Cost of Living Comparison Between United States and South Korea Reverse

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Consumer Prices in South Korea are 12.7% lower than in United States (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in South Korea are 30.2% lower than in United States
Rent Prices in South Korea are 61.9% lower than in United States
Restaurant Prices in South Korea are 53.0% lower than in United States
Groceries Prices in South Korea are 11.2% higher than in United States
Local Purchasing Power in South Korea is 20.6% lower than in United States
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Restaurants
United States Edit South Korea Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 $
(26,580.06 ₩)
6.77 $
(9,000.00 ₩)
     -66.1 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 75.00 $
(99,675.22 ₩)
37.62 $
(50,000.00 ₩)
     -49.8 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.50 $
(13,954.53 ₩)
6.02 $
(8,000.00 ₩)
     -42.7 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 $
(7,974.02 ₩)
3.39 $
(4,500.00 ₩)
     -43.6 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.00 $
(9,303.02 ₩)
4.51 $
(6,000.00 ₩)
     -35.5 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.08 $
(6,747.68 ₩)
3.69 $
(4,901.72 ₩)
     -27.4 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.47 $
(3,277.74 ₩)
1.48 $
(1,962.70 ₩)
     -40.1 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.04 $
(2,707.29 ₩)
0.74 $
(980.19 ₩)
     -63.8 %
Markets
United States Edit South Korea Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.01 $
(5,332.48 ₩)
8.00 $
(10,626.27 ₩)
     +99.3 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.23 $
(4,292.57 ₩)
2.59 $
(3,446.65 ₩)
     -19.7 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.06 $
(2,734.13 ₩)
1.42 $
(1,892.17 ₩)
     -30.8 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.73 $
(4,951.42 ₩)
3.18 $
(4,228.22 ₩)
     -14.6 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.83 $
(7,749.48 ₩)
5.45 $
(7,244.22 ₩)
     -6.5 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.51 $
(7,318.84 ₩)
3.88 $
(5,162.44 ₩)
     -29.5 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.23 $
(9,612.11 ₩)
15.19 $
(20,192.50 ₩)
     +110.1 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.41 $
(3,204.13 ₩)
3.09 $
(4,102.42 ₩)
     +28.0 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.76 $
(1,012.55 ₩)
1.58 $
(2,097.89 ₩)
     +107.2 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.04 $
(2,705.77 ₩)
2.60 $
(3,455.78 ₩)
     +27.7 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.23 $
(2,957.45 ₩)
2.45 $
(3,250.80 ₩)
     +9.9 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.37 $
(1,817.44 ₩)
1.79 $
(2,380.92 ₩)
     +31.0 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.37 $
(1,827.27 ₩)
1.34 $
(1,781.55 ₩)
     -2.5 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.16 $
(2,865.71 ₩)
2.32 $
(3,089.25 ₩)
     +7.8 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.17 $
(2,888.27 ₩)
1.09 $
(1,454.23 ₩)
     -49.7 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $
(19,935.04 ₩)
15.05 $
(20,000.00 ₩)
     +0.3 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.75 $
(2,319.51 ₩)
2.19 $
(2,913.76 ₩)
     +25.6 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.53 $
(4,690.14 ₩)
2.62 $
(3,485.86 ₩)
     -25.7 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 10.00 $
(13,290.03 ₩)
3.39 $
(4,500.00 ₩)
     -66.1 %
Transportation
United States Edit South Korea Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $
(3,322.51 ₩)
1.05 $
(1,400.00 ₩)
     -57.9 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 72.00 $
(95,688.21 ₩)
45.15 $
(60,000.00 ₩)
     -37.3 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.75 $
(4,983.76 ₩)
3.24 $
(4,300.00 ₩)
     -13.7 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.80 $
(3,721.21 ₩)
1.21 $
(1,609.34 ₩)
     -56.8 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $
(39,870.09 ₩)
9.03 $
(12,000.00 ₩)
     -69.9 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.66 $
(4,857.59 ₩)
4.81 $
(6,386.45 ₩)
     +31.5 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 33,000.00 $
(43,857,095.60 ₩)
28,390.46 $
(37,731,000.00 ₩)
     -14.0 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,030.17 $
(34,594,166.42 ₩)
24,229.37 $
(32,200,906.05 ₩)
     -6.9 %
Utilities (Monthly)
United States Edit South Korea Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 205.53 $
(273,150.37 ₩)
164.11 $
(218,104.72 ₩)
     -20.2 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 50.89 $
(67,635.25 ₩)
47.78 $
(63,506.25 ₩)
     -6.1 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 70.79 $
(94,079.18 ₩)
21.46 $
(28,525.18 ₩)
     -69.7 %
Sports And Leisure
United States Edit South Korea Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 48.00 $
(63,796.37 ₩)
45.95 $
(61,066.65 ₩)
     -4.3 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 22.56 $
(29,988.57 ₩)
16.40 $
(21,802.11 ₩)
     -27.3 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 14.00 $
(18,606.04 ₩)
10.53 $
(14,000.00 ₩)
     -24.8 %
Childcare
United States Edit South Korea Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,379.31 $
(1,833,109.43 ₩)
349.02 $
(463,851.85 ₩)
     -74.7 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 23,260.76 $
(30,913,615.06 ₩)
20,797.50 $
(27,639,938.63 ₩)
     -10.6 %
Clothing And Shoes
United States Edit South Korea Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 52.30 $
(69,509.63 ₩)
59.38 $
(78,912.85 ₩)
     +13.5 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 43.55 $
(57,881.03 ₩)
43.19 $
(57,404.74 ₩)
     -0.8 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 88.33 $
(117,385.44 ₩)
81.91 $
(108,854.17 ₩)
     -7.3 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 114.23 $
(151,817.72 ₩)
114.05 $
(151,575.39 ₩)
     -0.2 %
Rent Per Month
United States Edit South Korea Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,773.08 $
(2,356,429.64 ₩)
484.46 $
(643,846.15 ₩)
     -72.7 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,451.90 $
(1,929,582.82 ₩)
357.93 $
(475,687.94 ₩)
     -75.3 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,964.55 $
(3,939,889.44 ₩)
1,537.32 $
(2,043,103.45 ₩)
     -48.1 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,403.20 $
(3,193,859.35 ₩)
905.40 $
(1,203,272.73 ₩)
     -62.3 %
Buy Apartment Price
United States Edit South Korea Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 319.26 $
(424,298.09 ₩)
1,097.23 $
(1,458,217.72 ₩)
     +243.7 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 256.00 $
(340,222.12 ₩)
746.20 $
(991,698.81 ₩)
     +191.5 %
Salaries And Financing
United States Edit South Korea Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,537.48 $
(6,030,329.14 ₩)
2,515.61 $
(3,343,256.16 ₩)
     -44.6 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.56 4.44      -32.3 %
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