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Cost of Living in South Korea

Cost of living in South Korea is 6.06% higher than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in South Korea is 42.72% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 7,000.00 ₩ 5,500.00-8,000.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 40,000.00 ₩ 25,000.00-54,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6,000.00 ₩ 5,500.00-7,000.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3,000.00 ₩ 2,000.00-4,000.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 5,000.00 ₩ 3,000.00-7,000.00
Cappuccino (regular) 4,414.58 ₩ 3,500.00-5,000.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 1,504.06 ₩ 1,000.00-2,100.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 760.35 ₩ 500.00-1,000.00
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 9,301.09 ₩ 7,570.83-11,356.24
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2,245.77 ₩ 1,814.37-3,628.74
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1,833.84 ₩ 907.19-3,175.15
Eggs (12) 3,088.48 ₩ 2,000.00-4,200.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 8,183.60 ₩ 4,535.93-22,679.65
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 4,035.04 ₩ 2,494.76-5,987.43
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 10,583.90 ₩ 6,803.89-18,143.72
Apples (1 lb) 3,038.97 ₩ 2,267.96-4,535.93
Banana (1 lb) 1,817.20 ₩ 1,360.78-2,721.56
Oranges (1 lb) 2,618.14 ₩ 1,587.58-3,628.74
Tomato (1 lb) 2,535.45 ₩ 1,360.78-4,036.98
Potato (1 lb) 1,531.45 ₩ 907.19-2,267.96
Onion (1 lb) 1,259.65 ₩ 680.39-1,814.37
Lettuce (1 head) 2,246.71 ₩ 1,500.00-3,000.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1,179.17 ₩ 790.00-1,500.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15,500.00 ₩ 12,000.00-20,000.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1,998.72 ₩ 1,500.00-2,800.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 3,421.62 ₩ 2,300.00-4,500.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 4,500.00 ₩ 4,500.00-4,700.00
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1,250.00 ₩ 1,200.00-1,300.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 55,000.00 ₩ 33,000.00-60,000.00
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) 11,280.00 ₩ 9,000.00-20,000.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5,640.69 ₩ 5,299.58-6,813.74
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 32,000,000.00 ₩ 28,700,000.00-35,000,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,143,750.00 ₩ 23,760,000.00-32,000,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 164,329.74 ₩ 100,000.00-250,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 143.67 ₩ 60.00-300.00
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 25,781.53 ₩ 15,000.00-35,000.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 64,465.17 ₩ 40,000.00-100,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 11,785.71 ₩ 5,000.00-25,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10,000.00 ₩ 9,000.00-11,000.00
Childcare [ Edit ] Avg.
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,200,000.00 ₩
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 25,200,000.00 ₩ 24,400,000.00-26,000,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 71,345.59 ₩ 50,000.00-100,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 46,690.84 ₩ 25,000.00-79,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 94,785.71 ₩ 70,000.00-130,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 118,684.21 ₩ 75,000.00-200,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 642,401.74 ₩ 400,000.00-1,100,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 425,254.24 ₩ 280,000.00-700,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,523,340.80 ₩ 900,000.00-3,000,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 974,802.61 ₩ 550,000.00-2,000,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 740,074.18 ₩ 443,689.77-1,393,534.00
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 399,923.56 ₩ 221,844.88-743,218.13
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (Net After Tax) 2,430,684.42 ₩
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 3.43 3.00-4.50

Prices in South Korea

These data are based on 4390 entries in the past 18 months from 464 different contributors.
Last update: February, 2017
Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
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