Cost of Living Comparison Between United States and South Korea Reverse

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Consumer Prices in South Korea are 11.42% lower than in United States (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in South Korea are 32.43% lower than in United States
Rent Prices in South Korea are 67.01% lower than in United States
Restaurant Prices in South Korea are 50.12% lower than in United States
Groceries Prices in South Korea are 11.47% higher than in United States
Local Purchasing Power in South Korea is 24.23% lower than in United States
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Restaurants
United States Edit South Korea Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 16.00 $
(22,672.54 ₩)
5.65 $
(8,000.00 ₩)
     -64.72 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 65.00 $
(92,107.20 ₩)
35.28 $
(50,000.00 ₩)
     -45.72 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.50 $
(12,044.79 ₩)
4.94 $
(7,000.00 ₩)
     -41.88 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 $
(7,085.17 ₩)
2.82 $
(4,000.00 ₩)
     -43.54 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.00 $
(8,502.20 ₩)
4.23 $
(6,000.00 ₩)
     -29.43 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.56 $
(6,455.57 ₩)
3.30 $
(4,670.42 ₩)
     -27.65 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.24 $
(3,180.71 ₩)
1.26 $
(1,790.29 ₩)
     -43.71 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.63 $
(2,313.14 ₩)
0.66 $
(936.52 ₩)
     -59.51 %
Markets
United States Edit South Korea Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.52 $
(4,985.87 ₩)
6.97 $
(9,881.41 ₩)
     +98.19 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.68 $
(3,794.13 ₩)
2.12 $
(3,004.69 ₩)
     -20.81 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.85 $
(2,620.20 ₩)
1.49 $
(2,114.88 ₩)
     -19.29 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.19 $
(4,518.63 ₩)
2.98 $
(4,218.41 ₩)
     -6.64 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.20 $
(7,374.52 ₩)
5.72 $
(8,107.28 ₩)
     +9.94 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.32 $
(7,532.05 ₩)
3.70 $
(5,247.65 ₩)
     -30.33 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.75 $
(9,570.00 ₩)
13.15 $
(18,632.70 ₩)
     +94.70 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.16 $
(3,055.30 ₩)
2.64 $
(3,735.25 ₩)
     +22.25 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.72 $
(1,026.84 ₩)
1.43 $
(2,029.14 ₩)
     +97.61 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.86 $
(2,635.51 ₩)
2.33 $
(3,306.45 ₩)
     +25.46 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.01 $
(2,847.20 ₩)
2.35 $
(3,323.45 ₩)
     +16.73 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.21 $
(1,714.74 ₩)
1.48 $
(2,099.72 ₩)
     +22.45 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.22 $
(1,724.05 ₩)
1.11 $
(1,577.12 ₩)
     -8.52 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.76 $
(2,492.27 ₩)
2.08 $
(2,947.58 ₩)
     +18.27 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.88 $
(2,667.15 ₩)
0.97 $
(1,371.43 ₩)
     -48.58 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.99 $
(18,407.27 ₩)
14.11 $
(20,000.00 ₩)
     +8.65 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.62 $
(3,717.73 ₩)
1.87 $
(2,645.06 ₩)
     -28.85 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.07 $
(4,349.63 ₩)
2.23 $
(3,156.49 ₩)
     -27.43 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 8.79 $
(12,455.73 ₩)
3.18 $
(4,500.00 ₩)
     -63.87 %
Transportation
United States Edit South Korea Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $
(3,542.58 ₩)
0.92 $
(1,300.00 ₩)
     -63.30 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 70.00 $
(99,192.37 ₩)
38.81 $
(55,000.00 ₩)
     -44.55 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 $
(4,959.62 ₩)
2.47 $
(3,500.00 ₩)
     -29.43 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.70 $
(3,825.99 ₩)
1.14 $
(1,609.34 ₩)
     -57.94 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $
(42,511.02 ₩)
8.47 $
(12,000.00 ₩)
     -71.77 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.73 $
(6,707.70 ₩)
4.71 $
(6,670.39 ₩)
     -0.56 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,000.00 $
(34,008,812.81 ₩)
26,110.88 $
(37,000,000.00 ₩)
     +8.80 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,805.16 $
(32,315,678.63 ₩)
22,332.78 $
(31,646,305.73 ₩)
     -2.07 %
Utilities (Monthly)
United States Edit South Korea Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 175.05 $
(248,047.23 ₩)
128.87 $
(182,611.72 ₩)
     -26.38 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.15 $
(209.33 ₩)
0.15 $
(210.19 ₩)
     +0.41 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 68.39 $
(96,917.54 ₩)
19.46 $
(27,575.12 ₩)
     -71.55 %
Sports And Leisure
United States Edit South Korea Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 37.80 $
(53,568.43 ₩)
42.97 $
(60,892.71 ₩)
     +13.67 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 17.29 $
(24,493.49 ₩)
15.53 $
(22,011.43 ₩)
     -10.13 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $
(17,004.41 ₩)
8.47 $
(12,000.00 ₩)
     -29.43 %
Childcare
United States Edit South Korea Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,142.36 $
(1,618,769.12 ₩)
338.48 $
(479,636.36 ₩)
     -70.37 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 16,298.85 $
(23,096,016.02 ₩)
18,862.20 $
(26,728,382.90 ₩)
     +15.73 %
Clothing And Shoes
United States Edit South Korea Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 45.33 $
(64,241.14 ₩)
51.61 $
(73,136.36 ₩)
     +13.85 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 35.82 $
(50,764.33 ₩)
37.80 $
(53,559.34 ₩)
     +5.51 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 78.79 $
(111,651.82 ₩)
66.50 $
(94,233.74 ₩)
     -15.60 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 100.51 $
(142,433.02 ₩)
95.54 $
(135,389.62 ₩)
     -4.95 %
Rent Per Month
United States Edit South Korea Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,676.93 $
(2,376,268.93 ₩)
453.19 $
(642,189.02 ₩)
     -72.97 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,359.18 $
(1,925,999.63 ₩)
313.40 $
(444,094.08 ₩)
     -76.94 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,796.69 $
(3,963,005.50 ₩)
1,118.51 $
(1,584,964.49 ₩)
     -60.01 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,206.89 $
(3,127,234.85 ₩)
767.06 $
(1,086,956.52 ₩)
     -65.24 %
Buy Apartment Price
United States Edit South Korea Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 394.78 $
(559,421.88 ₩)
1,329.12 $
(1,883,412.27 ₩)
     +236.67 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 271.63 $
(384,905.10 ₩)
722.34 $
(1,023,577.56 ₩)
     +165.93 %
Salaries And Financing
United States Edit South Korea Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,995.02 $
(5,661,080.47 ₩)
2,045.35 $
(2,898,324.59 ₩)
     -48.80 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.35 3.50      -34.72 %
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