Cost of Living Comparison Between South Korea and United States Reverse

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Consumer Prices in United States are 5.81% lower than in South Korea (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in United States are 13.52% higher than in South Korea
Rent Prices in United States are 87.34% higher than in South Korea
Restaurant Prices in United States are 67.02% higher than in South Korea
Groceries Prices in United States are 24.29% lower than in South Korea
Local Purchasing Power in United States is 34.82% higher than in South Korea
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Restaurants
South Korea Edit United States Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 8,000.00 ₩
(6.94 $)
17,281.80 ₩
(15.00 $)
     +116.02 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 40,000.00 ₩
(34.72 $)
69,127.20 ₩
(60.00 $)
     +72.82 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6,500.00 ₩
(5.64 $)
9,216.96 ₩
(8.00 $)
     +41.80 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4,000.00 ₩
(3.47 $)
5,760.60 ₩
(5.00 $)
     +44.01 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5,873.73 ₩
(5.10 $)
6,912.72 ₩
(6.00 $)
     +17.69 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4,511.13 ₩
(3.92 $)
4,954.84 ₩
(4.30 $)
     +9.84 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1,657.15 ₩
(1.44 $)
2,198.42 ₩
(1.91 $)
     +32.66 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 875.88 ₩
(0.76 $)
1,777.54 ₩
(1.54 $)
     +102.94 %
Markets
South Korea Edit United States Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 9,161.22 ₩
(7.95 $)
3,741.06 ₩
(3.25 $)
     -59.16 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2,704.48 ₩
(2.35 $)
2,859.91 ₩
(2.48 $)
     +5.75 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2,023.34 ₩
(1.76 $)
2,079.22 ₩
(1.80 $)
     +2.76 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3,262.60 ₩
(2.83 $)
2,649.21 ₩
(2.30 $)
     -18.80 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7,883.61 ₩
(6.84 $)
5,784.30 ₩
(5.02 $)
     -26.63 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4,918.38 ₩
(4.27 $)
4,814.28 ₩
(4.18 $)
     -2.12 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 14,558.20 ₩
(12.64 $)
6,628.97 ₩
(5.75 $)
     -54.47 %
Apples (1 lb) 3,677.99 ₩
(3.19 $)
2,364.74 ₩
(2.05 $)
     -35.71 %
Banana (1 lb) 1,878.54 ₩
(1.63 $)
814.10 ₩
(0.71 $)
     -56.66 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2,547.16 ₩
(2.21 $)
2,074.59 ₩
(1.80 $)
     -18.55 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2,946.89 ₩
(2.56 $)
2,237.90 ₩
(1.94 $)
     -24.06 %
Potato (1 lb) 1,843.70 ₩
(1.60 $)
1,349.25 ₩
(1.17 $)
     -26.82 %
Onion (1 lb) 1,377.63 ₩
(1.20 $)
1,358.82 ₩
(1.18 $)
     -1.37 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2,454.83 ₩
(2.13 $)
1,892.01 ₩
(1.64 $)
     -22.93 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1,288.89 ₩
(1.12 $)
2,074.18 ₩
(1.80 $)
     +60.93 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 16,000.00 ₩
(13.89 $)
13,825.44 ₩
(12.00 $)
     -13.59 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2,572.18 ₩
(2.23 $)
2,852.65 ₩
(2.48 $)
     +10.90 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3,111.63 ₩
(2.70 $)
3,279.05 ₩
(2.85 $)
     +5.38 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 4,500.00 ₩
(3.91 $)
9,216.96 ₩
(8.00 $)
     +104.82 %
Transportation
South Korea Edit United States Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1,300.00 ₩
(1.13 $)
2,534.66 ₩
(2.20 $)
     +94.97 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 55,000.00 ₩
(47.74 $)
74,887.80 ₩
(65.00 $)
     +36.16 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3,500.00 ₩
(3.04 $)
3,744.39 ₩
(3.25 $)
     +6.98 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1,287.48 ₩
(1.12 $)
3,024.32 ₩
(2.63 $)
     +134.90 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 12,000.00 ₩
(10.42 $)
34,563.60 ₩
(30.00 $)
     +188.03 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5,704.07 ₩
(4.95 $)
3,004.72 ₩
(2.61 $)
     -47.32 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 32,000,000.00 ₩
(27,774.88 $)
26,498,760.00 ₩
(23,000.00 $)
     -17.19 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 29,326,721.21 ₩
(25,454.57 $)
24,955,862.35 ₩
(21,660.82 $)
     -14.90 %
Utilities (Monthly)
South Korea Edit United States Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 175,893.62 ₩
(152.67 $)
190,392.19 ₩
(165.25 $)
     +8.24 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 156.47 ₩
(0.14 $)
160.16 ₩
(0.14 $)
     +2.36 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 27,321.88 ₩
(23.71 $)
75,956.84 ₩
(65.93 $)
     +178.01 %
Sports And Leisure
South Korea Edit United States Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 60,284.15 ₩
(52.32 $)
42,680.76 ₩
(37.05 $)
     -29.20 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 21,770.83 ₩
(18.90 $)
18,167.88 ₩
(15.77 $)
     -16.55 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 11,000.00 ₩
(9.55 $)
13,825.44 ₩
(12.00 $)
     +25.69 %
Childcare
South Korea Edit United States Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 465,617.21 ₩
(404.14 $)
1,081,809.55 ₩
(938.97 $)
     +132.34 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 25,171,525.13 ₩
(21,848.01 $)
17,939,044.00 ₩
(15,570.46 $)
     -28.73 %
Clothing And Shoes
South Korea Edit United States Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 69,914.68 ₩
(60.68 $)
50,565.39 ₩
(43.89 $)
     -27.68 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 48,866.96 ₩
(42.41 $)
40,942.62 ₩
(35.54 $)
     -16.22 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 95,784.80 ₩
(83.14 $)
87,739.92 ₩
(76.16 $)
     -8.40 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 143,348.57 ₩
(124.42 $)
111,076.09 ₩
(96.41 $)
     -22.51 %
Rent Per Month
South Korea Edit United States Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 649,114.02 ₩
(563.41 $)
1,537,039.08 ₩
(1,334.10 $)
     +136.79 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 455,155.42 ₩
(395.06 $)
1,245,941.58 ₩
(1,081.43 $)
     +173.74 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,738,667.07 ₩
(1,509.10 $)
2,498,879.71 ₩
(2,168.94 $)
     +43.72 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,046,610.17 ₩
(908.42 $)
2,021,579.22 ₩
(1,754.66 $)
     +93.15 %
Buy Apartment Price
South Korea Edit United States Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,704,717.20 ₩
(1,479.64 $)
383,815.06 ₩
(333.14 $)
     -77.49 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 902,303.78 ₩
(783.17 $)
229,861.76 ₩
(199.51 $)
     -74.53 %
Salaries And Financing
South Korea Edit United States Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,676,726.06 ₩
(2,323.30 $)
4,096,859.73 ₩
(3,555.93 $)
     +53.05 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.33 4.01      +20.69 %
Last update: July 2021July 2021
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