NUMBEO

Cost of Living in South Korea

Cost of living in South Korea is 13.02% higher than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in South Korea is 39.59% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 6.54 $ 5.14-7.95
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 37.40 $ 28.05-56.10
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 5.61 $ 5.14-7.01
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 2.80 $ 2.34-3.74
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 4.67 $ 3.27-6.54
Cappuccino (regular) 4.10 $ 3.27-5.14
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.49 $ 0.93-1.87
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 0.74 $ 0.47-0.93
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 8.45 $ 7.08-10.62
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.34 $ 1.70-3.39
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.73 $ 0.85-3.39
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.15 $ 1.94-4.49
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.02 $ 3.39-14.02
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 4.01 $ 2.33-5.94
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 10.16 $ 6.79-16.96
Apples (1 lb) 2.79 $ 2.12-4.24
Banana (1 lb) 1.76 $ 1.27-2.54
Oranges (1 lb) 2.51 $ 1.48-3.82
Tomato (1 lb) 2.31 $ 1.27-3.39
Potato (1 lb) 1.49 $ 0.85-2.12
Onion (1 lb) 1.23 $ 0.76-1.70
Lettuce (1 head) 2.23 $ 1.40-2.80
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.14 $ 0.84-1.40
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 16.83 $ 11.22-23.37
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.96 $ 1.40-2.80
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 3.34 $ 1.87-4.67
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 4.21 $ 4.21-4.49
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.17 $ 1.12-1.26
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 51.42 $ 28.05-56.10
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.80 $ 2.62-2.80
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.50 $ 1.05-4.51
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 9.87 $ 9.35-18.70
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.37 $ 4.95-6.02
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,889.03 $ 27,112.69-32,722.21
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,501.51 $ 19,633.32-37,396.81
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 149.42 $ 79.47-218.54
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.15 $ 0.09-0.28
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 23.74 $ 14.02-32.72
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 58.47 $ 30.85-93.49
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 11.27 $ 4.67-23.37
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 9.35 $ 8.41-11.22
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 510.87 $ 327.22-934.92
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 21,914.53 $ 16,828.56-28,047.61
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 72.77 $ 46.75-112.19
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 40.93 $ 23.37-65.44
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 91.98 $ 65.44-126.21
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 127.28 $ 84.14-186.98
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 612.74 $ 373.97-1,121.90
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 384.39 $ 233.73-560.95
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,416.98 $ 747.94-3,272.22
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 919.26 $ 514.21-1,869.84
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 779.97 $ 434.28-1,389.70
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 480.95 $ 226.81-868.56
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,414.48 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.55 0.00-0.00

Prices in South Korea

These data are based on 4707 entries in the past 18 months from 477 different contributors.
Last update: January 2018
Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
Sources and References: Info
No sources and references provided yet.
Add new source here:
URL:
Description:
More about South Korea: Cost of Living | Crime | Climate | Food Prices | Gas Prices | Health Care | Pollution | Property Prices | Quality of Life | Taxi Fare | Traffic

Cost of Living in this country for some cities: Busan, Daegu, Incheon, Seoul

We would like to gather more data for: Andong, Anseong-si, Boryeong, Bucheon, Changwon, Cheongju, Chinhae, Chungju, Dae-dong Gyeongsan-si, Dongducheon, Donghae, ... Update information for South Korea!