison Between New York, NY and Seoul 

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Consumer Prices in Seoul are 18.35% lower than in New York, NY (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Seoul are 39.54% lower than in New York, NY
Rent Prices in Seoul are 64.24% lower than in New York, NY
Restaurant Prices in Seoul are 52.84% lower than in New York, NY
Groceries Prices in Seoul are 0.54% lower than in New York, NY
Local Purchasing Power in Seoul is 32.80% lower than in New York, NY
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Restaurants
New York, NY Edit Seoul Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 $
(22,619.86 ₩)
7.07 $
(8,000.00 ₩)
     -64.63 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 $
(113,099.32 ₩)
44.21 $
(50,000.00 ₩)
     -55.79 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 $
(10,178.94 ₩)
5.75 $
(6,500.00 ₩)
     -36.14 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.20 $
(8,143.15 ₩)
3.54 $
(4,000.00 ₩)
     -50.88 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.00 $
(10,178.94 ₩)
5.31 $
(6,000.00 ₩)
     -41.05 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.99 $
(5,640.24 ₩)
4.17 $
(4,721.59 ₩)
     -16.29 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.14 $
(2,425.29 ₩)
1.62 $
(1,837.76 ₩)
     -24.23 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.74 $
(1,969.52 ₩)
0.78 $
(884.12 ₩)
     -55.11 %
Markets
New York, NY Edit Seoul Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.56 $
(5,161.79 ₩)
8.59 $
(9,717.15 ₩)
     +88.25 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.63 $
(4,104.57 ₩)
2.35 $
(2,662.98 ₩)
     -35.12 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.46 $
(2,780.47 ₩)
2.01 $
(2,268.64 ₩)
     -18.41 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.24 $
(3,668.31 ₩)
3.16 $
(3,574.97 ₩)
     -2.54 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.09 $
(6,882.14 ₩)
7.18 $
(8,122.17 ₩)
     +18.02 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.99 $
(6,779.52 ₩)
4.00 $
(4,521.99 ₩)
     -33.30 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.82 $
(8,844.95 ₩)
14.38 $
(16,261.32 ₩)
     +83.85 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.71 $
(3,068.68 ₩)
3.48 $
(3,937.19 ₩)
     +28.30 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.30 $
(1,467.58 ₩)
1.57 $
(1,779.69 ₩)
     +21.27 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.70 $
(3,048.95 ₩)
2.43 $
(2,744.24 ₩)
     -9.99 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.85 $
(3,221.07 ₩)
2.93 $
(3,308.40 ₩)
     +2.71 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.92 $
(2,167.06 ₩)
1.66 $
(1,873.91 ₩)
     -13.53 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.88 $
(2,131.59 ₩)
1.21 $
(1,367.26 ₩)
     -35.86 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.38 $
(2,690.82 ₩)
2.14 $
(2,418.12 ₩)
     -10.13 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.13 $
(2,411.73 ₩)
1.16 $
(1,315.22 ₩)
     -45.47 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $
(16,964.90 ₩)
17.68 $
(20,000.00 ₩)
     +17.89 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.05 $
(3,449.49 ₩)
2.28 $
(2,580.38 ₩)
     -25.20 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.98 $
(3,375.39 ₩)
2.72 $
(3,078.95 ₩)
     -8.78 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.00 $
(16,964.90 ₩)
3.98 $
(4,500.00 ₩)
     -73.47 %
Transportation
New York, NY Edit Seoul Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.75 $
(3,110.23 ₩)
1.11 $
(1,250.00 ₩)
     -59.81 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 127.25 $
(143,918.89 ₩)
48.63 $
(55,000.00 ₩)
     -61.78 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.80 $
(4,297.77 ₩)
3.36 $
(3,800.00 ₩)
     -11.58 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $
(3,392.98 ₩)
1.14 $
(1,287.48 ₩)
     -62.05 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $
(33,929.80 ₩)
10.61 $
(12,000.00 ₩)
     -64.63 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.70 $
(3,055.23 ₩)
5.12 $
(5,786.13 ₩)
     +89.38 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,637.50 $
(25,602,858.88 ₩)
28,691.60 $
(32,450,000.00 ₩)
     +26.74 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,275.90 $
(24,062,894.92 ₩)
25,279.95 $
(28,591,447.57 ₩)
     +18.82 %
Utilities (Monthly)
New York, NY Edit Seoul Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 152.93 $
(172,959.94 ₩)
191.56 $
(216,657.06 ₩)
     +25.26 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.11 $
(124.41 ₩)
0.15 $
(169.09 ₩)
     +35.92 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 66.49 $
(75,202.88 ₩)
23.91 $
(27,038.00 ₩)
     -64.05 %
Sports And Leisure
New York, NY Edit Seoul Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 107.90 $
(122,030.27 ₩)
59.98 $
(67,833.33 ₩)
     -44.41 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 36.07 $
(40,796.54 ₩)
18.49 $
(20,909.09 ₩)
     -48.75 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 16.00 $
(18,095.89 ₩)
9.73 $
(11,000.00 ₩)
     -39.21 %
Childcare
New York, NY Edit Seoul Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,573.92 $
(2,911,090.85 ₩)
428.14 $
(484,227.00 ₩)
     -83.37 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 36,437.50 $
(41,210,565.24 ₩)
19,595.61 $
(22,162,500.00 ₩)
     -46.22 %
Clothing And Shoes
New York, NY Edit Seoul Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 62.94 $
(71,179.06 ₩)
62.61 $
(70,808.09 ₩)
     -0.52 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 44.93 $
(50,818.54 ₩)
46.51 $
(52,601.91 ₩)
     +3.51 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 90.62 $
(102,487.89 ₩)
84.30 $
(95,346.15 ₩)
     -6.97 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 131.31 $
(148,510.72 ₩)
132.94 $
(150,350.14 ₩)
     +1.24 %
Rent Per Month
New York, NY Edit Seoul Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,104.77 $
(3,511,470.46 ₩)
888.00 $
(1,004,317.61 ₩)
     -71.40 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,022.16 $
(2,287,051.42 ₩)
625.73 $
(707,692.31 ₩)
     -69.06 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 6,187.89 $
(6,998,461.21 ₩)
2,439.72 $
(2,759,307.90 ₩)
     -60.57 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,427.59 $
(3,876,576.74 ₩)
1,291.02 $
(1,460,136.55 ₩)
     -62.33 %
Buy Apartment Price
New York, NY Edit Seoul Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,438.34 $
(1,626,748.10 ₩)
1,829.66 $
(2,069,332.34 ₩)
     +27.21 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 742.77 $
(840,069.66 ₩)
913.72 $
(1,033,411.01 ₩)
     +23.01 %
Salaries And Financing
New York, NY Edit Seoul Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,210.43 $
(7,023,954.63 ₩)
2,523.49 $
(2,854,049.41 ₩)
     -59.37 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.61 3.27      -9.44 %
Last update: May 2021May 2021
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