Cost of Living Comparison Between United States and South Korea Reverse

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Consumer Prices in South Korea are 5.19% higher than in United States (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in South Korea are 13.06% lower than in United States
Rent Prices in South Korea are 48.08% lower than in United States
Restaurant Prices in South Korea are 39.07% lower than in United States
Groceries Prices in South Korea are 31.02% higher than in United States
Local Purchasing Power in South Korea is 26.99% lower than in United States
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Restaurants
United States Edit South Korea Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $
(17,703.90 ₩)
6.78 $
(8,000.00 ₩)
     -54.81 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 $
(70,815.60 ₩)
38.13 $
(45,000.00 ₩)
     -36.45 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 $
(9,442.08 ₩)
5.51 $
(6,500.00 ₩)
     -31.16 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 $
(5,901.30 ₩)
3.39 $
(4,000.00 ₩)
     -32.22 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.00 $
(7,081.56 ₩)
5.08 $
(6,000.00 ₩)
     -15.27 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.31 $
(5,089.86 ₩)
3.82 $
(4,505.27 ₩)
     -11.49 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.92 $
(2,264.54 ₩)
1.40 $
(1,652.04 ₩)
     -27.05 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.55 $
(1,828.46 ₩)
0.72 $
(853.82 ₩)
     -53.30 %
Markets
United States Edit South Korea Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.26 $
(3,845.06 ₩)
7.78 $
(9,181.33 ₩)
     +138.78 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.49 $
(2,934.25 ₩)
2.29 $
(2,706.91 ₩)
     -7.75 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.80 $
(2,127.89 ₩)
1.74 $
(2,051.55 ₩)
     -3.59 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.30 $
(2,715.72 ₩)
2.83 $
(3,341.60 ₩)
     +23.05 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.02 $
(5,919.44 ₩)
6.74 $
(7,958.17 ₩)
     +34.44 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.20 $
(4,957.38 ₩)
4.21 $
(4,968.12 ₩)
     +0.22 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.77 $
(6,811.37 ₩)
12.85 $
(15,171.93 ₩)
     +122.74 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.05 $
(2,423.98 ₩)
3.14 $
(3,703.84 ₩)
     +52.80 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.71 $
(835.20 ₩)
1.57 $
(1,853.55 ₩)
     +121.93 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.80 $
(2,126.40 ₩)
2.21 $
(2,606.16 ₩)
     +22.56 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.94 $
(2,288.48 ₩)
2.53 $
(2,980.95 ₩)
     +30.26 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.18 $
(1,387.03 ₩)
1.56 $
(1,836.38 ₩)
     +32.40 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.18 $
(1,394.76 ₩)
1.19 $
(1,401.49 ₩)
     +0.48 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.64 $
(1,938.28 ₩)
2.09 $
(2,471.56 ₩)
     +27.51 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.79 $
(2,118.38 ₩)
1.11 $
(1,306.78 ₩)
     -38.31 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $
(14,163.12 ₩)
13.56 $
(16,000.00 ₩)
     +12.97 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.51 $
(2,966.77 ₩)
2.18 $
(2,573.82 ₩)
     -13.24 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.87 $
(3,385.83 ₩)
2.64 $
(3,117.78 ₩)
     -7.92 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 8.00 $
(9,442.08 ₩)
3.81 $
(4,500.00 ₩)
     -52.34 %
Transportation
United States Edit South Korea Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.20 $
(2,596.57 ₩)
1.10 $
(1,300.00 ₩)
     -49.93 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 65.00 $
(76,716.90 ₩)
46.60 $
(55,000.00 ₩)
     -28.31 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.25 $
(3,835.84 ₩)
2.88 $
(3,400.00 ₩)
     -11.36 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.64 $
(3,115.89 ₩)
1.09 $
(1,287.48 ₩)
     -58.68 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $
(35,407.80 ₩)
10.17 $
(12,000.00 ₩)
     -66.11 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.60 $
(3,067.84 ₩)
4.84 $
(5,707.96 ₩)
     +86.06 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,195.00 $
(27,376,130.70 ₩)
27,112.67 $
(32,000,000.00 ₩)
     +16.89 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,755.25 $
(25,676,851.90 ₩)
25,096.22 $
(29,620,059.50 ₩)
     +15.36 %
Utilities (Monthly)
United States Edit South Korea Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 166.72 $
(196,775.32 ₩)
147.01 $
(173,508.11 ₩)
     -11.82 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.14 $
(164.43 ₩)
0.14 $
(161.47 ₩)
     -1.80 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 66.05 $
(77,957.11 ₩)
23.10 $
(27,258.82 ₩)
     -65.03 %
Sports And Leisure
United States Edit South Korea Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 37.09 $
(43,779.70 ₩)
51.49 $
(60,775.96 ₩)
     +38.82 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 15.77 $
(18,611.09 ₩)
19.85 $
(23,430.43 ₩)
     +25.90 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $
(14,163.12 ₩)
9.32 $
(11,000.00 ₩)
     -22.33 %
Childcare
United States Edit South Korea Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 933.91 $
(1,102,251.52 ₩)
402.49 $
(475,036.99 ₩)
     -56.90 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 15,399.40 $
(18,175,300.74 ₩)
21,950.56 $
(25,907,373.23 ₩)
     +42.54 %
Clothing And Shoes
United States Edit South Korea Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 43.90 $
(51,810.13 ₩)
59.11 $
(69,762.92 ₩)
     +34.65 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 35.49 $
(41,891.45 ₩)
40.86 $
(48,221.31 ₩)
     +15.11 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 76.41 $
(90,189.45 ₩)
80.30 $
(94,775.14 ₩)
     +5.08 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 96.49 $
(113,882.03 ₩)
118.10 $
(139,392.47 ₩)
     +22.40 %
Rent Per Month
United States Edit South Korea Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,335.48 $
(1,576,216.09 ₩)
527.32 $
(622,377.74 ₩)
     -60.51 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,087.80 $
(1,283,889.22 ₩)
378.58 $
(446,828.36 ₩)
     -65.20 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,167.09 $
(2,557,730.61 ₩)
1,507.19 $
(1,778,874.26 ₩)
     -30.45 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,764.39 $
(2,082,439.81 ₩)
871.80 $
(1,028,947.37 ₩)
     -50.59 %
Buy Apartment Price
United States Edit South Korea Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 332.07 $
(391,928.52 ₩)
1,573.98 $
(1,857,702.47 ₩)
     +373.99 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 198.47 $
(234,250.69 ₩)
824.38 $
(972,980.47 ₩)
     +315.36 %
Salaries And Financing
United States Edit South Korea Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,566.44 $
(4,209,330.49 ₩)
2,263.75 $
(2,671,819.44 ₩)
     -36.53 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.97 3.23      -18.51 %
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