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Cost of Living in South Korea

Cost of living in South Korea is 9.28% higher than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in South Korea is 45.79% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 7,000.00 ₩ 6,000.00-10,000.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 40,000.00 ₩ 27,503.52-50,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6,000.00 ₩ 5,500.00-7,000.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3,500.00 ₩ 2,500.00-4,500.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5,000.00 ₩ 3,409.74-7,000.00
Cappuccino (regular) 4,453.27 ₩ 3,500.00-5,500.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1,692.73 ₩ 1,100.00-2,100.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 840.94 ₩ 500.00-1,500.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 9,146.67 ₩ 7,495.12-11,356.24
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2,658.17 ₩ 1,814.37-4,082.34
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1,888.98 ₩ 1,043.26-3,628.74
Eggs (regular) (12) 3,360.43 ₩ 2,000.00-5,000.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7,430.71 ₩ 4,535.93-13,607.79
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 4,823.07 ₩ 2,721.56-6,803.89
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 11,629.18 ₩ 6,803.89-18,143.72
Apples (1 lb) 3,217.67 ₩ 2,267.96-4,535.93
Banana (1 lb) 2,046.67 ₩ 1,360.78-3,175.15
Oranges (1 lb) 2,785.72 ₩ 1,587.58-4,535.93
Tomato (1 lb) 2,735.30 ₩ 1,451.50-4,535.93
Potato (1 lb) 1,915.15 ₩ 907.19-2,721.56
Onion (1 lb) 1,506.65 ₩ 907.19-2,267.96
Lettuce (1 head) 2,591.30 ₩ 2,000.00-3,409.74
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1,309.52 ₩ 1,000.00-2,000.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 16,500.00 ₩ 12,000.00-25,000.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2,220.10 ₩ 1,500.00-3,000.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3,129.63 ₩ 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 ₩ 1,250.00-1,350.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 55,000.00 ₩ 45,000.00-73,913.04
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3,000.00 ₩ 2,800.00-3,800.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1,327.71 ₩ 1,126.54-1,931.21
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 12,000.00 ₩ 10,284.00-20,000.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5,922.64 ₩ 5,223.87-6,435.20
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 30,000,000.00 ₩ 27,000,000.00-36,000,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,302,815.46 ₩ 24,000,000.00-36,000,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 168,641.24 ₩ 100,000.00-270,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 139.51 ₩ 100.00-264.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 26,040.90 ₩ 20,000.00-39,780.30
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 71,447.37 ₩ 40,000.00-100,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 19,612.90 ₩ 5,000.00-50,000.00
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 405,151.52 ₩ 300,000.00-600,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 21,330,184.85 ₩ 15,000,000.00-30,000,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 68,165.22 ₩ 38,000.00-120,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 46,733.84 ₩ 30,000.00-79,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 95,526.64 ₩ 65,000.00-129,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 140,924.07 ₩ 80,000.00-200,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 645,462.50 ₩ 400,000.00-1,000,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 422,042.25 ₩ 300,000.00-700,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,590,674.38 ₩ 900,000.00-3,000,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 992,969.54 ₩ 600,000.00-1,600,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,035,394.07 ₩ 436,861.76-2,043,849.87
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 537,769.05 ₩ 278,706.80-929,022.67
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,693,799.73 ₩
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.50 3.00-4.70

Prices in South Korea

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Last update: April 2019
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