Cost of Living Comparison Between South Korea and China Reverse

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Consumer Prices in China are 45.36% lower than in South Korea (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in China are 41.67% lower than in South Korea
Rent Prices in China are 27.73% lower than in South Korea
Restaurant Prices in China are 34.70% lower than in South Korea
Groceries Prices in China are 51.70% lower than in South Korea
Local Purchasing Power in China is 23.39% lower than in South Korea
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Restaurants
South Korea Edit China Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 7,750.00 ₩
(43.83 ¥)
3,536.05 ₩
(20.00 ¥)
     -54.37 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 40,000.00 ₩
(226.24 ¥)
26,520.39 ₩
(150.00 ¥)
     -33.70 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6,500.00 ₩
(36.76 ¥)
6,188.09 ₩
(35.00 ¥)
     -4.80 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4,000.00 ₩
(22.62 ¥)
1,237.62 ₩
(7.00 ¥)
     -69.06 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5,420.84 ₩
(30.66 ¥)
3,182.45 ₩
(18.00 ¥)
     -41.29 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4,529.60 ₩
(25.62 ¥)
4,567.78 ₩
(25.84 ¥)
     +0.84 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1,655.30 ₩
(9.36 ¥)
582.94 ₩
(3.30 ¥)
     -64.78 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 867.66 ₩
(4.91 ¥)
374.25 ₩
(2.12 ¥)
     -56.87 %
Markets
South Korea Edit China Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 9,215.95 ₩
(52.13 ¥)
8,809.17 ₩
(49.82 ¥)
     -4.41 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2,679.72 ₩
(15.16 ¥)
1,792.03 ₩
(10.14 ¥)
     -33.13 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2,032.54 ₩
(11.50 ¥)
533.52 ₩
(3.02 ¥)
     -73.75 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3,288.56 ₩
(18.60 ¥)
2,208.40 ₩
(12.49 ¥)
     -32.85 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7,792.42 ₩
(44.07 ¥)
7,195.52 ₩
(40.70 ¥)
     -7.66 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4,888.98 ₩
(27.65 ¥)
2,219.70 ₩
(12.55 ¥)
     -54.60 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 14,739.00 ₩
(83.36 ¥)
6,567.31 ₩
(37.14 ¥)
     -55.44 %
Apples (1 lb) 3,717.88 ₩
(21.03 ¥)
995.11 ₩
(5.63 ¥)
     -73.23 %
Banana (1 lb) 1,887.81 ₩
(10.68 ¥)
704.36 ₩
(3.98 ¥)
     -62.69 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2,631.80 ₩
(14.89 ¥)
935.82 ₩
(5.29 ¥)
     -64.44 %
Tomato (1 lb) 3,007.18 ₩
(17.01 ¥)
653.98 ₩
(3.70 ¥)
     -78.25 %
Potato (1 lb) 1,866.80 ₩
(10.56 ¥)
452.31 ₩
(2.56 ¥)
     -75.77 %
Onion (1 lb) 1,397.05 ₩
(7.90 ¥)
493.70 ₩
(2.79 ¥)
     -64.66 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2,520.34 ₩
(14.26 ¥)
752.66 ₩
(4.26 ¥)
     -70.14 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1,283.64 ₩
(7.26 ¥)
764.22 ₩
(4.32 ¥)
     -40.46 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 16,500.00 ₩
(93.32 ¥)
13,613.80 ₩
(77.00 ¥)
     -17.49 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2,595.10 ₩
(14.68 ¥)
969.08 ₩
(5.48 ¥)
     -62.66 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3,065.12 ₩
(17.34 ¥)
2,362.24 ₩
(13.36 ¥)
     -22.93 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 4,500.00 ₩
(25.45 ¥)
3,536.05 ₩
(20.00 ¥)
     -21.42 %
Transportation
South Korea Edit China Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1,300.00 ₩
(7.35 ¥)
353.61 ₩
(2.00 ¥)
     -72.80 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 55,000.00 ₩
(311.08 ¥)
21,216.31 ₩
(120.00 ¥)
     -61.42 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3,500.00 ₩
(19.80 ¥)
1,768.03 ₩
(10.00 ¥)
     -49.48 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1,287.48 ₩
(7.28 ¥)
697.11 ₩
(3.94 ¥)
     -45.85 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 12,000.00 ₩
(67.87 ¥)
6,497.50 ₩
(36.75 ¥)
     -45.85 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5,704.07 ₩
(32.26 ¥)
4,696.26 ₩
(26.56 ¥)
     -17.67 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 32,000,000.00 ₩
(180,992.80 ¥)
24,752,366.03 ₩
(140,000.00 ¥)
     -22.65 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 29,581,652.36 ₩
(167,314.56 ¥)
23,369,588.54 ₩
(132,178.98 ¥)
     -21.00 %
Utilities (Monthly)
South Korea Edit China Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 178,321.52 ₩
(1,008.59 ¥)
65,955.12 ₩
(373.04 ¥)
     -63.01 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 158.74 ₩
(0.90 ¥)
32.54 ₩
(0.18 ¥)
     -79.50 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 27,209.23 ₩
(153.90 ¥)
16,696.99 ₩
(94.44 ¥)
     -38.63 %
Sports And Leisure
South Korea Edit China Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 60,592.59 ₩
(342.71 ¥)
43,942.01 ₩
(248.54 ¥)
     -27.48 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 22,500.00 ₩
(127.26 ¥)
14,448.42 ₩
(81.72 ¥)
     -35.78 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 11,000.00 ₩
(62.22 ¥)
7,956.12 ₩
(45.00 ¥)
     -27.67 %
Childcare
South Korea Edit China Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 466,473.93 ₩
(2,638.39 ¥)
576,011.20 ₩
(3,257.93 ¥)
     +23.48 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 25,167,711.94 ₩
(142,349.21 ¥)
21,370,844.59 ₩
(120,874.03 ¥)
     -15.09 %
Clothing And Shoes
South Korea Edit China Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 69,387.99 ₩
(392.46 ¥)
72,939.20 ₩
(412.55 ¥)
     +5.12 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 48,508.54 ₩
(274.37 ¥)
42,006.18 ₩
(237.59 ¥)
     -13.40 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 94,883.23 ₩
(536.66 ¥)
103,354.37 ₩
(584.57 ¥)
     +8.93 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 142,422.09 ₩
(805.54 ¥)
106,909.21 ₩
(604.68 ¥)
     -24.93 %
Rent Per Month
South Korea Edit China Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 653,771.99 ₩
(3,697.75 ¥)
557,533.61 ₩
(3,153.42 ¥)
     -14.72 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 460,757.90 ₩
(2,606.06 ¥)
337,341.43 ₩
(1,908.01 ¥)
     -26.79 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,773,862.19 ₩
(10,033.01 ¥)
1,252,705.75 ₩
(7,085.33 ¥)
     -29.38 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,058,190.24 ₩
(5,985.15 ¥)
704,666.50 ₩
(3,985.61 ¥)
     -33.41 %
Buy Apartment Price
South Korea Edit China Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,712,175.42 ₩
(9,684.11 ¥)
827,450.44 ₩
(4,680.08 ¥)
     -51.67 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 901,781.57 ₩
(5,100.50 ¥)
421,590.02 ₩
(2,384.52 ¥)
     -53.25 %
Salaries And Financing
South Korea Edit China Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,690,646.51 ₩
(15,218.36 ¥)
1,202,353.81 ₩
(6,800.54 ¥)
     -55.31 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.32 5.13      +54.67 %
Last update: July 2021July 2021
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