NUMBEO

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 42.62% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 7,000.00 ₩ 6,000.00-8,406.60
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 40,000.00 ₩ 30,000.00-50,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6,000.00 ₩ 5,500.00-7,000.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3,000.00 ₩ 2,500.00-4,000.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 5,000.00 ₩ 3,200.00-7,000.00
Cappuccino (regular) 4,478.10 ₩ 3,500.00-5,500.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 1,626.67 ₩ 1,000.00-2,241.76
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 794.74 ₩ 500.00-1,100.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 9,221.59 ₩ 7,495.12-11,356.24
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2,634.05 ₩ 1,814.37-4,082.34
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1,800.15 ₩ 907.19-3,628.74
Eggs (regular) (12) 3,272.49 ₩ 2,000.00-4,900.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7,748.15 ₩ 3,628.74-15,875.75
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 4,458.55 ₩ 2,542.12-6,803.89
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 11,075.77 ₩ 7,257.49-18,143.72
Apples (1 lb) 3,161.41 ₩ 2,267.96-4,535.93
Banana (1 lb) 1,979.53 ₩ 1,360.78-2,721.56
Oranges (1 lb) 2,686.12 ₩ 1,587.58-4,082.34
Tomato (1 lb) 2,785.91 ₩ 1,360.78-4,082.34
Potato (1 lb) 1,723.64 ₩ 907.19-2,267.96
Onion (1 lb) 1,441.15 ₩ 907.19-2,267.96
Lettuce (1 head) 2,406.67 ₩ 1,200.00-3,000.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1,270.45 ₩ 1,000.00-1,500.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 18,400.00 ₩ 14,000.00-25,000.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2,265.62 ₩ 1,500.00-3,500.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 3,675.76 ₩ 2,200.00-6,000.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 4,500.00 ₩ 4,500.00-4,700.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1,250.00 ₩ 1,200.00-1,350.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 55,000.00 ₩ 45,000.00-75,000.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3,000.00 ₩ 2,800.00-3,000.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1,504.21 ₩ 1,126.54-2,117.90
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 10,560.00 ₩ 10,000.00-20,000.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5,919.14 ₩ 5,488.85-6,435.20
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 32,000,000.00 ₩ 28,000,000.00-35,000,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,704,547.62 ₩ 21,000,000.00-37,000,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 167,226.65 ₩ 100,000.00-250,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 139.72 ₩ 100.00-264.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 26,653.23 ₩ 18,000.00-38,000.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 67,590.72 ₩ 40,000.00-100,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 16,652.17 ₩ 8,000.00-30,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10,000.00 ₩ 9,000.00-12,000.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 480,740.70 ₩ 300,000.00-800,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 19,985,294.12 ₩ 14,000,000.00-30,000,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 67,282.26 ₩ 40,000.00-100,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 44,467.74 ₩ 30,000.00-79,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 93,454.55 ₩ 65,000.00-120,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 124,736.84 ₩ 80,000.00-200,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 651,618.30 ₩ 400,000.00-1,200,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 424,452.05 ₩ 300,000.00-600,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,625,000.00 ₩ 900,000.00-3,000,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,016,605.63 ₩ 600,000.00-1,800,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 970,952.84 ₩ 464,511.33-1,858,045.34
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 576,721.66 ₩ 278,706.80-1,114,827.20
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,616,510.03 ₩
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.53 2.50-5.00

Prices in South Korea

These data are based on 4826 entries in the past 18 months from 532 different contributors.
Last update: August 2018
Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
Sources and References: Info
No sources and references provided yet.
Add new source here:
URL:
Description:
More about South Korea: Cost of Living | Crime | Climate | Food Prices | Gas Prices | Health Care | Pollution | Property Prices | Quality of Life | Taxi Fare | Traffic

Cost of Living in this country for some cities: Busan, Daegu, Incheon, Jeju, Seoul, Ulsan

We would like to gather more data for: Andong, Anseong-si, Boryeong, Bucheon, Changwon, Cheongju, Chinhae, Chuncheon, Chungju, Dae-dong Gyeongsan-si, Dongducheon, ... Update information for South Korea!