Cost of Living Comparison Between South Korea and United States Reverse

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Consumer Prices in United States are 11.48% lower than in South Korea (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in United States are 7.04% higher than in South Korea
Rent Prices in United States are 78.89% higher than in South Korea
Restaurant Prices in United States are 57.86% higher than in South Korea
Groceries Prices in United States are 29.75% lower than in South Korea
Local Purchasing Power in United States is 33.88% higher than in South Korea
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Restaurants
South Korea Edit United States Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 8,000.00 ₩
(7.25 $)
16,562.72 ₩
(15.00 $)
     +107.03 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 40,000.00 ₩
(36.23 $)
62,938.35 ₩
(57.00 $)
     +57.35 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6,500.00 ₩
(5.89 $)
8,833.45 ₩
(8.00 $)
     +35.90 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4,000.00 ₩
(3.62 $)
5,520.91 ₩
(5.00 $)
     +38.02 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5,760.45 ₩
(5.22 $)
6,625.09 ₩
(6.00 $)
     +15.01 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4,493.66 ₩
(4.07 $)
4,711.65 ₩
(4.27 $)
     +4.85 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1,697.69 ₩
(1.54 $)
2,089.06 ₩
(1.89 $)
     +23.05 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 865.58 ₩
(0.78 $)
1,690.41 ₩
(1.53 $)
     +95.29 %
Markets
South Korea Edit United States Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 9,281.59 ₩
(8.41 $)
3,567.71 ₩
(3.23 $)
     -61.56 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2,695.22 ₩
(2.44 $)
2,720.51 ₩
(2.46 $)
     +0.94 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2,112.08 ₩
(1.91 $)
1,995.12 ₩
(1.81 $)
     -5.54 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3,177.69 ₩
(2.88 $)
2,565.77 ₩
(2.32 $)
     -19.26 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 8,757.27 ₩
(7.93 $)
5,532.49 ₩
(5.01 $)
     -36.82 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5,026.96 ₩
(4.55 $)
4,535.94 ₩
(4.11 $)
     -9.77 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 15,424.52 ₩
(13.97 $)
6,257.92 ₩
(5.67 $)
     -59.43 %
Apples (1 lb) 3,600.83 ₩
(3.26 $)
2,267.35 ₩
(2.05 $)
     -37.03 %
Banana (1 lb) 1,865.70 ₩
(1.69 $)
782.27 ₩
(0.71 $)
     -58.07 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2,639.05 ₩
(2.39 $)
1,995.26 ₩
(1.81 $)
     -24.39 %
Tomato (1 lb) 3,086.60 ₩
(2.80 $)
2,139.90 ₩
(1.94 $)
     -30.67 %
Potato (1 lb) 1,885.12 ₩
(1.71 $)
1,307.53 ₩
(1.18 $)
     -30.64 %
Onion (1 lb) 1,397.02 ₩
(1.27 $)
1,311.19 ₩
(1.19 $)
     -6.14 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2,534.23 ₩
(2.30 $)
1,796.78 ₩
(1.63 $)
     -29.10 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1,352.88 ₩
(1.23 $)
1,991.78 ₩
(1.80 $)
     +47.22 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15,450.00 ₩
(13.99 $)
13,250.18 ₩
(12.00 $)
     -14.24 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2,603.66 ₩
(2.36 $)
2,616.17 ₩
(2.37 $)
     +0.48 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3,184.21 ₩
(2.88 $)
3,103.71 ₩
(2.81 $)
     -2.53 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 4,500.00 ₩
(4.08 $)
8,833.45 ₩
(8.00 $)
     +96.30 %
Transportation
South Korea Edit United States Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1,250.00 ₩
(1.13 $)
2,484.41 ₩
(2.25 $)
     +98.75 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 55,000.00 ₩
(49.81 $)
77,292.71 ₩
(70.00 $)
     +40.53 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3,500.00 ₩
(3.17 $)
3,588.59 ₩
(3.25 $)
     +2.53 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1,269.77 ₩
(1.15 $)
2,981.29 ₩
(2.70 $)
     +134.79 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 12,000.00 ₩
(10.87 $)
33,125.45 ₩
(30.00 $)
     +176.05 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5,796.02 ₩
(5.25 $)
2,801.77 ₩
(2.54 $)
     -51.66 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 32,000,000.00 ₩
(28,980.74 $)
25,396,174.80 ₩
(23,000.00 $)
     -20.64 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,662,812.93 ₩
(25,958.42 $)
23,729,529.80 ₩
(21,490.61 $)
     -17.21 %
Utilities (Monthly)
South Korea Edit United States Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 175,191.81 ₩
(158.66 $)
179,989.50 ₩
(163.01 $)
     +2.74 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 152.05 ₩
(0.14 $)
152.49 ₩
(0.14 $)
     +0.29 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 27,428.41 ₩
(24.84 $)
72,294.59 ₩
(65.47 $)
     +163.58 %
Sports And Leisure
South Korea Edit United States Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 61,728.21 ₩
(55.90 $)
41,080.07 ₩
(37.20 $)
     -33.45 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 21,339.29 ₩
(19.33 $)
17,535.05 ₩
(15.88 $)
     -17.83 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 11,000.00 ₩
(9.96 $)
13,250.18 ₩
(12.00 $)
     +20.46 %
Childcare
South Korea Edit United States Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 453,348.78 ₩
(410.57 $)
1,035,871.75 ₩
(938.14 $)
     +128.49 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 24,469,706.06 ₩
(22,160.95 $)
17,574,857.33 ₩
(15,916.64 $)
     -28.18 %
Clothing And Shoes
South Korea Edit United States Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 72,472.92 ₩
(65.63 $)
48,483.11 ₩
(43.91 $)
     -33.10 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 48,758.71 ₩
(44.16 $)
39,200.43 ₩
(35.50 $)
     -19.60 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 93,473.64 ₩
(84.65 $)
83,760.56 ₩
(75.86 $)
     -10.39 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 144,967.10 ₩
(131.29 $)
105,565.91 ₩
(95.61 $)
     -27.18 %
Rent Per Month
South Korea Edit United States Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 652,722.69 ₩
(591.14 $)
1,488,954.97 ₩
(1,348.47 $)
     +128.11 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 464,851.08 ₩
(420.99 $)
1,198,473.35 ₩
(1,085.40 $)
     +157.82 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,754,891.98 ₩
(1,589.31 $)
2,384,187.17 ₩
(2,159.23 $)
     +35.86 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,025,961.54 ₩
(929.16 $)
1,902,129.30 ₩
(1,722.66 $)
     +85.40 %
Buy Apartment Price
South Korea Edit United States Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,498,962.23 ₩
(1,357.53 $)
362,165.67 ₩
(327.99 $)
     -75.84 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 800,280.62 ₩
(724.77 $)
216,959.32 ₩
(196.49 $)
     -72.89 %
Salaries And Financing
South Korea Edit United States Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,717,973.73 ₩
(2,461.53 $)
3,895,091.01 ₩
(3,527.58 $)
     +43.31 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.44 4.14      +20.32 %
Last update: January 2021January 2021
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