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Cost of Living in South Korea

Cost of living in South Korea is 9.31% higher than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in South Korea is 45.79% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 6.16 $ 5.28-8.80
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 35.19 $ 24.20-43.99
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 5.28 $ 4.84-6.16
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3.08 $ 2.20-3.96
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.40 $ 3.00-6.16
Cappuccino (regular) 3.92 $ 3.08-4.84
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.49 $ 0.97-1.85
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.74 $ 0.44-1.32
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 8.05 $ 6.59-9.99
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.34 $ 1.60-3.59
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.66 $ 0.92-3.19
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.96 $ 1.76-4.40
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.54 $ 3.99-11.97
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 4.24 $ 2.39-5.99
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 10.23 $ 5.99-15.96
Apples (1 lb) 2.83 $ 2.00-3.99
Banana (1 lb) 1.80 $ 1.20-2.79
Oranges (1 lb) 2.45 $ 1.40-3.99
Tomato (1 lb) 2.41 $ 1.28-3.99
Potato (1 lb) 1.69 $ 0.80-2.39
Onion (1 lb) 1.33 $ 0.80-2.00
Lettuce (1 head) 2.28 $ 1.76-3.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.15 $ 0.88-1.76
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 14.52 $ 10.56-22.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.95 $ 1.32-2.64
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.75 $ 1.76-3.96
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 3.96 $ 3.96-4.14
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.10 $ 1.10-1.19
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 48.39 $ 39.59-65.03
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.64 $ 2.46-3.34
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.17 $ 0.99-1.70
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 10.56 $ 9.05-17.60
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.21 $ 4.60-5.66
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,394.97 $ 23,755.48-31,673.97
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,901.74 $ 21,115.98-31,673.97
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 148.38 $ 87.98-237.55
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.12 $ 0.09-0.23
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 22.91 $ 17.60-35.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 62.86 $ 35.19-87.98
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 17.26 $ 4.40-43.99
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 8.80 $ 7.92-10.56
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 356.47 $ 263.95-527.90
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 18,766.99 $ 13,197.49-26,394.97
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 59.97 $ 33.43-105.58
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 41.12 $ 26.39-69.51
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 84.05 $ 57.19-113.50
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 123.99 $ 70.39-175.97
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 567.90 $ 351.93-879.83
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 371.33 $ 263.95-615.88
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,399.53 $ 791.85-2,639.50
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 873.65 $ 527.90-1,407.73
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 910.97 $ 384.37-1,798.25
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 473.15 $ 245.22-817.38
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,370.09 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.50 0.00-0.00

Prices in South Korea

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Last update: April 2019
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