Cost of Living in South Korea

Cost of living in South Korea is 12.42% higher than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account).

Rent in South Korea is, on average, 45.23% lower than in United States.

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 7,100.00 ₩ 5,000.00-11,000.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 40,000.00 ₩ 25,000.00-100,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6,500.00 ₩ 5,900.00-7,000.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3,939.80 ₩ 2,500.00-5,000.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5,771.15 ₩ 3,500.00-8,000.00
Cappuccino (regular) 4,506.66 ₩ 2,173.18-6,000.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1,689.81 ₩ 1,200.00-3,000.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 872.93 ₩ 600.00-1,500.00
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 9,359.65 ₩ 7,154.43-14,763.11
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2,683.73 ₩ 1,814.37-4,535.93
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2,067.47 ₩ 907.19-4,535.93
Eggs (regular) (12) 3,185.59 ₩ 1,600.00-5,000.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 8,665.97 ₩ 4,535.93-22,679.65
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4,935.86 ₩ 2,267.96-8,618.27
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 14,985.58 ₩ 6,803.89-31,751.50
Apples (1 lb) 3,737.37 ₩ 1,769.01-6,803.89
Banana (1 lb) 1,869.28 ₩ 1,360.78-3,628.74
Oranges (1 lb) 2,717.66 ₩ 1,360.78-4,535.93
Tomato (1 lb) 3,165.98 ₩ 1,360.78-5,443.11
Potato (1 lb) 1,917.17 ₩ 907.19-2,721.56
Onion (1 lb) 1,368.35 ₩ 861.83-2,267.96
Lettuce (1 head) 2,567.60 ₩ 1,000.00-3,450.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1,355.21 ₩ 700.00-2,000.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 16,000.00 ₩ 9,000.00-30,000.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2,606.07 ₩ 1,538.46-4,000.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3,274.36 ₩ 2,500.00-5,000.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 4,500.00 ₩ 4,500.00-5,000.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1,250.00 ₩ 1,250.00-1,500.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 55,000.00 ₩ 50,000.00-80,000.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3,500.00 ₩ 3,000.00-3,800.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1,278.62 ₩ 1,190.91-2,414.02
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 12,000.00 ₩ 10,285.00-20,000.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5,814.87 ₩ 4,921.04-6,624.47
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 32,000,000.00 ₩ 30,000,000.00-36,000,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,731,778.45 ₩ 26,000,000.00-32,000,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 172,721.45 ₩ 100,000.00-300,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 152.14 ₩ 78.00-240.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 27,615.32 ₩ 20,000.00-40,000.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 61,650.54 ₩ 30,000.00-100,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 23,362.07 ₩ 10,000.00-35,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 11,000.00 ₩ 9,000.00-15,000.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 447,241.31 ₩ 300,000.00-700,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 24,698,062.75 ₩ 20,000,000.00-35,000,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 72,479.09 ₩ 35,000.00-100,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 48,792.77 ₩ 29,000.00-80,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 94,314.10 ₩ 56,000.00-130,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 147,306.61 ₩ 80,000.00-220,000.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 642,984.83 ₩ 400,000.00-1,200,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 453,405.80 ₩ 300,000.00-800,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,719,943.88 ₩ 1,000,000.00-3,500,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,008,653.85 ₩ 600,000.00-1,700,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,441,336.56 ₩ 464,511.33-2,787,068.00
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 804,301.81 ₩ 278,706.80-1,393,534.00
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,695,702.03 ₩
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.44 2.50-4.80

Prices in South Korea

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