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Cost of Living in South Korea

Cost of living in South Korea is 8.28% higher than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in South Korea is 46.21% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 7,000.00 ₩ 6,000.00-8,500.58
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 40,000.00 ₩ 30,000.00-55,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6,000.00 ₩ 5,500.00-7,000.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3,500.00 ₩ 2,500.00-4,000.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 5,000.00 ₩ 3,200.00-7,000.00
Cappuccino (regular) 4,464.34 ₩ 3,500.00-5,500.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 1,652.95 ₩ 1,020.07-2,100.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 821.21 ₩ 500.00-1,100.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 9,136.82 ₩ 7,570.83-11,356.24
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2,716.28 ₩ 1,814.37-4,535.93
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1,778.68 ₩ 907.19-3,628.74
Eggs (regular) (12) 3,337.67 ₩ 2,200.00-4,900.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7,778.16 ₩ 4,535.93-15,875.75
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 4,605.30 ₩ 2,721.56-6,803.89
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 10,832.77 ₩ 7,257.49-18,143.72
Apples (1 lb) 3,196.41 ₩ 2,267.96-4,535.93
Banana (1 lb) 2,031.55 ₩ 1,360.78-2,721.56
Oranges (1 lb) 2,735.30 ₩ 1,587.58-4,082.34
Tomato (1 lb) 2,685.82 ₩ 1,360.78-4,082.34
Potato (1 lb) 1,702.38 ₩ 907.19-2,267.96
Onion (1 lb) 1,473.89 ₩ 907.19-2,267.96
Lettuce (1 head) 2,374.07 ₩ 1,200.00-3,000.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1,292.68 ₩ 1,000.00-2,000.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 16,500.00 ₩ 15,000.00-25,000.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2,381.25 ₩ 1,500.00-3,500.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 3,665.62 ₩ 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 ₩ 50,000.00-70,000.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3,000.00 ₩ 2,800.00-3,000.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1,584.67 ₩ 1,126.54-1,931.21
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 12,000.00 ₩ 10,260.00-20,000.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5,949.17 ₩ 5,488.85-6,435.20
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 32,000,000.00 ₩ 27,000,000.00-35,000,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,743,153.32 ₩ 21,000,000.00-36,000,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 168,249.38 ₩ 100,000.00-250,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 143.40 ₩ 100.00-264.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 26,865.08 ₩ 18,000.00-39,000.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 68,533.33 ₩ 35,000.00-100,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 18,692.31 ₩ 8,000.00-40,000.00
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 454,285.71 ₩ 300,000.00-700,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 20,637,500.00 ₩ 15,000,000.00-30,000,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 68,350.00 ₩ 40,000.00-110,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 44,157.89 ₩ 30,000.00-70,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 94,135.14 ₩ 65,000.00-120,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 125,471.70 ₩ 80,000.00-200,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 640,388.53 ₩ 400,000.00-1,150,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 419,225.35 ₩ 300,000.00-600,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,540,000.00 ₩ 900,000.00-3,000,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 962,640.17 ₩ 600,000.00-1,600,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,117,385.66 ₩ 436,861.76-2,188,251.95
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 575,647.46 ₩ 278,706.80-929,022.67
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,669,587.65 ₩
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.47 2.50-4.75

Prices in South Korea

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Last update: October 2018
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