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Cost of Living in South Korea

Cost of living in South Korea is 8.95% higher than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in South Korea is 44.81% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 7,000.00 ₩ 6,000.00-9,000.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 40,000.00 ₩ 27,000.00-55,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6,000.00 ₩ 5,500.00-7,000.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3,438.36 ₩ 2,500.00-4,000.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4,500.00 ₩ 3,000.00-7,000.00
Cappuccino (regular) 4,445.96 ₩ 3,500.00-5,500.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1,648.99 ₩ 1,031.51-2,000.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 831.96 ₩ 500.00-1,200.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 9,144.40 ₩ 7,495.12-11,356.24
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2,671.00 ₩ 1,814.37-4,535.93
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1,810.66 ₩ 1,043.26-3,175.15
Eggs (regular) (12) 3,349.52 ₩ 2,000.00-5,000.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7,450.60 ₩ 4,535.93-13,607.79
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 4,402.20 ₩ 2,548.39-6,803.89
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 11,175.53 ₩ 6,803.89-18,143.72
Apples (1 lb) 3,209.51 ₩ 2,267.96-4,535.93
Banana (1 lb) 2,026.91 ₩ 1,360.78-2,721.56
Oranges (1 lb) 2,689.55 ₩ 1,587.58-4,535.93
Tomato (1 lb) 2,694.21 ₩ 1,360.78-4,082.34
Potato (1 lb) 1,763.14 ₩ 907.19-2,267.96
Onion (1 lb) 1,476.16 ₩ 907.19-2,267.96
Lettuce (1 head) 2,448.15 ₩ 1,500.00-3,000.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1,271.79 ₩ 1,000.00-2,000.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 16,427.35 ₩ 14,000.00-25,000.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2,250.00 ₩ 1,500.00-3,000.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3,174.07 ₩ 2,000.00-4,500.00
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 ₩ 50,000.00-73,913.04
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3,000.00 ₩ 2,800.00-3,300.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1,448.41 ₩ 1,126.54-1,689.81
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 12,000.00 ₩ 10,260.00-20,000.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6,021.75 ₩ 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) 27,909,958.32 ₩ 25,000,000.00-36,000,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 169,980.32 ₩ 100,000.00-298,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 138.32 ₩ 100.00-264.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 27,228.31 ₩ 19,800.00-40,000.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 66,790.12 ₩ 35,000.00-100,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 19,600.00 ₩ 8,000.00-50,000.00
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 436,562.50 ₩ 300,000.00-600,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 20,798,076.92 ₩ 14,000,000.00-30,000,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 67,542.67 ₩ 40,000.00-100,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 47,281.68 ₩ 30,000.00-70,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 95,329.70 ₩ 65,000.00-130,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 131,367.11 ₩ 80,000.00-200,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 640,310.34 ₩ 400,000.00-1,100,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 422,884.62 ₩ 300,000.00-600,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,599,121.56 ₩ 900,000.00-3,000,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 999,980.32 ₩ 600,000.00-1,800,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,183,659.59 ₩ 464,511.33-2,188,251.95
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 582,214.70 ₩ 278,706.80-929,022.67
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,665,254.78 ₩
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.48 2.70-4.75

Prices in South Korea

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Last update: December 2018
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