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Cost of Living Comparison Between New York, NY and Seoul 

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Consumer Prices in Seoul are 18.30% lower than in New York, NY
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Seoul are 45.38% lower than in New York, NY
Rent Prices in Seoul are 73.96% lower than in New York, NY
Restaurant Prices in Seoul are 53.32% lower than in New York, NY
Groceries Prices in Seoul are 2.26% lower than in New York, NY
Local Purchasing Power in Seoul is 19.17% lower than in New York, NY
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  New York, NYSeoulDifference
Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 $
(24,273.00 ₩)
6.59 $
(8,000.00 ₩)
     -67.04 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 $
(97,092.00 ₩)
37.08 $
(45,000.00 ₩)
     -53.65 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 $
(10,922.85 ₩)
5.36 $
(6,500.00 ₩)
     -40.49 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 $
(8,495.55 ₩)
3.30 $
(4,000.00 ₩)
     -52.92 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 $
(9,709.20 ₩)
4.94 $
(6,000.00 ₩)
     -38.20 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.59 $
(5,575.20 ₩)
4.04 $
(4,900.00 ₩)
     -12.11 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.02 $
(2,456.85 ₩)
1.42 $
(1,729.15 ₩)
     -29.62 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.68 $
(2,036.31 ₩)
0.77 $
(936.96 ₩)
     -53.99 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.31 $
(5,231.36 ₩)
7.97 $
(9,667.38 ₩)
     +84.80 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.52 $
(4,274.29 ₩)
2.34 $
(2,844.68 ₩)
     -33.45 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.95 $
(3,578.16 ₩)
1.72 $
(2,092.58 ₩)
     -41.52 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.57 $
(4,327.79 ₩)
2.85 $
(3,458.53 ₩)
     -20.09 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.26 $
(8,816.64 ₩)
8.35 $
(10,134.97 ₩)
     +14.95 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 5.89 $
(7,152.82 ₩)
3.77 $
(4,581.29 ₩)
     -35.95 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.82 $
(8,274.57 ₩)
13.37 $
(16,228.55 ₩)
     +96.13 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.72 $
(3,298.70 ₩)
2.87 $
(3,484.42 ₩)
     +5.63 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.08 $
(1,310.09 ₩)
1.69 $
(2,046.21 ₩)
     +56.19 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.72 $
(3,306.56 ₩)
2.66 $
(3,231.85 ₩)
     -2.26 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.74 $
(3,325.76 ₩)
2.76 $
(3,351.55 ₩)
     +0.78 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.86 $
(2,259.43 ₩)
1.87 $
(2,273.00 ₩)
     +0.60 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.56 $
(1,897.01 ₩)
1.32 $
(1,607.73 ₩)
     -15.25 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.23 $
(2,708.58 ₩)
2.37 $
(2,875.00 ₩)
     +6.14 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.31 $
(2,801.80 ₩)
1.17 $
(1,420.00 ₩)
     -49.32 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $
(18,204.75 ₩)
16.48 $
(20,000.00 ₩)
     +9.86 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.16 $
(2,626.69 ₩)
1.97 $
(2,388.43 ₩)
     -9.07 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.90 $
(3,514.53 ₩)
2.41 $
(2,920.00 ₩)
     -16.92 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 14.50 $
(17,597.93 ₩)
3.71 $
(4,500.00 ₩)
     -74.43 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.75 $
(3,337.54 ₩)
1.03 $
(1,250.00 ₩)
     -62.55 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 127.00 $
(154,133.55 ₩)
45.32 $
(55,000.00 ₩)
     -64.32 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.50 $
(3,034.13 ₩)
3.13 $
(3,800.00 ₩)
     +25.24 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.70 $
(3,276.86 ₩)
1.01 $
(1,223.10 ₩)
     -62.67 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $
(36,409.50 ₩)
9.57 $
(11,611.50 ₩)
     -68.11 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.04 $
(3,691.00 ₩)
4.82 $
(5,850.51 ₩)
     +58.51 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,845.00 $
(26,512,184.25 ₩)
27,190.71 $
(33,000,000.00 ₩)
     +24.47 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,750.45 $
(25,183,789.16 ₩)
23,433.44 $
(28,440,000.00 ₩)
     +12.93 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 133.49 $
(162,012.76 ₩)
162.05 $
(196,667.52 ₩)
     +21.39 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.08 $
(101.64 ₩)
0.11 $
(135.20 ₩)
     +33.01 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 63.35 $
(76,885.88 ₩)
21.17 $
(25,697.93 ₩)
     -66.58 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 79.79 $
(96,842.33 ₩)
59.23 $
(71,880.34 ₩)
     -25.78 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 33.18 $
(40,271.11 ₩)
18.70 $
(22,695.65 ₩)
     -43.64 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 16.00 $
(19,418.40 ₩)
9.06 $
(11,000.00 ₩)
     -43.35 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,337.15 $
(2,836,479.85 ₩)
334.97 $
(406,538.46 ₩)
     -85.67 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 38,217.39 $
(46,382,536.96 ₩)
16,384.52 $
(19,885,070.83 ₩)
     -57.13 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 54.58 $
(66,244.86 ₩)
58.60 $
(71,125.00 ₩)
     +7.37 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 38.02 $
(46,145.13 ₩)
43.95 $
(53,344.83 ₩)
     +15.60 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 87.03 $
(105,624.33 ₩)
83.20 $
(100,974.36 ₩)
     -4.40 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 125.64 $
(152,480.92 ₩)
123.34 $
(149,696.97 ₩)
     -1.83 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,139.50 $
(3,810,249.37 ₩)
669.76 $
(812,857.14 ₩)
     -78.67 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,051.59 $
(2,489,908.93 ₩)
443.23 $
(537,931.03 ₩)
     -78.40 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 6,577.33 $
(7,982,579.63 ₩)
1,844.30 $
(2,238,333.33 ₩)
     -71.96 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,637.93 $
(4,415,176.05 ₩)
1,049.73 $
(1,274,000.00 ₩)
     -71.14 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,289.44 $
(1,564,929.08 ₩)
1,211.53 $
(1,470,375.25 ₩)
     -6.04 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 575.19 $
(698,076.33 ₩)
577.49 $
(700,869.20 ₩)
     +0.40 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,925.71 $
(5,978,086.73 ₩)
2,174.55 $
(2,639,145.35 ₩)
     -55.85 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.27 3.54      -16.91 %
Last update: August 2019August 2019
Contributors:509306
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: USD