Cost of Living Comparison Between New York, NY and Seoul 

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Consumer Prices in Seoul are 12.33% lower than in New York, NY (without rent)
Rent Prices in Seoul are 68.89% lower than in New York, NY
Restaurant Prices in Seoul are 53.05% lower than in New York, NY
Groceries Prices in Seoul are 10.21% higher than in New York, NY
Local Purchasing Power in Seoul is 27.76% lower than in New York, NY
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Restaurants
New York, NY[ Edit ] Seoul[ Edit ]Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 21.00 $
(23,188.12 ₩)
7.25 $
(8,000.00 ₩)
     -65.50 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 $
(110,419.63 ₩)
44.83 $
(49,503.21 ₩)
     -55.17 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.50 $
(10,489.86 ₩)
6.11 $
(6,750.21 ₩)
     -35.65 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.10 $
(7,839.79 ₩)
3.33 $
(3,682.34 ₩)
     -53.03 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.73 $
(9,634.43 ₩)
5.43 $
(6,000.00 ₩)
     -37.72 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.87 $
(5,377.96 ₩)
4.26 $
(4,701.85 ₩)
     -12.57 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.23 $
(2,463.72 ₩)
1.59 $
(1,755.91 ₩)
     -28.73 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.73 $
(1,914.99 ₩)
0.78 $
(859.44 ₩)
     -55.12 %
Markets
New York, NY[ Edit ] Seoul[ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.44 $
(4,903.04 ₩)
8.63 $
(9,533.92 ₩)
     +94.45 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.42 $
(3,772.30 ₩)
2.42 $
(2,676.21 ₩)
     -29.06 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.75 $
(3,031.24 ₩)
2.14 $
(2,364.02 ₩)
     -22.01 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.39 $
(3,744.85 ₩)
3.14 $
(3,468.00 ₩)
     -7.39 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.82 $
(7,525.90 ₩)
8.15 $
(8,998.35 ₩)
     +19.57 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.40 $
(7,062.75 ₩)
4.58 $
(5,061.18 ₩)
     -28.34 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.38 $
(8,154.03 ₩)
17.54 $
(19,365.32 ₩)
     +137.49 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.81 $
(3,102.88 ₩)
3.71 $
(4,096.66 ₩)
     +32.03 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.27 $
(1,402.54 ₩)
1.62 $
(1,790.36 ₩)
     +27.65 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.37 $
(2,616.85 ₩)
2.66 $
(2,933.23 ₩)
     +12.09 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.71 $
(2,989.20 ₩)
3.20 $
(3,530.00 ₩)
     +18.09 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.94 $
(2,138.11 ₩)
1.86 $
(2,050.50 ₩)
     -4.10 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.75 $
(1,934.31 ₩)
1.26 $
(1,388.69 ₩)
     -28.21 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.15 $
(2,378.54 ₩)
2.39 $
(2,642.14 ₩)
     +11.08 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.14 $
(2,360.01 ₩)
1.22 $
(1,350.00 ₩)
     -42.80 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $
(16,562.94 ₩)
18.11 $
(20,000.00 ₩)
     +20.75 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.29 $
(3,633.16 ₩)
2.41 $
(2,662.84 ₩)
     -26.71 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.10 $
(3,418.10 ₩)
3.05 $
(3,372.22 ₩)
     -1.34 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.00 $
(16,562.94 ₩)
4.08 $
(4,500.00 ₩)
     -72.83 %
Transportation
New York, NY[ Edit ] Seoul[ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.75 $
(3,036.54 ₩)
1.13 $
(1,250.00 ₩)
     -58.83 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 127.00 $
(140,232.93 ₩)
49.81 $
(55,000.00 ₩)
     -60.78 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 $
(3,864.69 ₩)
3.44 $
(3,800.00 ₩)
     -1.67 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $
(3,312.59 ₩)
1.11 $
(1,223.10 ₩)
     -63.08 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $
(33,125.89 ₩)
10.87 $
(12,000.00 ₩)
     -63.77 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.75 $
(3,038.17 ₩)
5.37 $
(5,928.13 ₩)
     +95.12 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,000.00 $
(24,292,318.69 ₩)
28,980.35 $
(32,000,000.00 ₩)
     +31.73 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,205.73 $
(23,415,285.68 ₩)
25,509.40 $
(28,167,382.42 ₩)
     +20.29 %
Utilities (Monthly)
New York, NY[ Edit ] Seoul[ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 145.49 $
(160,646.57 ₩)
184.30 $
(203,499.50 ₩)
     +26.68 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.11 $
(121.46 ₩)
0.13 $
(141.38 ₩)
     +16.40 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 64.11 $
(70,790.64 ₩)
24.53 $
(27,087.93 ₩)
     -61.74 %
Sports And Leisure
New York, NY[ Edit ] Seoul[ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 86.29 $
(95,282.94 ₩)
56.82 $
(62,740.74 ₩)
     -34.15 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 35.13 $
(38,790.90 ₩)
20.24 $
(22,352.94 ₩)
     -42.38 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 16.00 $
(17,667.14 ₩)
9.06 $
(10,000.00 ₩)
     -43.40 %
Childcare
New York, NY[ Edit ] Seoul[ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,479.17 $
(2,737,494.03 ₩)
407.81 $
(450,304.50 ₩)
     -83.55 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 39,681.82 $
(43,816,516.97 ₩)
20,179.30 $
(22,281,909.83 ₩)
     -49.15 %
Clothing And Shoes
New York, NY[ Edit ] Seoul[ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 56.88 $
(62,809.11 ₩)
69.63 $
(76,884.93 ₩)
     +22.41 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 42.38 $
(46,794.32 ₩)
45.05 $
(49,740.33 ₩)
     +6.30 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 90.55 $
(99,988.10 ₩)
84.76 $
(93,586.21 ₩)
     -6.40 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 141.87 $
(156,653.04 ₩)
139.92 $
(154,503.80 ₩)
     -1.37 %
Rent Per Month
New York, NY[ Edit ] Seoul[ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,415.53 $
(3,771,412.16 ₩)
848.36 $
(936,758.79 ₩)
     -75.16 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,023.00 $
(2,233,794.11 ₩)
568.34 $
(627,558.79 ₩)
     -71.91 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 6,822.56 $
(7,533,441.57 ₩)
2,269.51 $
(2,505,989.50 ₩)
     -66.74 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,599.74 $
(3,974,823.57 ₩)
1,247.84 $
(1,377,864.49 ₩)
     -65.34 %
Buy Apartment Price
New York, NY[ Edit ] Seoul[ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,494.66 $
(1,650,393.41 ₩)
1,943.37 $
(2,145,864.13 ₩)
     +30.02 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 758.11 $
(837,100.46 ₩)
910.23 $
(1,005,076.57 ₩)
     +20.07 %
Salaries And Financing
New York, NY[ Edit ] Seoul[ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,916.73 $
(6,533,228.52 ₩)
2,578.98 $
(2,847,704.01 ₩)
     -56.41 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.82 3.41      -10.78 %
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