Cost of Living Comparison Between United States and South Korea Reverse

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Consumer Prices in South Korea are 6.55% higher than in United States
Consumer Prices Including Rent in South Korea are 11.51% lower than in United States
Rent Prices in South Korea are 46.21% lower than in United States
Restaurant Prices in South Korea are 41.76% lower than in United States
Groceries Prices in South Korea are 33.60% higher than in United States
Local Purchasing Power in South Korea is 24.56% lower than in United States
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Restaurants United States[ Edit ] South Korea[ Edit ]Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $
(17,433.90 ₩)
6.11 $
(7,100.00 ₩)
     -59.27 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 55.00 $
(63,924.30 ₩)
34.42 $
(40,000.00 ₩)
     -37.43 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 $
(9,298.08 ₩)
5.59 $
(6,500.00 ₩)
     -30.09 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 $
(5,811.30 ₩)
3.09 $
(3,590.73 ₩)
     -38.21 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.00 $
(6,973.56 ₩)
4.56 $
(5,302.65 ₩)
     -23.96 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.26 $
(4,946.71 ₩)
3.84 $
(4,466.82 ₩)
     -9.70 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.88 $
(2,190.32 ₩)
1.46 $
(1,699.75 ₩)
     -22.40 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.54 $
(1,784.48 ₩)
0.76 $
(885.32 ₩)
     -50.39 %
Markets United States[ Edit ] South Korea[ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.22 $
(3,739.29 ₩)
8.01 $
(9,304.63 ₩)
     +148.83 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.47 $
(2,871.87 ₩)
2.25 $
(2,614.06 ₩)
     -8.98 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.83 $
(2,127.35 ₩)
1.73 $
(2,005.98 ₩)
     -5.71 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.35 $
(2,728.84 ₩)
2.72 $
(3,163.26 ₩)
     +15.92 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.03 $
(5,842.63 ₩)
7.71 $
(8,958.15 ₩)
     +53.32 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.12 $
(4,784.78 ₩)
4.14 $
(4,807.41 ₩)
     +0.47 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.65 $
(6,561.44 ₩)
12.97 $
(15,072.90 ₩)
     +129.72 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.08 $
(2,422.44 ₩)
3.06 $
(3,553.90 ₩)
     +46.71 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.71 $
(828.23 ₩)
1.65 $
(1,915.46 ₩)
     +131.27 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.84 $
(2,142.13 ₩)
2.30 $
(2,672.39 ₩)
     +24.75 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.95 $
(2,266.21 ₩)
2.68 $
(3,120.39 ₩)
     +37.69 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.21 $
(1,408.69 ₩)
1.65 $
(1,912.03 ₩)
     +35.73 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.21 $
(1,409.07 ₩)
1.20 $
(1,393.63 ₩)
     -1.10 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.63 $
(1,890.02 ₩)
2.22 $
(2,576.82 ₩)
     +36.34 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.83 $
(2,124.21 ₩)
1.19 $
(1,380.68 ₩)
     -35.00 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $
(13,947.12 ₩)
13.77 $
(16,000.00 ₩)
     +14.72 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.39 $
(2,776.27 ₩)
2.29 $
(2,660.02 ₩)
     -4.19 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.94 $
(3,413.86 ₩)
2.72 $
(3,162.50 ₩)
     -7.36 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 8.00 $
(9,298.08 ₩)
3.87 $
(4,500.00 ₩)
     -51.60 %
Transportation United States[ Edit ] South Korea[ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.25 $
(2,615.09 ₩)
1.08 $
(1,250.00 ₩)
     -52.20 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 70.00 $
(81,358.20 ₩)
47.32 $
(55,000.00 ₩)
     -32.40 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.25 $
(3,777.35 ₩)
3.01 $
(3,500.00 ₩)
     -7.34 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.70 $
(3,138.11 ₩)
1.11 $
(1,287.48 ₩)
     -58.97 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $
(34,867.80 ₩)
10.32 $
(12,000.00 ₩)
     -65.58 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.60 $
(3,026.71 ₩)
5.03 $
(5,849.04 ₩)
     +93.25 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,000.00 $
(26,731,980.00 ₩)
27,532.57 $
(32,000,000.00 ₩)
     +19.71 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,443.66 $
(24,923,113.17 ₩)
24,067.38 $
(27,972,549.22 ₩)
     +12.24 %
Utilities (Monthly) United States[ Edit ] South Korea[ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 161.58 $
(187,801.42 ₩)
148.69 $
(172,820.61 ₩)
     -7.98 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.14 $
(158.05 ₩)
0.13 $
(149.57 ₩)
     -5.36 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 65.25 $
(75,835.52 ₩)
23.70 $
(27,544.26 ₩)
     -63.68 %
Sports And Leisure United States[ Edit ] South Korea[ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 37.33 $
(43,388.75 ₩)
54.29 $
(63,098.96 ₩)
     +45.43 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 16.06 $
(18,670.17 ₩)
19.41 $
(22,562.50 ₩)
     +20.85 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $
(13,947.12 ₩)
9.46 $
(11,000.00 ₩)
     -21.13 %
Childcare United States[ Edit ] South Korea[ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 938.81 $
(1,091,141.58 ₩)
392.01 $
(455,621.62 ₩)
     -58.24 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 16,158.51 $
(18,780,387.20 ₩)
20,668.74 $
(24,022,453.79 ₩)
     +27.91 %
Clothing And Shoes United States[ Edit ] South Korea[ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 44.03 $
(51,173.75 ₩)
62.69 $
(72,858.95 ₩)
     +42.38 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 35.68 $
(41,465.56 ₩)
41.84 $
(48,631.88 ₩)
     +17.28 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 75.93 $
(88,248.05 ₩)
80.74 $
(93,843.32 ₩)
     +6.34 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 96.31 $
(111,942.04 ₩)
127.98 $
(148,751.62 ₩)
     +32.88 %
Rent Per Month United States[ Edit ] South Korea[ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,352.28 $
(1,571,706.42 ₩)
580.60 $
(674,806.55 ₩)
     -57.07 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,081.00 $
(1,256,399.53 ₩)
399.30 $
(464,088.62 ₩)
     -63.06 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,167.00 $
(2,518,613.97 ₩)
1,529.13 $
(1,777,246.88 ₩)
     -29.44 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,716.42 $
(1,994,930.93 ₩)
888.99 $
(1,033,233.74 ₩)
     -48.21 %
Buy Apartment Price United States[ Edit ] South Korea[ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 292.78 $
(340,284.65 ₩)
1,216.02 $
(1,413,327.74 ₩)
     +315.34 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 193.81 $
(225,254.08 ₩)
647.07 $
(752,068.11 ₩)
     +233.88 %
Salaries And Financing United States[ Edit ] South Korea[ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,540.17 $
(4,114,596.51 ₩)
2,363.28 $
(2,746,742.82 ₩)
     -33.24 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.20 3.48      -17.23 %
Last update: October 2020September 2020
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