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Cost of Living in South Korea

Cost of living in South Korea is 6.84% higher than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in South Korea is 42.54% 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 ₩ 25,000.00-50,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6,000.00 ₩ 5,500.00-7,000.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3,000.00 ₩ 2,245.74-4,000.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 5,000.00 ₩ 3,000.00-7,000.00
Cappuccino (regular) 4,421.34 ₩ 3,500.00-5,000.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 1,544.29 ₩ 1,000.00-2,245.74
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 768.25 ₩ 500.00-1,000.00
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 9,321.61 ₩ 7,570.83-11,356.24
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2,294.59 ₩ 1,814.37-3,628.74
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1,812.06 ₩ 1,043.26-3,175.15
Eggs (12) 3,155.11 ₩ 2,000.00-4,200.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7,860.55 ₩ 4,535.93-15,875.75
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 3,958.86 ₩ 2,267.96-5,706.20
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 10,630.42 ₩ 6,803.89-18,143.72
Apples (1 lb) 3,001.20 ₩ 2,267.96-4,535.93
Banana (1 lb) 1,830.24 ₩ 1,360.78-2,721.56
Oranges (1 lb) 2,676.20 ₩ 1,433.35-3,628.74
Tomato (1 lb) 2,501.85 ₩ 1,360.78-3,628.74
Potato (1 lb) 1,586.87 ₩ 907.19-2,267.96
Onion (1 lb) 1,291.90 ₩ 680.39-1,814.37
Lettuce (1 head) 2,236.30 ₩ 1,500.00-3,000.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1,187.55 ₩ 790.00-1,500.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 16,000.00 ₩ 12,000.00-25,000.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1,993.42 ₩ 1,500.00-2,800.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 3,391.89 ₩ 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 ₩ 30,000.00-60,000.00
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) 10,560.00 ₩ 10,000.00-20,000.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5,609.68 ₩ 5,299.58-6,435.20
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) 27,915,000.00 ₩ 23,760,000.00-35,000,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 167,542.51 ₩ 90,000.00-250,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 147.75 ₩ 100.00-288.00
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 25,112.66 ₩ 15,000.00-33,000.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 62,781.86 ₩ 40,000.00-100,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 11,785.71 ₩ 5,000.00-20,000.00
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 720,000.00 ₩ 300,000.00-2,000,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 24,700,000.00 ₩ 15,000,000.00-26,000,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 73,982.36 ₩ 50,000.00-100,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 47,083.33 ₩ 25,000.00-73,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 95,771.93 ₩ 70,000.00-130,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 122,564.10 ₩ 80,000.00-200,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 643,052.07 ₩ 400,000.00-1,100,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 423,579.24 ₩ 270,000.00-650,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,482,401.49 ₩ 800,000.00-3,000,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 986,355.76 ₩ 550,000.00-2,000,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 796,710.83 ₩ 449,590.64-1,672,240.80
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 440,735.72 ₩ 224,795.32-836,120.40
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,426,964.48 ₩
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 3.44 3.00-4.50

Prices in South Korea

These data are based on 4461 entries in the past 18 months from 475 different contributors.
Last update: March, 2017
Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
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