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Cost of Living in South Korea

Cost of living in South Korea is 9.04% higher than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in South Korea is 38.71% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 7,000.00 ₩ 5,000.00-8,000.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 40,000.00 ₩ 25,000.00-55,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6,000.00 ₩ 5,500.00-7,500.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3,000.00 ₩ 2,224.06-4,000.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 5,000.00 ₩ 3,000.00-7,000.00
Cappuccino (regular) 4,308.65 ₩ 3,500.00-5,100.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 1,560.72 ₩ 1,000.00-2,100.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 765.63 ₩ 500.00-1,000.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 9,234.45 ₩ 7,570.83-11,356.24
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2,399.51 ₩ 1,814.37-3,628.74
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1,851.33 ₩ 1,133.98-2,721.56
Eggs (regular) (12) 3,282.57 ₩ 2,000.00-4,600.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7,932.40 ₩ 4,535.93-15,875.75
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 4,069.23 ₩ 2,267.96-6,350.30
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 10,629.19 ₩ 6,803.89-18,143.72
Apples (1 lb) 3,006.03 ₩ 2,267.96-4,535.93
Banana (1 lb) 1,872.97 ₩ 1,360.78-2,721.56
Oranges (1 lb) 2,817.77 ₩ 1,587.58-4,082.34
Tomato (1 lb) 2,476.89 ₩ 1,360.78-3,628.74
Potato (1 lb) 1,648.86 ₩ 907.19-2,267.96
Onion (1 lb) 1,339.70 ₩ 816.47-1,814.37
Lettuce (1 head) 2,259.33 ₩ 1,200.00-3,000.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1,193.62 ₩ 900.00-1,500.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15,000.00 ₩ 12,000.00-25,000.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2,028.21 ₩ 1,500.00-3,000.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 3,474.36 ₩ 2,000.00-5,000.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 4,500.00 ₩ 4,500.00-4,700.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1,250.00 ₩ 1,200.00-1,300.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 55,000.00 ₩ 30,000.00-65,000.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3,000.00 ₩ 2,800.00-3,000.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1,931.21 ₩ 1,287.48-4,828.03
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 10,430.00 ₩ 10,000.00-20,000.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5,670.13 ₩ 5,299.58-6,435.20
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 32,000,000.00 ₩ 29,000,000.00-35,000,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,065,000.00 ₩ 21,000,000.00-35,000,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 162,537.23 ₩ 90,000.00-236,111.11
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 163.48 ₩ 100.00-300.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 24,557.26 ₩ 15,000.00-34,000.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 64,070.42 ₩ 35,000.00-100,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 12,647.06 ₩ 7,000.00-25,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10,000.00 ₩ 9,000.00-11,000.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 477,777.78 ₩ 300,000.00-700,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 24,628,571.43 ₩ 15,000,000.00-30,000,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 77,858.46 ₩ 50,000.00-120,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 45,952.38 ₩ 25,000.00-70,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 99,909.09 ₩ 80,000.00-135,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 132,386.36 ₩ 85,000.00-200,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 676,368.94 ₩ 400,000.00-1,200,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 429,157.46 ₩ 270,000.00-700,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,611,875.52 ₩ 889,624.00-3,300,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,014,792.48 ₩ 600,000.00-2,000,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 764,538.76 ₩ 464,511.33-1,393,534.00
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 444,057.14 ₩ 241,545.89-836,120.40
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,444,505.42 ₩
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 3.44 3.00-4.00

Prices in South Korea

These data are based on 4676 entries in the past 18 months from 468 different contributors.
Last update: July 2017
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