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Cost of Living in South Korea

Cost of living in South Korea is 15.15% higher than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in South Korea is 36.27% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 7,000.00 ₩ 6,000.00-8,500.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 40,000.00 ₩ 30,000.00-55,555.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6,000.00 ₩ 5,500.00-7,500.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3,000.00 ₩ 2,500.00-4,000.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 5,000.00 ₩ 3,500.00-7,000.00
Cappuccino (regular) 4,423.95 ₩ 3,500.00-5,333.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 1,637.89 ₩ 1,000.00-2,000.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 806.27 ₩ 500.00-1,000.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 9,095.27 ₩ 7,570.83-11,356.24
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2,582.58 ₩ 1,814.37-4,082.34
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1,868.55 ₩ 1,043.26-3,628.74
Eggs (regular) (12) 3,307.84 ₩ 2,076.00-4,600.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7,887.92 ₩ 3,628.74-15,875.75
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 4,250.29 ₩ 2,419.01-6,803.89
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 11,244.57 ₩ 7,257.49-20,411.68
Apples (1 lb) 3,146.80 ₩ 2,267.96-4,535.93
Banana (1 lb) 1,906.02 ₩ 1,360.78-2,562.80
Oranges (1 lb) 2,760.44 ₩ 1,587.58-4,082.34
Tomato (1 lb) 2,639.64 ₩ 1,360.78-3,628.74
Potato (1 lb) 1,620.28 ₩ 907.19-2,267.96
Onion (1 lb) 1,362.92 ₩ 816.47-2,041.17
Lettuce (1 head) 2,380.00 ₩ 1,500.00-3,000.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1,247.92 ₩ 1,000.00-1,500.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 19,900.00 ₩ 15,000.00-25,000.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2,161.54 ₩ 1,500.00-3,000.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 3,656.41 ₩ 2,500.00-6,000.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 4,500.00 ₩ 4,500.00-4,800.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1,250.00 ₩ 1,200.00-1,400.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 55,000.00 ₩ 30,000.00-70,000.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3,000.00 ₩ 2,800.00-3,000.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1,609.34 ₩ 1,126.54-4,667.10
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 12,000.00 ₩ 10,000.00-20,000.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5,725.10 ₩ 5,299.58-6,435.20
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 30,000,000.00 ₩ 28,700,000.00-35,000,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,230,000.00 ₩ 21,000,000.00-35,000,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 162,335.66 ₩ 80,000.00-233,750.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 148.57 ₩ 100.00-288.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 26,026.43 ₩ 15,000.00-35,000.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 62,067.63 ₩ 33,000.00-100,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 12,894.74 ₩ 7,000.00-30,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10,000.00 ₩ 9,000.00-12,000.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 555,555.56 ₩ 300,000.00-1,000,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 23,450,000.00 ₩ 18,000,000.00-30,000,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 75,561.22 ₩ 50,000.00-120,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 45,200.00 ₩ 25,000.00-75,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 101,530.30 ₩ 70,000.00-139,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 133,958.33 ₩ 80,000.00-200,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 664,359.40 ₩ 400,000.00-1,200,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 418,938.20 ₩ 270,000.00-600,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,645,143.16 ₩ 900,000.00-3,500,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,030,574.23 ₩ 600,000.00-2,000,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 874,651.45 ₩ 464,511.33-1,858,045.34
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 550,732.04 ₩ 245,890.47-929,022.67
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,551,183.56 ₩
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.55 3.00-4.50

Prices in South Korea

These data are based on 4807 entries in the past 18 months from 503 different contributors.
Last update: February 2018
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