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Cost of Living in South Korea

Cost of living in South Korea is 10.20% higher than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in South Korea is 43.49% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 6.28 $ 5.38-7.62
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 35.88 $ 26.91-49.33
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 5.38 $ 4.93-6.28
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 2.85 $ 2.24-3.59
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 4.48 $ 2.87-6.28
Cappuccino (regular) 4.02 $ 3.14-4.93
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.47 $ 0.90-1.88
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 0.72 $ 0.45-0.99
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 8.24 $ 6.79-10.19
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.42 $ 1.63-4.07
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.60 $ 0.94-3.25
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.95 $ 1.97-4.40
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.06 $ 3.25-18.31
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 4.12 $ 2.27-6.10
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.77 $ 6.10-16.27
Apples (1 lb) 2.84 $ 2.03-4.07
Banana (1 lb) 1.81 $ 1.22-2.44
Oranges (1 lb) 2.45 $ 1.42-3.66
Tomato (1 lb) 2.47 $ 1.30-3.66
Potato (1 lb) 1.55 $ 0.81-2.03
Onion (1 lb) 1.28 $ 0.81-2.03
Lettuce (1 head) 2.17 $ 1.08-2.69
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.17 $ 0.90-1.35
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 16.50 $ 12.56-22.42
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.07 $ 1.35-3.14
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 3.35 $ 1.97-5.38
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 4.04 $ 4.04-4.22
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.12 $ 1.08-1.21
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 49.33 $ 44.85-67.27
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.69 $ 2.51-2.69
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.42 $ 1.01-1.90
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 10.76 $ 8.97-17.94
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.31 $ 4.92-5.77
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,702.13 $ 24,217.42-31,392.95
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,312.78 $ 18,835.77-33,186.83
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 148.93 $ 89.69-224.24
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.13 $ 0.09-0.24
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 24.02 $ 16.14-34.98
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 62.43 $ 35.88-89.69
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 15.62 $ 7.18-35.88
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 8.97 $ 8.07-10.76
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 420.18 $ 269.08-717.55
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 18,776.76 $ 12,557.18-26,908.24
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 60.67 $ 35.88-89.69
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 39.38 $ 26.91-62.79
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 83.52 $ 58.30-107.63
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 113.05 $ 71.76-179.39
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 581.64 $ 358.78-1,076.33
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 380.06 $ 269.08-538.16
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,426.80 $ 807.25-2,690.82
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 898.59 $ 538.16-1,614.49
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 974.16 $ 391.84-1,833.21
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 544.16 $ 249.98-833.28
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,335.37 $
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: September 2018
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