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Cost of Living in South Korea

Cost of living in South Korea is 10.12% higher than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in South Korea is 45.82% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 6.16 $ 5.28-7.93
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 35.23 $ 24.41-44.03
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 5.28 $ 4.84-6.16
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3.08 $ 2.20-3.96
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.40 $ 2.64-6.16
Cappuccino (regular) 3.91 $ 3.08-4.84
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.46 $ 0.88-1.99
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.73 $ 0.44-1.06
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 8.01 $ 6.33-10.00
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.36 $ 1.60-3.60
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.66 $ 0.92-3.20
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.95 $ 1.76-4.40
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.60 $ 3.99-11.98
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 4.16 $ 2.40-5.99
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 10.24 $ 5.99-15.98
Apples (1 lb) 2.84 $ 2.00-3.99
Banana (1 lb) 1.80 $ 1.20-2.80
Oranges (1 lb) 2.46 $ 1.40-3.99
Tomato (1 lb) 2.39 $ 1.28-3.99
Potato (1 lb) 1.66 $ 0.80-2.40
Onion (1 lb) 1.34 $ 0.80-2.00
Lettuce (1 head) 2.28 $ 1.76-2.99
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.15 $ 0.88-1.76
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 14.93 $ 12.33-22.02
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.97 $ 1.32-2.94
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.76 $ 1.76-3.96
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 3.96 $ 3.96-4.14
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.10 $ 1.10-1.19
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 48.43 $ 39.63-66.05
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.64 $ 2.47-3.08
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.32 $ 0.99-1.70
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 10.57 $ 9.06-15.85
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.24 $ 4.67-5.67
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,739.81 $ 24,657.61-30,822.01
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,901.53 $ 21,135.09-32,583.27
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 149.93 $ 88.06-243.27
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.12 $ 0.09-0.23
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 22.97 $ 17.44-34.84
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 61.46 $ 35.23-88.06
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 16.67 $ 4.40-44.03
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 8.81 $ 7.93-10.57
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 359.68 $ 264.19-528.38
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 19,125.53 $ 13,209.43-26,418.86
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 58.90 $ 35.23-99.53
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 40.87 $ 26.42-70.45
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 84.22 $ 56.36-114.48
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 122.54 $ 70.45-176.13
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 572.80 $ 352.25-968.69
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 372.94 $ 264.19-572.41
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,382.73 $ 792.57-2,641.89
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 864.03 $ 528.38-1,409.01
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 885.18 $ 409.06-1,799.87
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 463.46 $ 245.44-818.12
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,387.85 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.49 0.00-0.00

Prices in South Korea

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Last update: March 2019
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